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  1. #1

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    Default iPhone 4S overheating?

    Does anyone have this problem with the white iPhone 4S? the back of the phone seems to be heating up real quick (like under 5mins) and the silver sides part eventually gets really heated up as well. and all i am doing at the point is either surfing safari or using the F1 iphone app. I tested and thought it might be my hands that were warm so i decided to hold the phone around sides (so my palm is not actually touching the back of the phone) and it was still happening. Is anyone else experiencing this as well?

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    I wouldn't say mine is 'over' heating, but it certainly runs a lot warmer than my old 3Gs.

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    I have the same problem. I bought my white iPhone 4S on the 14th and I realized that my phone overheats and the battery life drops significantly faster than my friend's iPhone 4 which he had for almost a year now. I have done one cycle charge (used the phone tip it died then charged it to 100%) and it still happens. My phone had 100% this morning at 8 and now I have 47%. After about 4 hours. Anyone having the same problem? And know how to fix this issue??

    P.s. this usually happens when I use safari

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    Check for things using location services? ie: little compass arrow at the top of the screen.

    You can see what apps are using it under Settings->Location Services.

    My battery time went to shit because of some badly done apps using location services.

    Also a half assed install of Line 2 was draining my battery in hours, uninstalled it and all was good again.
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    Great advice from Klif -- and I'd also suggest checking the Push features under the Mail/Calendars/Contacts setting. That's one people tend to forget about but also can be quite the battery drain.

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    I am having the exact same problem. Apple has been absolutely disappointing and I have yet to get a replacement. Its only 21 days old....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kjkim View Post
    I have the same problem. I bought my white iPhone 4S on the 14th and I realized that my phone overheats and the battery life drops significantly faster than my friend's iPhone 4 which he had for almost a year now. I have done one cycle charge (used the phone tip it died then charged it to 100%) and it still happens. My phone had 100% this morning at 8 and now I have 47%. After about 4 hours. Anyone having the same problem? And know how to fix this issue??

    P.s. this usually happens when I use safari
    I had the same problem with my 4S. The phone would feel hot to the touch, battery running out WAYYYY faster than my previous iPhone 4 (flat by 16:00 with minimal use). I noticed that if you look at the usage stats (settings/general/usage) it would claim I had used the phone far in excess of the real use....eg if I used 30min in total it would claim several hours

    I restored from back up even restored as a new phone and didn't install any new software apart form what came with the phone....problem persisted..

    Went into the Apple store, they replaced the phone and guess what?? The new one doesn't have this problem at all and has brilliant battery life once again even with a restore of my old backup on it.

    After exhaustive research during my 2 months of trouble shooting it, I came to the conclusion that there are several different problems out there with battery in the 4S. Some were resolved by people with a "Restore as new" but there are definitely hardware related problems out there and Apple has been keeping very quiet on the front as the last thing they would want is everyone with battery issues (a common complaint of smart phone users) coming in and demanding a new phone.

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    ok, now this POS 4S has a blue screen on random. Seriously WTF?!?!?! I really hate to say this, but I'm not feeling the iPhone anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicolas14 View Post
    ok, now this POS 4S has a blue screen on random. Seriously WTF?!?!?! I really hate to say this, but I'm not feeling the iPhone anymore.
    Take it back to Apple and get a new one. Read drzeus' post above yours.

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