Apple releases iOS 17 update to fix overheating iPhones


As promised, Apple has released a new software update for its iOS 17 platform to address complaints of iPhones “running warmer than expected,” the tech company announced Wednesday.

The latest update to the iOS 17 software includes "important bug fixes, security updates, and addresses an issue that may cause the iPhone to run warmer than expected," an Apple spokesperson said on Wednesday.

“We have identified a few conditions which can cause iPhone to run warmer than expected,” Apple said in an official statement on the fix earlier this week, blaming the overheating iPhones on increased background activity from some third-party apps.

Apple iPhone overheating statement

Apple says the iPhones are safe to use unless they display an explicit temperature warning.

The overheating bug first came to light after Apple released the new operating system and its newly designed iPhone 15 series in stores on September 22.

“The device may feel warmer during the first few days after setting up or restoring the device because of increased background activity,” the company warned users after a slew of reports about the bug began showing up on social media.

Apple had also said the iPhones were safe to use unless they display an explicit temperature warning.

Apple iPhone temp warning
Image by Apple

iPhone owners also began to post their own theories about what was actually causing their Apple devices to overheat – some blaming Instagram, other a flaw in Apple’s design.

Some iPhone aficionado's questioned Apple's switch from a physical sim card to its current eSIM, and alternatively even mentioning the heat trapped by the iPhone's new a titanium frame.

The overheating bug first came to light after Apple released the new operating system and its newly designed iPhone 15 series in stores on September 22.

iPhone users should notice the iOS 17.0.3 update on their devices immediately.


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