Is your iPhone overheating regularly? Then, it is a serious issue that you need to fix immediately. I have explained the possible reason why your iPhone overheats and what you should do to resolve the problem. The iPhone typically gets warmer when you continuously use it as a WiFi hotspot for a few hours. It also gets warm if you keep the flashlight on for an extended period.
Also, when you are playing games, resource-intensive gaming apps can drain the battery of the iPhone while leaving it hot. iPhones, along with other numerous smartphones, tend to get warm on the body after being used for a longer duration. Getting warmer is one thing, but overheating can damage the electronics within the iPhone.
Reasons Why iPhone Overheating Issues Arise
Here are some of the common reasons that I have observed in my personal use of an iPhone can lead to overheating of iPhone. When the iPhone overheats, the iOS is programmed to temporarily shut it down until it cools down. A message will also display on the screen, citing that the iPhone has been experiencing overheating issues.
- Your iPhone is enclosed in a tighter case. With longer hours you the iPhone to use, it becomes hotter. The heat gets trapped within the iPhone with a tight case around it.
- You have been playing resource-intensive games for a few hours, which has led to excessive heating of the iPhone.
- You have left your iPhone exposed to bright sunlight, mostly when heat waves are high.
- Putting the iPhone on charge and using it for gaming or any other purpose creates a lot of heat. One source of the heat is electricity used to charge the device, and the other is generated from the usage of apps.
- Using GPS for a long time can cause heating issues too.
- While performing a system update, the iPhone gets heated up slightly more than usual.
- Some internal mechanical faults in the circuitry may cause iPhone overheating issues.
1. Take the iPhone Out of the Case
Use a case that has cutaways to vent out the heat when the iPhone generates a high amount of heat. Also, when you feel that the device is overheating or feeling more warmer than usual, then take the iPhone out of its case. It’s much better if you can shut it down for a while to cool off. To switch off the iPhone,
- Long press the side button.
- You will see an option Slide to Power off. Tap on it, and the iPhone will shut down.
2. Don’t Use the iPhone while Putting it On Charge
As mentioned earlier, this is a dangerous practice and a reason for overheating the iPhone. When you have set the phone on charging, do not use it for phone calls or playing games. Also, if the iPhone is already heating up, do not put it on charging. That will further aggravate the heating issue.
3. Don’t Expose the Apple iPhone to Direct Sunlight
Never put your iPhone in such a place that leaves the device exposed to sunlight for a long time. It will create overheating issues. Often, people leave their iPhones within a car, which causes the gadget to heat up excessively when coming in touch with sunlight. So, avoid doing that.
4. Refrain from Charging your iPhone Wirelessly
Wirelessly charging the iPhone has been reported to generate more heat than usual. So, use Apple’s official wired charging brick to charge the iPhone.
5. Close Gaming App and Stop Using AR Apps
On my iPhone, I have noticed that when I play PUBG continuously for a longer time with medium or highest frame rate setting, the device heats up excessively. This applies to any other games that consume a high amount of resources.
Also, do not use the AR apps for they also cause heating use upon prolonged use. It happens because they are resource-savvy applications.
6. Contact Apple Support
You need to contact Apple Support if you are experiencing unusual heat even though you are putting your iPhone to minimal use. Although Apple launches its products only after thorough quality checking, there may be a rare instance of some faulty products getting launched.
Unfortunately, if you have bought such a device, then maybe due to mechanical faults of the circuit within or its components, you may face heating issues. So, as soon as possible, contact the Apple retailer from whom you bought your device and tell them about the heating issue. If they are not able to fix the heating issue, ask for replacing your unit.
7. Close the Apps That You Are Not Using
Let’s say you are aggressively gaming using your iPhone. Then while you are at it, you most probably won’t need to use other apps. So, close the other apps from the app switcher apart from the gaming app.
- Invoke the app switcher by double-tapping on the home button if you have an iPhone with a Touch ID.
- Otherwise, if you have an iPhone with Face ID, swipe up on the home screen to bring up the app switcher.
- From the app switcher, close all the apps by swiping them up except for the gaming app or any resource-intensive app you are using on that device.
8. Turn off the Location Services on the iPhone
Using the location services on iPhone is a prime reason for heating issues. So, you may turn that feature off if you don’t require it.
- Go to the Settings app.
- Navigate to Privacy and tap on it.
- Under that, tap on Location Services.
- Then tap on the switch beside Location Services to turn it off.
Here is an additional tip that you can use. Don’t use the turn-by-turn direction of Maps. Users have reported this causing heating issues on the iPhones.
So, these are some of the valuable tips that you must follow to fix the iPhone overheating issues. I hope this helps you out.