How to Fix iPhone Overheating Issues?

iOS is among the top robust mobile operating systems and with it comes automatic heat and power management. iPhone is among the hottest tech gadgets available that come with beauty, class, and functionality. However, when it gets a bit warm, your iPhone starts to misbehave and overheating is one of the major drawbacks that come with the brand. Overheating not only disrupts the phone’s activities, but it also damages your phone, so if yours has been having this problem, we will help you take care of it. Below are some tips on how to fix iPhone overheating issues.

What Triggers Your iPhone’s Overheating?

1. iPhone is built to work well in temperatures between 1 to 35 degrees C but any higher than that can trigger overheating. This means that the temperature surrounding your phone might be the cause.

2. Running too many apps on your phone can lead to high-load running. The CPU will generate more heat if you do so. That will result in overheating.

3. Using your iPhone while it is still charging can also trigger overheating. Your battery could be needing replacement or you could be playing a game, in any case, using it while charging will cause overheating and so will overcharging.

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Solutions to Fixing iPhone Overheating Issues

1. Avoid Heat

Try not to place your iPhone in a place prone to heat like a car dashboard. The dashboard gets a lot of direct sunlight and if the weather is hot, the phone will get hot as well. Always place your iPhone in a shade and if it hot already, let it cool gradually before using it again. You should not place it in a refrigerator for cooling at all.

2. Shut the Phone Down

When your iPhone gets too hot, it could mean there is a problem and before anything else, switching it off could help. Switch it off then wait a little while before you turn it on again to see whether it stop.

3. Stop Charging Your Phone

In case the iPhone gets hot while it is charging, you should remove it immediately before any damages occur. Observe what happens once you remove it from power and if it stops, you might want to check how original your cable and adaptor are.

4. Remove Case from iPhone

Various third party accessories, including the case, might be causing the phones’ overheating. It could be the design that is causing the problem or it could be the material of the case. Remove the case until the phone cools down and then decide if you will get a lighter case or you will have to keep removing the current case every time the phone overheats.

5. Turn Off the Phone Bluetooth and Wi-Fi

If your iPhone’s Bluetooth and Wi-Fi feature are on, it could be why the phone is overheating. This is because the feature keeps searching for a Wi-Fi connection or a Bluetooth device around. Unless in use, turn both of them off and check if the overheating issue will stop.

6. Toggle Airplane Mode On Your Phone

Turning on the airplane mode on your phone means that all connections will be deactivated. Even the ones causing the problems. You can turn it on for a while then turn it back off to see if the problems will cease.

7. Turn Off Your Personal Hotspot

In case you are using the iPhone Personal Hotspot to share a connection with other devices, it might help to turn off the features. The fact that your device is sharing the internet with other devices from the cellular data may be the cause of too much heat. Turn it for a while until the phone cools down.

8. Turn Off Your Location Service

Some features like the location service are indispensable. The feature uses GPS and this means that as long as it is on, it will keep on searching for locations all that time. Whenever you do not need the service, switch off the feature to avoid heating issues.

9. Check Your Battery Usage

The battery Usage feature on your phone will let you know what apps are taking too much of your battery causing overheating. You can then decide whether to update or remove those apps.

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10. Update Your iOS

Updating the iOS system could be of great help in tackling overheating problems. When you update, you get bug fixes and new features as well and if the heating problems are caused by a bug, the update will fix it.

11. Reset Your iPhone Settings

This is where you reset all the phone settings but worry not because it will not delete your data. Some of the settings you will change include the screen layout, keyboard, language, etc.

12. Erase or Restore Your iPhone

This is usually the last resort and you get to erase all data and content from the phone. It is advisable to back-up all your data before doing this. Restoring means that you will delete everything as well including the data, OS, firmware, apps, and settings. You will also need to backup all your data as well.

erase iphone to fix iphone overheating issue

2 comments

  • sophiared

    Such kind of errors similar to iTunes error 3194 may generate after making an update in an iOS-based system.

    • Tina

      Hi, Sophiared~
      Thanks for your sharing.
      Yes, iTunes error 3194 occurs when iTunes can’t connect to Apple’s software update servers, which are used to activate the iOS when restoring or upgrading iPhone. To resolve the problem, users need to update iTunes to the latest version.

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