Thermal Images Reveal Ongoing Overheating Concerns

Following the release of thermal images showcasing the iPhone 15 Pro’s temperature before and after updating to iOS 17.0.3, which appeared to resolve overheating during fast-charging, reports have emerged indicating that some iPhone 15 Pro users are still grappling with overheating problems, even after updating to the latest iOS version.

Diverse Overheating Scenarios

These reports, primarily disseminated through social media channels, present a mixed bag of scenarios. While the fast-charging overheating issue seems to have been effectively addressed, users have reported overheating instances during various everyday activities such as making phone calls, gaming, pocket storage, music playback, and camera usage.

Notable Cases of Overheating

One such case is that of Gabriel Suchowolski, a graphic designer based in Madrid, Spain, who upgraded to an iPhone 15 Pro Max from an iPhone 13 Pro. He experienced excessive heat in the vicinity of the camera lenses and volume buttons while making extended phone calls or capturing multiple photos consecutively. These issues persisted even after he updated to iOS 17.0.3. Suchowolski measured his iPhone’s temperature at a scorching 42 degrees Celsius (107.6 degrees Fahrenheit), echoing our previous findings during fast-charging before the update.

Additionally, Suchowolski encountered an unusual screen burn-in problem, which suggests possible quality control issues with his specific device. He plans to consult Apple Support at an Apple Store to address these concerns under his AppleCare+ coverage.

Another report comes from César Concepción Salza, a former colleague at CNET, who also reported post-update overheating issues and screen freezing problems.

Further Accounts of Overheating

Reports on Twitter and MacRumors forums indicate that several users have experienced overheating concerns after updating to iOS 17.0.3. These incidents span activities like camera usage and MagSafe fast-charging, suggesting potential software-related issues.

Resolution for Some Users

However, it’s not all gloomy news, as some iPhone 15 Pro users have reported that their overheating problems were resolved after updating to iOS 17.0.3. One user, Dwight Silverman, mentioned improved performance, cooler device temperatures, and enhanced battery life following the update.

What to Do if You’re Facing Overheating Issues

If you continue to experience overheating problems with your iPhone 15 Pro or Pro Max, consider downloading the Apple Support app and reporting the issue to get assistance from Apple’s support team. Meanwhile, if you own one of these models and haven’t faced overheating issues, it’s advisable to limit high-speed charging (over 20W) to preserve your device’s long-term battery health.

Apple’s stance on iPhone overheating issues remains consistent, but it remains to be seen if these latest reports will prompt any adjustments or if they are isolated incidents. Stay tuned for updates as the situation develops.