iPhone XS Max Xs Max overheating?

rmoliv

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So I am setting up my Xs Max and it is kind of hot since I first booted it. I was expecting it to be at room temperature. Brightness is set to 100%, could that be it? Or is this normal?
 

ROLLTIDE1

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It's called indexing and it normal . It can take up to 12 hours depending on how many apps that you have
 
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So I am setting up my Xs Max and it is kind of hot since I first booted it. I was expecting it to be at room temperature. Brightness is set to 100%, could that be it? Or is this normal?
Do you need 100% brightness to see your phone? This uses a lot of power and creates heat. Your phone is stuggling to index and down load needed files and that should make it "warm" not hot.
 

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As sais above the phone is setting up for the first time, downloading from iCloud or restoring from a backup. I recommend when you stop the setup process leave it alone and don't touch it so it cools down, if after an hour or two the phone is still hot or becomes hot for no apparent reason then you should report back and send it to Apple for an exchange.
 
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rmoliv

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Ok thank you everyone I was getting worried. Will let it alone for a while now that I’m finished setting it up and see what happens. As to the brightness I’ve always used it at max, personal preference, I like the bright and vibrant colors and contrast that way.
 
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