If your iPhone’s getting too hot to handle, you must wonder how to cool it down. Knowing the steps to take to fix and prevent it from happening again is essential. Fortunately, there are a couple of ways to do that, and we’ll discuss how to prevent it from getting too hot in the future and how to troubleshoot it, as well as provide tips.
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Why does my iPhone get hot?
Overheating could be a common issue for iPhone users. It may be caused by several reasons, such as using the phone too much, running too many apps at once, or even a faulty battery.
But in simple terms, the reasons fall into two categories, if the issues are “internal” or “external.” First, you must know that the iPhone is designed to work from 0 to 35 degrees centigrade, which is ok for most countries in the north. So, for countries that are in or around the equator, the temperature is usually higher, and that can lead to overheating,
Another case scenario could be if the issue is internal. Unlike laptops and desktop devices, a phone doesn’t have that much space or a cooling system, making keeping the temperature challenging. Everything is compact, and stressing your phone too much (running many apps, constant access to data, 4g, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth) can lead to overheating.
Thankfully, there are some ways to cool down your iPhone, and we will look at some of the best ones.
How To Fix an iPhone Overheating Issue
There are a few things you must take into consideration before trying to fix the iPhone overheating issue. Make sure your iPhone is updated and the apps are as well. There can be some issues running in outdated apps, and a software update can fix them too.
Other things that can be used in many processes are malware and viruses. Check your app list for suspicious apps, delete them, and ensure you don’t have any malicious software.
Close all apps
Running too many apps can stress and put a huge workload on the processor. Closing all the apps can prevent your iPhone from overheating. Closing the app running in the background can be helpful too.
Restart your iPhone
A quick solution to closing all the apps and “refreshing” your phone is to restart it, turn it off for a minute, and turn it on again, and all the open apps will close automatically. That’s something most iPhone users know how to do.
Are you using an official Apple charger?
There are many chargers in the markets, and most of them are cheaper than Apple’s official chargers, but, in most cases, that’s because the cheaper chargers are not made to feed the same amount of power and can generate overheat. Usually, not using official Apple charger can harm your phone’s battery.
Limit processor-intensive tasks
You may notice your iPhone getting too hot while using it or performing demanding tasks (like playing video games). You should know that you can limit demanding tasks.
Try running games on airplane mode or closing all apps before running a demanding task. This can prevent your iPhone from getting too hot.
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