Apple Says Software Bug and Certain Apps Causing iPhone Overheating – Apple has pinpointed the reasons behind the overheating issue in its most recent iPhone series, attributing it to both a software glitch and specific app usage. The tech giant has announced plans to release an update to address the bug within its iOS 17 software and is collaborating with developers whose apps caused excessive strain on its devices.
This decision comes in response to reports from users of iPhone Pro and iPhone Pro Max devices who expressed concerns about their phones becoming excessively hot. “We have identified a few conditions which can cause iPhone to run warmer than expected,” said Apple in a statement. The company said on Saturday that it was working on an update to the iOS17 system.
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This will power the iPhone 15 lineup to prevent the devices from becoming uncomfortably hot and was working with apps that were running in ways “causing them to overload the system.” Apple added that there might also be issues during initial use of the phone. “The device may feel warmer during the first few days after setting up or restoring the device because of increased background activity,” the company said.
Last week, Instagram, which is under the ownership of Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta, made adjustments to its app to ensure it doesn’t cause excessive heating on the latest iPhone operating system. Apple mentioned that Uber and other apps, like the video game Asphalt 9, were still in the process of rolling out their updates. Apple did not provide a specific timeline for its software fix.
However, the company assured users that there were no safety concerns with the iPhone 15 in the interim, and the update would not impact the phone’s long-term performance. The company emphasized that the software update would have no adverse effects on the phone’s performance. Last week the iPhone maker’s community forum carried customer complaints about an overheating problem with the high-end iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max models.
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Speculations from experts arose regarding the iPhone 15 Pro, which is powered by a new potent chip from Taiwan, overheating potentially due to the titanium casing being less efficient at dissipating heat compared to the stainless steel used in previous models. However, Apple clarified in its statement that the heating issues were unrelated to the titanium case. The company also stated that the problem was not linked to the transition from its proprietary Lightning charging cable to a USB-C port, a change made to comply with EU regulations.