Apple releases new iOS update to address overheating issue

Published on Oct 05, 2023 at 10:50 AM (UTC+4)
by Kate Bain

Last updated on Oct 05, 2023 at 5:45 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Kate Bain

Apple releases new iOS update to address overheating issue

Apple is taking complaints about the overheating iPhone 15 seriously.

The tech giant has just released a new iOS update, iOS 17.0.3, developed specifically to fix the bug.

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“This update provides important bug fixes, security updates, and addresses an issue that may cause iPhone to run warmer than expected,” the company said.

The iOS update comes after complaints about the new iPhone 15 blew up the internet.

Just days after the newest iPhone launched, X (formerly Twitter) was inundated with reports from customers saying their devices were heating up so much they couldn’t even hold them.

Apple finally addressed the issue days later, saying “we have identified a few conditions which can cause iPhone to run warmer”.

“The device may feel warmer during the first few days after setting up or restoring the device because of increased background activity,” it said.

“We have also found a bug in iOS 17 that is impacting some users and will be addressed in a software update.

“Another issue involves some recent updates to third-party apps that are causing them to overload the system. We’re working with these app developers on fixes that are in the process of rolling out.”

Unfortunately for Apple, the overheating issue isn’t the only one iPhone 15 buyers are facing.

Since the device was released on September 22, buyers have also complained of frozen screens and getting the “Apple logo of death”.

While setting up the device and transferring info over from their old phones, people reported their phone screens were freezing.

Sometimes for hours too.

Others said their phones got stuck on the Apple logo, and it was impossible to refresh.

It seems Apple was aware of the issue too.

A day before the launch, Apple published an article explaining what to do “if your iPhone gets stuck on the Apple logo when you transfer from your previous device”.

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Kate Bain

Kate Bain is the Page Editor at She is based in Dubai and coordinates coverage of the latest news across automotive, technology, and lifestyle. Kate has a bachelor's degree in business and post graduate in journalism. She is an experienced editor and journalist who has worked for News Corp, Daily Mail Australia, and Sky News. When she's not at work, you'll find her attached at the hip to her dog, Thor. Kate is currently on maternity leave following the birth of her first child.