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I recently bought a used iPhone 4, and I've been frequently getting the 'iPhone needs to cool down' warning which lets me do nothing. Normally I'd be fine with this...
05-05-2012, 06:44 PM #1Overheating
I recently bought a used iPhone 4, and I've been frequently getting the 'iPhone needs to cool down' warning which lets me do nothing. Normally I'd be fine with this since it's to help the phone, however this warning pops up when the phone is in a cool environment and feels cool, and when it's only been used for about 5 minutes. I've tried numerous restores and I'm not getting any positive results, along with the fact of not using and using a case to see if anything changed. I'm a 16gb iPhone 4 iOS 5.1, what should my next move be? Is there anyway Apple could replace this even though it's out of warranty? Thanks.
05-06-2012, 02:51 AM #2
Is your battery draining fast as well?
05-06-2012, 12:31 PM #3
Actually no, my battery life is great.
05-06-2012, 01:58 PM #4
Has anyone had the same issue before?
05-06-2012, 02:05 PM #5
If out of warranty, then no, Apple will charge you for repair. I acually have never heard of such a severe heating issue like yours poping up so often. Being on 5.1 OS cured most battery issues, but you say the battery life is fine. My guess is you have a hardware issue. Other then taking in for repair, you may be S.O.L.
05-06-2012, 02:14 PM #6
Any idea what the hardware issue could be/how much Apple would charge just to take a look at it?
05-06-2012, 02:26 PM #7
If you just purchased it, by chance was it recently bought on eBay?
If so, you can file a dispute, perhaps the issue is the reason the original owner sold it.
No clue what it would cost to repair really, sorry. Perhaps someone else will chime in with more info.
05-06-2012, 02:37 PM #8
Unfortunately I bought it off of Craigslist(yeah stupid me...), so I guess I'm out of luck. I've read online that it could be a battery issue and replacing it would help, does that sound plausible? Thank you
05-06-2012, 02:42 PM #9
I guess it could be, but I am not a tech by any means. Rather then using just throwing money at it buying new parts, it may be better to take it to a cell phone repair company and have them trouble shoot it for you.
There is a moderator here named "Cowboy" that does hardware repairs on iPhones. Perhaps send him a private message and see what he thinks.
05-06-2012, 02:49 PM #10
Thank you very much for all the info that you've provided, I'll be sure to contact him soon!
05-06-2012, 02:59 PM #11
Your very welcome, I just wish I could have been more help. Good luck.