Should we be concerned about our iPhones overheating? This has been a common issue reported by users since the release of the iPhone 15. Apple has acknowledged the problem and is working on a solution. Interestingly, this is the first time Apple has used a USB-C connector for charging on their iPhones.
Users have taken to Apple’s social media and online forums to complain about their devices overheating while using certain apps or browsing. Some customers have even experienced the back or sides of their phones becoming too hot to touch, not only during gaming but also while making calls or using FaceTime.
One theory is that the design choices of the iPhone 15, such as the use of a titanium frame, could be contributing to the overheating issue. However, even models without a titanium build have been reported to have overheating problems, suggesting that the cause of the issue may lie elsewhere. It is expected that Apple will address this through a software update, although improvements may be limited without compromising the processor’s performance.
This overheating problem comes at a critical time for Apple, as the iPhone 12 was recently flagged in France for emitting high levels of radiation. French regulators have ordered Apple to halt sales of the iPhone 12 until repairs are made.
In response to concerns, Apple has released a statement addressing the overheating issue. They have identified several conditions that can cause the iPhones to run hotter than expected, including increased background activity during the initial setup or restoration of the device. Bugs in iOS 17 have also been found to contribute to the overheating issue, as well as recent updates to third-party apps. Apple is working with developers to fix the problem, with Instagram already implementing a solution.
Despite these assurances from Apple, some users may still worry about the possibility of their devices exploding due to overheating. It is important to note that device explosions are often caused by overcharging or a damaged battery. Users should exercise caution and unplug their devices if they feel too hot while charging.
To provide a comparison, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 had a notorious history of exploding due to battery flaws. Samsung had to issue recalls and eventually stopped production of the device. It is crucial for users to be cautious when using their mobile devices to prevent any accidents.
For now, iPhone 15 users will have to wait for a fix to the overheating issue. In the meantime, it is recommended to use extra caution when dealing with an overheated iPhone.