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thecarrot

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Jul 20, 2010
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Hi guys!

I'm just wondering whether it is normal for the X to get noticeably warm when under normal use (i.e. web browsing without video, reddit, etc). It doesn't get warm enough to hurt to the touch, but warmer than my 6s Plus got under the same usage for sure. I specifically notice that it feels warm on the back underneath the camera bump area.

I'm thinking this might be a result of the glass back? What has your experience been in this regard?

Thanks, guys :)
 

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Hi guys!

I'm just wondering whether it is normal for the X to get noticeably warm when under normal use (i.e. web browsing without video, reddit, etc). It doesn't get warm enough to hurt to the touch, but warmer than my 6s Plus got under the same usage for sure. I specifically notice that it feels warm on the back underneath the camera bump area.

I'm thinking this might be a result of the glass back? What has your experience been in this regard?

Thanks, guys :)

It’s nothing to be concerned about, when you’re viewing media or intensive applications, the phone will heat due to the increase with the processor/GPU. Also, when you’re holding your phone, your hand obviously will also add warmth to the phone, but if your phone ever gets hot to touch or if you receive a message on your iPhone that your iPhone is overheating, then don’t use it.
 

now i see it

macrumors G4
Jan 2, 2002
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Also the larger chargers (12 watt iPad charger etc) will definitely heat up the phone more while charging and while plugged in and using it - compared to the little 5 watt charger. Not an issue on cool days. Definitely an issue on hot days.
 

C DM

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Oct 17, 2011
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Hi guys!

I'm just wondering whether it is normal for the X to get noticeably warm when under normal use (i.e. web browsing without video, reddit, etc). It doesn't get warm enough to hurt to the touch, but warmer than my 6s Plus got under the same usage for sure. I specifically notice that it feels warm on the back underneath the camera bump area.

I'm thinking this might be a result of the glass back? What has your experience been in this regard?

Thanks, guys :)
https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/iphone-x-warm.2099975/

https://forums.macrumors.com/thread...-warm-after-15-minutes-of-normal-use.2094862/
 

saltd

macrumors 6502a
Aug 1, 2010
760
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During the first day or two I owned mine it stayed alarmingly hot. I understand now that it was indexing and backing up, which evidently causes this normally.

After that it wasn’t an issue any more than previous iPhones. It had me concerned for a bit though.
 
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eoblaed

macrumors 68040
Apr 21, 2010
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Most of the time it's pretty cool. There are one or two games that will heat it up a bit.

It gets pretty warm in the microwave, too.
 

cc00lltt00nn

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Sep 23, 2012
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Buford, GA
I have noticed mine gets very very warm, on occasion. Usually while charging and watching Youtube. Definitely much more so than any other iPhone I've owned.
 

AMTYVLE

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Sep 23, 2014
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Florida
The only time I noticed my X get very warm is when using the Waze app while driving. It's actually gotten so warm that my X has shut down and will reboot itself, again only happens when using Waze.
 

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During the first day or two I owned mine it stayed alarmingly hot. I understand now that it was indexing and backing up, which evidently causes this normally.

After that it wasn’t an issue any more than previous iPhones. It had me concerned for a bit though.

And it’s usually the threads that start off right away that their iPhone is overheating or getting very warm when They first use it, but as you mentioned, it’s the indexing they can take quite some time, it will significantly heat the iPhone.
 
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BR3W3R

macrumors regular
Jan 11, 2016
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Both my iPhone 7 and x can hit 88-90 degrees when using Facebook safari and other apps.
 

Txguy82

macrumors 6502
Dec 31, 2016
293
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PubG makes my phone get HoTT lol other then that I don't have a problem with the phone
 

Eddie3345

macrumors regular
Nov 20, 2016
121
53
Portland ,OR
I've noticed if i leave instagram or safari open and i put it in my pocket, my leg gets warm and thats how i know oops i didn't turn my screen off. Not a huge deal but hopefully the X+ will not do that or maybe the iPhone 11 / 12 that will be fixed...?
 

LaoBron

macrumors member
Nov 20, 2016
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Got the warning ⚠️ when I was using my DJI 4 app then switched over to recording in 4K
 
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