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iPhone Overheating? Here’s The Real Fix!

Why your iPhone is overheating?

iPhone Overheating? Here’s The Real Fix!

It's because the CPU or the GPU which is the graphics processing unit of the processor is revving up to 100 % which causes a lot of heat to be produced. Because iPhone processors computer processors are designed to deliver short bursts of very high speeds and then back off.

It should be using about 2, 3, 4% CPU just to keep it awake. But then when you open an app like Safari it'll spike up. Now when you're using a game or watching a video it's going to use more CPU for a longer period of time. But it still should never really overheat or get really hot. If you're having this problem while you're playing a three 3D game or something that's very processor-intensive it might not be overheating. It may just be a normal function of the iPhone. 

Why would we wanna fix a hot iPhone?

Well, if it overheats, it could get damaged. could damage your battery, unlike cold temperatures. You don't wanna hear about that though. This is about how to fix a hot iPhone. That's what he just said. Why do they overheat? Because they get put in the sun, that's one reason. They get left in the car, that's another reason. But those are the obvious reasons.

Another reason is that the CPU gets revved up to a 100%, and is just going and going and going, and it's just too much. it's like a pedal to the metal in a car, it's just not built to do that. The CPUs are so powerful, they're meant to rev up to 100% for a shorts amount of time, also called short amounts of time.

1. Close all your apps

So first thing we're actually going to do is close all the apps try to reset everything. It might be something going wrong in the background of a specific app maybe an app rash and it's just going and going and go on. On my iPhone 11 or in the iPhone 10 or newer no home button.

1. Swipe out from the bottom of the screen to the Center of the screen. 

If you have an iPhone 8 or older they'll press the home button.

2. This opens the app switcher to swipe these apps up and off the top of the screen. For all, you people were reading the comments that are like You never have to do this. It's not true. You do have to do this if there's a problem app because this can fix problems.

2. Keep your iPhone in the shade

So if your iPhone is really hot, and you've left it out in the sun, try putting it in the shade. I mean, that's kinda the fix there. Don't leave it in your hot car. Treat your iPhone like you would your dog. You wouldn't leave your dog in the hot car, don't leave your iPhone there either. and throw it away after three years.  That's good. So, don't do that with your dog. So what we're talking about here, is the difference between normal heat and abnormal heat.

Normal heat happens when you're playing a 3D game, or you're in a hot environment, because the iPhone is glass, and, just, metal, and has a way of holding in heat. Abnormal heat is what happens when you're just using your phone, maybe to watch a YouTube video, which nowadays is not processor intensive, used to be. Is it getting hot in your pocket when you're not using your phone? Something's going on, if it is, that's causing your iPhone to get hot.

3. Check battery setting

Now that we've closed all of our apps. Let's see if we can actually find an app that's causing a problem. One place to check is Settings battery. Maybe there's a specific app that's using way more battery than everything else and it's causing problems.

So what I'll do is I'll open the Settings app Scroll down to the battery and here you'll have all your battery statistics last hours last 10 days. Just look for anything unusual under battery usage by app. Nothing too crazy. There Safari and ESPN using the most. The background activities thing is interesting to me. Just pay attention to that. You can always go in and turn off background app refresh even for a specific app that could fix a problem and save you some battery life.

But if you see a specific app that you don't have open on your screen a lot and go ahead and tap on ESPN. It'll show you how much time it's been on the screen and then how much battery it's been using in the background.

4. Check analytics data

So in our case maybe ESPN is a problem that may be in your iPhone you see something that's way too high. Then our place you can check for a potential app problem is in the analytic status. What I'll do is I go back to settings.

1. Tap Privacy Scroll down to analytics and improvements.

2. Tap out analytics data and here you'll see a whole bunch of stuff you don't need to know. Just pay attention to the very beginning of each one. So it's the thing I actually noticed in my analytics data is the ESPN scores widget was here and earlier this week it was here over and over and over again. So that might have been a problem for me. That can definitely be indicative of a problem.

5. Delete and reinstall problem apps and widgets

So if you've identified a problem app or widget you might just want to go ahead and remove that widget or delete the app or find an alternative for the app. Sometimes it's deleting the app and reinstalling it and give it a fresh start. Fix a potential software problem. So what we'll do first show you how to delete a widget and then I'll show you to do an app.

1. Go back to the home screen swipe left to right to access your widgets and Scroll all the way down to edit - tap edit. Now you can remove I'm going to remove the ESPN widget. That was causing me some problems.

2. Tap move again. Tap done. Now it is gone.

3. Next to delete an app press and hold in the app icon you want to delete do ESPN for this as well. A new thing with the latest version of iOS is you have this new delete app option much easier than pressing and holding until the way that I have to wiggle when these have the accident app delete. just tap delete gone much easier now.

6. Update iOS

If you're still having an issue with your iPhone overheating there might be a deeper software problem. We recommend first trying to update iOS. If there's an update available.

1. Go to Settings and then general and then software update.

2. If you see an update here go ahead and do it. Absolutely. If you updated iOS and your iPhone is still overheating there might be a deeper software issue at play. And that's why we recommend doing a reset of all settings.

7. Try restarting your iPhone

All the programs running in your iPhone, apps, shut down naturally, get a fresh start. You might be able to fix a minor software problem there.

1. So go back to the general page in the settings app, come down here, and tap shut down.

2. Slide to power off will appear on the screen, swipe it left to right, let your iPhone shut down

8. Reset all settings

It's kind of a magic bullet. They do this in the Apple Store a lot.

1. Tap back to General in the upper left.

2. Go all the way to the bottom.

3. Tap on Reset and then tap on reset. All set.

4. Tap on reset all settings. Tap Reset. iPhone will shut down reset.

One thing to keep in mind when you reset all settings everything in the Settings app is to return to factory default. Reenter your WiFi passwords. Reconnect your Bluetooth devices. 

9. DFU restore

DFU standard device firmware update. It is the deepest type of restore you can do in an iPhone. You take your iPhone into an Apple Store they're going to put it in DFU mode. You might as well do it at home. It will save you some time. And if there's a software problem with your iPhone a lot of people think they're just going to get a new phone with the Apple Store but in fact, they will just see if you DFU restore your iPhone and send you on your way.

10. Contact Apple Support

So, usually, damage doesn't cause this, but it can, especially if the battery gets damaged. So, water damage, other types of damage. Dropping your iPhone off a cliff. Cliff damage. Go for a hike, drop your iPhone, found it on the way down. - And it's getting hot now. - It's getting hot now. It's probably not gonna be a software problem.  Probably not. So, go to the Apple store. They'll help you get it fixed. Those are some ways to fix a hot iPhone.

It's probably not a hardware problem

If your iPhone is still overheating after DFU restore it's very uncommon for the overheating problem to be hardware related but it is possible. Especially, if it's damaged. especially, if you've left your iPhone and a hot car. Sometimes lithium-ion batteries can expand and overheat. If you look at your iPhone really closely you might be able to see a little bit of a bulge over here.

I've seen that a lot of different phones. And if you do see that then your batteries expanding and it's time to go to the Apple Store.

iPhone Overheating? Here’s The Real Fix!

I have to be kind of careful about that. Absolutely. So that's what to do when your iPhone is overheating? Leave me a comment down below with any other questions.

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