Got a replacement iPhone 5s

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  1. nhlfreak98 macrumors 6502

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    I received a replacement iPhone 5s today and I'm having an issue where when I'm holding it for about 5 or so minutes it warms up fairly quickly also when it's in my pocket and I'm not using it, it warms up too. Not sure what's up, I've noticed that my palms have been a little warm since the winter started could that be it?
     
  2. Slimmmm macrumors newbie

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    If it keeps doing this, just bring it back to the Apple Store and get another replacement.
     
  3. nhlfreak98 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Not sure what's it's from exactly, I tried another 5s and it doesn't seem to do it, not sure what other factors could play a role. I'll test it fully tomorrow and see what happens
     
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Did you add a backup onto it today and set up all your accounts and apps and all that?
     
  5. nhlfreak98 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No I set it up as new, installed my apps manually. But I did add my 2 yahoo mail accounts.
     
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    It might still be doing some syncing with iCloud on some level, and the Yahoo! accounts could be involved in something like that too potentially. Between giving it some more time (assuming it's not getting super hot) and restarting the phone, if it doesn't get better, you can try various things, like deleting and readding some accounts, resetting network connections, resetting settings, and perhaps restoring as new once again.
     
  7. nhlfreak98 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Should I update to 8.2
     
  8. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Sounds like you might as well, unless you are currently on a version that you want to stay on for some reason (like jailbreaking or simething like that).
     
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  10. nhlfreak98 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I updated but it still seems to be happening. Any other suggestions
     
  11. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    I've noticed that when I restore my iPhones from the last iCloud backup, the devices can be a bit warm. But once the restore is completed, the temperature goes back to normal. Has your phone continued to be warm to the touch when you use it? If so, then I would take it to your local Apple Store, or call Apple since you stated that you got the phone as a replacement from them.
     
  12. nhlfreak98 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    When it's in my pocket it gets really warm and also when I do basic tasks like for 5 mins or less it gets warm
     
  13. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    If you have an Apple Store nearby, I would schedule a Genius appointment to bring your phone in. If not, I would call Apple and tell them about your situation. They may refer you scheduling a Genius appointment, or they may ship you a new phone since you just got it as a replacement.
     
  14. nhlfreak98 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I got this replacement from apples express replacement service
     
  15. christarp macrumors 6502

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    For what it's worth, I had this exact same problem when I restored my 5s. For about 2 or 3 days it was constantly warm and the battery life was terrible. However, after the 4th day or so it returned to a normal cool state and the battery life was perfectly fine again. I'm guessing it's some sort of cloud syncing thing that's going on. I'd try waiting it out a bit and seeing if the problem disappears.
     
  16. ssl0408 macrumors 6502a

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    I would get it exchanged. I had a 6 that was doing that. It would get hot just from light web browsing. It didn't get better so I returned it for a refund. I tested it out for three days by the way.
     
  17. Derived macrumors regular

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    There's no possible software/firmware/hardware reason why it would only get warm when you put it in your pocket...your phone doesn't know when its in your pocket. It sounds like the two times it gets warm are when you are handling it and when its up against your body, in your pocket. Body heat of course can do that easily. How warm are we talking? And how is the battery life? If it's working extra hard to do something (causing the heat) - it should be evidenced by very poor battery life.
     
  18. nhlfreak98 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Battery life is actually pretty good. I unplugged it today at 6am i still didn't charge it and it's a 5%
     
  19. Derived macrumors regular

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    That sounds pretty good, I think probably you had some temporary poor service, or after you did an update like others said, it was still syncing and indexing.
     
  20. Max(IT) Suspended

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    It could be hardware related, and the battery doesn't go along very well with heat. Have it checked as soon as you can.
     

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