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Tourist
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Why GoPro Hero 8 Overheat when transferring files to smartphone?

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Just transferred some videos from my GPH8 to Android app (1st time) and noticed the camera got EXTREMELY HOT!

Using Sandisk 128Gb Extreme.

Explorer
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Re: Why GoPro Hero 8 Overheat when transferring files to smartphone?

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Hot or overheat? Overheat would be the camera shutting down.

When connected to your phone and transferring media the camera will get hot. Unless the camera is shutting down from overheating, it shouldn't be a problem.

Was the camera plugged into a power source? If it was, this will also increase camera heat.
Tourist
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Re: Why GoPro Hero 8 Overheat when transferring files to smartphone?

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Thanks for your response! It was not plugged in power source. It is overheat. To the point you can't hold the camera tight in your hands. It is not shutting down. And when I record footages at it's maximum resolution and bitrate, it does not heat like when I transfer files over wifi
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Re: Why GoPro Hero 8 Overheat when transferring files to smartphone?

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If the card is causing the camera to get HOT, the take the card to your computer, is it getting HOT?