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New iPad overheating?

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  • dixiegirl127 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 23, 2012 10:17 AM (in response to miasdog)

    My new iPad had a bad problem getting very hot so I turned the brightness down to half way and turned auto brightness off and it stopped the problem completely. Hope this helps

  • AtoZ043 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 30, 2012 8:43 PM (in response to dixiegirl127)

    I'm not sure I see the point in having a brilliant display if you can't use it to full effect.

    My favourite chair for reading just happens to have a window behind it and even though I don't get sun on the screen I get good light on it so the auto brightness sets the screen to full bright at times. This causes my new iPad to get extremely hot to the point I no longer want to hold it. In fact I feel as though I have a heat pack on my lap.

    Surely this is not "normal". I think I'll be taking the advice of many of you and returning this one for another one.

  • BrandyM Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 26, 2012 10:10 PM (in response to faatty)

    I bought an ipad 3, 16gb wifi last month, and it gets really hot when I play it after a while. The other day it got so got that I couldn't hold my hand on it too long. I got it from big w. what should I do?

    iPad, iOS 6.0.1, IPad 3

  • Kevin Stanchfield Level 1 Level 1 (110 points)
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    Dec 2, 2012 12:52 AM (in response to BrandyM)

    It's normal.  If it were truely "over heating" it would be locking up, crashing.  CPUs get hot when you use them. Nothing is wrong with your device. Have fun!

  • Kevin Stanchfield Level 1 Level 1 (110 points)
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    Dec 2, 2012 12:54 AM (in response to AtoZ043)

    That is normal.  If it's to hot for you to hold, try using some oven its.  Just kidding.  But seriously, get a case for it if you can't take the heat.

  • dotie316 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 10, 2013 4:10 AM (in response to Kevin Stanchfield)

    My iPad 4 is overheating with a case.  A person can not pick it up and I've noticed once the iPad starts to heat up the battery goes even faster.  It takes FOVEVER to charge and the 10 hour battery life is a joke...not if you're using the wifi.  I always thought Apple was top notch....um NOT my husband's Samsung tablet is appearing to be far superior!  Severly disappointed in my iPad.    It would be nice if Apple would recognize this.

  • rockmyplimsoul Level 5 Level 5 (5,375 points)
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    Jan 10, 2013 10:42 AM (in response to dotie316)

    dotie316 wrote:

     

    My iPad 4 is overheating with a case.

    Exchange it, what you describe is not normal.  I have a new 4th gen and run it for hours on end (on Wi-Fi and LTE) in a case and no sign of heat whatsoever.  I keep it at half-brightness, which is more than enough, so if you have it cranked to the max brightness that will not only chew through your battery it will also make it much warmer.

  • Kevin Stanchfield Level 1 Level 1 (110 points)
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    Jan 10, 2013 11:32 AM (in response to dotie316)

    What precisely do you mean by "overheating"?  They do get hot, especially if you have everything turned on,  brightness up full blast, and playing a graphics intensive game, etc, but "overheating?"

     

    Things to try:

     

    1) Turn on Auto-Brightness ( a must if battery usage is an issue)

    2) Manually download all email, don't use push or fetch.

    3) turn off location services for app that you don't need.

    4) Turn off Bluetooth if you don't need it.

    5) Make sure un-necessary apps aren't running in the background.

  • Davidbustillos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 27, 2013 4:32 PM (in response to malageno)

    Yea mine to. It's just the iPad 4 they say its because of the retina display

  • Davidbustillos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 27, 2013 7:47 PM (in response to 4options)

    Thanks was considering returning but everything now seems to make sense. Been pushing it with HD games can get up to about 100F. Good to me .

  • Paul Charles Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 29, 2013 10:50 AM (in response to faatty)

    Well my daughter has an I pad 3  You cant hold it it gets so hot,,It shuts down,, So there is a problem,,cant deny it,, I gonna take it back,, load of rubbish,,,why .....  You cant make a devicde that gets this hot,, and tell everyone to turn down the brightness,, if the thing keeps on turning off its rubbish,,,,,,,

     

    Im gonna get a Samsung,, no wonder Apple is losing customers,, Im goning to be another one,,, Did this on my lap top,, a Sony,,,at least it goes.

  • Davidbustillos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 29, 2013 1:19 PM (in response to Paul Charles)

    Yea I would to . I went back to ipad 2 u can jailbreak it and make it do everything the ipad 4 does except retina display which is over rated

  • sheila_393 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 28, 2013 6:33 AM (in response to faatty)

    i left my ipad charging overnight under my pillow - now it doesnt turn on at all. i pressed both buttons thinkin it went into sleep mode. it still didnt turn on. i also charged it incase the battery was drained and still didnt turn on. was it a bad idea charging it under the pillow ?? i think it overheated

  • lkrupp Level 4 Level 4 (3,085 points)
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    Mar 1, 2013 6:17 AM (in response to sheila_393)

    sheila_393 wrote:

     

    i left my ipad charging overnight under my pillow - now it doesnt turn on at all. i pressed both buttons thinkin it went into sleep mode. it still didnt turn on. i also charged it incase the battery was drained and still didnt turn on. was it a bad idea charging it under the pillow ?? i think it overheated

     

    Yes, very bad idea. All electronic devices, especially those with the charger connected, need sufficient ventilation to prevent overheating. Worse yet, your warranty does not cover accidental damage or damage caused by misuse.

  • Whiksey Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 7, 2013 2:53 PM (in response to faatty)

    I have the ipad3 and I too am having overheating issues, along with battery life issues.

    The iPad was bought for me in June, so only 9 months old. Around November last year, I started to notice that my battery was losing charge very quickly. I could be using the Internet and lose 20% battery in half an hour max, where as before this, I could use the iPad all day and still have 50% battery life left.

     

    I took it to my local apple store before Christmas and they told me to monitor it and if there was no improvement, to go back again and they would look at replacing it.

    Now after reading parts of this thread, I've turned down my brightness to just less than half and its instantly cooled somewhat, which is great but my battery problem still remains.

    Has anyone else had this issue and have apple replaced or repaired the iPad for you?

    As silly as it sounds, I really don't want a replacement as my husband bought this for me as a special birthday gift when he returned from a tour of duty and I'm ridiculously sentimental, but that said, I don't want a dead iPad!

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