Apple says iPhone 15 Pro phones overheat due to software bugs: report

The iPhone 15 Pro series was launched globally on September 22, but as soon as people started using their devices, reports surfaced that the new high-performance phones with the 3nm A17 Pro were overheating.

But now Apple has officially released a statement to Forbes saying that the company is aware of the reported issues. According to the statement, this is due to a bug in iOS 17 and a series of issues Apple discovered regarding the way some third-party apps overload the system.

Forbes quoted Apple as saying: “We have identified a number of conditions that could cause the iPhone to run hotter than expected. The device may feel warmer for the first few days after setting up or restoring the device due to increased background activity.”

While this is more or less expected when setting up a new device, the fact that the heating continues after the setup process is not normal, and Apple notes that there is indeed a bug in iOS 17 that causes this.

Moreover, there also seems to be an issue with the behavior of some third-party apps. “Another issue concerns some third-party apps that cause them to overload the system. We are working with these app developers on solutions that are currently being rolled out,” Apple told Forbes.

Now that Apple has finally acknowledged the bugs causing the heating, it should be noted that these issues will not affect the long-term efficacy of the iPhone 15 Pro. Apple is also expected to release a software update soon that will fix these issues. However, Apple has not provided a timeframe for fixing the aforementioned issues.

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  • Some of the problematic apps known to cause excessive heating include Instagram (which is said to have already been updated to address the issue), Uber and Asphalt 9, the racing game.

    That said, many assumed it was the Titanium version of the Apple iPhone 15 Pro models that was causing the intense heat, but Apple’s statement makes it clear that the company is confident in fixing these issues, and this has nothing to do with the new titanium finish on the Pro models.

    Shaurya SharmaShaurya Sharma, sub-editor at News18, reports on consumer and gaming technology….Read more

    first print: Oct 1, 2023 07:30 IST

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