Safety Hazard?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Irock619, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. Irock619 macrumors 68000

    Irock619

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    I noticed this morning that my phone was hot after charging over night. I normally charge over night and haven't noticed this before. I can feel the heat through my otter box defender case. Should I be worried or will this be fixed with the software update? I feel like this is a safety issue with this phone because of all the complaints about the battery and heat.
     
  2. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

    drewsof07

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    The iPhone is designed to shut off if it goes above preset "safe" operating temperatures. Thick cases tend to hold heat, further exacerbating the problem (like your otterbox). My iPhone 4 has been running a little warmer since iOS 5, but not to the point it is uncomfortable to hold. I only use a bumper... :eek:
    If you reach the unsafe temperature internally, it will look like this:

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  3. Irock619 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Irock619

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    Thanks! I guess until I see that message then the phone is not too hot and is not a safety hazard.
     

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