Apple iPhone 15 Pro overheating problem is software related and

Apple: iPhone 15 Pro overheating problem is software related and you don’t need to slow down the processor to fix it

Various experts have joined the search for the reasons for the overheating of the recently launched iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max smartphones and some of them began to suspect that the titanium frame of the new products dissipates heat worse and lowers the temperature, it will supposedly necessary to slow down the processor. Apple was able to announce in the last hours of September that this was not necessary.

    Image source: Apple

Image source: Apple

At least that’s how the staff assesses the situation Bloomberg, which refer to Apple representatives. First, the manufacturer states that in the first few days after purchasing and installing the software, overheating of the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max is possible because the background activity is very high. Secondly, one of the bugs contained in the code of the iOS 17 operating system is responsible for the overheating, which will be fixed in the upcoming update. Thirdly, overheating can be caused by the operation of certain third-party applications, with which ways to fix this problem are also discussed. By the way, if the smartphone software was restored the day before, overheating may occur with high background activity, as in the first days of operation after purchasing a new device.

Among third-party applications, Instagram could be responsible for the overheating of Apple’s flagship smartphones, the taxi app Uber and the game Asphalt 9. Some of the developers have already fixed the software bugs that caused the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max to overheat. At least Instagram This was achieved through an update on September 27th.

Apple categorically denies that the new arrangement of elements inside smartphones of this line or the presence of a titanium frame can cause overheating. In fact, according to the manufacturer, the design of the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max ensures better heat dissipation conditions compared to previous generation models that used a stainless steel frame. As Apple points out, the upcoming iOS 17 update will not slow down the processor to reduce heat.

In addition, the identified problem does not concern information security or the operation of the USB-C charging port included in the new iPhones. Apple’s proposed solution to the problem will not have a negative impact on smartphone performance in the long term. However, according to Apple representatives, the use of chargers with a power of over 20 W can lead to short-term heating of the case of the new iPhone to a slightly higher level than usual.

The company does not specify when exactly the iOS 17 operating system update will be released, which will solve the overheating problem for some iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max users. The first beta version of iOS 17.1 arrived at developers last week, its release is scheduled for October, but Apple has not yet commented on whether this version of the operating system will include the above updates.

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