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Apple has released an iOS update to stop iPhone 15 from overheating

Apple has released an iOS update to stop iPhone 15 from overheating

The tech giant has unveiled the iOS 17.0.3 update to fix the bug causing the iPhone to heat up.

Apple has released an update that prevents the new iPhone from overheating.

The tech giant unveiled the iOS 17.0.3 update to fix the bug causing Apple’s latest iPhone 15 to heat up.

“This update provides important bug fixes, security updates, and addresses an issue that may cause iPhone to run warmer than expected,” according to the software’s change log.

Over the weekend, Apple confirmed that the new iPhone had a tendency to heat up.

But despite the excessive temperature, the company said the device was safe to hold.

Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images

An Apple spokesperson told CNBC the company was working to rectify this issue following overheating reports.

“The device may feel warmer during the first few days after setting up or restoring the device because of increased background activity. We have also found a bug in iOS 17 that is impacting some users and will be addressed in a software update,” they said.

“Another issue involves some recent updates to third-party apps that are causing them to overload the system. We’re working with these app developers on fixes that are in the process of rolling out."

It came after many on social media alleged that the new phone was becoming so hot they couldn’t hold it.

One user wrote: “Heat issues horrible, this is not what I was expecting (15 Pro Max)."

Another said: "I knew I wasn't tripping. Immediately noticed as soon as I turned it on. 'Hot core' just keeps getting hotter."

While a third commented: “Phone gets too hot while charging and using at the same time.”

A Chinese technology reviewer, who goes by the handle Geekerwan, also released a review of the new iPhone - specifically, the A17 Pro chip.

His review stated that the A17 Pro can overheat during intense tasks, reaching up to 48°C, as per BRG.

The chip was also reported to 'throttle' performance when under particular stress.


He added that he played Genshin Impact for 30 minutes with high graphic settings in a room at 25ºC when the phone reached soaring temperatures.

Canadian tech content creator RJey, also chimed in, claiming on Twitter that his new ‘iPhone 15 Max 'gets so hot sometimes, that if you're using it caseless you can't even hold it'.

Thankfully, Apple has nipped this one in the bud.

Featured Image Credit: Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images. Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Topics: News, Apple, iPhone, Technology