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How to Fix an iPhone That's Overheating

Is your iPhone overheating? If so, you're not alone. Many iPhone users have reported that their devices get uncomfortably warm. While it's normal for your iPhone to get a little warm from time to time—especially when you're using demanding apps or charging the battery—if it feels like your iPhone is overheating more often than usual, there could be a problem.

Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to fix an overheating iPhone. In this blog post, we'll share some of the most effective methods for keeping your device cool.

  1. Restart Your Device

    If your iPhone is overheating, one of the first things you should try is restarting the device. A restart can help clear up any software issues that may be causing your device to overheat. To restart your iPhone, simply press and hold the power button until the "Slide to Power Off" slider appears. Then, slide the slider to the right to turn off your device. Once your device is off, press and hold the power button again until you see the Apple logo.

  2. Update Your Software

    Another potential cause of an overheating iPhone is outdated software. If you're not running the latest version of iOS, there could be bugs in the code that are causing your device to overheat. To update your software, open the Settings app and tap on General > Software Update. If an update is available, tap on Download and Install.

  3. Reduce Screen Brightness

    One of the biggest drains on your iPhone's battery is the display. If you have your screen brightness turned up all the way, it's no wonder your device is getting hot! To reduce screen brightness, open the Settings app and tap on Display & Brightness > Reduce Brightness. You can also enable Auto-Brightness to let iOS adjust brightness for you based on ambient light conditions.

  4. Use Power Saving Mode

    Power Saving Mode is a great way to extend your battery life when you're low on juice. But did you know that it can also help prevent your device from overheating? When Power Saving Mode is enabled, your iPhone will automatically reduce screen brightness and disable certain features that consume a lot of power, like background app refresh and automatic downloads. To enable Power Saving Mode, open the Settings app and tap on Battery > Low Power Mode > Toggle Low Power Mode On.

  5. Take Off Your Case

    If you use a case or bumper with your iPhone, it could be trapping heat inside and causing your device to overheat. Try taking off your case and see if that makes a difference. If not, try using a different case or bumper—one that's made with breathable materials like leather or fabric—to allow heat to escape more easily.

    *Note: Never use an uncertified third-party case or accessory with your iPhone.*These products may not be tested for safety and could cause damage to your device.

  6. Airplane Mode

    When Airplane Mode is enabled, all wireless radios on your device are turned off (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, cellular). This can help prevent interference from other devices and reduce battery drain—two things that can contribute to an overheating iPhone. To enable Airplane Mode, open Control Center (swipe up from the bottom of any screen) and tap on the Airplane Mode icon (it looks like an airplane).


There are a few different things you can do to fix an overheating iPhone. We recommend starting with a restart or software update—both of which can help clear up any issues that may be causing your device to overheat—and then reducing screen brightness or enabling Power Saving Mode if those don't work. If all else fails, try taking off your case or putting your phone into Airplane Mode until it cools down completely.

If the problem persists, contact TechMonk Labs for further assistance.

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