Can't use iPhone 7 when charging

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  1. Liam Steven macrumors regular

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    iPhone 7. Can't use it while charging as it gets too hot to hold. Checked for any background activity and location services and tried a full restore. Using an iPad charger...

    Just me?
     
  2. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    What happens when you use the regular iPhone charger?
     
  3. Liam Steven thread starter macrumors regular

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    Never tried.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    What kind of plug and wire are you using.
    Never have that problem using official wires and apple ipad plug.
     
  5. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    I have used my 7+ numerous times while plugged in and it may get warm on a long call but then it does that sometime when it is not plugged in.
     
  6. Liam Steven thread starter macrumors regular

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    Only seems to be when phone is charging up to 80% and then it's fine.

    I'm using the iPad charger that came with my air 2 and a kinps 3m lightning charger.
     
  7. RansZ28 macrumors regular

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    Maybe used the supplied charger and cable and see if you still have the same issue.
     
  8. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

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    I would start with the cable and power adapter that came with the phone and go from there.

    None of mine ever get that hot.
     
  9. Liam Steven thread starter macrumors regular

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  10. macTW macrumors 65816

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    Using in-box parts should fix it.

    Any third party cable can cause issues, especially if they cost less - skimped out on important parts. There's a reason the iPhone cable charger is less than half the voltage as the iPad charger... though I use my iPad charger sometimes and notice some heat as well.
     
  11. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    An iPad charger will allow your phone to draw more current and charge faster, which in turn generates more heat.

    That being said, I've never had a problem with heat regardless of the charger. How hot is "too hot?" Do you have a way of measuring it?
     
  12. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Being if the charger and cable are Apple certified, then it shouldn't be an issue regardless.
     

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