Already experiencing the overheating issue on the iPhone 14 Pro?
Apple recently launched its new iPhone 14 Pro in the market, and people are loving it.
However, with numerous perks that come with this specific model, iPhone users have also reported certain issues, the most common one being an overheating problem.
To help you resolve this matter, we’ve gathered several quick fixes in this guide that can return your iPhone’s temperature to normal.
To stop your iPhone from overheating:
- Disable ‘Always-On’ Display Setting
- Wait For iPhone to Restore Data From iCloud
- Update to the Latest iOS Version
- Remove Lock Screen Widgets
- Temporarily Shut Down Your iPhone
- Turn On Low Power Mode
- Turn Off Location Services
- Avoid Using iPhone Under Direct Sunlight
- Avoid Using iPhone While Charging
- Use a Non-Fast Charger (Or Another Charger)
- Remove iPhone From Charge
- Replace Your iPhone (Free if Within 14 Days*)
1. Disable ‘Always-On’ Display Setting
The Always-On Display has got to be one of the biggest features on the iPhone 14 Pro that shows you date, time, and other lock screen widgets on a dim screen even when you’ve locked your device. While it sounds cool, the feature has been the reason for some iPhones to overheat.
To fix this, simply disable Always-On Display by following these steps:
- First, launch the Settings app on your iPhone.
- Then, select Display & Brightness.
- Switch off the toggle next to Always On.
2. Wait For iPhone to Restore Data From iCloud
If you just got your hands on the new iPhone 14 Pro, there’s a high probability that you’re in the middle of transferring data from your old device via iCloud.
During this period, a lot of data is being processed, not just in the foreground but also in the background.
In fact, several options like app recommendations and facial detection in the Photos app may take around a few days to a week to stabilize.
Therefore, if you’ve recently switched iPhones, wait around a week or so and observe your device’s temperature.
3. Update to the Latest iOS Version
As minor glitches and system bugs may also cause your iPhone to overheat, it’s best to update it to the latest iOS version available. Though iOS 14 has just come out, Apple releases minor updates every now and then that contain fixes for most reported issues.
Here’s how to check for iOS updates on iPhone:
- Open the Settings app on your device.
- Then, go to the General tab.
- From there, select Software Update.
- If there are pending updates, tap on Download & Install.
4. Remove Lock Screen Widgets
The lock screen widgets on iOS 16 continuously fetch data from their relevant apps. To show you updated information, the applications are constantly running in the background, even if you’ve force-closed them. These widgets also require heavy resources to run and hence consume extra power, leading to a rise in your device’s temperature.
Try removing the lock screen widgets to bring your device temperature down by following these steps:
- Press and hold down anywhere on your iPhone’s Lock Screen.
- Then, tap on the Customize option at the bottom of the screen. This will enter you into edit mode.
- To remove a lock screen widget, select the widget box below the time and tap on the – icon.
5. Temporarily Shut Down Your iPhone
When you shut down your device, it discards all the running applications, processes, and services. That way, if any application or a system bug is causing your iPhone 14 Pro to overheat, its activity will be blocked, and the temperature will cool down, at least for the time being.
If you cannot find the root cause of the temperature increase or fix it afterward, this method is a must to follow. Overheating takes a toll on the iPhone battery, reducing its life span.
Follow the steps below to shut down your iPhone 14 Pro:
- Press and hold down the Side button and either of the Volume buttons simultaneously until you see a slider appear on your iPhone’s screen.
- Drag the slider across the screen to shut down your device temporarily.
6. Turn On Low Power Mode
Although you shouldn’t turn on Low Power mode on your iPhone unless the battery percentage is below 20%, the feature is handy when experiencing the overheating issue on iPhone 14 Pro and other models.
When enabled, your iPhone will block all background activity, preventing continuous passive data gathering. This allows your device to use the minimum required resources, lowering the dissipation of heat.
Here’s how to do it:
- Go to the Settings app on your iPhone.
- Then, tap on Battery.
- Turn on the toggle next to Low Power Mode.
7. Turn Off Location Services
If you have Location Services enabled on your iPhone, apps like Weather, Maps, etc., will derive data regularly to know your whereabouts.
This may result in you experiencing the overheating issue on the iPhone 14 Pro, as it’s continuously using more resources than it should.
To fix this, simply disable Location Services by following the steps below:
- Launch the Settings app on your device.
- Then, go to Privacy & Security.
- After that, tap on Location Services.
- Turn off the toggle next to Location Services.
8. Avoid Using iPhone Under Direct Sunlight
Though Apple provides in-built protection for its internal components, the device temperature greatly relies on external conditions. If you’re using your latest iPhone 14 Pro under direct sunlight on a hot day, its temperature will eventually become unbearable.
It’s recommended to avoid using applications that consume heavy resources, such as GPS tracking, games, navigation, etc., at such times for optimal performance of your device.
In addition to that, avoid leaving your iPhone in direct sunlight for too long, such as in the car.
9. Avoid Using iPhone While Charging
We all know that charging an electronic device generates heat from it. This energy needs to be properly dissipated to maintain your iPhone’s battery health.
If you start using the device on top of that, it will consume resources which will add to the already generated heat, causing its temperature to rise abnormally.
For this reason, you are advised to leave your iPhone unused while charging to avoid damaging its battery. If the temperature continues to rise afterward, take your iPhone 14 Pro out of its case and let it cool.
10. Use a Non-Fast Charger (Or Another Charger)
Another thing to keep in mind while putting your iPhone on charge is to avoid using a fast charger.
Fast charging increases the temperature at a similar rate.
On the other hand, when you use a non-fast charger, your iPhone will gain some time to dissipate the heat properly, preventing the temperature from rising abruptly.
11. Remove iPhone From Charge
The latest iPhone features put the charging on hold if the temperature increases past a limit and resumes when it goes back to normal.
But even after that, if your iPhone overheats to an unbearable level, you should immediately remove it from charging to prevent damaging your battery.
Wait for it to cool down before putting it back on charge.
12. Replace Your iPhone (Free if Within 14 Days*)
If none of the above-mentioned methods helped get your device back to normal temperature, the problem might be in the hardware components.
Since the iPhone 14 Pro was released just recently, it’s likely you got your hands on it not too long ago.
Fortunately, Apple lets its users return or replace their devices in case of any malfunctions. But you must submit a request within the 14-day limit of purchasing the device.
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