Some early adopters of Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max have raised complaints about the devices overheating during use or while charging. This issue has been shared and discussed on Apple online forums, as well as social media platforms like Reddit and Twitter. Users have reported that the back or side of the phone becomes hot to touch, particularly during activities like gaming or phone calls. Apple’s technical support has directed customers to an old support article on handling iPhones that feel too hot or cold, mentioning that overheating can occur during intense app usage, charging, or when setting up a new device.
The iPhone is a crucial revenue driver for Apple, therefore any potential flaws or problems with new models are closely observed. While Apple commonly addresses these concerns with software updates or other fixes, sometimes they resolve on their own. It is worth noting that modern gadgets with powerful processors can generate heat. The question this time is whether the heat issue persists and if it extends beyond what users consider acceptable. The problem may be intensified by the iPhone setup process, which can be processor-intensive when users re-download all their apps, data, and photos from iCloud. Some users speculate that certain background apps like Instagram or Uber might trigger the issue.
Although many users have voiced their complaints, it is not a universal issue, with some iPhone 15 Pro owners not experiencing the overheating problem or considering it within the normal range compared to previous models. Some users have found that using a case for their iPhone at least prevents the device from feeling hot to touch. However, one user reported the iPhone 15 Pro Max getting so hot during a call that it shut off and took a few minutes to turn back on. Factors contributing to the issue could be the new A17 chip with a more powerful graphics engine and the titanium frame introduced in the latest iPhone models. This heat-related problem emerges alongside customer complaints about the FineWoven material used in iPhone 15 cases, which is prone to scratches and gets dirty easily.