How to fix overheating problem on iPhone 11 after iOS 13.2 update

Updates on devices are usually meant to fix bugs and glitches in order to bring out the best performance. However, it is inevitable that issues suddenly occur right after an update like overheating. This might be due to incompatibility issues or faulty updates. Random bugs may also cause disturbance on the phone’s system and could result to overheating problems.

Unlike Android devices, overheating problems on iOS devices aren’t really that serious because the system is programmed to shut down services running in the background as well as apps if it has gone beyond the threshold. If you haven’t experienced having your iPhone overheats, try shooting long 4K videos. After several minutes, your iPhone will prompt you that it’s too hot to continue shooting the video. 

In other words, iPhones do overheat but it’s smart enough to shut down any service or app if it’s already too hot, thus preventing further issues. In this post, I will share with you the simple things you need to do if your iPhone 11 is overheating. 

What to do with your iPhone 11 if it’s overheating

You don’t need to do something special to address this problem. In fact, you simply have to lessen the load of the system to make your device work perfectly again. With that said, here are the things you have to do if your iPhone 11 is overheating

First solution: Quit all apps running in the background and Force Restart your iPhone 

It is possible that this problem is caused by the apps that are running in the background. To rule this possibility out, close those apps to free up the RAM and CPU they’re using. Here’s how you do that:  

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen and stop at the middle. This will show you the app previews. 
  2. Swipe up on every preview to close apps one after another. 
  3. After that, quickly press and release the Volume Up button, and then the Volume Down button.
  4. The moment you release the volume down button, press and hold the Side or Power key for 15 seconds or until the Apple logo shows on the screen. 

Your iPhone will continue the usual boot process, and once it has successfully rebooted, try to see if it still overheats. Usually, a simple reboot can already help in making your iPhone work perfectly again but just in case the issue continues, move on to the next solution. 

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Second solution: Turn off your iPhone 11 for several minutes

After closing all apps running in the background and doing the forced restart and your iPhone is still overheating, then let it rest for a while. Remember that it usually overheats if there are already a lot of apps and services running in the background. You can also tell if your iPhone is too hot because you can feel just by touching the device. If it’s really too hot, turn it off and then let it rest without power for at least 5 minutes. 

After that, you may turn it back on and see if you can now use it properly. If, for some reason, your iPhone 11 is still overheating after several minutes of rest, then something is not right with the firmware. 

Second solution: Reset all the settings of your iPhone

If the first solution didn’t fix the overheating problem, then bring your iPhone back to its factory settings or default configuration, by resetting all the settings. This is one of the most effective solutions against all kinds of software problems, especially the ones that occurred without apparent reason after an update. This is how you do it: 

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings. 
  2. Find and tap General. 
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen, and then touch Reset. 
  4. Touch Reset All Settings. 
  5. If prompted, enter your security lock. 
  6. Tap Reset All Settings at the bottom of the screen, and then tap Reset All Settings again to confirm. 

Your iPhone will reboot after this, once it has finished rebooting, try to see if the overheating issue is gone. 

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Third solution: Factory reset your iPhone

If the overheating problem continues after the previous solution, then it’s time to reset your iPhone. A reset should be able to fix this problem, but before you actually do that, make sure to create a backup of your important files as they will be deleted. When ready, follow these steps to reset your iPhone: 

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings. 
  2. Find and tap General. 
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen, and then touch Reset. 
  4. Tap Erase All Contents and Settings. 
  5. Tap Erase Now. 
  6. If prompted, enter your security lock. 
  7. Tap Erase iPhone at the bottom of the screen.  
  8. Tap Erase iPhone again to proceed.  
  9. Now enter your Apple ID password, and then tap Erase to proceed with the reset. 
  10. Wait until your iPhone has finished the reset, and then set it up as a new device. 

Most of the time, a reset will be able to fix a problem like this especially if it occurred without apparent reason or after an update. However, if for some reason the overheating issue continues, then you need to do the next solution. 

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Fourth solution: DFU Restore your iPhone 11 that’s overheating

A DFU restore has already been proven to fix any firmware issues including overheating. But we know that not everyone is comfortable doing it, so it’s up to you if you want to restore your iPhone by yourself or bring it to the Genius Bar to have a tech restore it for you. If you decide to do it by yourself, then here’s how it’s done: 

  1. Connect your iPhone to the computer then launch iTunes or Finder.
  2. While your device is connected, quickly press and release the Volume Up button.
  3. Then, quickly press and release the Volume Down button. 
  4. Finally, press and hold the Side button until your iPhone screen turns black.
  5. Keep holding the Side button when the screen turns black and then press the Volume Down button.
  6. Hold both buttons for 5 seconds.
  7. After 5 seconds, release the Power button but keep holding the Volume Down button for another 10 seconds.

I hope that this troubleshooting guide has been able to help you one way or another. Thanks for reading!