iPhone X silver model overheating?

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  1. Blondie&Dagwood macrumors 6502

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    when I 1st activated my phone, the back near the rear camera got really hot. Ran to Genius Bar, and was told this is normal for phones when 1st activated due to the work they are doing to update everything. It’s generally fine now, but does still get hot when used as a hotspot. Got a Genius apointment again later today to have a technician run diagnostics, but has anyone else experienced this?
     
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  3. MacBird macrumors 6502a

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    Mine has not gotten overly warm once it was done indexing. If you do something CPU intensive, I would not be surprised if it gets somewhat warmer but it should not be uncomfortable to touch. Maybe there is a reason it's called 'hotspot'. :)
     
  4. Kjung7 macrumors 6502

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    I was shocked how warm mine got after a video call on KakaoTalk
     
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    Winter is near...warm x would keep you warm. ;)
     
  7. jiholl macrumors member

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    Mine got very hot when first setting up. Seems okay now..but I imagine will get hot during intense processor activity.
     
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  9. alee macrumors 6502

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    One of my Xs got too hot during restore... it actually stopped the iCloud restore.
     

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  10. Blondie&Dagwood thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks fellas, will see what the Genius Bar technician says.
     
  11. AmexGG macrumors regular

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    There is a reason they call it hotspot and not coldspot. I think sharing internet is one of the most demanding things a cell phone is asked to do. Aside from full brightness and video recording while running GPS.
     
  12. Spacedementia87 macrumors newbie

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    I mean, it’s pretty normal for a phone to get hot when working hard.
     
  13. Leonard1818, Nov 5, 2017
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    Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

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    Lol “silver model overheating” as if color really matters....

    Normal when new or intensive processing.
     
  14. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Is this your first iPhone? If so, I can understand your concerns.
     
  15. Gryzor macrumors 6502a

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    Silver phones are prone to overheating, which is why most phones are dark in colour, to dissipate the heat better.
     
  16. OneMike macrumors 603

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    Same happened when I restored my 7 Plus although it didn’t happen on my X. I think it’s normal.
     
  17. Shark5150 macrumors 65816

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    That's the Bionic chip firing on all cylinders! Pretty normal tho when restoring iPhones.
     
  18. mainomega macrumors 6502

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    The 8+ did it. The 7+ did it too.
    When I would game on the 7 it would seem like it was trying to melt the glass lenses. On the 8+ it didn’t get as hot and the heat was a little more spread out. The X does get warm around the same area but not as hot as the 7. Colors don’t matter.
     
  19. JPack macrumors 601

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    Apple basically doubled the thermal density of the logic board.

    They shrank the logic board by sandwiching the chips together. Then they increased logic board component density by 35%. Apple then used a glass chassis which is a poor heat conductor.

    If you want a cooler running phone, the 8 Plus and 7 Plus will do better due to the larger cooling area.
     
  20. JonnyIreland macrumors 6502a

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    Same here, it got hot during setup but I don’t think it’s anything to worry about,, it has been cool as a cucumber since.
     

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