iPhone 4 gets very very hot- share your experience

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  1. ruk110 macrumors regular

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    I have been using my iPhone 4 for about a month now. i have the 32GB black version and i have noticed if i am say for example using a game app, then after about ten minutes the metal band will get really hot. it will only happen to whichever side is facing up, so bottom of band will stay cool (heat rises?) is this normal? oh yeah happens on phone calls too, and surfing, and facetime and everything

    share your experiences!
     
  2. nooaah macrumors 68000

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    I made a thread about this several years ago. The conclusion seemed to be that the glass conducts/retains heat more effectively than plastic but the phone isn't necessarily hotter.
     
  3. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    My experience is, that the iP4 (and any smartphone for that matter) Gets warm but not alarmingly so.
     
  4. drewc1138 macrumors 6502

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    I'm the same way. It gets a little warm, but not too bad.

    Not as bad as the 3G (or maybe it was the first gen...I don't really remember). It would get to the point where it was VERY uncomfortable in my pocket, and I would have to restart the phone.
     
  5. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    If you use any electronic for a long period of time of course it's gonna get alittle hot.
     
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  7. nishishei macrumors regular

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    Why the hell did Apple make the back glass?

    They should just give up on the IP4, and give us a 3GS with Retina Display.
     
  8. Harpy007 macrumors regular

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    My iPhone is definitely warmer than my 3G. After 10 minutes of gaming the phone is really warm and it's a little uncomfortable in my pocket. I guess it's normal with such a small hardware.
     
  9. mzd macrumors 6502a

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    the only time my iPhone 4 got bad was when it was charging via the included Apple USB power adapter while i was talking on the phone for a while. the cord and the power adapter got really hot, and the phone was hot too. i have since charged it with the power adapter without talking on the phone while charging and it has been fine.
     
  10. joefarrell86 macrumors member

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    Seriously? I'd rather have a glass back than that cheap piece of plastic.
     
  11. S1njin macrumors 6502a

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    Mine gets hot when:

    On a long bluetooth call
    Using GPS for a 20+ min ride
     
  12. ruk110 thread starter macrumors regular

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    surely the phone getting as hot as it does cant be good for the hardware? especially the battery and screen
     
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  14. rans0m00 macrumors 6502

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    Mine gets hotter than any other phone I have had but only does so when I have it plugged in while streaming pandora and using trapster in my car. Otherwise not abnormally hot for any other smartphone I have had.
     
  15. ruk110 thread starter macrumors regular

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    fried or scrambled?
     
  16. BlondeBuddhist macrumors 6502a

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    I think that the glass is whats showing the heat. I can't imagine the device is "getting" hotter, just showing it more.

    Blonde Buddhist
     
  17. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    I think that's the reason why Apple made bumpers instead of cases. Once I put a case all over it, screen started to feel a bit slimy because of the heat. Now that it's off, I can actually feel the heat all over.
     
  18. ruk110 thread starter macrumors regular

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    ... they would not have been able to make full cases due to touch screen though... ?
     
  19. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    This is what mine does, it gets warm but not terribly hot.
     
  20. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

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    The first one that I had got hot after I used it for a short period of time, however this one that I have now doesn't even get warm.
     
  21. ruk110 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i found out that if you have apps running in the background, the phone will be warmer to the touch
     
  22. Chunkycat macrumors 6502

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    Mine gets warm when it's charging. If I talk over the phone while it's charging it's even warmer. But nothing alarming or uncomfotable.
     
  23. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Only time mine gets warm is when on a moderate to long phone call in a low-signal strength area or when using GPS apps for long periods of time. Gets warm charging, too, some times, but that doesn't count.
     
  24. adztaylor macrumors 68000

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    I play games quite frequently and I've never noticed any significant heat increase.
     
  25. caligurl macrumors 68030

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    :confused:

    but iphone 4 has only been less than 2 months :confused:
     

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