Apple has identified the causes behind some iPhone 15 models overheating and has assured users that it’s working on solutions. Since the release of the latest iPhone model in September, several users have reported that their devices are getting excessively hot to the touch.
Apple has acknowledged that there is a bug related to updating to iOS 17 on the iPhone 15. This bug has been identified as one of the factors contributing to the overheating issue. Additionally, the company stated that certain recent updates to third-party apps, such as Instagram, Uber, and the video game Asphalt 9, are causing these apps to put excessive strain on the iPhone’s system, leading to overheating.
Users have typically experienced some level of warmth during the initial setup or when backing up their iPhones due to the high processing power usage during these processes. However, the reports of iPhone 15 overheating have been more concerning than usual.
Apple clarified that the warmth issue primarily occurs in the first few days after setting up or restoring the device, as background activity increases during this period.
The company is actively working to address the problem. While a bug fix for the iOS 17 issue is in development, it will not compromise the iPhone’s performance. Furthermore, Apple is collaborating with app developers to resolve the issues with third-party apps that are overloading the system. Instagram has already released a fix for its app.
Apple emphasized that this overheating problem is not related to the new titanium casing used in the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, which replaces the stainless steel used in previous models. It also dispelled speculations that the issue is linked to the new USB-C port, which was introduced to comply with European regulations.
The company assured users that the overheating problem does not pose any safety or long-term performance risks to the iPhone 15.