iPhone X iPhone X overheating

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jev425, Jan 16, 2019.

  1. jev425 macrumors 6502

    jev425

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    I have an iPhone X that has suddenly been overheating. I have done a factory reset and when I start setting it up and have it restore from my iCloud backup it gets extremely hot. I have an iPhone xs max that I have tried out and it does not do the same. Could it be a hardware issue?

    Not sure if related but just the other day the iPhone X suddenly turned off and went to the apple logo "reboot" screen and also got very hot to the touch. I was at work and was not able to do much except try to power cycle the phone but when I did that it would go back to the same screen. It ended up running out of battery since it kept trying to reboot.
     
  2. Banglazed macrumors 68020

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    What were you doing on your device before it started overheating? Charging? Watching movies? Large iCloud storage?
     
  3. Conan86 macrumors 6502

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    My guess is that one of its components or sensors went kaput and the iPhone is going overdrive to get some reading.

    The last time I had an overheating and battery draining iPhone was when my iPhone 5s' compass/gyro/accelerometer went out, the compass app wouldn't turn no matter what, orientation is all wrong and the battery can't last more than an hour as it's constantly working to get a reading. No matter how I tried resetting and restoring it wouldn't be fixed.

    I guess it's time for an apple store visit
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

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    You Need to contact Apple. Also, did you receive any message/notification stating that the iPhone was overheating?
     
  5. jev425 thread starter macrumors 6502

    jev425

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    The first time is started overheating I was in class and when I pulled it out of my pocket it was on the apple logo screen. Kept an eye on it and nothing happened. It would try to restart and went right back to the apple logo screen(all while the phone was hot to the touch)

    Probably my best option, thank you

    None at all which was very odd. It seemed hot enough that it might throw some warning but I ended up turning it off just in case
     
  6. jerryleejr macrumors newbie

    jerryleejr

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    My wife’s phone has started doing this. She has tried it with case without case different cables etc... and at least twice a week she gets the phone needs to cool down message.

    JJ
     

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  7. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    You and the OP both need to head to the Genius Bar. That could be a dangerous situation if left as it is.
     
  8. jerryleejr macrumors newbie

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    I’m getting my new phone tomorrow, I’ll swap my old phone with hers and take hers in when I get a chance.

    JJ
     

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