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  • iPhone Temperature Warning Screen Discovered!
    We've seen various weird iPhone screenshots before, including that of the Prototype OS, but this one is nice and new... and hot.



    A guy named Jeff posted a screenshot of the iPhone indicating the iPhone got overheated. There's no doubt if it's fake or real as the same can be found even in the Apple Knowledge base, but most of us have never actually seen it.

    Donít sit next to a pool in Scottsdale Arizona when itís 104 degrees or your iphone will melt away! So how to fix it fast? I put the iPhone between 2 cold beers and it worked!
    If you've seen this screen before, let us know about your experience!

    [TheiPhoneBlog]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone Temperature Warning Screen Discovered! started by sayam View original post
    Comments 58 Comments
    1. buttrr76's Avatar
      buttrr76 -
      i have seen that before on my old 2g iphone when i left it on the dash board of my truck for 3 hours
    1. kok000's Avatar
      kok000 -
      Anyone know where the background picture for that is in the iphone? I want to make that my wallpaper
    1. Squid7085's Avatar
      Squid7085 -
      Makes me wonder, is there one for the opposite extreme? "Your phone is an ice cube, it needs to thaw out before you can use it."
    1. Neo-Tech's Avatar
      Neo-Tech -
      Hmm...I wonder if there are any apps that will show us the temperature then.
    1. btung's Avatar
      btung -
      my iPhone 3G's back melted in the car. had to get a new one, but i did see this screen. it didn't go away for some 40 minutes.
    1. BenzoHartt's Avatar
      BenzoHartt -
      I've never seen this warning. This is crazy!lol
    1. LonginottiFilms's Avatar
      LonginottiFilms -
      Hey everyone, if you remember my name, I'm the guy who got burned by my phone- It's funny that people still remember that! when I pulled it out of my pocket that morning, the screen was flickering, it may have displayed that screen but I will never know. If anyone has wondered, I've had 11 replacement phones since then! dead pixels, back cracking, memory problems... I can't wait for the next phone!

      James
    1. Masterz1337's Avatar
      Masterz1337 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Squid7085 View Post
      Makes me wonder, is there one for the opposite extreme? "Your phone is an ice cube, it needs to thaw out before you can use it."
      I stuck mine in the refrigerator once for a bit, all that happens is that it fucks up your installation. I had to restore and the battery hasn't been the same since
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      I have not seen this yet but wonder why I have not yet. I get some weird behavior on my phone when it is hot out especially when you try to hang up from a phone call and it don't... then I get at times no network connection... Today I hung up from talking to my husband all of a sudden I got the screen where it shows that you have to connect it to itunes.... and been getting a lot of dropped calls lately....

      One time after hanging up from a phone call all of a sudden I got a black screen.... could not reboot the phone, plugged it into the charger it didn't do anything... ended up having to re due the phone.....
    1. CZroe's Avatar
      CZroe -
      Quote Originally Posted by Neo-Tech View Post
      Hmm...I wonder if there are any apps that will show us the temperature then.
      That's what I was thinking! I knew that there is a temp sensor because it stops charging when the battery gets too hot but I never pushed it that far. Now I know that it can tell the difference between "hot" and "too hot," so I wonder if you can calibrate it and get a usable temperature... though I doubt it'll ever be useful for determining outer temps.

      When tethering (registered PdaNet FTW), it gets hot and routinely stops charging, which is unfortunate because tethering really KILLS the battery. The battery icon will show a plug-shape as if it is fully charged but still plugged in, though the level is not full and will not increase (may, in fact, decrease significantly before charging begins again). A large battery/power level image is still shown instead of your wallpaper image.

      When using an A2DP adapter with charge-through functionality it routinely does the same thing, even though the charge pins are connected directly through the device (no circuitry in between). The additional 80mW power draw + phone connection + WiFi/Bluetooth + iPod alone get it hot enough to stop charging. Heck, I've disabled WiFi & internal Bluetooth and it still does it.

      I tested several iPhone 3Gs in both scenarios... not just mine.
    1. Neo-Tech's Avatar
      Neo-Tech -
      That's some interesting info there, thanks!
    1. SpartanWraith's Avatar
      SpartanWraith -
      Mine did that this week when I was also at the pool. I cooled it down by taking it out of the case, putting it in the shade, then putting the towel over it and pressing my hand to the back for a minute or so.

      Diffusion of heat into another object After about a minute, it was cool enough to just use my hand. Took all of 3-5 minutes to cool down to a temp where it could work again.
    1. richardjs's Avatar
      richardjs -
      My phone decided to go swimming in a river in Swaziland and didn't like it much. So when i got it home i put it in front of a fan-heater. i bit too close clearly, cos i got this screen too... the heater worked tho... the phone is fine now.
    1. JDMOD's Avatar
      JDMOD -
      yes this actually also happened to me about 2 months ago... i think the "iphone too cold" pendant exists too (although i've never seen that error...)
    1. GreggSymington's Avatar
      GreggSymington -
      Search this forum. It happened to me 9 months ago...

      http://www.modmyi.com/forums/general...u-can-use.html
    1. mrloku21's Avatar
      mrloku21 -
      this is so real it happenend to me last week i live in san fernando valley california it was about 101 degrees, went in to a medical marijuana clinic and came out and my phone also had that yellow warning thought sumthin was wrong with phone but about twenty minutes later it came back on...
    1. Hokman's Avatar
      Hokman -
      sounds like it would be a cool temp app if someone can access the sensor...
    1. NatashaP's Avatar
      NatashaP -
      I' have seen it too! (I used to work in a bakery)
    1. bhz1's Avatar
      bhz1 -
      I never had my 3G get really hot but I remember my 2G getting realy hot when I spent a day in what I will call a "network fringe" area. I suppose because it kept searching for a signal, not only did the battery run down fast but it got extremely hot to the touch. It was also close to 100 degrees outside as well. I stuck it in a plastic zziplock and put it in a cooler for about 20 minutes and it cooled down. Never got any warning screens (not sure if the 2G had one) but logic told me that if the phone was that hot to the touch it was not a good thing.
    1. reanimationxp's Avatar
      reanimationxp -
      So funny you guys posted this today.. I live in Tempe, AZ (very close to Scottsdale ) and I JUST got this screen today and googled it.. lol.

      For those who've never got it, the phone won't do anything except emergency dialing while it's on, and from what I've read, i think it starts around 100 degrees F. There is a "too cold" temp as well, but I'm not sure if it displays a different screen or not. The phone was hot enough to burn my face had I used it, so if that gives you an idea, it's fairly lenient it seems. Maybe it's protecting me...

      For those with the problem, I found that you can cup your mouth around the ipod connector and blow into the phone to cool it off relatively quickly. There isn't much ventilation room but I could feel a lot of hot air coming out of the headphone port. After a few minutes I was able to cool it down enough to get it working, though I had to restart the phone manually to "jumpstart" the process.

      Quote Originally Posted by Neo-Tech View Post
      Hmm...I wonder if there are any apps that will show us the temperature then.
      Funnily enough, this was one of my first thoughts.. lol. "My iPhone knows what temperature it is??" I'm sure we could get the internal reading somehow, but it would probably be useless for what we'd want it for.. like your computer's CPU temp monitor. System Health monitoring applications only. Might be worth looking into though..