When your iPhone becomes overheated, you will notice a variety of warning indicators. The most evident is that it will feel hot to the touch. Still, you may also see that it is operating slower, that the display has gone dark, that it is failing to charge, or that the camera occasionally refuses to shoot photographs.
A temperature warning splash screen may appear if the temperature is too high. You can only make emergency calls when you see this warning until your phone cools down.
Heat is bad for your iPhone and can harm internal components, particularly the battery and CPU if you keep it running hot for an extended period. Here are some tips to keep your iPhone from overheating.
Why Does My iPhone Get Hot?
If it’s hot outdoors and you leave your iPhone in direct sunlight or the car, it will likely become warm. It can also happen if your iPhone is doing processor-intensive operations, such as playing games, streaming HD video, or utilizing GPS navigation, and you’re in a hot environment or have exposed the device to direct sunlight for an extended time.
Furthermore, if your battery is old or damaged, its energy production might be irregular, resulting in it discharging a lot of heat and making your phone hot.
Checking the battery status of your iPhone will tell you when it’s time to replace the battery.
Furthermore, using too many apps might strain your CPU, making it work harder and emitting more heat.
It might also be caused by older programs with faults, which increase the processor’s burden.
How To Stop Your iPhone Overheating?
If you discover that your iPhone has become overheated, responding fast is the best way to prevent harm to its internal components.
1. Close All Apps
Reducing the processor’s workload may keep it from overheating and exhausting the battery too rapidly. So the first thing you should do is shut all applications.
2. Restart Your iPhone
If you don’t have the time or patience to kill the apps, restart your iPhone, and all open apps will be closed. However, because not all iPhone models are identical, continuing them will differ.
To restart an iPhone X or later, follow these steps:
1. Press and hold the Power and Volume buttons together for a few seconds.
2. A slider will display at the top, instructing you to move to turn off the computer. Drag the slider to the right by pressing the power symbol.
3. Allow the iPhone to cool for a few minutes.
4. Hold the Power button for a few seconds before releasing it when the Apple logo appears on the screen.
To restart an iPhone SE, iPhone 8, or previous model, follow these steps:
1. Press and hold the Power button for a few seconds.
2. Press and drag the power symbol inside the slide to power off the slider to the right when it displays at the top.
3. Allow a few minutes for the iPhone to cool down.
4. Press and hold the Power button until the Apple logo displays, then release it.
3. Remove The Case And Fan The Phone
Remove your iPhone from its case as it cools down to promote ventilation; the cover might trap heat and hinder it from dispersing rapidly.
While you’re at it, blow on the iPhone, fan it, or put it somewhere cold to help it cool down faster.
4. Stop Charging It Immediately
If your iPhone becomes too hot while charging, disconnect it immediately. Charging might cause your phone to get warm, but disconnect it if it feels hot to the touch.
5. Remove It From The Heat Source
Remove the iPhone immediately if you leave it in direct sunlight or a hot car to prevent the internal temperature from rising further.
6. Keep Your iPhone In Cool Places
It should go without saying that putting your iPhone in direct sunlight is a bad idea. If it’s becoming hot in the car, roll down the windows, put on the AC, or park in the shade to keep the temperature.
Also, avoid sleeping with your phone beneath your pillow, especially if it’s charging, because the pillow will block the heat from exiting.
You should also keep the phone away from other heat-producing gadgets to avoid heat exchange. If you must be near them, ensure your iPhone is turned off.
7. Update Your iPhone
Make sure you’re constantly using the most recent version of iOS, as it has speed enhancements that help keep your phone from overheating.
You should also upgrade your programs for the same reason and obtain any bug fixes that may create performance difficulties that overwhelm the CPU.