iPhone X Left my iPhone X in front of the space heater, is it ok?

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  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

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    I left my iPhone X in front of the space heater and when I came back it was hot.

    Is it ok
     
  2. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Not enough details here. When you say you left it front of the heater, was it hot to the touch Or did you get a message on the iPhone indicating your phone was overheating? How long did you leave it in front of the heater? How was it acting now that you are using it since it’s cooled down? I’m assuming if you are using it currently, there are no issues.
     
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Every day another crisis.
     
  6. tarsins macrumors 6502a

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    It's working normally = It's OK.
    It's not working normally = It's not OK.
     
  7. rugmankc macrumors 68000

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    Was thinking the same thing---:)
     
  8. chabig macrumors 603

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    I welcome him to my ignore list.
     
  9. noobinator macrumors 603

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    You should be the one telling us if it is OK. How would we know?
     
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  11. Shadowbech macrumors 601

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    I say it depends on how long it was left by the space heater. But it sounds like if it's working fine now then it's okay and no harm done.
     
  12. MarkX macrumors 6502

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    Is this a brain teaser?
     
  13. TiggrToo macrumors demi-goddess

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    Honest answer - time will tell. Just like with water damage, a working device when removed from danger is not necessarily going to be a working device in a months time.

    Is it possible it's fine? Sure it is.

    Is it possible the extreme heat has melted some vital glue somewhere that's decreasing it's IP67 (or whatever rating it has), allowing something to move a tad when it shouldn't, or even altered the chemical balance of the battery? Yup - that also.

    No one here can tell you a yes/no answer. Time will though.
     
  14. EM2013 macrumors 68000

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    It’s no wonder how you have already used two AppleCare incidents on your iPhone 8.
     
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  16. Helmsley macrumors regular

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    I left my iPhone 5 on top of a radiator once for about 30 minutes. It didn't seem to cause any damage but heat generally isn't good for batteries.

    As long as you don't keep doing it, it'll be fine.
     
  17. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    I don’t know. You tell us.
     
  18. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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  19. Parkin Pig macrumors 6502a

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    Move it away from the heater and see if it cools down.
     

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