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iPhone X Heating up While Using? Top 9 Tips & Tricks

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Brandon Eldred

October 12, 2019 (Updated: October 12, 2019)• Filed to: iPhone Tips

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There are some users who have reported the iPhone X heating up while in use. The main consequence of this problem is that the device's battery gets drained a lot faster. If you are concerned that your device is hot to the touch while you're using it, this article will share with you some of the top ways you can prevent this from happening.

Q 1. Is it Normal for iPhone X to Heat up?

While it is common for the temperature on your device to rise slightly while using it, especially if you are using it for a long time, it is not normal for the device to get too hot.

Abnormal temperature rise should be concerning particularly when the device gets too hot to the touch.

Q 2. Why Does My iPhone Get Really Hot Fast?

There are several reasons why your iPhone X can get too hot.

External causes such as placing the device in direct sunlight or in a closed car where temperatures can rise significantly are some of the most common causes.

Internal factors such as overloaded processor can also cause the device to overheat. Using high-graphic apps or watching HD videos for a long time can significantly task the device's CPU, causing the device to get hot really fast.

Part 1. 6 Ways to Fix iPhone X Getting Hot and Battery Draining

The following are just some of the most effective ways to fix a device that is heating up while in use. 

Way 1. The Best Way to Fix iPhone X Heating up While Using without Affecting Data

The best way to fix an iPhone X that is heating up while in use is to use an iOS system repair tool like iMyFone Fixppo. This is the reason why a malfunction in the system and the apps on the device can also cause the device to overheat.

This is the simplest and most effective solution for this particular problem since you don't have to determine what aspect of the iOS system is causing the problem.

  • It can be used to repair a malfunctioning iPhone under numerous circumstances including a device that heats up while in use.
  • It supports all iPhone models including iPhone X/XS/Xs Max/XR/11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max  and all versions of the iOS firmware including iOS 13/13.1.1/13.1.2.
  • Fixppo uses two different modes to fix the device. The standard mode is more useful for fixing various common iOS issues without data loss and the advanced mode is more suitable for stubborn issues.
  • It has been trusted by many professional websites around the world.

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To use Fixppo to repair the device, download and install the program on your device and then follow these simple steps. 

Step 1: Launch Fixppo and in the main window click on "Standard Mode". Connect the iPhone to the computer and wait for the program to detect it.

choose Standard Mode

Step 2: You may need to put the device in recovery mode or DFU mode if the program is unable to detect it. Follow the on-screen instructions Fixppo provides to put the device in DFU/recovery mode to allow for easier access.

 enter Recovery Mode under Standard Mode

Step 3: When the device is in DFU or recovery mode, Fixppo will detect the model and provide various versions of firmware for the device. Select one and then click "Download".

download firmware under Standard Mode

Step 4: When the firmware is downloaded, click on "Start" and Fixppo will begin repairing the device. Keep it connected to the computer until the process is complete.

finished fixing your device

Fixppo is an easy and 100% effective way to fix this issue as well as other iOS related issues. It is therefore a must-have tool for all iOS device users. Download a free trial version to try it for yourself.

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Way 2. Restore Your iPhone X in Recovery Mode

Restoring your iPhone X in recovery mode is another effective way to stop the device from overheating. Follow these simple steps to do it.

Step 1: Connect the device to the computer using USB cables and then launch iTunes.

Step 2: As soon as the iTunes detects the device, press and release the volume up button, press and release the volume down button and then press and hold the power button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

Step 3: When prompted in iTunes, click "Restore iPhone". This will remove all data and settings on the device and reinstall the latest version of iOS.


Way 3. Factory Reset Your iPhone X

Factory resetting the device will eliminate some of the software glitches that could be causing the device to overheat. To reset the iPhone go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase all Contents and Settings and enter your passcode when prompted.


Please note that this solution will erase all the data on the device. Once it is done, set up the device again to see if the problem is gone.

Way 4. Force Restart Your iPhone X

A force restart can also help significantly cool down Your iPhone X.

Step 1: Press and quickly release the volume up button.

Step 2: Press and quickly release the volume down button.

Step 3: Press and hold the power button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.


Way 5. Reset All Settings on iPhone X

Resetting all settings on your device can also help remove some of the software glitches that could be causing the issue.

To reset all the settings on your device, go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings and enter your passcode when prompted.


Way 6. Update iOS Version to the Latest

An update of the iOS system not only brings with it cool new features, but it also a great way to fix some issues with the device.

To update the device, go to Settings > General > Software Update and if an update is available, tap "Download and Install" and then follow the prompts to complete the process


Part 2. 3 Tips to Prevent iPhone X from Heating up While Using

If you would like to prevent the issue from happening again in the near future, here are some of the things you can do.

Tip 1. Turn off Bluetooth and Airdrop

There are some features on your iPhone that when enabled can cause the device to overheat. Two of the most notorious are Bluetooth and Airdrop.

If you are not using Bluetooth or Airdrop, turn them off to ease the strain on your device's CPU and prevent the device from overheating. You can turn them both off in the device's Control Center.


Tip 2. Delete Battery-Consuming Apps from Your iPhone X

While you're at it, you may want to delete some of the larger or high-graphic apps that could be negatively impacting the device's battery life.

If you don't want to delete these apps, make sure that they remain closed when you're not using them and that there aren't other apps running in the background while you are using the app.


Tip 3. Contact Apple Support to Check the Battery

If the problem persists, you may need to contact Apple Support to get them to repair the device's battery. If you are going to take this course, we recommend making an appointment at the nearest Apple Support Center to avoid long waits when you get there.


When you notice that the iPhone X is heating up while in use, the solutions above can come in handy to repair the device and get it to work normally again. Choose a solution that you think will work for your device in your particular situation.

Don't forget to share your thoughts, questions and comments with us. Simply post them in the comments section below and we'll do our best to help where we can.

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