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What to do if your iPhone overheats?

 What to do if your iPhone overheats?

What to do if your iPhone overheats?

      Smartphone overheating is not an urban myth.  There are many cases that show that these devices, due to external and internal factors, can suffer from high temperatures

      Understanding the habits we have and what hurts them, as well as being able to spot some potential solutions to your iPhone overheating, is essential in the long run.

  Although it is true that very high temperature in mobile phones is very common, especially in the summer, we must not lose sight of the fact that, in the end, there may be some hectic situations.  Even on Apple computers, yes.  So, if you think your iPhone is heating up more than it should in certain situations, it is best to read on to find out what to do with it, and how to prevent it from getting to that point.

  What happens is that our smartphones have to do juggling games to respond to the demands we face every day.  If we talk about the iPhone, from using Live Text to watching movies with your friends on FaceTime, the device has to be able to respond, and this forces a series of internal processes, which do nothing but raise its temperature, still under normal conditions.

  If we add to this that, with time and use, your battery may start to present some failures, it is easy to conclude that we must be very careful with everything we ask of the mobile.

  But why is my iPhone overheating?

  As we said before, it is essential to find out why your iPhone is overheating before taking any action:

      Too Many Video Games: While iPhones, especially the latest models, are willing to take on several video game titles in a row, they are not products made to play.  So, buy a gaming smartphone.

      Too many movies and series: Although the resource consumption in these cases is less than that of video games, if you spend the whole day using your mobile phone as if it were a tablet or mobile device, you will end up overheating.

      You can use it while it's charging: you have to let the phone charge up to 80% or 90%, and only then start using it again.  In addition, this way you will conserve its battery more.

  Symptoms of iPhone overheating

What to do if your iPhone overheats?

  Although some heat is to be expected during normal operation, there are some symptoms that could alert us that something is wrong with the device.  You should watch out for signs like the following:

  First of all, you will see that the operating system in general is slow and has difficulty responding to your commands.  This is especially peculiar on iPhones, so you'll likely notice it almost immediately, without delay.

  In different cases, the screen may become so hot that it is difficult to touch it without burning yourself.  The same can be said about the back, especially on models with a glass casing.  Eventually, you will notice that the tones are soft to avoid hardware damage.

  Finally, and beyond a reasonable doubt, a warning like the one below will appear.


  How to fix an overheating iPhone step by step

  If you have concluded that your iPhone or iPad is overheating, don't panic for the time being.  The hardware inside these devices is very secure and will remain so, even in these situations.  However, it is best to take action to reverse overheating and prevent damage.

  Close running applications

  Even though iPhones are ready to be able to run multiple apps at the same time, that doesn't mean it's a good idea.  On the contrary, always try to close those applications that you will not use anymore.

  Turn off background updates

  IOS and iPadOS have a built-in background refresh feature that keeps part of the app running even after it is minimized.  This ensures that apps and games open quickly.  As we said before, you can either close it yourself, or deactivate the background update.

  Check battery usage

  Knowing the condition of the iPhone battery is essential for a better understanding of its operation, so you should try to check its use, check if it is working as it should, or if it needs a replacement.

  Uninstall unnecessary apps

  The accumulation of unnecessary apps is one of the potential evils of your iPhone.  And more if it is old.  Its storage capacity is compromised, which keeps it running constantly.

  Therefore, the "lighter" your work, the less likely you are to experience unexpected overheating.

  Reboot the device

  In the end, restarting your iPhone is usually a way out that works in many different circumstances.  In addition to turning it off, we suggest you leave it turned off, and cool down for a few minutes, before continuing.

What to do if your iPhone overheats?

  How do you prevent your iPhone from overheating?

  We have commented on it a little throughout this article, but the truth is that if, by all means, you want to prevent your iPhone from overheating, you should pay attention more than anything to these questions:

      Do not expose it to direct sunlight

      Do not use the phone while charging

      When resting, leave the device in airplane mode

      Reduce screen brightness to the lowest possible level

      Do not use the volume higher than required by each case

      Don't keep WiFi and Bluetooth turned on unnecessarily

      When charging, use only chargers approved by Apple

  If this article helped you, you might also want to know how to avoid your Mac from overheating.