Apple has acknowledged and is actively addressing the overheating problem in the iPhone 15. They have identified iOS 17 bugs and third-party apps as contributing factors to some of the reported instances of iPhones running hot.
After the release of the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models, Apple has acknowledged reports and claims regarding overheating issues with these new smartphones. Apple has confirmed its awareness of the problem and is actively working to find a solution.
In statements provided to Forbes, Apple explained, “We have identified specific conditions that may lead to the iPhone running at a warmer temperature than anticipated.” The company also noted that during the initial setup or restoration of a device in the first few days of use, some warmth may be normal due to increased background activity.
Apple is addressing several issues related to overheating and performance in its latest iPhone models, including the iPhone 15 and 15 Pro, which have been causing concerns among users.
One of the problems users have been facing is the iPhone redownloading apps and purchased content, coupled with an extended period for indexing files for Spotlight search. Apple acknowledges these issues and is working to resolve them.
Additionally, Apple has identified a bug in iOS 17 that’s impacting some users but hasn’t provided specifics about the bug. They have assured users that this bug will be addressed in a forthcoming software update.
Third-party apps have also been contributing to the overheating problem. Instagram, for instance, has been singled out for causing overheating and excessive battery consumption during brief periods of use. Reports suggest that Instagram’s issues aren’t limited to the latest iPhone models; some iPhone 14 devices are also affected after updating to iOS 17.
Apple has collaborated with app developers to address these issues. Instagram released an update on September 27 to tackle the overheating problem. Other apps, such as Uber and Asphalt 9, have been identified as overloading the CPU of the iPhone 15 Pro.
Apple clarified its charging capabilities for the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max. These models support any USB-C adapter compliant with the USB-C standard and USB Power Delivery. However, they capped charging at a maximum of 27W to prevent excessive warming of the device when charging beyond 20W.
While Apple didn’t provide a specific timeline for when these issues would be fully resolved, it’s possible that fixes will be included in future iOS updates, such as iOS 17.1.