iphone gets hot when using gps for more than 30 minutes please help fast

nataly44

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May 22, 2012
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when i was travel with a gps app running for 30 minutes or more

my iphone got too hot and then i got a message


iphone needs to cool down before you can use it


can you please answer my 3 questions


1-does that did any damage to my iphone?

2-does that message normal when using the gps for 30 minutes or more

3-how to fix that


i have iphone 4s (new) in use for3 months only

running ios 5.0.1

and jailbroken

yes
it was under my windshield
with a case on the iphone
and i thing it was a hot weather

i was driving


also like i said its a new iphone 4s
 
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Bugeyeblue

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Mar 27, 2011
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It's probably not "normal", but was it sitting in the sun under your windshield or something? Just thought I would ask since you said you were using gps.
 

nataly44

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May 22, 2012
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yes
it was under my windshield
with a case on the iphone
and i thing it was a hot weather


also like i said its a new iphone 4s
 

briantaylor619

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May 15, 2012
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A patient goes to see a doctor and complains that “Doc it hurts when I do this. Please help!” To which the doctor replies somewhat simply, “Then stop doing that”!
 

nataly44

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May 22, 2012
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last question please im too worry

any damage happened to the iphone?
how can i khnow?
please answer me?
 

nataly44

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May 22, 2012
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also its working good now with no proplems

how can i do if any damage happened to the iphone
 

Jedii

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Jan 20, 2012
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My Iphone gets hot if i use it for more than a few minutes on 3G, i gave up caring a long time ago. :rolleyes:
 

sweetbrat

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Jun 17, 2009
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also its working good now with no proplems

how can i do if any damage happened to the iphone
As long as you let it cool down, and it's working fine now, then there probably isn't any damage. It likely wasn't the GPS that caused the problem, but the combination of it sitting in direct sun, under a glass windshield, inside a hot car. Any piece of electronics in that situation has a high likelihood of overheating.
 

surjavarman

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Nov 24, 2007
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Wait a sec, do you actually get a message that pops up on your screen if your iPhone 4s is too hot? I've never heard of this before.
I call baloney on that one too. Never in my entire life have I seen anything like that. And I have used iOS devices for a long time
 

hexonxonx

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Jul 4, 2007
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I call baloney on that one too. Never in my entire life have I seen anything like that. And I have used iOS devices for a long time
I've gotten that same message a few times during the winter when the heater would blow on my iPhone. You can't do a thing with the phone while that message is displayed until it cools down.
 

cyks

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Jul 24, 2002
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Wait a sec, do you actually get a message that pops up on your screen if your iPhone 4s is too hot? I've never heard of this before.
Yup, it happens. There's an alert noise (it sounded like metal doors slamming) and the message pops up. When it happened, it scared the hell out of me, but I just let the phone cool down and everything has been fine since.

Much like the OP, without thinking, I was using it as a GPS (Waze) up on the dash.
 

takeshi74

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Feb 9, 2011
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Never in my entire life have I seen anything like that. And I have used iOS devices for a long time
That means nothing. "Having used iOS devices for a long time" doesn't mean that you've used them in situations where they would have overheated. Time and heat are two different things.

Search is your friend. Never assume that what you've experienced is all that exists.
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2101

It likely wasn't the GPS that caused the problem, but the combination of it sitting in direct sun, under a glass windshield, inside a hot car. Any piece of electronics in that situation has a high likelihood of overheating.
A lot of smartphones do warm up with GPS usage. The other conditions above certainly do not help.
 
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twysta

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Dec 3, 2011
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London, United Kingdom
"Some conditions and activities that may activate the Temperature warning message:

Leaving the device in a car on a hot day.
Leaving it in direct sunlight for extended amounts of time.
Using certain features in hot conditions or direct sunlight for long periods of time, such as GPS tracking in a car on a sunny day or listening to music while in direct sunlight."

There you go :eek:)
 

kdarling

macrumors P6
Wait a sec, do you actually get a message that pops up on your screen if your iPhone 4s is too hot? I've never heard of this before.
It made a lot of news when people first tried out their new iPads sunning themselves by a pool, and found out the tablets got too hot.

The iPhone version looks like this:

iphone_hot.png

Apple is infamous for always trying to get by with the slimmest cases with no cooling. It's mostly a Jobs thing; he didn't like fans or cooling slots.
 

conartist4u

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May 4, 2012
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Lima Peru
this is not an informative post so please do not treat it as such....


to OP:

you are definitely Blonde....hehe
or i'd like to think soooo



btw avoid keeping iDevices in the heat. as many pointed out the auto temp sensor kicks in and once it does, it will many times even when it isn't remotely hot. my expeience.
 
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