Are you experiencing overheating issues with your new GoPro Hero 11 Black and looking for a quick fix?

You’re not alone.

When shooting long clips at the highest resolutions with your Hero 11, it’s crucial to provide additional airflow to your camera to prevent overheating.

This post will reveal some practical tips to address the overheating issues of your GoPro Hero 11 Black.


Quick Fix

For longer video capture and to improve your GoPro Hero 11 camera’s thermal performance, taking some steps is important.

When your GoPro Hero 11 gets too hot, it will display the message “Camera is too hot.” In such a case, it stops and saves the recording, and then the camera powers off. When it happens, allow the camera to cool and remove the battery (it could be hot!) to allow fresh, cooler air into the battery compartment. This will let your GoPro Hero 11 cool down much quicker.


GoPro Hero 11 Overheating Fix Tips

Here are some useful tips to improve your GoPro Hero 11 Black camera’s thermal performance and allow for longer recordings:

Reduce Exposure to Direct Sunlight

Reducing the exposure of your GoPro Hero 11 camera to direct sunlight helps avoid overheating. A little shade can make a significant difference in camera temperature.

Create Some Airflow

Try to create some airflow, even if it’s minimal to avoid overheating. You can do this by turning on a small fan and placing the camera near/in front of an air vent, or by opening a nearby window.

Use a Mount That Elevates the Camera

Using a mount that elevates your Hero 11 camera off a flat surface with built-in mounting fingers makes it easy to raise the camera. This helps provide airflow to all surfaces of the camera.

Reduce Resolution/Frame Rate

Reducing the resolution or frame rate of your GoPro Hero 11 reduces the capture load. This gives your camera less to do and helps it run cooler.

Want to learn what is resolution and how to change it manually? Check out this article.

And if you don’t know how to adjust the frame rate read this guide.

Lower the HyperSmooth Level

In the case of static shots, there’s no need for enhanced stabilization. So, lower the HyperSmooth level for static shots to improve your Hero 11’s thermal performance.

Find more info on what is Hypersmooth 5.0 in this article.

Turn Off GPS/Voice Control

Turn off GPS and/or Voice Control if you don’t need them. This gives your camera less to do and helps it run cooler.

Use an External Power Source

To avoid overheating and get a longer recording duration, remove the battery and use an external power source that supplies at least 2 Amps and 5.1 Volts. You can utilize the USB Pass-Through Door to keep your battery compartment clean/dry when running on external power.

Use a Faster SD Card

Older, slower SD cards can make your camera work extra hard. So, using a faster SD card helps you avoid overheating issues to a great extent. Here are the best SD cards for the GoPro Hero 11 Black.

Turn Off Rear Display after 1 Minute

Turning off your Hero 11’s rear display after 1 minute improves its thermal performance. Here’s how to change this setting:

  • Swipe down on the rear LCD and swipe left
  • Tap [Preferences] > [Displays] > [Screen Saver Rear] > [1 Min]

Turn Off Front Display

For longer recording times without overheating issues, completely turn off the front display via the dashboard on the rear LCD. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Swipe down on the rear LCD and tap [Front Display Icon] (red circle)
  2. Tap the [X icon]
  3. Tax the [Check Mark] to confirm
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