Is it bad for the iPhone to get hot?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by zooby, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. zooby, Oct 4, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2017
  2. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

    Jul 3, 2013
    Your phone has sensors in it to shut it down if the temp get too hot. Must be doing a number on your battery if it is getting really hot.

    Games are CPU intensive and heat is a by product of same.
  3. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    The CPU things and your hot hands as you play! The GPS may be because it's in your car and the sun is coming through the windscreen.
    Just take a break every now and then, and instead of putting your phone in your pocket, just leave it on the desk to cool.
  4. roken macrumors regular


    Apr 14, 2010
    I'd only be concerned if it gets hot doing normal tasks like wifi browsing, email, twitter, pages etc.

    I just had a 5s replaced that heated up while doing non cpu-intensive tasks, new one is much improved.
  5. supermassive macrumors regular


    Sep 15, 2010
  6. redlinux macrumors regular


    Sep 25, 2013
    How hot is "HOT"? As a long time Quad Core android user, I imagined a dual core 1.3GHz won't get that much hot. I still haven't used it though so I can't tell.

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