[Updated] iPhone 14 & 14 Pro devices reportedly overheating or getting warm with minimal usage for some users
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New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….
Original story (published on September 19, 2022) follows:
At their yearly event on September 7, Apple unveiled the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Apple has undoubtedly raised the bar this year, especially with the new iPhone 14 Pro series, which is powered by the A16 Bionic, the fastest chipset, as well as a new camera system.
In the entire iPhone 14 series, Apple has brought ground-breaking safety features including Crash Detection, which can now identify a serious auto accident, and automatically phone emergency SOS services.
iPhone 14 & 14 Pro devices overheating
However, several iPhone 14 and 14 Pro users have complained that even with minimal use, their devices are overheating or getting warm (1,2,3,4,5,6,7).
It appears that some users of the iPhone 14 Pro Max are also experiencing a similar problem.
Owing to this problem, some iPhone owners claim that their handsets are constantly heating up, even when they aren’t running any CPU/GPU-demanding applications. Others assert that it warms up slightly.
This heating is usually generated from the right side of the camera bump or the top left corner of the iPhone screen. It then radiates all the way to the sides and users can feel it on the entire front of the screen.
An iPhone owner said that rebooting the device resolved the overheating issue, while another user suggests turning off the Always-On display.
Mine iPhone 14Pro Max is running very hot while charging & use at the same time. Even without charging, just browsing the webpage, the phone itself will feel warm. Is this normal?
Hi, I have a ton of iPhones from my family that use different chargers around the house. I setup my 14 Pro today flawlessly. Everything is perfect except no matter what charger I use, the phone gets exceptionally hot. So hot, in fact, that I get a message the phone stopped charging die to overheating. Anyone have this issue?
Furthermore, some users claim that a new iPhone will likely run hotter and consume more power to load updates for a few days, at least until things stabilize.
Fortunately, it appears that the issue is not widespread, so potential buyers need not be discouraged from purchasing the new iPhone 14 series.
We’ll keep tabs on further developments and update the article as and when something noteworthy comes up.
Update 1 (September 20, 2022)
12:57 pm (IST): Some users are now returning or replacing their iPhone 14 after encountering overheating issues on their units. And according to a Redditor, the new one does not have any such issues.
So, it might be possible that some units have a defect that is likely causing the device to overheat.
Update 2 (September 21, 2022)
06:32 pm (IST): A Redditor has pointed out that their iPhone 14 Pro is overheating even while fast charging. Moreover, they get a message stating that the charging has stopped until iPhone reaches normal temperature.
Update 3 (September 22, 2022)
04:10 pm (IST): Apple support is now directing those affected to their support article which mentions some possible reasons for iPhone getting hot along with troubleshooting steps.
Update 4 (September 23, 2022)
10:53 am (IST): Apple has released iOS 16.0.2 for iPhone 14 owners with bug fixes. However, the changelog does not mention anything for the overheating issue.
Update 5 (September 26, 2022)
05:52 pm (IST): Apple support is now asking those affected to DM them for further assistance regarding the overheating issue. However, they haven’t yet acknowledged the problem.
Thanks for reaching out. We’re here to help. Let’s hop into DM so we can go over this together. (Source)
Update 6 (September 27, 2022)
12:57 pm (IST): A Redditor has suggested a wireless charger that works fine with their iPhone 14 Pro Max. Hence, you can check it out if you are still having issues with wireless charging.
Update 7 (September 29, 2022)
09:39am (IST): According to some (1, 2, 3, 4), overheating issues on other iPhones started after the launch of iPhone 14. This suggests that iOS 16 might be responsible for this problem.
Update 8 (September 30, 2022)
04:53 pm (IST): Here’s a workaround that might help you resolve the overheating issue on your iPhone 14.
Workaround: One possible solution I found is to keep the energy saving always on, it sounds absurd, but when I keep it active the phone warms up much less, try it and let me know how it goes… (Source)
Update 9 (October 17, 2022)
01:15 pm (IST): According to one of our readers, the iPhone 14 and 14 Pro overheating issue persists even after updating to iOS 16.0.3. Turning off Always-On Display and closing all apps don’t help either.
Also always on display has been turned off, and I’ve closed every app. Updated to 16.0.3 and it still didn’t fix the issue. Also on the fast charger it got extremely hot, like I’d assume close enough to melt solder joints
Thanks for the tip: Stephen J Williams
06:54 pm (IST): Some users claim that the heating issue is more common while fast charging with a 20W brick. Using the 5W brick doesn’t result in the phone getting warm.
I’d say my 14 pro never really gets remotely warm with light use. Just a little warm when charging with 20w Apple charging brick but nothing crazy. I use 5w charging brick over night and never gets warm
Those having overheating issues can can try using it to see a difference. However, you do lose on the charging speeds.
Update 10 (October 19, 2022)
04:44 pm (IST): A user confirmed that their iPhone 14 Pro even switched off multiple times due to overheating issue.
Hey, why my iPhone 14 Pro overheats from day 1? this brand new phone switched off 4-5 times while I was doing some work, it is annoying. why this phone gets freezing all the times maybe a couple of time a day? (Source)
Update 11 (October 21, 2022)
06:28 pm (IST): Some users are now reporting (1, 2) that their iPhone 14 is overheating when using camera or capturing photos with ProRaw mode turned on.
Update 12 (January 5, 2023)
12:58 pm (IST): Some users continue to report (1, 2, 3, 4) this issue even after several iOS updates. This suggest that Apple hasn’t yet addressed it.
Update 13 (January 6, 2023)
01:05 pm (IST): Some iPhone 14 users (1,2) have indicated that the overheating issues are especially worse when using the Picture-in-picture (PiP) feature on iOS.
Update 14 (January 9, 2023)
11:09 am (IST): As we have stated, Apple is requesting the affected people to get in touch with them via DM. Users can also contact Apple Support directly and provide comments on the matter.
Update 15 (March 10, 2023)
03:53 pm (IST): Fresh reports (1, 2, 3, 4) suggest that the overheating issue still persists on iPhone 14 devices.
Update 16 (May 15, 2023)
12:16 pm (IST): A video from an iPhone 14 Pro Max user shows that the overheating as well as throttling issues related to their devices continue to persist.
Update 17 (May 16, 2023)
05:11 pm (IST): Some users claim (1, 2) that the overheating issue does not occur on the previous generation (iPhone 13 series).
Note: You can check out our Apple iPhone 14 series bug tracker to know more about other issues.
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