How to Fix Overheating Issues in iPhone 12

Overheating Issues in iPhone 12
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You are normally using your iPhone 12 and suddenly it starts overheating, and in a couple of minutes, the device becomes unusable. Well, then there is nothing to worry about, in this article, we are going to discuss the reasons behind and try to fix the Overheating Issues in iPhone 12.

Some of the steps might wipe the entire internal storage, so try to take a backup before implementing the methods.

Reasons Behind the iPhone 12 Overheating Issues

  • Excessive use of the smartphone
  • Malware Issues
  • Software Issues
  • Outdated System Software
  • A faulty battery, cable, Or power adapter
  • Blocked ventilation snd phone cases
Overheating Issues in iPhone 12

Fix Overheating Issues in iPhone 12

Remove Any Case Installed

iPhone cases are one of the reasons that causes overheating of the smartphone. It sometimes disturbs the flow of the air and ultimately causes overheating. So, if you are having any case installed in your iPhone 12, then remove it and wait for a couple of minutes.

Force Reboot/Soft Reset your iPhone

Restarting/rebooting is the ultimate solution for many of the problems. A normal user does it quite often. And even it is technically right too, on restarting, the system terminates all the on-going processes, and it gives a fresh start to the system.

Although most of you already know how to restart/reboot your iPhone 12, many of you don’t know about the forced reboot/soft reset, we are writing down the right method to do so, in case you have any doubts and confusion:

Method 2
  • Press and release the Volume Up key.
  • Now, again press and release the Volume Down key.
  • Finally, press and hold the Side button until you see a black screen.

Toggle Airplane Mode

You can also use the Airplane mode on your iPhone 12 lineup devices in order to fix any minor Bluetooth issue.

Method 3
  • Touch and swipe down anywhere from the home screen.
  • Now, tap on the Airplane logo until it turns blue.
  • Now, wait for a few moments.
  • Finally, again follow the above steps to turn Airplane OFF

Use Low Battery Mode

Low Battery Mode might help you in fixing overheating issues in iPhone 12, as it eliminates all the unnecessary processes and services going on in the system. Follow the below steps to do so:

Method 4
  • Open the Settings app from the home screen.
  • Then navigate to Battery settings.
  • Then scroll down and tap Low Power Mode.
  • Now, toggle the switch towards the right to enable it.
  • Now, wait a moment to kill all the unnecessary processes and services.

Disable Unwanted Background Applications

The Battery Usage feature allows you to ascertain which apps eat tons of battery life and cause the iPhone overheating issue. Simply attend Settings, tap on Battery, and check the Battery Usage. Then you’ll see the foremost power-consuming apps, just return to the house screen to shut or remove them.

Method 5
  • Open the Settings app from the home screen.
  • Then navigate to Battery settings.
  • Now, carefully check the Battery Usages.
  • Now, shut down the foremost power-consuming apps.

Check for Software Update

If none of the above methods worked, then there is a possibility that your iPhone’s OS isn’t updated. So, update the iPhone to the latest iOS version to resolve the issue. To update follow the below-mentioned steps:

Method 6
  • Open the Settings app from the home screen.
  • Then navigate to General Settings.
  • Now tap on the Software Update option.
  • If there is an update available, follow the onscreen instructions to install the updates on your iPhone.

Perform Factory Reset

Method 7
  • Open the Settings app from the app drawer.
  • Then navigate to General settings.
  • Now, scroll down till the end and select the Reset option.
  • The reset window will be opened, now, tap in the settings that says ‘Erase All Content and Settings.
  • Then you will be prompted to enter your passcode.
  • Finally, follow the on-screen prompts to complete the factory reset process.

Restore your iPhone in iTunes via Recovery Mode

This is the last option you wanna try, as it will erase the whole iPhone storage and start it as a new iPhone, so follow with cautions.

Method 8
  • Connect your iPhone to a PC/Mac with the Apple certified lightning cable.
  • Now, wait for iTunes to automatically recognize the device.
  • Then, click the Device button near the top left of the iTunes window.
  • Now, tap on Summary from the left vertical menu.
  • Finally, click on the Restore button, and then follow the onscreen instructions.

Restore your iPhone in iTunes via DFU mode

This is the deepest type of recovery one can perform in an iPhone. This type of recovery is usually performed by the Apple officials, but you can also perform it on your own. Follow the below steps carefully to perform the restore via DFU Mode:

Method 9
  • Connect your iPhone to your computer using Apple certified lightning cable.
  • Now, we will perform a few tricky steps to boot into DFU mode.
  • For doing so, quickly press both Volume Up and Down buttons one by one and then press and hold the sleep/wake button until the screen goes black, then hold down both the Sleep/wake button and Volume Down button simultaneously. After 5 secs, release the sleep/wake button while continue pressing the volume down button. The display will become pure black when DFU Mode is opened.
  • Once DFU mode is opened, a popup will appear in iTunes, saying iTunes has detected your iPhone.
  • Now follow the on-screen instructions to restore your device.

Visit Apple Care

 If a factory reset or restore won’t help in fixing your issue, visit your local Apple Store or Service Center so a qualified technician can examine the hardware. If needed, they may send it in for repair or replacement.


That was it, you have successfully learned how to Fix Overheating Issues in iPhone 12. If you are facing any other kind of issues or you need another guide, then make sure to check our dedicated Apple iPhone 12 Troubleshooting Guide, we have covered quite a few numbers of tutorials and troubleshooting guides.

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