iPhone 15 overheating rumblings started to echo on social media

Emre Çitak
Sep 26, 2023

The launch of the Apple iPhone 15 and its series was met with excitement and anticipation, as is typical for any new Apple release. These devices promised significant improvements and an array of new features.

However, not all users have been entirely satisfied. Some iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro users have voiced concerns about overheating problems, sparking discussions on social media platforms.

One curious X user, Jonathan Newburg, decided to go deep into the iPhone 15 overheating problem and found out this:

Reports of iPhone overheating are rising

Over the past few days, complaints about iPhone 15 overheating issues have emerged from various users. These concerns have been voiced on platforms like Apple discussion groups on Reddit, and other online forums.

Anyone else experiencing heat issues on iPhone 15 Pro / Pro Max?
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How to fix the iPhone 15 overheating issue

If you find yourself experiencing iPhone 15 overheating issues, especially during the initial setup and data transfer, here are some steps you can take to address the problem:

Enable auto-brightness: Turn on auto-brightness to allow your iPhone to adjust its display brightness based on ambient light conditions. This can help prevent the device from running at maximum brightness, which can contribute to overheating and faster battery drain.

  • Manage connectivity: When not using Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or AirDrop, consider turning them off to reduce unnecessary background processes that may generate heat
  • Close location-intensive apps: Applications that use location services, such as Safari and navigation apps, can consume significant resources. Closing these apps when not needed can help lower the temperature
  • Remove phone case: If you use an iPhone 15 or iPhone 15 Pro case, removing it may improve heat dissipation and reduce overheating
  • Airplane mode: Activating Airplane mode can disable wireless communication and may help alleviate overheating issues
iPhone 15 overheating issue
Closing background apps might resolve the iPhone 15 overheating issues until Apple publishes an update for it - Image courtesy of Apple

The waiting game

If the iPhone 15 does indeed suffer from a system-wide overheating issue, Apple is likely to fix it with a software update. These updates often include bug fixes and optimizations. Users should keep an eye out for such updates in the coming days.

If you're concerned about your iPhone 15's overheating and have tried the aforementioned solutions without success, you have the option to return the device to the retailer. Most retailers, including Apple, offer a grace period during which you can return or replace your device without penalties. Apple, for example, provides a 14-day return policy from the date of purchase.

Featured image credit: Apple.


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