iOS 7.1 causes heating?

zBoost

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Since last update I have noticed my iPhone 5 getting uncomfortably hot sometimes, when it even has moderate usage like browsing in safari. This probably doesn't have good effect on battery life as well. Someone experiencing this?
 

Poontaco

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Since last update I have noticed my iPhone 5 getting uncomfortably hot sometimes, when it even has moderate usage like browsing in safari. This probably doesn't have good effect on battery life as well. Someone experiencing this?
Hot flashes you say?
The iPhone 5 should run cool, much cooler than the 4/4s anyway.
It sucks, but your best bet, is to do a fresh install. I don't know of anything else that will fix it.:rolleyes:
 

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Do you have an app running in the background that is keeping location services on? Have a look at Settings->Privacy->Location Services and see which apps have solid purple arrows next to them. These are the apps that have used location services recently. Are there any that don't make sense?
 

sunking101

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My iPhone5 is a little warm whilst using WiFi and making phonecalls. If I web browse over 3G however, it gets uncomfortably hot. I've done two clean DFU installs over iTunes but cannot cure this and have tried with no apps at all on the phone, the problem persists and is totally an iOS7.1 issue on my iPhone5.
 
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Vinamra

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experiencing the same right now. I use safari for 10 mins, 5 mins call, and 2 mins to send a message; the phone gets hot and sucks 10-12% battery. 7.1 makes me charge my phone at least twice in a day!
 

sunking101

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experiencing the same right now. I use safari for 10 mins, 5 mins call, and 2 mins to send a message; the phone gets hot and sucks 10-12% battery. 7.1 makes me charge my phone at least twice in a day!
Report it to Apple:

http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html
 

britbloke

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experiencing the same right now. I use safari for 10 mins, 5 mins call, and 2 mins to send a message; the phone gets hot and sucks 10-12% battery. 7.1 makes me charge my phone at least twice in a day!
This is why I never update until Apple releases a 7.1.X update. There's typically always issues on the initial release of a big update.
 

sunking101

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Do Android phones experience all these crappy bugs? I'm seriously tempted to jump ship because iOS7 (along with my iPhone5) has been a massive disappointment.
 

CB1234

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Do Android phones experience all these crappy bugs? I'm seriously tempted to jump ship because iOS7 (along with my iPhone5) has been a massive disappointment.
No, android phones are perfect... Ask any of the android fans posting on these forums....
 

sunking101

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No, android phones are perfect... Ask any of the android fans posting on these forums....
I was hoping for a balanced, neutral viewpoint

:)
I only know iOS and briefly, Windows Mobile. Before that I was a Nokia Symbian man.
 

JetBlack7

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I was hoping for a balanced, neutral viewpoint

:)
I only know iOS and briefly, Windows Mobile. Before that I was a Nokia Symbian man.
Android has its own flaws, as do IOS and Windows Phone.

I jumped ship to a Galaxy and sold it after 2 months of use. Didn't like it at all.
 

white4s

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This is why I never update until Apple releases a 7.1.X update. There's typically always issues on the initial release of a big update.
this is why I'm keeping 7.0.6. jailbreaked, 7.1 is nothing but problems

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Do Android phones experience all these crappy bugs? I'm seriously tempted to jump ship because iOS7 (along with my iPhone5) has been a massive disappointment.
go ahead, enjoy your malware-filled-OS & lack of a secured apps
 

sunking101

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Any software will always have bugs. Period.....
Yes but iOS6 had WAY less bugs and you can't dispute that.
iOS7 has also highlighted just how little RAM Apple's iPhones and iPads have. Unless the i6 has significantly more, then I will be passing on it for sure.
 

mattopotamus

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I have noticed mine getting hotter than usual since upgrading to 7.1.

When I charge the phone and use it at the same time or do anything for more than a few minutes it gets much warmer than any iphone I have ever owned. It almost feels like it has been sitting in the sun a few hours.
 

sunking101

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I have noticed mine getting hotter than usual since upgrading to 7.1.

When I charge the phone and use it at the same time or do anything for more than a few minutes it gets much warmer than any iphone I have ever owned. It almost feels like it has been sitting in the sun a few hours.
Which device do you have?
My iPhone5 definitely runs warmer than with 7.0.4 but only actually gets hot when web browsing over 3G. The heat is coming from the top half. This is definitely not normal as no other build of iOS7 created this heat.
 

mattopotamus

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which device do you have?
My iphone5 definitely runs warmer than with 7.0.4 but only actually gets hot when web browsing over 3g. The heat is coming from the top half. This is definitely not normal as no other build of ios7 created this heat.
5s
 

Googlyhead

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Just chiming in with the observation that 7.1 is similar on my iPhone5.
Noticeably warmer in use, and shorter battery life overall than all prior versions (inc. 7.0.x), when all else is the same.
 

sunking101

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Just chiming in with the observation that 7.1 is similar on my iPhone5.
Noticeably warmer in use, and shorter battery life overall than all prior versions (inc. 7.0.x), when all else is the same.
The more people who report this, the better the odds that Apple will look into it:

http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html
 

zBoost

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My iPhone5 is a little warm whilst using WiFi and making phonecalls. If I web browse over 3G however, it gets uncomfortably hot. I've done two clean DFU installs over iTunes but cannot cure this and have tried with no apps at all on the phone, the problem persists and is totally an iOS7.1 issue on my iPhone5.

The problem seems to be exact the same. Wifi and phonecalls are ok but browsing on 3G gets it really hot.
I'm reporting this for sure.
 

C DM

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Everything's cool over here with my 5s.

Also, I'm a really heavy user.
For me on iPhone 5 it's about the same as it was with iOS 7.0 and even before iOS 7.

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Yes but iOS6 had WAY less bugs and you can't dispute that.
iOS7 has also highlighted just how little RAM Apple's iPhones and iPads have. Unless the i6 has significantly more, then I will be passing on it for sure.
To be fair iOS 6 had a least 3 versions (if not pretty much 6 versions) to get to where it was. That certainly doesn't mean that iOS 7 should be having issues, especially larger issues, but it does mean that it can and would almost be expected to have at least more issues than iOS 6 would have.
 

sunking101

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For me on iPhone 5 it's about the same as it was with iOS 7.0 and even before iOS 7.

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To be fair iOS 6 had a least 3 versions (if not pretty much 6 versions) to get to where it was. That certainly doesn't mean that iOS 7 should be having issues, especially larger issues, but it does mean that it can and would almost be expected to have at least more issues than iOS 6 would have.
That's understandable but in my mind still not acceptable. I didn't pay £600 to be a beta tester. Apple really should have worked on iOS7 behind the scenes and got it as good as it can be before releasing it. So what if that was 12 months later. This is just my opinion and I know that many people think iOS7 is fantastic, but it's been a total pig on my iPhone5 and ruined my enjoyment of the phone. Always niggling problems and things which annoy me.
 

Vinamra

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