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7 ways to fix iPhone heating issue

Does your iPhone heat up often? Worry not. There are ways to fix iPhone heating issue and, in this post, we share seven easy ways. The most obvious warning sign of your phone heating up is that it will feel hot to touch. Additionally, it will run slower, the display may go black and it may even fail to charge.

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Why does the iPhone heat up?

If you leave your iPhone under direct sunlight during hot months, there are more chances your phone will get hot. Other reasons for your phone to heat up are;

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  • Overloading the processor with games, streaming HD video, or using GPS navigation
  • Exposing the iPhone to direct sunlight for a long period when you’re somewhere hot
  • An old or faulty battery
  • Running too many apps can overwork the processor causing it to work harder and generate more heat.
  • Outdated apps with bugs can put considerable strain on the processor

How to fix iPhone heating issue?

Here are seven simple and easy ways you can consider to fix the heating issue in your iPhone.

1. Shut down all the apps

As simple as it may sound, reducing your processor’s workload can prevent your iPhone from heating up. In general, an overloaded processor generates excess heat and drains the battery too quickly. So, ensure you close all the apps as soon as you notice that your iPhone is heating up.

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2. Restart your iPhone

If you’re running short of time or have no patience to shut down all your apps, simply restart your iPhone. That said, not all iPhone models have the same restarting options. So, find out how to restart your iPhone model type first.

3.Stop charging your iPhone

Generally, charging your phone can heat it. However, if it gets too hot while charging, you should stop charging it immediately.

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3. Keep it in cool places

Make sure that you never leave your iPhone in direct sunlight. Also, if your car gets too hot, turn on the AC, lower the windows and ensure to park it in the shade.

Additionally, avoid placing your phone under the pillow when you’re sleeping especially if you are charging it. The pillow will block the heat from escaping and make your phone hot. Also, keep your iPhone away from other heat-producing devices to prevent exchanging of heat. If you are unable to keep your iPhone away, make sure to switch it off.

4. Update your iPhone

It is advisable to update your iPhone to the latest version of iOS.  However, it is common for your iPhone to heat up when it is updating to the latest software version.

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As these updates come with performance improvements, they can help prevent your phone from overheating. So, one of the best ways to fix the iPhone overheating after an iOS update is to let it complete updating all the apps in the background and wait for it to cool on its own.

5. Reduce overloading the processor

Demanding tasks such as playing 3D games, GPS navigation or streaming HD videos can strain the processor and overheat it. So, limit such tasks and instead play games on PC or game consoles and reduce the processor’s workload.

6. Switch to Low-Power Mode

Your iPhone is more likely to heat up if your screen is awake for a long time. To limit your screen’s awake time, you can enable Low-Power Mode. Follow these steps.

  • Go to the Settings app
  • Search for Battery
  • Enable the Low Power Mode


So, these were seven ways to fix iPhone heating issue. If your iPhone still gets hot even after trying all the above-mentioned hacks, you should reset your phone. However, this will delete all your apps and customized settings and return to the factory default settings.

Also read: Different Methods to Fix iPhone Charger Cable That Isn’t Working





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Varsha Kamath
Varsha Kamath
I have been writing content for various businesses for the last decade or so. Apart from writing content, I enjoy reading and travelling.

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