iOS 8 is making my phone hot?

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  1. Got_famous06

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    Not sure if this is for anyone else, but before 8 i didn't really have a problem with my phone getting hot. i was jailbroken and had all kinds of things going on. now i just updated and looking at text just makes my phone hot. not playing games or going on the Internet. I've just been texting and my phone is hot.
     
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  2. MoneyMaker79

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    That's very odd. You say just looking at text messages makes it hot? Have you tried a simple reboot or turn it off and back on?
     
  3. Europa

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    Let the battery run down and power itself off and then recharge.
     
  4. fsas06

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    Finally found my old account. Anyways just texting was making my phone hot, battery also looks to be going down fast. iv turned off the motion and some location settings that i had on before iOS 8. seems to have helped. and ill run the battery down and see if that helps, but I'm getting the iPhone 6 Plus on Friday and giving my 5 to my mom do i don't think she uses her phones as much it might not be a problem in the next 3/4 days
     
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  5. xx.abi.xx

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    I downloaded iOS 8 last night and since then, my phone battery is absolutely awful.

    Usually lasts me about 14/16 hours before needing charging but it's lasted me about 8 hours today.

    Also, I've had the exact same problem as FSAS06... my phone gets very hot just from checking texts for a few minutes or being on a call for 1 minute. I have never had this problem before!

    Any suggestions???
     
  6. Leo

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    Check your battery usage:

    Settings > General > Usage > Battery Usage

    That will show which apps use your battery up, with the most significant contributor at the top, ordered accordingly.

    Second, try turning off Background App Refresh:

    Settings > General > Background App Refresh

    That can help reduce battery consumption significantly.

    Third, if you're not in an LTE area, turn off LTE:

    Settings > Cellular > Enable LTE

    It'll prevent your phone from searching LTE signals if there are none available, thus saving battery life.

    Fourth, close apps that you don't use very often by double-clicking the home button. Do NOT close apps you use often, unless you're certain they're causing battery drainage. It takes more power to re-open an app from scratch than to simply resume from a suspended state.

    Fifth, turn down your screen brightness. The screen brightness is actually the largest contributor to your iPhones battery life. If it's always at 100%, don't expect it to last you more than a few hours under heavy usage.

    Last but not least, do a hard reset. Press and hold the power button and home button together until your iPhone turns off, and then back on. Keep holding until you see the Apple logo from when you turn your phone on.
     
  7. xx.abi.xx

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    Hi,

    I've tried all this and it's not helped. Just going through the settings made my phone very hot to touch.
     
  8. Leo

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    What kind of iPhone do you have? Also maybe you should try a DFU restore, and wipe the phone clean and see what happens.
     
  9. xx.abi.xx

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    I have the iPhone 5s, only a few months old. Will try that, thanks.
     
  10. silvermoon

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    I'm not sure what apps you are running or what kind of usage is on your phone but my battery life is great with iOS 8.

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  11. xx.abi.xx

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    I was just using the IPhone Messages app for this to happen.

    But, I did a complete system reset and it's fixed the issue so no more getting hot and draining battery :-D
     
  12. Ledsteplin

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    Oh, Dear! What to do, what to do!
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    :D
     
  13. rugved1118

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    I had similar battery drainage problem with my iphone 5 with ios 8 unless i figured out that it is the "background app refresh" which is making my handset hot because it is making sure those apps are connected to the internet to gather updates continously and running in the background. If you disable this option then your battery wont drain and handset will not get hot.


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