iPhone 14 & 14 Pro devices are reportedly overheating for some users

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Original story (published September 19, 2022) follows:

At their annual 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 fastest chipset A16 Bionic, and a new camera system.

Across the iPhone 14 series, Apple has introduced groundbreaking safety features, including Crash Detection, which can now identify a serious car accident, and automatic calling to SOS emergency services.

iPhone 14 & 14 Pro devices overheating

However, several iPhone 14 and 14 Pro users have complained that their devices overheat or become warm even with minimal use (1,2,3,4,5,6,7).

It seems that some iPhone 14 Pro Max users are also experiencing a similar problem.

iPhone 14 & 14 Pro devices overheating

Because of this problem, some iPhone owners claim that their handsets constantly heat up even when they are not using CPU/GPU demanding applications. Others claim it warms up a bit.

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 all over the front of the screen.

One iPhone owner said restarting the device solved the overheating problem, while another user suggested turning off the Always-On display.

My iPhone 14Pro Max gets very hot while charging and using it at the same time. Even without charging, just browsing the web page, the phone itself feels warm. Is this normal?

Hi, I have a lot of iPhones from my family that use different chargers in the house. I set up my 14 Pro flawlessly today. Everything is perfect except whatever charger I use, the phone gets exceptionally hot. So hot in fact that I get a message that the phone has stopped charging to overheating. Does anyone have this problem?

Additionally, some users argue 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, the problem does not appear to be widespread, so potential buyers should not be discouraged from purchasing the new iPhone 14 series.

We’ll be monitoring further developments and will update the article if and when anything noteworthy emerges.

Update 1 (September 20, 2022)

12:57 PM (IST): Some users are now returning or replacing their iPhone 14 after experiencing overheating issues on their devices. And according to a Redditor, the new one has no such issues.

So it is possible that some devices have a malfunction which is likely to cause the device to overheat.

Update 2 (September 21, 2022)

6:32 PM (IST): A Redditor has pointed out that their iPhone 14 Pro overheats even during fast charging. In addition, they will be notified that charging has stopped until the iPhone has reached normal temperature.

Update 3 (September 22, 2022)

4:10 PM (IST): Apple support is now directing those affected to their support article which lists some possible reasons why the iPhone is getting hot along with troubleshooting steps.

Apple Support-on-iPhone Overheating

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 about the overheating issue.

Update 5 (September 26, 2022)

5:52 PM (IST): Apple support is now asking those affected to DM them for further assistance regarding the overheating issue. However, they have not yet acknowledged the problem.

Thank you for contacting us. We are here to help. Let’s jump to DM so we can discuss this together. (Source)

Update 6 (September 27, 2022)

12:57 PM (IST): A Redditor suggested a wireless charger that works great with their iPhone 14 Pro Max. Therefore, if you are still experiencing wireless charging issues, you can check it out.

Update 7 (September 29, 2022)

9:39 AM (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 may be responsible for this issue.

Update 8 (September 30, 2022)

4:53 PM (IST): Here is a workaround that can help you fix the overheating problem on your iPhone 14.

Workaround: One possible solution I’ve found is to keep the power saver on all the time, it sounds absurd, but if I keep it active, the phone heats up a lot less, try it and let me know how it goes… (Source)

Update 9 (October 17, 2022)

1:15 PM (IST): According to one of our readers, 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 doesn’t help either.

Also always on display is turned off, and I have closed every app. Updated to 16.0.3 and the issue is still unresolved. Also on the fast charger it got extremely hot as if I would assume close enough to melt solder joints

Thanks for the tip: Stephen J Williams

6:54 PM (IST): Some users claim that the heating problem is more common with fast charging with a 20W brick. Using the 5W brick will not cause the phone to heat up.

I’d say my 14 pro never really gets hot with light use. Just a little warm when charging with 20w apple charging brick, but nothing crazy. I use a 5W charging brick at night and it never gets hot

Those with overheating issues can try using it to see a difference. However, you do lose out on the loading speeds.

Update 10 (October 19, 2022)

4:44 PM (IST): In fact, one user confirmed that their iPhone 14 Pro had turned off several times due to an overheating issue.

Hey, why is my iPhone 14 Pro overheating from day 1? this brand new phone turned off 4-5 times while i was at work its annoying. why does this phone freeze all the time maybe a few times a day? (Source)

Update 11 (October 21, 2022)

6:28 PM (IST): Some users are now reporting (1, 2) that their iPhone 14 overheats when using the camera or taking pictures with ProRaw mode enabled.

Remark: You can check out our Apple iPhone 14 series bug tracker to learn more about other issues.

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