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husk24 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi guys


Got my lovely new ipad, the new ipad seems to be generating quite a lot of heat, bottom left hand side of the ipad, just after 20 mins of use, whilst surfing online. I have had an ipad 2 before and never had this problem. I have only charged it for an hour so far, and havent done a full charge yet, should i be worried?  I aint happy because its getting rather uncomfortable holding it.

iPad (3rd generation) Wi-Fi, iOS 5.1
  • BB623 Level 4 (1,160 points)

    This is not good.  It's new today.  I used briefly for 20 minutes and mine didn't feel hot.  I have a case on it already so that may limit what I feel.  There are more batteries in the 3rd generation and takes 50% more time to charge.  It may take 4-6 hrs to charge.

    I would totally discharge and do an overnight charge.


  • DCNY69 Level 1 (20 points)

    I have been using mine for hours already and I'm actually using the dictate feature which is amazing and nothing is overheating so maybe you should take it back right away and get a new one.


    Are you using it on 4G??

  • ashute Level 1 (20 points)

    Been using mine it is slightly warmer than my iPad 1 but not uncomfortable to hold. Give it a couple of days to settle down if it is still that warm I would take it back.



  • Illuminat3d Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm having the same problem right now, screen is also overheating. I knew I should have waited a month to get the new iPad

  • husk24 Level 1 (0 points)

    Mine is wifi only, it cools down instantly when i switch it on though, but quickly heats up left hand side. Going to drain and recharge battery tonight and see what happens

  • Parallex33 Level 1 (60 points)

    It's twice the resolution and a new quad graphics processor with twice the battery capacity.  If it didn't get a little warm I would be surprised.


    Just enjoy it, I'm sure it will feel "normal" after a week.  If not then take it back and apple will exchange it, but at least give it a week.

  • Fabien Papleux Level 1 (0 points)

    Same here. Not to the point of being uncomfortable, but definitely warm bottom left side.

  • dgurjala Level 1 (0 points)

    I was just using my new iPad outdoors under moderate sun.  Just reading news.  Was holding it with smart cover folded over back so didn't realize how hot it was, but all of a sudden got a High Temperature warning saying that the iPad has to cool down.  Took off smart cover and it was burning, basically too hot to hold.  Turned it off right away.  This is not good.

  • TechnoMike Level 1 (0 points)

    Right now I was just streaming online radio station thru wifi on the new ipad for at leat 45 minutes. The ipad was ridiculously hot, however I shutdown the application and within 5 mintues it cooled down. Same as I surfed thru safari, the ipad would become extrmely hot until I leave the thing alone. I dont understand whats going on. Could it be because of the new mAh battery?

  • MNDZA Level 1 (0 points)

    My new iPad has been very hot to the touch. Originally I noticed this just browsing the Internet. It was pretty warm. Then, using YouTube, it was hot. I just tried Infinity Blade 2 and my iPad was VERY hot to the point where you can't really touch the back....unless you have no choice but to use it. Very uncomfortable though. Also, the battery drains MUCH faster than my previous two iPads. This is a 64gig 4g with cellular turned off always.

  • xtremecarbon Level 4 (2,235 points)

    I played with the new iPad today at Best Buy and noticed it was very warm on the left side (where the battery is). I would suggest the discharge, as well as a fresh restore.


    @Parallax, don't get quad core graphics confused with basic broswing. It's meant for games, like Infinity Blade.


    That retina display sure uses a lot of juice. Makes me want to wait until next year.

  • TechnoMike Level 1 (0 points)

    Well I'm going to drain the battery to the very end and see if that would work. I can't hold this iPad anymore. And I will note place it in a case until this issue is fixed. I don't want the iPad melt. Lol.

  • iEagleR Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same problem as all of you said. After an hour or so of use, my new iPad (16 GB WiFi Only), begins to feel warm at the bottom left side. Hopefully Apple will find a solution to this overheating issue.

  • Wordfanne Level 1 (0 points)

    Count me in.  Too bad the hot spot isn't anywhere but lower left (or right, for that matter), but hot it IS.

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