In this post, we will guide you on what to do if your iPhone is overheating, or gets warm too fast even if used normally. Some users reported that such a problem started to occur after the iOS 14 update, which suggests that the new firmware may have some bugs.
When an Apple iPhone overheats, you may notice that it’s performance significantly drops and you may also be getting the temperature warning. If it occurs, your iPhone needs to cool down for you to be able to use it again. Most of the time, we don’t know the cause of an overheating iPhone but there are definitely things that you can do to prevent iPhone overheating from occurring again.
Continue reading as we will give you several tips you can use to address this problem.
Turn off your iPhone
If your iPhone is already overheated but still powered on, the first thing you should do is power it off to prevent the device from getting too hot. Hold either the Volume Up or Down button and the Power key, and then Slide the button to power off your hot iPhone.
Give it at least 5 minutes to cool down and then try powering it on again. Most times, this is enough to make your device work perfectly again, although there’s not guarantee that it won’t get hot again. This, of course, isn’t a permanent solution or fix. However, if your iPhone is still overheating after this, then try the next steps.
Don’t charge your iPhone just yet
We already know that charging will make your device to get warm or even hot at some point. So if it’s already overheating, give it some time to cool down before charging it. If you’re using your iPhone while it’s charging, well, don’t as it may damage the battery and some other components in your device.
If your iPhone already has a low battery and you badly need to charge it, just give it a few minutes to cool down and then connect it to its charger. It will power on but avoid using it while it’s charging. It’s better to leave the screen turned off while the iPhone is charging as the display panel also heats up.
Enable Low Power Mode
Assuming you’ve already allowed your iPhone to cool down for a few minutes and it’s still overheating, then you should try turning on the low power mode. This doesn’t only conserve battery, but will also help to cool down if iPhone overheated because it disables some services that also make your device get warm.
Turn off Location Services on your iPhone
Some cases of overheating issues in smartphones are tied to the use of Location Services like GPS. Devices like the Apple iPhone use multiple services to provide location information, depending on how much accuracy the app requests, and how much accuracy is available. Carrying out all these functions can also tax the processor, and will likely result in your device heating up.
When your iPhone is overheating and you’re in the process of cooling it down, then you have to disable Bluetooth. It’s one of the wireless services that use up more battery and thus, generates heat. In fact, if your device is charging and you’re gaming with it while having a Bluetooth device or headset connected to it, it will overheat iPhone easily. Just swipe down from the upper-right corner to pull the control center down and then tap the Bluetooth icon to disable it.
Enable Airplane Mode
One way to disable all wireless communications on your iPhone in one tap is to enable the airplane mode. If your iPhone is still overheating even after doing the procedures above, then it’s best to turn off all network services and this includes Wi-Fi and cellular data.
To do so, swipe down from upper-right corner of the screen to pull the control center down, and then tap the plane icon. This automatically disables all wireless services. After doing this, try to use your iPhone as you normally would to see if the problem is fixed or if Apple iPhone overheating continues.
Don’t Put iPhone Under Direct Sunlight
Regardless of whether the device is not overheating or the temperature warning is already showing, avoid putting your iPhone under direct sunlight or in a room with high temperature. If your iPhone needs to cool down, leave it under a normal room temperature, but don’t also do the extreme like putting it inside the fridge; it will result in a liquid damage due to condensation.
Close Apps Running In the Background
After disabling all network services and making sure the device is in a well-ventilated room and the iPhone is still hot and not cooling down, then it’s time you close all apps running in the background. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen and stop at the middle. Once the previews are shown, swipe up on each one of them to close them.
When all applications running in the background are closes, quickly press and release the volume up, then the volume down buttons. And then press and hold the Power key for 10 seconds. It will trigger your device to shut down and power back up. Once the reboot is complete, try to see if the temperature warning still shows.
Update the Firmware Of Your iPhone
If the device just became hot and overheated without apparent reason, then it’s possible that the problem is with the firmware. Most of the time, Apple fix issues like this by rolling out another update to patch the problem. That’s why you need to check if there’s an available update and download it.
- Launch Settings.
- Find and tap General.
- Tap Software update.
- If there’s an update, Download and Install it.
There are times when you also need to restore your device or even have it checked if the problem continues as the problem can be with the battery.
After doing the solutions above and your iPhone is still overheating, then set up an appointment at the Genius bar and have your device checked. It’s possible that the hardware has some issues.
We hope that we’ve been able to help you one way or the other.