iPhone XR Heat on the XR

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by roanmy, Dec 19, 2018.

  1. roanmy macrumors member

    Nov 10, 2011

    I've been considering the XR, but whenever I play with it at the Apple Store. I noticed it's fairly hot to the touch in the bottom part of the phone/display. I realise that it being in the charger all day, with the background video running can be intense, but the other phones aren't as warm (or not at all).

    How's it like in day to day use? Games, videos, using the camera, browsing the internet etc.
  2. Moneymiike420 macrumors regular


    Jul 18, 2012
    This is a weird question ..those apple store phones are always plugged in with their brightness at 100%... of course some are gonna
    Be hot to the touch..it has the same insides as the xs and xs plus with the a12
    Chip so I’m sure you’ll be fine hope this helps
  3. roanmy thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 10, 2011
    Thanks for answering. As I said, I understand the argument that they're always on, but the other models don't have specific point on them that feels hot in the same way, so I'm curious.
  4. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Is it just one particular XR that you used, or are there others that are also like that?
  5. roanmy thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 10, 2011
    Every single one I touched, in the US and Norway. I don't know if most people would notice it, unless they felt for it at the bottom front. But I know it would bother me, so I thought I'd ask.
  6. JPack macrumors 601


    Mar 27, 2017
    That's because the bottom is where the LED backlight and display driver are located. The heat is normal.

    On older iPhones, the backlight strip is at the top of the display.

  7. MacLappy macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2011
    In day to day use, it’s noticeably cooler than an iPhone 7 plus and also the 2017 iPad. Some games that run relatively hot on both these older devices, run with no noticeable heat on the iPhone XR.
  8. Alex.jr macrumors member

    Nov 14, 2018
    Day to day use, waaaaaayyyy cooler than the small XS for exemple. I’ve had the XS and now the XR.

    The XS would get hot, not burning hot, with some whatsapp audio recording for exemple. Did some tests with another XS, same results.

    Keep in mind I’m not saying the XS is defective because of this. But indeed during my usage it would get way hotter than the XR.

    Not a deal breaker of course, but just an observation. If you’re worried about the XR getting hot, don’t be.
  9. Ffosse macrumors 68000

    Nov 5, 2012

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