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How to Record 4K 60 with a Pixel 5 without overheating

Posted on Aug 5, 2022 by Paul White

One of the issues I have run into with my Pixel 5 Phone is it overheats when recording 4K 60 Video.  I know some of you would just suggestion turn it to 30 FPS, or even go down to HD, but I didn't pay a small fortune for the latest from Google to not use 4K 60 video recording.  After some research I found the Trick to making it work.

Turn everything else off.

Thats right everything.  Close all Apps running in the background.  Disable Bluetooth, Disable Mobile Data, Disable Location / GPS.  Pretty much turn off everything.  Then open your camera App and start recording.  I successfully got to over 5 minutes with no issues.  I could have gone longer but didn't test to see.  Before doing all this I could only get about 90 seconds of video before it would say overheat and stop recording.


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