Iphone6s - Iphone overheating warning-Cant use iphone until it cools down


macrumors regular
Original poster
Nov 20, 2013
Got iphone 6s 5months ago but now its summer and twice in the last month while my phone was on the phone handle attached to the windshield(while even sunlight was soming on it)

My iphone was unusable with a black screen saying It needs to cool down before u wan use it...with only the option of ensrgency calling

Could I possibly get a replacement for this ,should I go to an apple store ,or can I simply ignore the issue?

After looking at galaxy note,Im kinda spektical and would want it replaced...well the temperatures here dont go above 32-33 degree celsius even!

I’m in Canada btw!

Help appreciated
Thank you


macrumors G3
May 16, 2015
If you put it under direct sunlight, anything is possible.
Try not to use the phone under direct sunlight for too long.

Howl's Castle

macrumors regular
Sep 13, 2016
Maybe don't use your phone in direct sunlight, don't use processor intense apps on cellular and don't use your phone in the car, in direct sunlight. This isn't a defect, this is a user who isn't careful with their device.


macrumors G5
Nov 20, 2008
Ventura County
Get an AirFrame. You attach it to your air vent so even in direct sunlight the phone does not overheat. It's regularly 100F+ in the summer, and my phone has not turned off once due to heat.
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macrumors 601
Mar 18, 2009
A few years ago I had to use my car all summer with no air conditioning. My iPhone displayed the same behavior. It's perfectly normal. No replacement warranted or necessary.

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