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Why Your iPhone 13 is Overheating

iPhone 13 seems to become warm after frequent use. Having iPhone 13 overheating issues can be a pain, and without understanding why it happens and how to fix it, you're left with a device that's too hot to touch or use comfortably. If you're struggling with managing your phone's heating issue, you've come to the right place. In this article, you'll find the most common reasons why your iPhone 13 is having this issue and a few possible solutions you can try to remedy the situation. 

Key takeaways

  • There are many reasons why your iPhone 13 is overheating, such as the environment, battery, and aftermarket chargers.
  • iPhone 13 shuts down at high temperatures to protect the system.
  • There is an iPhone 13 overheating warranty but only within the first year. 

Why is My iPhone 13 Overheating?

iPhone 13 overheating


There are a few reasons why the iPhone 13 experienced overheating issues. Phones require the same maintenance and upkeep as other devices. Think about your internet modem. Sometimes, your internet is spotty and doesn't function as it's supposed to. What do you do in that situation? You unplug the modem, give it some time to rest, reset it, and soon you see it functioning the way it's intended to. 

The same goes for your iPhone. Phones are probably the most used device in most people's lives. With this comes a few issues because these devices can become overused and struggle to keep up with the constant demand of performing most hours of the day. Yes, modern cell phones, like the iPhone 13, are designed to be used frequently and have the ability to be, but with time, you may experience issues, such as having your phone overheat. 

Why Is My iPhone Overheating While Charging?

One of the most common occurrences for a phone to overheat is charging and plugging into an outlet. You plug your phone in, let it sit, and pick it up; suddenly, it's too hot to almost hold. When this happens, it's important to unplug it from the charger. If your phone reaches too high of a temperature, it can damage its internal functions. Usually, there will be a temperature warning that's displayed on the iPhone 13 if it ever reaches too high of a temperature, but if your phone already isn't functioning properly, it may not be able to alert you on this. 

What are the Reasons?

There are a couple of reasons why your phone is overheating while charging. The first is that you might not be using a manufacturer charger. Sometimes, cheap or aftermarket chargers aren't necessarily compatible with your phone. Because of this, it charges your phone inadequately and creates issues. 

Another reason is that you are using too much power while your phone is trying to charge. If you are charging your phone, try to give it a break for a while so it can replenish the battery. Otherwise, if you're scrolling through social media apps or watching videos, it's going to take much longer for it to fully charge, extending the time it takes to charge and causing your phone to overheat due to too much use. 

How to fix the issue?

Buy an Apple-certified charger and see if that helps resolve your overheating issues. You can find them online at the Apple store or Best Buy. Oftentimes, this is all it takes to stop your phone from overheating while charging. 

Let your phone charge at bedtime or right when you wake up when you're getting ready for the day. This should help stop it from heating up from overuse. Alternatively, if the charger isn't your issue, try letting your phone fully charge or mostly charge before you start using it. 

Why is My iPhone Overheated and Won't Turn On?

Why is My iPhone Overheated and Won't Turn On?


Have you ever had your iPhone 13 overheat, turn off, and not respond to turning on the power button? If so, this is a serious issue and should be addressed immediately. There are many reasons why your iPhone may overheat to the point of shutting down, but most commonly, it's due to being outside in too much sun. 

What are the Reasons?

You see, when your phone is exposed to too much sun and heat; the internal parts begin to overheat. Your iPhone's internal temperature sensor recognizes the heat as a threat and will turn your phone off automatically in hopes of preserving itself. Usually, you'll receive a notice on your phone that it needs to cool down beforehand, but if you're not paying attention to your phone, you may miss it before it turns off. 

How to fix the issue?

Take your phone out of the sunlight as soon as you notice it's not turning on. Even though there are other reasons why it shuts off, such as freezing or the battery dying, if you're outside and your phone feels warm, it's best to get it into some shade or a cool environment, allows for enough time for it to cool down, and then try turning it on or charging it. 

Why is my iPhone 13 Battery Overheating and Draining?

There comes a time when your battery just doesn't function the way that it used to. Maybe it gets hot while you watch a video, or if you spend more than an hour scrolling on social media, you notice your battery has almost no charge.

What are the Reasons?

A common reason your battery is overheating and draining is that it's no longer functioning as it should. If you have a defective battery, or if you've had your phone for a few years, you're going to notice it doesn't hold a charge as well as you're used to. Sometimes, battery replacement is needed to fully remedy the situation. 

Other Times, your phone's battery can overheat due to having too much RAM. RAM is random access memory, which can experience issues periodically. 

How to fix the issue?

Book an appointment to replace your iPhone battery with a partner repair shop. They can easily replace the battery for you quickly and at an affordable price. 

To clear the RAM, click the power-up button and release it quickly, then repeat the same for the power-down button. After that, press the side button, keeping it pressed until you see the Apple logo. Once the device restarts, the RAM is cleared.

iPhone 13 Overheating Warranty

There is an iPhone 13 overheating warranty, but only within the first year that you have your iPhone. During that first year, if you are experiencing overheating issues, take it to the place you purchased your phone or contact Apple. Otherwise, you're going to need an additional warranty on your iPhone for the remainder of the time you have it. 

You'll likely receive a replacement phone depending on what Apple determines as the root cause of your overheating. If the overheating is due to a user error, such as water damage, then this is not included in the one-year warranty. 

iPhone 13 Pro Overheating 

If you have an iPhone 13 pro overheating, the same issue applies to the previous reasons outlined in the article. The Pro definitely has more functions than the standard iPhone 13, so it's no wonder you'll occasionally experience overheating. 

Make sure you identify the possible issue before trying to address the cause. If your phone is overheating while outside, you may be exposing it to too much heat. If it's only overheating when you're charging it, look toward your charger or battery as a potential cause. 

iPhone 13 Pro Max Overheating

The iPhone 13 Pro Max is the most robust phone in the 13 series. So, it has more opportunity to overheat because it includes many components that the other phones don't, such as being much larger. There are so many reasons this phone may be overheating, and it's important to assess all of the potential reasons before taking any steps to remedy the situation. If you're unsure of the cause, it's always best to take your phone to a professional to have it evaluated. 

iPhone 13 Mini Overheating

iPhone 13 Mini Overheating


Is your iPhone 13 mini overheating? Well, these devices are a bit smaller than the other models in this series. Because of this, they don't have the same power as a standard phone, which may cause issues if you are trying to do too much at once. Yes, this phone can do most things, but it's important not to overuse or overdo it. If you're noticing your iPhone 13 mini overheating, give it a break, let it rest, and try not to use it for too long. If this doesn't remedy the situation, another issue may be beneath the surface. 


So, now that you've learned the main causes of your iPhone 13 overheating, what steps are you going to take to remedy it? Are you going to find an Apple-certified charger and see if that resolves your issue? Or, maybe you're going to reset your phone's RAM to free up some space. Regardless of your phone's issue, there's a remedy to get it in working order again. Overheating can be a serious issue and poses a threat to the function of your phone. If you're not sure how to resolve the issue on your own, consult one of our partner repair shops so they can help narrow down the issue and offer you a solution. 


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