Iphone 6 plus gets warm with little use

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SweetMystery, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. SweetMystery macrumors newbie


    Apr 25, 2015
    My phone has been getting really warm with just a little browsing or using apps for just a small amount of time. I dont know if this is normal or I should be concerned. My battery seems to be alright, I still get 10 hours of usage. When I charge, it doesnt get warm at all. Any ideas? My phone's brightness is at half if that helps.
  2. whatos macrumors 6502a

    Apr 15, 2015
    Maranello Italy / California USA
    Mine gets a bit warm which is to be expected. If you feel yours is too warm contact Apple. Make a genius bar appointment at an Apple Store. They'll take care of it.
  3. dsi76 macrumors member

    Apr 9, 2012
    Maybe it could be just a single app causing the heat. My Pebble app did this from time to time, while it was taking the CPU to 100% use. Was a bug in the app so I had to close it from the multitasking menu.

    Get a CPU monitoring widget such as iMonitor and watch the CPU percentage if you think a single app is causing the heat. Then you can close them one by one to see if it changes the CPU usage.
  4. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    They are quite powerful and passively cooled, not to mention super-thin too, and made of metal. They will get warm when using them. If you could fry an egg on yours then that's abnormal.
  5. Ergates-thi-Ant macrumors 6502

    Sep 9, 2013
    Mine gets pretty hot when I'm playing Ingress or Clash of Clans and even more so when charging the phone and playing these games together. They're both noted battery heavy applications.
  6. KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    I have the same with Spirit Lords. I wonder though, is it because the device gets so warm that the battery life degrades or are the apps so performance-heavy that they require so many resources?
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    The CPU will heat up the device while in use. Just the backlighting will do the same.

    If there were a serious problem your phone would get hot and the battery would discharge quickly. You say your battery is OK so I am betting all is normal.:apple:
  8. valdigre macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2007
    Dublin, Ireland
    Mine has been cool to touch for the past 3 days since I bought it. I have brightness 33% though but nor safari or any other light apps make it warm.
  9. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    Aluminum is a very conductive metal and the case acts like a big heatsink... not just for the phone, but for your hand, too. If you're holding the phone without a case, body heat from your hand is definitely contributing to the warmth.

    Cases also act as insulators, so they don't help anytime the phone is generating heat.
  10. CE3 macrumors 65816

    Nov 26, 2014
    Good points about the pros and cons of using cases. I think if you have a decent hard case it probably does more to keep it cool than hot, since our body temps are fairly high. But another benefit of not using a case is you'll know if your device is getting abnormally hot, which might be the case here. I'm glad I always have cases on my devices, because I can't stand the feeling of them getting warm in my hands, or in my lap.
  11. Caseynd macrumors regular


    Jun 17, 2008
    ND, USA
    I had this happen today with my iphone6+, I was using the health app to look at steps data and it processed for quite a while and got super hot
  12. SweetMystery thread starter macrumors newbie


    Apr 25, 2015
    Mine too, I dont know if I shoud be concern, this happens alot but it doesn't get hot, just warm to the touch. :)
  13. imlynxy macrumors 65816

    Mar 8, 2012
    I picked up one more Att iPhone 6 128 this Saturday. Since there are rumors that Att stops giving subsidy phones I ran my upgrade option. Took it off to unlock and it was really warm.

    I have iPhone 6 128 since day 1. It can be a bit warm, but not this warm as the new one.

    It your phone just a bit warm , this is fine, too warm, return it or exchange it.

    Same story with fan noise with iMacs. I'm on the 3d one and it is quiet.

    Apple loosing its quality more and more. I don't want to pay for defective products, so I take them back to the store. Make sure you can return iPhone 6 for only 15 days now.

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