Car wireless chargers could overheat iPhones too

Reports arise that BMW wireless charging pads could lead to iPhone overheating issues and, eventually, hardware damage – NFC chip powering Apple Pay stopped working. Additional reports highlight that there might be issues with other car makers and phones too.

General recommendation is to monitor iPhone temperature levels and avoid overheating.


Upcoming iOS 17 update should mitigate iPhone 15 overheating issue

Apple commented on iPhone 15 overheating issue reported by some users. Company mentions that some third party applications running on iOS 17 causing overheating for some users. Apps include Instagram, Uber, and Asphalt 9: Legends. Apple is said to be working with developers to address this issue.

We have identified a few conditions which can cause iPhone to run warmer than expected. The device may feel warmer during the first few days after setting up or restoring the device because of increased background activity. We have also found a bug in iOS 17 that is impacting some users and will be addressed in a software update. Another issue involves some recent updates to third-party apps that are causing them to overload the system. We're working with these app developers on fixes that are in the process of rolling out.

Apple statement as referenced by MacRumors

At this moment no updates are published yet.


Users report overheating issues with iPhone 15

Some reports show that new iPhones are overheating under excessive loads. These reports include both Pro and non-Pro models.

iPhone 15 overheating | Infrared images of an iPhone 15 Plus - 9To5Mac

There is no clear indication on the actual issues and how are those affecting day-to-day use.

At this moment there are no comments from Apple on significance of the issue.

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