iPhone 4 Overheating and Battery Dying

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ducqui, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. ducqui macrumors newbie

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    I've seen other posts about this on various sites but none of the solutions thus far have helped me.

    Starting yesterday, my white AT&T iPhone 4 has been becoming very hot (almost to the point of burning my skin) while charging or while in use and the battery was depleted in about 5 hours (normally lasts me more than the whole day).

    I first turned off the "Ping", deleted my e-mail account, reset the network settings, and still no change. Then, I did a complete restore to a back-up. I also turned off basically everything (Push notifications, location services, wi-fi, Fetch new data, etc) and closed practically every app including the standard ones like e-mail and You-Tube.

    Does anyone have any suggestions for what I can do to fix this problem? The phone isn't very old at all, because they just started making these. The trouble is I didn't buy it, I actually found it at a bus stop in Vegas and the person never called the phone to get it returned so after a week, I changed it over to my account, so I don't think I'd be able to get any help at the Apple store about this problem.
     
  2. epiciphonehack macrumors member

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    Huh... This can happen if the phone has been dropped. My 3Gs gets really hot alot to. I took it to the genius bar and they said that this commonly happens when you jailbreak, and in my case, unlock. But yours is mostly likely because of a bad battery or dropping it.
     
  3. epiciphonehack macrumors member

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    Huh... This can happen if the phone has been dropped. My 3Gs gets really hot alot to. I took it to the genius bar and they said that that happens when you jailbreak, and in my case, unlocking as well. But yours is mostly likely because a bad battery or, of course dropping.
     
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  5. ducqui thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have not jailbroken mine, and it has never been dropped to my recollection. I keep it in a case, but just took it off because I felt like it might be keeping it from dissipating the heat.
     
  6. RachDawn32 macrumors newbie

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    My battery was doing the same thing so I took it in. They had it for most of the day, and then said there was nothing wrong w it and I needed tO turn the Wifi off. I did and it is a little better but still has same problem. My sis says her iPhone is also dying fast so I think it's just iPhones
     

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