Several users have reported an issue in which users feel that their iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sometimes get hot. Do you think that your device is overheating? This article explains why your iPhone is getting hot and how you can troubleshoot the problem.
The first thing we should mention is that it is okay for an iPhone to get warm especially with prolonged use but it should never get hot to the point that it feels uncomfortable to handle. Your iPhone will get warm when streaming video, gaming etc. For instance, it is normal if your iPhone feels warm, when you are downloading multiple apps simultaneously.
iPhones are designed to operate between 32 F (0C) and 95 F (35C). If you are living in a place that gets warmer than 95 F, your iPhone may get too hot. Further, your iPhone may display a warning message if it is placed in a hot environment. For instance, if you leave your device in a car on a hot day, your iPhone may show this message: “iPhone needs to cool down before you can use it.” Just turn off your device and place it in a cooler place. This will allow your device to cool down and function normally again.
If you think that your iPhone is getting too hot, the problem may be your case. This is because your iPhone’s exterior functions as a cooling surface. Your case may be preventing your iPhone from cooling properly. Try a different case (or no case) and see what happens.
If you feel that this is getting out of control, try these to see will help.
How to Cool Down your iPhone 6
- Turn off Bluetooth (Settings > Bluetooth)
- Turn off Location Services (Settings > Privacy > Location Services)
- Dont charge your device and if it is plugged into anything, unplug it.
- Disable iCloud (Settings > iCloud)
5 Must Know Tips to Keep the Temperature in Check
- Check your Background Refresh settings for your Apps and turn them off.
- Please make sure that you are using an original Apple Charger. Sometimes, a faulty charger can cause this issue.
- With iOS 9, Spotlight Search within apps takes a lot of processing power and can lead to battery drain as well as your phone getting hot. Turn off the spotlight search setting by going to Settings >General > Spotlight Search > Turn the setting off for most of the apps and limit it to Safari, Mail and the other common Apps that you use
- Wi-fi and Bluetooth issues have shown issues with the device getting hot. This is even common on android platforms. As an iOS user, you can reset your network settings and see if it helps your issue. In order to Reset your network, tap on Settings > Reset > Reset Network Settings. Please remember to write down your wi-fi id and password as you may have to enter it again.
- Check your device to make sure that you do not have a run-away app. This is usually a third party app that is stuck and is consuming huge amount of storage and processing. In order to check this out, Go to Settings > General > Storage and iCloud usage and tap on Manage Storage. You should see a list of apps listed along with how mow much storage they consume. If you see any odd aspects here, choose to delete the app and reinstall it again.
If your phone is still heating up overtime, contact Apple support. It is possible that your iPhone may be defective. If that is the case, Apple should replace it for you.