Charging iPhone and Running Apps...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Collin789, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. Collin789 macrumors regular

    Collin789

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    When I use my iPhone 4 to tether using MyWi, I eventually have to plug it in to charge. As my phone charges I start to notice that the phone gets really hot. I know this is the battery getting hot and I was wondering if I shouldn't charge my iPhone and tether at the same time...
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    Its fine to do this. If the battery gets too hot, it'll stop charging. And if it gets still hotter, the iPhone will protect itself by going into "Overheat Mode".
     
  3. victorvu macrumors member

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    how hot was it? it's perfectly normal if the phone is warm during charging.
     
  4. macingman macrumors 68020

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    The phone will protect it self from overheating if it gets to hot, so there is no need to worry. A little warmth is normal with electronic devices with batteries.
     
  5. Collin789 thread starter macrumors regular

    Collin789

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    It gets pretty hot. It doesn't do this unless I'm running an app like MyWi. I just didn't know if that was putting a lot of strain on the battery.
     
  6. victorvu macrumors member

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    Like others have said, you should not worry about it. But obviously, if battery gets too hot for an extent period of time, it'll gradually decrease its capacity (the same thing you left your cell phone in a car during summer). Anyways, have you tried to charge it with official wall adapter, or via computer USB port?
     
  7. Collin789 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Usually the only place I use MyWi is in the car and I use a car charger. Sometimes I'll use my computer to charge, but most of the time I just use the car charger. If I'm normally charging my phone I use the wall charger.
     

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