Is your iPhone 4 overheating? Your adapter plug may be the culprit. In a recent CNET article, technology writer and editor Rich Trenholm cites that “Apple has recalled adapter plugs sold with older iPhones amid concerns they might overheat.”
“In rare cases,” Apple warns, the 5W European USB power adapter “may overheat and pose a safety risk.”
The adapter for European two-prong power sockets comes with the iPhone, and is also sold as a separate accessory. According to Apple, the only plugs with a problem are those that were sold with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S between October 2009 and September 2012.
While a recall advisory has not been issued in Australia, local Apple consumers should still be wary of faulty charging devices – the number one reason for iPhones overheating. Defective chargers also cause batteries to drain faster and apps to malfunction. Some consumers have also reported that their phones gave off smoke while their phone batteries eventually melted. Be sure to get a functional, original, and compatible charger for your phone to avoid these risks.
In case you’ve already replaced your charger and your phone still overheats, it would be advisable to seek professional iPhone repairs in Melbourne. Expert technicians can assess what’s wrong and perform what needs to be done. Here are some of the common causes for concern:
Subjecting your phone to poor storage conditions can only lead to battery damage and overheating in due course. Extreme heat and insufficient circulation, which are likely occurrences whenever you leave your phone in your pocket, under direct sunlight, or in your car on a hot day, only serve to accelerate the problem.
Fried or Corroded Electrical Circuit
If your phone has had a history of water damage and has not been dried properly, then you can expect the electrical circuit to be fried and corroded. This is also the case when the inner components of the phone are not cleaned and dried thoroughly, or when hairdryers were used to do so.
System or App Issues
It is possible to overwork your smartphone despite its multitasking capabilities. Demanding operating system updates as well as battery-intensive apps all working simultaneously can affect your phone’s temperature and performance.
Prompt iPhone 4 repairs in Melbourne from a reliable vendor like TWorld ICT make it possible to determine the specific causes and the viable solutions.
(Source: Apple recalls ‘overheating’ older European power adapter, CNET, June 13, 2014)