As winter approaches, iPhone 15 users might be more concerned about their devices overheating than needing hand gloves. Reports have surfaced regarding overheating issues with the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Max, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max, with temperatures reportedly exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
Users have taken to social media, particularly X (formerly Twitter), to voice their concerns. One user mentioned that the “iPhone 15 Pro Max gets so hot sometimes, that if you’re using it caseless you can’t even hold it.” Another complained about “heat issues horrible” with the iPhone 15 Pro Max, expressing disappointment with the unexpected problem.
In response to the growing concerns, Apple acknowledged the issue and provided some insights into the reasons behind the overheating problems. According to a statement provided to Forbes, Apple identified several conditions that could cause the iPhone to run warmer than expected. These conditions include increased background activity during the first few days after setting up or restoring the device. Additionally, a bug in iOS 17 was identified, impacting some users, and Apple plans to address it in a future software update. The statement also mentioned issues with recent updates to third-party apps causing an overload on the system, with Apple collaborating with developers on fixes.
Until the release of an update to resolve the issue, Apple has offered a potential short-term charging fix, according to an Apple spokesperson who explained the conditions are normal, and the device will return to regular temperature after completing the process or the user finishing their activity. If the device doesn’t display a temperature warning, users are advised to continue using it.
The charging fix involves using a USB-C cable and a power adapter compliant with the USB-C standard, such as the cable that comes with the iPhone. Users should connect the cable to the iPhone’s USB-C connector and a compatible USB-C power adapter, then plug the power adapter into a wall outlet. For faster charging, users with a 20W USB-C power adapter or a higher-wattage USB-C power adapter, like the one that comes with a Mac laptop, can use it with the iPhone.
Charging the iPhone through the USB-C port on a computer is also a viable option. Apple assured users that these cables and power adapters are widely available from Apple and other manufacturers.
As users await the update to address the overheating concerns, these charging tips offer a potential workaround to ensure a more comfortable experience with the iPhone 15 series during this transitional period.