Ipad 3

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Blobs21, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. Blobs21 macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2011
    I have an ipad 3 and my device gets really really hot. I can barely hold it sometimes. Is this an issue and what do you think about the possibility of an ipad mini? I might trade this ipad in for the mini.
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    No iPad mini, but what you can do is take your iPad to the Apple Store.
  3. Blobs21 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2011
    Yeah I was reading something about how they get hot pretty easily and I didn't know if this was a widespread problem that I just have to deal with or that I should take it in to the store.
  4. Kolmogorov macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2011
    You should take it to the store and ask for a replacement.
  5. spiderman0616 macrumors 68040


    Aug 1, 2010
    it should not get so hot that you can't hold it. Take it in.
  6. davedvdy macrumors regular

    Oct 25, 2011
    Taking it in would be helpful as mentioned, and also, where is your brightness level? keeping it down to half way or less helps a lot with heat I've found.
  7. Redjericho macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2011
    If it gets so hot you can't hold it, there's a problem, but I would bet yours gets just as hot as everybody elses.
  8. taipan61 macrumors 6502

    May 18, 2011
    corner starbucks
    they do get warm, if yours is that hot then you probably have a bad battery and should take it in
  9. WhySoSerious macrumors 65816


    Jun 30, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    OMG people, the iPad 3 does not have a heat issue. If you seriously can't handle the iPad 3 because it's soooo hot, then you must be made of damn snow.

    It barely warms up and it's due to the screen.

    * Pro Tip * : turn down the brightness to about 55%-65% and the heat will disapper ENTIRELY aaaaaaaaaaand you'll incease battery life.

  10. johndallas999 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 9, 2008
    Good tip! I heard if you disable wifi, bluetooth, cellular, location services and just keep the device in constant sleep mode the heat issue goes away entirely, not to mention an huge increase in battery life! :rolleyes:
  11. TheMarc, Jul 9, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2012

    TheMarc macrumors member

    Feb 2, 2010
    I love that solution... To make the new Ipad actually usable, one should reduce the brightness, and with it clarity and overall "beauty", of the screen and image, while that's its main feature...

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