The iPhone iPhone Xr, iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max heating problems can occur, every now and then. Most users know about them and, judging by the context when they manifest, they can tell if it’s a matter that requires investigation or not. Usually, when the device stayed in the sun or it was overused for hours, it makes sense that it gets hotter than it usually does.
Overheating, however, is a more rapid, obvious, and hard to explain problem. When you’ve been using the iPhone like you normally do but it started to get very hot all of a sudden, pay attention to it. For now, things are not that bad but, if you just let it get hotter and hotter, it could cause some serious damage!
How to stop the overheating problem on iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone Xr?
It might seem strange that we skip the potential causes and move on to stopping the overheating. But we believe we’ve made it more than clear: the sooner you cool down the device, the lower the chances to deal with serious malfunctions afterward.
Now, you could simply turn it off for a little while, and that should work. But we suggest you boot the device into Safe Mode, an action that is known to have this cool-off effect and that, at the same time, can help you do some troubleshooting.
The Safe Mode is a booting sequence that only tolerates default, built-in apps and services. On one hand, it will allow your iPhone to handle considerably fewer tasks and processes, requiring fewer resources and diminishing the overheating odds. On the other hand, it will block all the other third-party apps and services.
In a nutshell, if you access the iPhone in Safe Mode and it cools down, you can suspect that the original cause was an unstable third-party app. It could be something that you had active on the screen at the time or even something running hidden, in the background. This option won’t tell you exactly what to uninstall, but it will give you some sort of direction.
To boot theiPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max or iPhone Xr into Safe Mode:
- Tap and hold the Home and the Power keys;
- Wait for the screen to go completely black;
- Release the Home key;
- Keep holding the Power button alone, until you see the Apple logo;
- Release the Power key;
- Finally, start holding the Volume Up key until the springboard begins to load.
How to fix the overheating problem on iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone Xr?
If you’ve followed our indications and came to suspect the third-party apps, you may or may not know from where to begin with the uninstalling. So, the handiest and fastest option is the factory reset. You back up your data and then you wipe everything from the device.
If the problem persists even when you have reset the iPhone and restored your backup, take into account the necessity of learning how to clear the cache on your iPhone. It’s something you can handle from the Settings app, at Storage & iCloud Usage. Then go to Manage Storage, Documents & Data, and swipe left and Delete on all the items you wish to clear cache and data for.
Let us know how did it help with the iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max or iPhone Xr overheating problem!