Your iPhone or iPad works as computer; it has a CPU that processes all commands and functions for you. But when the CPU is overloaded with multiple tasks, your iPhone or iPad turns hot. To fix this iPhone getting hot and battery draining problem, you need to take some quick steps. You cannot overlook this situation as iPhone overheating can damage the hardware of your device.
Normally, overheating can be felt on the back of your iOS device and you will instantly realize the situation. Note that iPhone or iPad hardware comes at a heavy price tag, and therefore it is advisable to fix iPhone getting hot issue as soon as possible.
How to Fix iPhone Overheating and Temperature Warning Issue
Keep your device under room temperature
Normally we put our iPhone or iPad right under the sun, i.e. the device is exposed to direct heat. You need to avoid this situation if possible. Try to keep your iPhone under shade when you are driving or sitting at a leisure club or lounge. If you are in the office or home, keep it away from window panes from where sunlight enters your room.
Put your iPhone to sleep
This doesn’t mean you switch on the sleep mode on your iPhone. Take this suggestion literally and switch off your iPhone for some time. Your iPhone CPU needs rest after a day’s hard work; while you are taking rest during night, let your iPhone too have some peaceful moments. Young users like to play intensive graphics games on their iPhones and iPads; this obviously takes toll on the battery and consequently, your iOS device peaks up heat after some time. It is recommended that you play such games on Sundays only when you don’t have to perform other tasks on your device.
Do not use your device while it is charging
An electric current passes through the battery of your device when it is put to charge. This is not the right time to use your iPhone or iPad as it will heat up the device and its battery. While you are charging your iPhone, make sure that you do not put the device in hot areas. Keep your iOS device in a cool place.
Disable unnecessary features
Your iOS device’s battery has to work hard when you start using features like GPS, Wi-Fi, mobile data, Bluetooth etc. Everybody has their own time to use these features; it is not essential to stay online 24 x 7. Hence, you should disable such services especially at night.
Turn off Background App Refresh
This feature allows apps to refresh their contents when apps running on Wi-Fi or cellular in the background. If you turn off this feature, you can preserve battery life. This clearly means your phone’s battery life can be improved by turning off background app refresh option: Settings → General → Background App Refresh → Turn off Background App Refresh.
Alternatively, you can select particular apps and turn off the apps you use less frequently.
Disable Location Services
Location Services consumes a lot of battery on your iPhone or iPad. If you disable this feature, you can not only save battery life but also save mobile data.
Settings → Privacy → Location Services.
Quit all apps before you put your iOS device for charging
When you close any app on your iPhone, it continues to work in the background, burning the battery of your device. When you put your iPhone to charge, make sure that you quit all apps running in the background. This will surely exert less burden on the battery of your iOS device and prevent it from heating up. Golden Rule: Turn Airplane mode on when your device is running on low battery, i.e. less than 15% or 20%.
To quit apps: Double tap on Home button (If you are using Assistive Touch, you can double tap that virtual home button) and swipe up all the apps running in the background.
Clear Documents & Data and Remove Other Data from iPhone/iPad
iOS users need to launch spring cleaning of their devices at regular intervals. Over a period of time, smartphones pile up a lot of cache files; this certainly affects the performance of your iPhone and iPad. To get rid of this, you need to Clear Documents and Data on iPhone or iPad. Moreover, iOS users should also take care of the ‘Other Data’ in their devices. We have created two guides to clear Documents and Data on iPhone or iPad and remove Other Data from iPhone/iPad.
When you iOS device is extremely hot.
Simply take the case or cover off your iPhone or iPad, and put the device in a cool place, where temperature is low. You can put your iPhone or iPad in refrigerator, or hold it in front of AC vents. This will surely cool down your device and you can put the cover back on the device.
Check Battery Usage
You can use Battery Usage feature to check which apps consume battery life and create iPhone overheating issue. Follow the steps given below to see Battery Usage on your iPhone
Tap on Settings → Battery.
Now, you can easily decide whether you should update or delete the App.
Update iOS Software
Normally, this type of issue occurs due to faulty software. So check if there is any software update by tapping on Settings → General → Software.
Restore iPhone from Backup
Sometimes restoring iOS device from backup solves the issue. So we recommend you to restore your iPhone from iTunes or iCloud backup