iPhone 4 usage / getting Hot

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by blackbird070, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. blackbird070 macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2011
    Hi everybody, im interesting in getting an Iphone 4/5(when comes out) but I really want to use it for long usage. I know that it will get hot in that case, but can it really affect the condition of your iphone. Will it stop functioning properly/get damaged when used heavily like an ipod? Does it matter if it gets warm? does it notify you?

    Because I know on the iPod it doesnt at all. Its great.

    Thanks for any help, its much appreaciated.
  2. Subwaymac macrumors regular


    Apr 1, 2009
    the phone will get warm but it should not harm it at all.

    Before you charge it let it cool down and keep it in a cool place while charging, this is most important for battery health. the warmer it is while charging the worse it is for the battery.
  3. Legion93 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 6, 2011
    Death Star, Rishi Maze
    The iPhone multi-functions as compared with the iPod Touch. When any device gets hot, in other terms if it warms up after excess use, it will start deteriorating the battery life of that device (not iPhone in particular). If it does get warm, you may encounter occasional crashes/freezing of the screen or even lags between apps. One advice is to not put the iPhone into any form of case, as this can increase heat, making it much worser.

    May I ask, what were you planning on doing with the iPhone for that long to cause it to heat up? It is not a dedicated gaming console, so shouldn't be used very heavily. I wouldn't say it will stop functioning, but may cause some minor issues - one of which being decreased battery life. The cooler the device, the more battery life you will gain out of it.

    To the final point, yes, it does notify you if it overheats - this is particular when in outdoors in sunny weather or under warm conditions. The iPhone will display a warning box and switch off automatically. My advice, do your gaming on your Touch, and handle other stuff (such as emails, web, phone/messages) with your phone. :)
  4. blackbird070 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2011

    Thanks, amazingly useful.

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