Hot Ipad 3 - Possible Fix

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Mechinyun, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. Mechinyun macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2010
    Got my Ipad 3 yesterday, it was literally burning up straight out of the box with minimal web surfing. Not mildy warm mind you.. but HOT.

    I did a discharge of the battery down to 0 and once it came back up to about 10 percent charge I did a fresh reinstall of IOS as new. (I also cut off bluetooth and a few location based services)

    COOL as a cucumber now. Warmth is not even noticeable.

    Give it a shot.. YMMV.
  2. SporkLover macrumors 6502

    Nov 8, 2011
    I don't have that problem because I only use mine in a freezer.... When I'm away from home I use frozen gel packs.
  3. BigMcGuire Contributor


    Jan 10, 2012
    Glad to see I'm not the only one that does this. I have some at work, home, and even at the parent's house now. I've been hearing that the sale of frozen gel packs are going up around the nation because of iPad 3 overheating issues.

    On another note, it would be interesting to see what app, setting, or whatever causes "overheating."
  4. Redjericho macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2011
    The app/setting/whatever that causes it is the retina display.
  5. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
  6. chakraj macrumors 65816


    Feb 6, 2008
    So Cal
  7. Redneck-Randy macrumors member

    Jan 22, 2012
    Hope your joking.

    Putting a hot iPad in the fridge will cause moister buildup inside the iPad because of the aluminum back.
  8. Sherifftruman, Mar 30, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2012

    Sherifftruman macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2010
    Mine was never what I would say hot, more like a bit warm, compared to the iPad 2. It does seem like it is getting less warm as the days and recharges go by. Not sure if that's real or I'm just getting used to it though.
  9. Redjericho macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2011
    I heard the best thing you could do is drain the battery from 100 to 0 on the first boot up without ever charging it, which is what I'm doing right now.
  10. Mechinyun thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2010
    Thats what I did too + the reinstall.
  11. dmccloud macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2009
    Anchorage, AK
    If it was really that hot, I'd exchange it. Mine never got above "warm" to the touch, even before fully discharging the battery the first time.
  12. Mechinyun thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2010
    I'm evaluating it still.. other than that issue which hopefully got resolved with what I did, its a perfect unit with the screen, colors and backlighting. If it comes back.. will def return for a new one.

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