Is your iPhone 13 mini overheating? You are not alone! In this article, i’ll explain why your iPhone 13 mini gets hot, how to cool it down, and keep it from heating up again.
Why does your iPhone 13 mini get hot?
Some of the reasons why your iPhone 13 mini overheat include.
- A bunch of apps running in the background. Many apps use a lot of battery, which can drain it quickly. And, as a result, end up heating up your phone.
- Another reason why your iPhone 13 mini overheats can be how frequently you use your phone. If you’re constantly on your phone, your phone battery is working overtime, which raises your phone’s temperature.
- Leaving your phone on the charger even after it’s reached 100% is another reason why your iPhone 13 mini overheats.
See also: How to Fix iPhone Battery Drain Problems on ios 15
If your iPhone 13 mini gets excessively hot too hot to touch or uncomfortable to hold then you should take precautions to cool it off and keep it from overheating in the future.
How to fix iPhone 13 mini overheating issue
If your iPhone 13 mini gets excessively hot, you should make an effort to cool it off immediately. Here are some standard precautions and troubleshooting steps you can take:
1. Take off the case
Some phone cases are more likely to trap heat than others. So if your iPhone 13 mini is extremely hot, remove the case so the heat can more easily radiate away.
2. Avoid leaving your iPhone in a car
Often, an iPhone overheats when it’s in a hot car with the sun beating down on it directly through the windshield. If possible, move it into a shady part of the vehicle. But don’t put it in your pocket or a heavy bag that will trap the heat and not let it radiate away.
3. Avoid exposing your iPhone to direct sunlight
The easiest way to prevent overheating is to keep your phone out of the sun. Your phone catches light and heat from the sun and retains it. If you’re on holiday somewhere fiercely sunny, keep the iPhone in a bag or in the shade. Refrain from using the phone if possible.
4. Stop performing processor-intensive tasks
If your iPhone 13 mini is overheating, you should close your streaming video apps and stop playing mobile games. For example, if your iPhone 13 mini got noticeably hot while watching Netflix, stop the streaming app to take the load off the processor.
5. Stop charging your iPhone while you perform processor-intensive tasks
Charging your phone heats the battery. Playing games heats up the CPU and other components. Combining the two can lead to an unexpectedly hot iPhone 13 mini.
6. Stop using Bluetooth
If you find your iPhone 13 mini overheating, stop using Bluetooth, because it provides an additional source of heat. You can do this from the Control Centre: swipe down from the top right of the screen and tap the Bluetooth icon.
See also: How to Fix iPhone 13 mini Bluetooth Pairing Problems
7. Turn off Location Services
GPS is probably the single function that causes iPhone 13 mini to overheat the most. Turn it off by going to Settings > Privacy > Location Services.
8. Turn on Airplane mode
This turns off GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Cellular data. Go to the Control Centre and tap the plane icon.
9. Turn off iPhone when not in use
If you can manage without notifications, we’d suggest turning the iPhone off entirely when not in use. Hold down the power button and one of the volume buttons and drag the Power off slider.
10. Lower your screen brightness
Just the same as running background apps, turning your brightness up will force your battery to work harder and cause your iPhone 13 mini to overheat. Instead, look for an anti-glare cover for your device. This low cost solution can help you see your screen in the sun.
11. Keep Apps and iOS updated
The new updates often come with bug fixes, aiming to enhance the efficiency of that particular app and your iPhone. This means they are more likely to cause any trouble. So keep your apps and iOS updated to the latest version.
To update apps: Launch the App Store and then navigate to Today > Your Profile > Update All.
To update iOS: Head to Settings > General > Software Update. If there is an update, follow the onscreen instructions to update your device.
12. Check the charging cable
If your iPhone 13 mini is overheating while charging, it could be that there’s an issue with the charging cable. Try swapping it out first and see if that fixes the issue.
Also, make sure you use the original accessories. If it is a third party charger or cable, make sure it’s Apple certified.
See also: 30 Best iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro Tips and Tricks
iPhone 13 mini overheating: Fixed
The above tips can prevent your iPhone 13 mini from overheating, but if you find that your iPhone is unusually susceptible to overheating, there might be a hardware issue that needs to be addressed. You should contact Apple support to see if your iPhone needs to be serviced.
Is your iPhone 13 mini overheating? Drop a comment and let us know.
Ashritha Hebbar says
My iphone 13mini has heating issues. When im using camera or playing some video the phone gets very hot. I tested with 13 and 13 mini camera open for same amount of time mini was 50% more heated than the 13. Does this mean i need to get the hardware checked?
iPhoneGeeks Staff says
Apple advises that it can be normal for your iPhone to become warm when using it (and also in other situations including when charging it, first setting it up and restoring from a backup).
The exterior acts as a cooling surface, transferring heat from inside the iPhone to cooler air outside.
Apple also notes that charging your iPhone when it is inside certain styles of case may generate excess heat, which can affect battery capacity. If you notice that your iPhone gets hot when you charge it, Apple advises that you should remove it from its case before charging.
If you are concerned that your iPhone gets warmer than it should do, I suggest that you contact Apple Support, make a Genius Bar reservation or visit an Apple Authorised Service Provider with a view to having it checked and, if recommended, serviced: