Iphone running hot and draining battery...

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by dfkaplan, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. dfkaplan macrumors newbie

    Aug 10, 2008
    I've only had this happen a few times, but it does worry me. I'll be walking down the street and notice that my pocket feels a bit warm. I check the iphone and it's running warm and the battery is mostly drained. I'm worried about both symptoms, as I don't want the thing to get damaged and I don't want it to run out of juice just when I need it most.

    All extra stuff is turned off when this happens (3g, bluetooth, wifi, etc.) except for location services. Does location services take up that much in the way of resources?
  2. Warpdrv macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2008
    turn off location services... and turn down the brightness...
  3. Col Ronson macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2008
    get a freakin replacement. this heat thing you speak off is not normal. i use my iphone 24/7 and it still stays the same temperature.

    and i live in arizona...
  4. Koolio27 macrumors member

    Jan 28, 2008
    Somerville, MA (Boston)
    I've heard that sometimes 3rd party apps don't actually shutdown when you exit the application. Thus, it's still running and using the phone's resources. The warmth you're experiencing is the tell tale sign of this occurring (again, from what an Apple Store employee told me). If this happens, do a soft reset (holding down Home button and the on/off button until the phone reboots).

    Now, if this is happening often then I'd take it in for service/replacement.
  5. jmpmntwnty3 macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2007
    South Carolina
    How do developers get around the block that apple has in the SDK? I heard that background processes weren't allowed...
  6. chomby1991 macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2008
    Australia ->queensland ->Rockhampton
    Im not sure if its the same problem as with the 1st gen phones but it happened once on my first gen one but i hard reseted it (hold home and power) it never happened again. if you can go to apple and get replacement since it has happened more than once and is a software fault but yeah as far as i know its random not so much to do with the actual phone but the processes it is using. would be interesting to find out what the actual app or process doing it is
  7. jcromer78 macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2007
    Its happened to me with both generations...

    I had this issue with the original iPhone and now the 3G as well. It definitely seems to be software related and if you can catch it in time and reset the phone it seems to stop the battery drain. I have not been able to determine what is causing the issue, but I don't think it's the new 3rd party apps from the app store because it also happened with the original phone. Im guessing that'sn its some sort of memory leak or hung process that does not terminate when closed. I would have been more worried if it was just a 3G issue, yet it is still disconcerting.

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