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

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  1. nataly44, May 22, 2012
    Last edited: May 22, 2012

    nataly44 macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2012
    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

    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
  2. Bugeyeblue macrumors 6502a


    Mar 27, 2011
    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.
  3. nataly44 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2012
    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
  4. Tyler23 macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    Hmm..hot weather..phone on dashboard with direct sun..phone in case..wonder why the phone got hot?
  5. briantaylor619 macrumors member

    May 15, 2012
    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”!
  6. nataly44 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2012
    last question please im too worry

    any damage happened to the iphone?
    how can i khnow?
    please answer me?
  7. nataly44 thread starter macrumors newbie

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

    how can i do if any damage happened to the iphone
  8. Jedii macrumors regular

    Jan 20, 2012
    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:
  9. sweetbrat macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2009
    Redford, MI
    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.
  10. briantaylor619 macrumors member

    May 15, 2012
    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.
  11. surjavarman macrumors 6502a

    Nov 24, 2007
    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
  12. hexonxonx macrumors 601

    Jul 4, 2007
    Denver Colorado
    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.
  13. cyks macrumors 68020


    Jul 24, 2002
    Westchester County, NY
    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.
  14. takeshi74, May 23, 2012
    Last edited: May 23, 2012

    takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    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.

    A lot of smartphones do warm up with GPS usage. The other conditions above certainly do not help.
  15. twysta macrumors newbie

    Dec 3, 2011
    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:)
  16. kdarling macrumors P6


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 47 years ago
    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:


    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.
  17. conartist4u macrumors regular


    May 4, 2012
    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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