Apple has acknowledged that some new iPhones may run warmer than expected in the first few days after setting up or restoring the device.
In a statement released on Saturday, Apple said that the increased heat is due to background activity, such as downloading and installing apps, restoring data from a backup, and indexing content.
The company also said that it has identified a few issues in the iOS 17 software that can cause iPhones to run warmer and that it will release a fix for these issues in an upcoming update.
Apple advised users that their iPhones should cool down after a few days and that they can help the process by:
- Keeping their iPhone in a cool environment
- Avoiding using the iPhone while it is charging
- Closing unused apps
- Restarting the iPhone
If users’ iPhones continue to run hot after a few days, Apple recommends that they contact the company for support.