iPhone 3GS Feeling Warm During Usage

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by MacOSXAddict, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. MacOSXAddict macrumors member

    Jan 15, 2007
    I recently purchased a 32GB iPhone 3GS white and I noticed that the back of the iPhone becomes slightly warm when using the phone and browsing the web. Are other people experiencing this as well? Is this the norm for all 3GS models or should I go to the Apple Store to see if they will replace it?
  2. Lemons! macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2009
    I don't know if it's normal, but my brother and I are also experience this.
  3. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    My 3G will get warm with heavy use, especially with tethering.
  4. Resist macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    Any electronic device with heavy battery usage will have a warm battery. My Laptop does the same thing and the iPhone is no different.
  5. chrono1081 macrumors 604


    Jan 26, 2008
    Isla Nublar
    This is 100% completely normal with ANY phone out there. If someone tries to tell you otherwise they are wrong.
  6. MacOSXAddict thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 15, 2007
    I had a iPhone 3G and the back of the phone never felt warm with heavy usage or low usage. I noticed this right away with the 3GS and I would say that within 5 mins, the device was starting to get warm on the back.
  7. sananda macrumors 68020

    May 24, 2007
    I think my 3GS gets much hotter then my 3G. Makes my hand sweaty even, and then I worry about dropping it.
  8. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    Well, my 3G has never felt warm, just ambient temperature of the surroundings. Perhaps, I'm not that tactile to tell the difference.

    Edit: Okay, I can't admit I've had my iPhone using GPS for an hour. I also don't play very intensive games.
  9. kate-willbury macrumors 6502a

    Feb 14, 2009
    lol obviously this is normal. are you new to technology or something?
  10. JensenJJ macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2008
    My iPhone3G go pretty warm when I used it for 1 hour as GPS device using google maps, so it was downloading a lot of maps, and using the GPS at the same time. (I was co driver, and we did not have a paper map, and no build in GPS)

    So it's just normal for devices to get hot when using a lot of power.

    Sure my old Nokia did not get that hot, but then again it did not fave GPS og google maps (yes you can get some with GPS)
    But is also store the map on the phone so it do not need to download so mutch data.
    And then again it's not as powerfull as the iPhone CPU

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