If your iPhone 14/14 Plus/14 Pro/14 Pro Max is overheating, there can be several causes. However, you are not the only one suffering. Hundreds and thousands of iPhone users have reported this issue.
Luckily, there are a few things you can do to prevent or fix the overheating issue of your iPhone. Keep reading to learn about the possible solutions that you can apply without invalidating your iPhone’s warranty.
Tips to Fix iPhone 14 Overheating Issue
1. Reboot Your iPhone
Yes, it is a common solution for almost all problems. Rebooting can break the current power cycle and help to fix common software glitches that can cause overheating. Here is how you reboot your iPhone:
- Press and release the Volume Up button.
- Next, immediately press and release the Volume Down button.
- Now, press and hold the Side button on the right side of the phone.
- Once you see the Apple logo appearing on your screen, release the Side button.
That’s all! Your phone will restart now.
2. Remove Your Phone’s Case
Your iPhone’s protective case can be one of the biggest problems. The material used for the case may be trapping heat. Also, if there isn’t enough space for heat dissipation, the phone can heat up quickly. Remove the case and check your phone. If the problem isn’t recurring, change your case.
3. Close Background Apps
Running too many background apps can lead to overheating of your iPhone. It is wise to turn them off. Here is how you do that:
- Swipe up from the bottom of your screen and stop in the middle. This will pull up the list of all background apps.
- Now swipe up to remove the apps that you are currently not using.
4. Turn OFF Background App Refresh
Background App Refresh allows apps running in the background to check for updates and new content. This drains the battery and hence, you must turn it OFF. Here is how you do it:
- Open Settings App.
- Scroll down and tap on General.
- Select Background App Refresh and tap on it.
- On the next screen tap on Background App Refresh again.
- On the next screen select OFF.
5. Turn OFF AirDrop & Bluetooth
Bluetooth and AirDrop are both very useful features. However, leaving them turned on when not in use can lead to battery drain and overheating.
Turn them OFF to ensure that the features are not consuming too much battery and overheating your phone. Here is how you do that:
- Open Control Center.
- Tap on the Bluetooth icon and AirDrop icon to turn them off. When turned off, they must become grey.
6. Disable Location Services
Location services are very important for certain apps such as cabs, food delivery, maps, etc. However, many apps can work perfectly well without location services, but they keep using the service.
You can turn off location services to save battery and prevent overheating because location services use the phone’s CPU, which in turn, warms up the phone.
Here are the steps you must follow to alter the settings of location services:
- Go to Settings and then Privacy and finally, Location Services.
- From there, you can turn off location services completely, or you can tap on individual apps and turn off the location services for them.
7. Turn ON Low Battery Mode
Once your turn on the low battery mode, certain battery-hogging features like auto download, mail fetch, and ‘Hey Siri’ features are disabled. These features not only consume a lot of battery but also causes heating.
There are two ways in which you can turn on the low battery mode. Here is how you do it:
Method 1: Open Control Center and tap on the battery icon.
Method 2: Open Settings » Battery » Low Power Mode. On that screen, tap on the toggle switch to turn it on. It must become green.
8. Remove Recently Installed Apps
Did you install any apps before the overheating issue? If so, it is important to remove the app(s). Poorly coded apps with poor battery optimization can lead to heavy battery drain, high CPU usage, and of course, overheating.
9. Update the Existing Apps
If there are certain apps on your iPhone that you did not update for quite some time, you must update them.
App developers update their apps to ensure they are compatible with the latest OS version and have optimized battery settings. Here is how you do that:
- Open App Store.
- Tap on your Account icon (located in the top right corner).
- Scroll down to reach the Pending Updates section.
- Tap on the Update All link.
10. Update Your iPhone’s Operating System
If there are bugs in the operating system of your iPhone 14/14 Plus/14 Pro/14 Pro Max can lead to overheating issue. Software updates rolled out by Apple can fix those bugs and resolve the overheating issue.
Here is how you update the OS of your phone:
- Tap on the Settings app.
- On the next screen, tap on the General option.
- On the next screen, tap on Software Update.
If updates are available, you will see a notification to download and install them.
11. Perform a Factory Reset
This option must be your last resort. Performing a factory reset will wipe all data, settings, and apps on your phone and restore your phone to the condition in which it was shipped from the factory when there was no overheating issue.
If a factory reset is the only option, make sure that you back up your contacts and important files. Do not take complete backup because restoring the entire backup later can bring back the issue.
Once you have the necessary backups in hand, here is what you must do:
- Tap on the Settings
- On the next screen, tap on General.
- On the following screen, scroll down to find Transfer or Reset. Tap on it.
- Tap on the option that reads Erase all content & settings.
- You will see a prompt to provide the passcode.
- Once you enter the passcode, confirm that you want to reset your phone to its factory settings.
Wait until the phone reboots. Now, the issue must be resolved.
If it is still not resolved it must be a hardware issue. Visit your nearest Apple service center and have the phone repaired.