If your iPhone 15 Pro is running hotter than expected, a new patch released by Apple on Wednesday should resolve the issue.
According to Apple, iOS 17.0.3“addresses an issue that could cause iPhone to run hotter than expected,” while also providing the usual bug fixes and security updates.
You can get the patch by going to Settings on your phone, then selecting General, and Software Update. If you have Automatic Updates enabled then the patch should be installed immediately, usually while the phone is locked, charging, and connected to Wi-Fi.
Soon after the new iPhone 15 Pro or iPhone 15 Pro Max started shipping last month, some owners complained that their devices were heating up beyond normal limits.
This raises concerns that there may be a hardware issue on devices equipped with Apple’s new A17 Pro chip.
Apple has remained silent on the matter, letting speculation fill in the gaps. Leading Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests it may have something to do with the use of titanium frames in the new Pro phones, which he says affects thermal efficiency. Kuo also said that the tech giant would resolve the issue through a software update, but claimed that it might involve Apple reducing the performance of its new chips.
Earlier this week, Apple finally acknowledged the issue and said that while a fix would be available via an update soon, it would not impact the performance of the A17 Pro chip.
The company said the issue occurred due to several factors, including a bug in iOS 17, as well as some apps, including Instagram and Uber, conflicting with the new Pro phones. Apple said it was working with developers of problematic third-party apps to optimize them for the new phones, while also working on an iOS 17 patch. It added that the titanium frame did not make the problem worse.
So, is the overheating issue on the new iPhone 15 Pro handset finally resolved? Well, once the patch is widely installed, we’ll know for sure whether this is just a glitch on the Pro phones or something more serious.