Why Does My New iPhone 7 Get so Hot

Many iPhone users complain about iPhone gets overheating while using. There are mainly three reasons, and we provide solutions too.

Myra updated on Sep 05, 2023 | Home > iOS & Mac Topics

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are brand new smartphone models. Generally, all the reviews give high points to the new products of iPhone, Apple also officially said that iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are the best of iPhone ever. But, iPhone always gets hot and overheating no matter which iPhone you're using.

Why does my new iPhone 7 get hot?

It will be reasonable if iPhone 5/5s or even 6/6s get hot and overheating, but why your new best iPhone ever gets hot too?


Reason 1. iPhone has been used overtime

This is the most common factor of iPhone gets hot. Just like any other electronic device, prolonged usage will definitely cause overheating. iPhone 7 is a smartphone, it runs on a CPU. When you are using a computer for a really long time continually, it will be overheating. iPhone gets overheating in the same condition.

Solution: If your iPhone gets hot after a long time usage, it's normal, you don't need to be worried. Put it down and let it have a rest for ten minutes. The iPhone will be recovered by itself from overheating. And try to free up the spaces on iPhone, it will help iPhone to cool down and also make iPhone faster.

Reason 2. There are problems with the software or apps you are using

Even though it's a new iPhone, you must have already installed lots of apps. The running speed of software and apps usually can be decided by the RAM. While iPhone 7 has 2 GB RAM and iPhone 7 Plus has 3 GB RAM, if you launch too many software and apps at the same time, these spaces will be full easily and it will approach the maxim of CPU processing ability. Once the CPU or RAM runs a hundred percent, your iPhone will get overheating like a bomb.

Solution: Do not open too many software and apps at the same time, close those apps that you don't need for now. And, it is highly possible that one or few of your apps are misbehaving. Go to Settings>Battery, find out which is the trouble maker, then delete these iPhone apps. This will also save the battery on your iPhone 7.


Reason 3. There is a problem with the hardware on your iPhone 7

This is the rarest reason of iPhone overheating. But if you are using iPhone in a reasonable duration, and there is not any software or apps causing trouble, your iPhone still gets hot just lay down there, your iPhone is in trouble because of hardware problem.

Solution: You really need to go to the Apple Store and find out the reason.

Bonus Tip: How to Fix iPhone 7 Getting Hot

If your iPhone is constantly getting hot, especially if you're not using it much, there's a good chance that something is wrong with your iOS system. At this time, you need to fix the problems of the iOS system. It is recommended that you use a professional iOS system repair tool -- EaseUS MobiXpert to help you detect the problems and fix multiple issues with your iPhone.

🔭Take a glance at issues that EaseUS MobiXpert can address:

ios system repair

Download EaseUS MobiXpert on your PC or Mac and try to fix iOS issues with it.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS MobiXpert on your computer, choose "System Repair" from the Home page.

MobiXpert hompage

Step 2.  Then, choose "iOS/iPadOS System Repair" from the new screen.

ios system repair

Step 3. Connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer and choose "Standard Repair." If you want a thorough repair, you can choose "Deep Repair."

select repair mode

Step 4. Confirm your device model and click "Next" to move on. Then, EaseUS MobiXpert will download a firmware for you, which will take a while. If you have installed a firmware before using this software, you can directly click "Verify" to continue.

verify firmware

Step 5. Then, click "Repair Now" to start the repair process. After the repair completes, you can check your device and restart it for use. 

erpair complete