The iPhone 6 overheats without any help from the sun. Incredibly annoying when you can’t access your phone.

Many of the users are seeing this temperature warning:


Disgruntled users are hitting noticeboards to find a solution. Comments include:

“I was downloading 2 apps (both games) and I noticed the phone was getting really hot
Has anyone else experienced this?”

“I just had it PLUGGED IN, on charge, on a holder with maps & music and got a temperature alarm. It just shut down and did it twice! Will call Apple#”

“My 6+ gets a lot more warm since installing 8.3. I never get an overheating warning or any shutdowns, but is noticeably warmer on the right hand side.”

“I recv’d my iPhone 6 on Friday.  When I did the setup it ran hot.  I was just on a call that lasted 54 minutes using a bluetooth headset and when I hung up and picked up my phone it was extremely hot.  Not Funny.  The battery is also draining really fast.  I will be visiting the Apple store for a replacement.”

“I made pancakes on mine.”

According to Apple, sometimes when charging your iPhone, it can get a bit hotter, but that is normal and there’s nothing to be alarmed about. But that hardly addresses the other possible issues. They completely ignored the comment about pancakes.

One solution could be to buy a case to protect your phone. There is some good back feedback from users about the Spigen Aluminum Fit Cases for iPhone 6; they look pretty schmick as well. I have a satin silver one.

However, as the heat seems to be an internal issue that won’t work for everyone. So what else can you do?

Here are some suggestions from around the internet.

  1. Make sure that you keep up-to-date with the latest upgrades.
  2. Running apps in the background continuously can be a cause of overheating. Press the Home button to check and turn off apps that you don’t need. Make sure all apps are turned off before you power down your phone – do this by dragging them upwards one by one. This will also save power when you turn your phone on again.
  3. Some users solved their overheating problem by uninstalling then re-installing the Facebook app.
  4. Try a reboot: press and hold the Home and Sleep/Wake button simultaneously for a few seconds. Give it a couple of minutes and then power it on.
  5. Many iPhone users report that restoring backup by connecting their iPhone to their computer and using iTunes has worked for them.
  6. If none of the above works, then you could go down the more drastic route and do total restore. Make sure you backup your data before you start. Then turn on the phone as absolutely new and install the apps one by one.


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