iPad overheating

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Kosinar, May 9, 2010.

  1. Kosinar macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2010
    Iwas using my 64 gig 3G IPad on the patio and got warning triangle with "IPad needs to cool down before you can use it". It was not really that hot outside but IPad felt really hot. Itook it inside and let it cool down. When it felt cool to the touch I took it outside again and started use it again. After few minutes I got the same error message. It got me concerned that maybe battery is malfunctioning but it works fine inside. Anybody experienced something similar?
  2. sjinsjca macrumors 68010


    Oct 30, 2008
    It's not too surprising. Metal gets hot in direct sun. So, avoid long exposure to direct sun (that goes for you, too!). A light-colored case might help.
  3. Hendjaz macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2010
    There are a good number of threads already here and at other forums on this unfortunately fairly common problem. Apparently iPad is not meant to be used outdoors in the direct sun. Air temperature doesn't seem to be the problem as much as the direct sun impact.
  4. multipleshots macrumors newbie

    May 10, 2010
    Arlington, WA
  5. kdesign7 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 1, 2010
    earth, for now.
    Thanks for all the information and the videos are GREAT!! Thx!

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