Have I damaged my iPad Air 2 by accident?? HELP!! D:

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  1. ShaunAFC3, Aug 8, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2017

    ShaunAFC3 macrumors regular

    Feb 28, 2016
    Yesterday which was a hot and sunny day I was charging my iPad Air 2 on my desk and when I picked it up for some reason the iPad felt quite hot mainly around the middle around the A8X chip.

    And this is the 1st time ever that I picked up my iPad Air 2 while charging from my table that a part of the back of my iPad Air 2 felt quite hot and I actually quite worried that I have damaged my iPad by accident. :(:(

    Keep in mind while charging the iPad Air 2 I did not any apps/games running in the background and all the things like Wifi, Bluetooth, etc was off and the screen brightness was about around 30/40% and it was on a hot and sunny day day as well.

    Before this happened previous times when charging the iPad Air 2 when picked up the iPad did not feel warm at tall, It was quite cool.

    So far luckily my iPad Air 2 is working well and no problems while doing things like web browsing, watching videos and play games but I just can't help but think to myself "have I damaged my iPad Air 2 especially the battery by accident"?? I am really worried about this...... D:

    And before anyone ask I am using the Official Apple branded power adapter with lightning charging cable that came with my iPad Air 2!!

    So everyone have I damaged my iPad Air 2 in anyway shape or form especially the battery?? Is the battery fine?? Or am I just paranoid and just overthinking?? And have this ever happened to you?? o_Oo_O
  2. bopajuice Suspended


    Mar 22, 2016
    Dark side of the moon
    I am no expert, but have found using an off brand cable or charger sometimes heats things up. Some chargers are not that accurate voltage or amperage wise. Even older Apple cables can get a bit finicky.

    I have had this happen. Afterwards I used only Apple branded cables and chargers. No other issues. I did not suffer any ill effects either way.
  3. ericwn macrumors 68020

    Apr 24, 2016
    I would get an appointment at an Apple Store and let them check out the device if I was concerned.
  4. SSAJ macrumors 6502

    Aug 30, 2016
    It's nothing to be worried worried about its to my 5S like all the time it heats like crazy when charging I think ur good oh yeah try taking some geekbench scores and 3dmark sling shot benchmark scores to see if the device is all good
  5. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    If the sunlight was aimed towards the iPad, perhaps that may have contributed to the warmth, being you mentioned it was sunny and hot. As long as the iPad appears to be operating normally, I don't think you have anything to be concerned with. I would just make sure to keep the iPad out of direct sunlight, but It doesn't appear you damaged anything. I would also monitor in between charging cycles to see if this happens again.
  6. Eric5273 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2009
    New Jersey
    I'm sure your iPad is fine. Apple products have a history of running hot, especially the old MacBooks from around 10 years ago -- these used to heat up to the point of sometimes shutting themselves off, and even still they would not be damaged. The first gen MacBook Air was famous for doing this. All these devices have heat protection where they will turn themselves off if they get hot to the point of being in danger of damage.
  7. Precursor macrumors 6502a


    Sep 29, 2015
    No you didn't, you can relax. I used my ipad out in the desert for taking some photos and after a couple minutes it displayed a warning that it's going to shut down due to overheating, and it did. Works fine now. iPad protects itself from overheating.
  8. Newtons Apple Suspended

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    "paranoid and just overthinking"

    You ipad should be fine.
  9. alecgold macrumors 65816


    Oct 11, 2007
    Of it does get too hot it will display a warning telling you to let it cool down.


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