iPhone X Back of iPhone X noticeable warm after 15 minutes of normal use?

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  1. whizkid11 macrumors newbie

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    Anyone find that their iPhone X heats up rather quickly on the back side even with normal use? My 7+, 6s, 6 never did this at all. I noticed this morning (day 3) after using Safari for 15 minutes that the phone felt quite warm even with a case on. Wondering if it's a defect worth exchanging? Thanks.
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    If your iPhone gets warm, that's not necessarily indicative of being a defect. It can also be applications that might contributing to the warmth in the background. Does your battery level drop significantly when It warms up?
     
  3. whizkid11 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My phone is very minimal. I did notice it dropped to about 82% after 30 mins of use on Safari and it was getting warm. I shut off refresh background apps and closed all open applications.
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I would also fully charge your iPhone, then do a hard reset it see if that clears any issues or glitches. Then monitor your iPhone to see if it gets any warmer. I would also take off the case and see if it gets warm in your hand that would seem abnormal.
     
  5. Jjayf macrumors 6502

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    This is normal. Mine gets noticeably warm after browsing, especially graphic heavy places like Facebook and the chive. It get close to hot if browsing and charging at the same time. The heat is concentrated from the center point up to the bottom edge of the camera lens array. Normal.
     
  6. fokmik macrumors 68040

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    be aware...there is a problem with 9to5mac website and app...since ios11.2
    You visit this site ?
     
  7. Joe h macrumors regular

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    Yep, the iPhone's get warm now. But don't worry it is the best phone ever made./s Likely the oddball battery design, and the glass back, which is a terrible heat conductor, along with an additional case which insulates it even more. Also the buggiest iOS to date, is putting tremendous stress on the cpu and battery. Sad thing is my number one complaint about the Android back in the day, and main reason I switched to an iphone, was the incredible heat they were producing.
     
  8. scott523, Dec 14, 2017
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    There is an issue on 9to5mac for the past 3 weeks. They're either failing to mention it or they're trying to keep it under wraps, which isn't cool especially with the 11.2 issues going on. Their web devs discovered a CSS bug in the site header and are working on a fix.

    I can't find a temporary fix on iOS so I'm limiting visits to their site to under a minute on my iPhone X. For Mac users, I've been able use Adblock Plus to take down two affected areas (shaded in yellow) in the header below.

    Edit: It is now fixed!
     

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  9. DNichter macrumors G3

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    I haven't had this happen to me at all. I would restore and set up as new if it were me.
     
  10. Skika macrumors 68030

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    Do you even have an X?
     
  11. BR3W3R macrumors member

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    Also have this issue using facebook, safari, and other things within roughly 30 minutes feels warm against my cheek and arm. Thermomemter states its 90 degrees
     
  12. NT1440 macrumors G5

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    Holy conflation Batman! Any source for the claim that bugs are somehow processor intensive (unless a bug causes a runaway process, this simply isn’t how CPU’s work)?

    A glitchy UI doesn’t make anything work harder...
     
  13. BR3W3R macrumors member

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    Does your warm under normal use?
     
  14. NT1440 macrumors G5

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    I have a 6s, which of course gets warm when visiting sites that are content heavy.

    Edit: I see you listed facebook as one of your frequented sites. Pretty much any image/video heavy feed (like most social media) will definitely cause the device to warm a bit. 90 degrees is absolutely nothing to silicon though. I wouldn't worry about it, other than to pester companies like facebook to optimize their crap.
     
  15. BR3W3R macrumors member

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    Also it got warm idling in my lap in my vehicle yesteday, idk what the temp was exactly but the truck was slightly warm and ac was on it was 80-85 degress outside, but I did notice my skin felt cold which may be why it feels so warm to me...
     
  16. NT1440 macrumors G5

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    Keep in mind that these devices are either aluminum or glass, no matter what it's going to feel warmer near the CPU than the rest of the device.
     
  17. BR3W3R macrumors member

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    Anyone else have this issue? My 7 does the same wondering if it’s normal or if my skin is just cold
     

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