Several iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro owners expressed concerns about their smartphones overheating and running at excessively high temperatures during the past week. Apple has acknowledged these issues and promised a software update to address them.
According to 9to5Mac, Apple has confirmed that the new titanium construction of the iPhone 15 Pro is not responsible for any problems with heating. The upcoming iOS 17 software upgrade, which the company claims does not impact performance in any way to address iPhone temperature issues, is currently in beta testing.
Apple said it’s common for an iPhone to run hotter than usual for the first few days in a statement given to Forbes and later shared with 9to5Mac. It has been previously addressed how iOS’s background indexing of photographs, searches, and other data causes this issue.
Furthermore, Apple claims to have discovered a fault in iOS 17 that worsens the overheating issue for iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro customers. The company has promised that this issue will be fixed in an upcoming software update.
Apple also claimed to 9to5Mac that recent changes to select third-party apps are the root of the problem. The firm claims it is communicating with the affected programmers directly in order to resolve the problems. Apple claims that Asphalt 9, Instagram, and Uber are among the apps that cause iPhones to overheat due to excessive CPU use. On September 27, Instagram released an update to address the issue, as reported by Apple.
We have identified a few conditions which can cause iPhone to run warmer than expected. 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. 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.
9to5Mac also reported that, contrary to prior rumours, the titanium build of the iPhone 15 Pro is not to blame for any overheating issues. Compared to prior iPhones made of stainless steel, the company claims that the new design improves heat dissipation. This is probably because of the upgraded aluminium sub-structure inside.
Apple concludes by emphasising that consumers should not worry about their iPhones’ security or long-term performance being affected in any way. The iOS operating system has a powerful mechanism to avoid heating up. iOS will attempt to protect internal components by cooling them down if they become too hot.
There’s been no official indication of when this iOS 17 upgrade (presumably iOS 17.0.3) will be released, but we anticipate it won’t be too much longer.
Apple has just now made available to the public iOS 17, iOS 17.0.1, and iOS 17.0.2. iOS 17.1 is now in beta testing and is scheduled for release by the end of October. An article in Forbes claims that iOS 17.1 “does not involve reducing performance in order to address the issue of the iPhone’s temperature.“