iPhone 5 Overheating from Charging ???

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MS2083, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. MS2083 macrumors regular

    Mar 7, 2012
    anyone having Overheating Issues with their iPhone 5 from charging ?
  2. eps89 macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2012
    Me. I have it currently syncing through iTunes and it feels pretty hot.
  3. tsmithgolf2000 macrumors regular

    May 18, 2006
    Noticed that too, hasn't happened all the time, I noticed it while on a 30 min call.
  4. Jman13 macrumors 68000

    Aug 7, 2011
    Columbus, OH
    Define overheating.

    Do you mean: "the phone is getting warm."? or do you mean "The phone is shutting down due to exceeding the thermal tolerances" (i.e., the phone shuts down and flashes you an overheating sign).

    I would imagine with an aluminum back, the phone will be warmer to the touch than past phones due to the better conductivity of the aluminum (that is, it will conduct heat away from the components faster and to your skin).
  5. tsmithgolf2000 macrumors regular

    May 18, 2006
    I meant it gets noticeably warm to the touch.
  6. jcastillo20059 macrumors member

    Jul 7, 2010
    Exactly! Just because its getting warm doesn't mean there is something wrong...
    Just like a car, it heats up when its being used or any other electronics, the only difference between the iPhone 5 and a car is that a car has fans to cool it down.
  7. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000


    Jun 4, 2008
  8. tsmithgolf2000 macrumors regular

    May 18, 2006
    It's not a good thing, none of my previous iPhones have done this.
  9. Texaspaul macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2012
    Glass is a better insulator than aluminum... Guessing the aluminum is transferring the heat better. If it's not thermally shutting itself down, I wouldn't worry about. Apple likes their electronics hot case in point, Macbook Pro. ;)
  10. jmp2071 macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2012
    I've had this problem with literally every iPhone I've owned(all of em), it's normal. People bring this up every year thinking something is wrong, but there isn't.
  11. jcastillo20059 macrumors member

    Jul 7, 2010
    Especially a Macbook Pro!!! LOL
  12. schizbomb macrumors 6502

    May 14, 2011
    This guy knows what's up
  13. jpg macrumors regular

    May 15, 2009
    Noticed that too. Otherwise it isn't getting any warmer than my iPhone 4 did.
  14. Dandrews524 macrumors 6502

    Jan 30, 2009
    New York
    my iphone 5 certainly gets warm while its charging and im messing around with it but by no means is it "over heating"
  15. Millionaire2K macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2011
    I was shocked how cold mine was. lol. no joke.

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