iPad Air 2 gets hot!! Is this normal and does it shorten the lifespan of an iPad?? Overheating??

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Billy95Tech, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. Billy95Tech, Feb 6, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2016

    Billy95Tech Suspended

    Apr 18, 2014
    Hey guys when I am playing games especially high graphics games like Gangster Vegas, Asphalt 8, Beach Buggy Racing lots more it always get noticeably hot on the side(where the CPU and GPU is) of the Air 2 and all so when I'm charging the Air 2 while using it like browsing the web, watching videos and more it still gets warm but not as hot when I play games on it and that heat it is not uncomfortable to use the iPad even when I am playing games but it is very noticeable for some reason tho!!

    Now i am getting a bit worried about it that how hot my iPad Air 2 gets while playing games and using it while charging the battery and I know the iPad does not have a cooling fan inside but I am worried that it will get worse over time. :( :(

    So should I be worried about it?? Is it normal that the iPad Air 2 gets hot while playing games and charging the battery?? And is it because of the Air 2 is ridiculously thin(6.1mm) that you can notice the heat a lot more then on previous iPads??? Will it get worse over time?? And does it shorten the lifespan of an iPad to let it heat up constantly??
  2. Mackinjosh macrumors 65816

    Aug 21, 2014
    It's normal. Especially the heating up while charging.
  3. s2mikey macrumors 68020


    Sep 23, 2013
    Upstate, NY
    I don't know about that. Warmth while playing something processor intensive is one thing but while charging? If that's the case, then clearly the Air 2 is way too thin. Heat destroys electronic devices. Other than water it's enemy #1. I'd be concerned with extreme heat on any tablet.
  4. lagwagon, Feb 6, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2016

    lagwagon Suspended


    Oct 12, 2014
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    It is normal. The use of aluminum is not only a design choice for looks, it also serves/functions as a giant heatsink. Aluminum cools quickly, thus disipating the heat very efficiently.
  5. Mackinjosh macrumors 65816

    Aug 21, 2014
    I do know about it, and as I said, it's normal. If the heat bothers you, simply buy a case.
  6. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Have never noticed my Air 2 get warm, either during use or while charging, but I don't play graphics intensive games. I also have it in the Apple Smart Case, so maybe that is enough to keep me from noticing any warmth.
  7. pacmania1982 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 19, 2006
    Birmingham, UK
    My iPad Air 2 gets warm when playing games, but I'm not worried about it. If it got too hot, it would show the 'Your iPad needs to cool down' message, which I've never seen.

    Mine is in a case, so I can't tell you exactly how hot it gets, buts not scalding or enough to cause burns.
  8. zone23 macrumors 68000

    May 10, 2012
    I would have a couple questions like how long are you playing the games are we talking 45 minutes or 12 hours if the latter then you might want to take a break and get some air (just a suggestion). Second how hot are we talking like you need oven mitts or just feels pretty warm you frying eggs or keeping a sandwich warm.
  9. sracer macrumors 604


    Apr 9, 2010
    In my experiences it's not normal. None of my iPads (including an Air 2) have ever gotten warm during charging, and only on a handful of times did they get warm playing processor-intensive games. They have never rose to the level of being "hot". Though the definition of warm and hot are subjective.

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