How to Fix iPhone 6 Overheating in iOS 8.1

It appears that the iPhone 6 launch has been one of the most difficult launches yet for Apple, with a lot of problems being reported by users. One common problem was the iPhone 6 overheating – especially when charging – which Apple planned to fix with the launch of the 8.1 iOS update to their operating system. However, it seems that some iPhone 6 owners are still having problems with their device overheating when charging and we are here to help you fix those problems.

So if your iPhone 6 is having overheating problems, here is what might help you fix it:

– update to iOS 8.1 if you haven’t done so already. Many users have reported improvements or complete fixes after updating their iOS to the latest version.

– remove apps running in the background. It seems that some of the apps you might normally be running could cause the overheating problems if left running in the background. So force close them (by double tapping the home button and swiping the apps in the cache upwards or downwards) or simply uninstall those apps. Facebook is one of the apps reported to cause overheating of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ and they will surely update the app soon to fix any similar problems. Until then, make sure that you force close the apps that cause problems.

– reboot your device: sometimes, simply rebooting your device might fix whatever problem is causing the overheating issues: to force rebook your device, tap and hold the home and sleep/wake buttons for about 10 seconds.

– turn off the Background App refresh: go to your device’s Settings -> General and turn this feature off. This has reportedly fixed overheating and battery drainage issues, so it’s worth trying out too if you have such problems.

This would be all the advice that we have for now that might help you solve the iPhone 6 overheating issues. Let us know if you still have problems or if any of our fixes solved it for you!

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  1. Jo Vo Reply

    My IPhone 6 overheats when I streaming Pandora, with no other apps open – it doesn’t do it every time, but it does it often. I have updated to the latest version and I’ve reset the phone as well.

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