Why Is Your Iphone Overheating?

Posted on: 28 July 2022


If your phone starts to overheat, that could be an indication of a serious problem. Whether it's a software issue or something else, you shouldn't take overheating issues lightly.

Read on to learn about three main reasons why your phone is overheating.

Buggy Software 

iPhones run on a complex software system. The system tends to update itself every now and then with new features, security patches, and more. But sometimes, a software update can introduce new bugs. These software glitches can cause your iPhone to overheat. If you've recently updated your iPhone's software and it started overheating, try downgrading to the previous version of iOS.

You can do this by going to Settings > General > Software Update. From there, you'll be able to see which version of iOS you have. If there's a newer version available, tap Download and Install. If there's not a newer version available, that means you're already running the latest version of iOS.

In this case, you should see a phone repair specialist so they can install a fresh and more stable copy of iOS on your device.

A Faulty Battery

After iPhone batteries are used for a while, they start to degrade and aren't able to hold as much of a charge. A bad battery can cause your phone to overheat, especially when you're using it for resource-intensive tasks like gaming, streaming video, or using augmented reality apps.

Other times, it might even overheat with light use. In this case, your battery might be quite unstable so usually starts to discharge large amounts of heat.

If you think your battery might be causing your iPhone to overheat, you should first try calibrating it. Calibration is the process of resetting your iPhone's battery readings to make sure they are as accurate as possible. You can do this by letting your iPhone's battery completely die and then charging it back up to 100%. Doing this once a month is generally sufficient.

Oftentimes, a faulty battery won't just cause your iPhone to overheat –– it will also cause it to randomly shut down, even when it has a high charge. In such a case, your best option is to replace the battery with a new one.

However, most phones aren't easy to take apart, so you'll likely need to visit a shop like an iPhone repair service for this. They use special prying equipment to open up your iPhone without damaging it. Afterward, they'll carefully take out the old battery and replace it with a new and working one.