iPad Pro 10.5 home button getting hot

tarasis

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anyone else with the new 10.5 iPad have an issue with the home button / Touch ID sensor getting hot to touch? Noticed it on mine this evening.

Wasn’t something I have had happen on my iPhone 6S or iPad Pro 9.7. Device behaving happily otherwise.
 

Relentless Power

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anyone else with the new 10.5 iPad have an issue with the home button / Touch ID sensor getting hot to touch? Noticed it on mine this evening.

Wasn’t something I have had happen on my iPhone 6S or iPad Pro 9.7. Device behaving happily otherwise.
If you're doing anything Intensive, such as gaming or other media, you're likely seeing heat exhibited from the processor and considering the battery is radiating heat as well from extended use. When you say "Hot", like hot To the point where you can't hold it? If so, that would be abnormal.

Listed below is a link an internal break down of the 10.5 iPad completed by IFixit, so you can at least see where the batteries and Processor is Located near the home button.

https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPad+Pro+10.5-Inch+Teardown/92534
 
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QueenTyrone

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If the issue persists restore and set the iPad up as new...Sometimes that helps. If not get it replaced asap
 

bluesteel

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I'm having the same problem with a new 2017 iPad Pro 12.9". The bottom third of the iPad, which includes the home button, gets unusually warm. I've been doing a lot of note taking and illustration with the Apple Pencil..I wonder if using the Apple Pencil is somehow the issue. I have never had this problem with a previous iPad, including the generation 1 iPad Pro 12.9".
 

mstanco

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anyone else with the new 10.5 iPad have an issue with the home button / Touch ID sensor getting hot to touch? Noticed it on mine this evening.

Wasn’t something I have had happen on my iPhone 6S or iPad Pro 9.7. Device behaving happily otherwise.
happens to my iPhone 7.... wait is this a bad thing?
 

sacha_g88

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As I was setting up my 10.5 (which included an iOS 10 update and restoring from ICloud) the back was getting pretty warm, especially on the Apple Logo.
 

FidelSarcastro

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anyone else with the new 10.5 iPad have an issue with the home button / Touch ID sensor getting hot to touch? Noticed it on mine this evening.
Wasn’t something I have had happen on my iPhone 6S or iPad Pro 9.7. Device behaving happily otherwise.
Question for all with this problem: Is this on iOS 11 beta or also iOS 10? I have this problem on the beta... from iFixit it looks like it must be display related, there are the new timings controller for the 120hz Display and the touchscreen controllers in this area...
 

bluesteel

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I installed iOS 11 Beta as a troubleshooting measure, and I still had the issue, really hot on and around the home button. I then got a brand new replacement iPad, and I still have the same problem.
 
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FidelSarcastro

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I have a theory to test. The heat issue is only present when my apple pencil is far away from my ipad, maybe there is a radio connection that goes rouge...

If you have the heat problem reproduceable and an Apple Pencil, test it by putting the pencil right next to your ipad or disconnect it and see if the problem persists.
Iam running the latest beta from yesterday and have so far not encountered the heat problem...
 

bluesteel

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I have a theory to test. The heat issue is only present when my apple pencil is far away from my ipad, maybe there is a radio connection that goes rouge...

If you have the heat problem reproduceable and an Apple Pencil, test it by putting the pencil right next to your ipad or disconnect it and see if the problem persists.
This wouldn't work for me since the heat begins to permeate the home button and surrounding area when I actually use the Apple Pencil. For example, if I'm using Goodnotes, within a minute the heat begins building, and as soon as I'm done writing, the heat begins to dissipate.
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Question for all with this problem: Is this on iOS 11 beta or also iOS 10? I have this problem on the beta... from iFixit it looks like it must be display related, there are the new timings controller for the 120hz Display and the touchscreen controllers in this area...
This is interesting. I wonder what happens to the 120Hz and touchscreen controllers when the Apple Pencil is used.
 
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anbudroid

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This wouldn't work for me since the heat begins to permeate the home button and surrounding area when I actually use the Apple Pencil. For example, if I'm using Goodnotes, within a minute the heat begins building, and as soon as I'm done writing, the heat begins to dissipate.
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This is interesting. I wonder what happens to the 120Hz and touchscreen controllers when the Apple Pencil is used.

I too have this same issue when using Apple Pencil with iPad Pro 10.5" . without Apple Pencil this problem is not occurred. I tried to disable 120Hz Screen refresh rate . I tried many different apps . from iOS 11 to iOS 11.2 Have the same issue. I don't know what cause this problem . if anyone find the reason for this please suggest me the solution . main main purpose of this iPad Pro is note taking . without pencil this device is useless for me .
 

JeetuDadwal

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Dec 12, 2017
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Hi!

I am new to this forum! I just bought a new iPad Pro 10.5'" but I am not able to login on FB & iMessage with my Apple ID & password!!!

pls help me to solve the problem...

jeetu
 

anbudroid

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For Facebook you have to create separate Id . imessafe you go to face time and login there . so you can login to imessafe too
 

MrUNIMOG

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So yeah late reply but apparently the same issue still persists with iOS 13.5 so I guess there's nothing to be done about it. As long as I've had the 10.5" iPad Pro (and I've had several replacement units for various reasons), they all exhibited this behavior and as others have pointed out, it seems related to the Apple Pencil, display timing controller, display power management, touchscreen controller or all of those.
 
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