In this video, a former Apple tech explains why your iPhone gets hot and shows you how to fix the problem for good. Your iPhone gets hot because its CPU is running at 100% for a prolonged period of time. Most of the time, this is the result of a software problem.
0:52 Close The Apps On Your iPhone
1:31 Figure Out Which App Is Causing The Problem
3:20 Check For App Updates
4:09 Update iOS
4:45 Turn Your iPhone Off And Back On
6:08 Reset All Settings
7:00 DFU Restore
If your iPhone is getting hot, begin by closing out of your apps. To do this, double-click the Home button and swipe the apps up and off the screen in the app switcher.
Next, check for app updates and iOS updates. Software updates often include patches to glitchy software that may be causing your apps to crash, malfunction, and make your iPhone get hot.
If your apps don’t seem to be the reason why your iPhone gets hot, trying resetting all settings. Doing this will target corrupted software files that could be overheating your iPhone. This won’t delete any of the data on your iPhone, but it will erase all of your settings.
iPhone getting hot still? Our last software troubleshooting step is to perform a DFU restore if necessary. We walk you through how to perform a DFU restore in this video:
To learn more about why your iPhone is getting hot, check out our article:
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