iPhone 6 64GB getting REALLY hot

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by lowercaseperson, May 10, 2015.

  1. lowercaseperson macrumors 6502

    Oct 5, 2006
    Hey all,

    I've had my iPhone 6 since they came out, no problems. A few weeks ago it started having this problem: for no distinguishable reason it gets really really hot and starts burning through the battery (1-2% every minute). The problem resolves if I restart it...but it keeps reoccurring.

    I've tried just closing every app, no luck. I've even tried plugging it in and trying to wait it out. No luck there. It burns through the battery so fast it will BARELY charge (I only tired this once for about an hour).

    It's not the most pressing problem - I mean it is a pretty easy temporary fix to just reset it....but I was wondering if anyone else was having this problem or knew what was going on?

  2. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Something's trying to sync or run that's using it up. I'd try to reset network settings to see if that might do anything. If not you can try resetting all settings. You can also try removing all email and iCloud accounts and then readding them back in. As one of the last options there's always restoring it as new.
  3. lowercaseperson thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 5, 2006
    Thanks for the ideas
  4. PsychicRutabaga macrumors member


    Apr 19, 2015
    Are you seeing really poor signal? I've seen iPhones get warmer and drain a lot of battery when either cell or wifi signal is poor. In those cases, it helps to turn off whichever type of radio is getting the poor reception for that time. I.E. turn off wifi if that's the culprit, or turn on airplane mode and then re-enable wifi if it is the cell signal. At least this way you can hopefully narrow down if it is one or the other of those.
  5. lowercaseperson thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 5, 2006
    I wish that was the case, but no. I've been noticing it usually when I first get up of the morning. I live in a small apartment and have excellent cell/wifi signal everywhere.

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