Ip7+ gets really hot when using GPS

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Appleloves22, Nov 12, 2016.

  1. Appleloves22 macrumors 6502


    Sep 14, 2014
    My iPhone 7plus gets extremely hot when I use Google Maps or any app that uses GPS (Pokémon Go). Is this normal?
  2. Freakonomics101 macrumors 65816


    Nov 6, 2014
    Are you charging the iPhone while using a heavy app like Pokémon Go? When I briefly tried Pokémon Go, my phone became warm but not "extremely hot." You might have something else running in the background that you may not have control of.
  3. Appleloves22 thread starter macrumors 6502


    Sep 14, 2014
    No charging. Just walking around. I'll make a genius appointment if it happens again.
  4. Alexrat1996 macrumors 68030

    Mar 29, 2015
    Lehigh valley PA
    It's normal I have same issue with my old iPhone 6
  5. Relentless Power macrumors Core

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    But the iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 Plus are using different internals. It would be a safer comparison to another iPhone 7 Plus to determine if the OP's iPhone 7 Plus is experiencing issues.
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    It is likley the use of the CPU and backlighting that is heating the phone. The GPS use should not create that much heat.
  7. Appleloves22 thread starter macrumors 6502


    Sep 14, 2014
    It happened again where it got really hot really quick on Pokémon Go. I think I may just have to delete the app. It's the only app that makes my phone get extremely hot.
  8. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    My iPhone 7Plus gets warm quickly when playing Pokemon Go. If its warm outside, it heats up even faster.
  9. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000


    Sep 13, 2014
    Trust me, you're better off without it anyways ;):p:D
  10. gazonk macrumors member

    Jan 1, 2009
    In my experience, Google Maps is a real cpu hog which drains the battery pretty quickly. Not all gps apps are like that, I think Apple Maps is much better than Google Maps, and for instance iSmoothRun is very kind to the cpu.
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Can't say I've come across that with Google Maps. In this case it seems to be more related to a game, one which uses GPS.

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