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  • rbrylawski Level 6 Level 6 (11,820 points)

    No, you won't lose any settings or data.  It's traditionally called a reboot.  To do so:  Press and hold BOTH the power and home buttons at the SAME time for about 10 seconds (ignore the red slider to shut down) until the Apple Logo appears, then let go of both buttons and your iPad will reboot.   Again, you won't lose any data or settings and this action often cures odd ills.  One thing it will do for sure is stop any apps which may be running in the background.  iPads can multi-task and people often go from one app to another app, forgetting something is still running.  The more things running at one time, the more power iPad needs to use, which can cause the battery to run warmer.

  • JessicaHope Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I haven't had any over heating problems at all, my ipad acturally stays cool, i woke up this morning it was still the same tempture. I'm 100% happy with my ipad3

  • TheDog500 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have an iPad3 and it did get hot on the first day, so I decided to restart it and ever since then everything has been fine. And also I do not notice it heating up more than my iPad 2  when I am playing graphic intense games like inifinty blade 2.

  • rbell38340 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have 64 g 4G. I have used it for hours at a time with the brightness increased. It barely gets warm at all.

  • Lswesler Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've noticed something interesting. if I set my iPad 3 brightness the same as my iPad 2 (which is about 60%), my new IPad no longer heats up but the screen is not as bright. Increasing the brightness on my iPad 3 to about 80% looks similar but does cause the heat up problem.

  • Cano44 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Sorry to put it this way, but if you are having the overheat problem stop crying and take your iPad back to the store and demand a replacement!

     

    I have been watching video on my iPad for two hours with the highest screen brightness and is not even warm. The problem does not exist, at least not in all iPads so take it back and get a new one!

  • Morbius Prime Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The price for faster technology involves a higher transistor count in the silicon DIE and consequentially the input current demand rises ,couple this with a higher pixel density display that contains 1 transistor per pixel and you get a picture of how the 25 WHr battery in the iPad 2 falls short on play time. More needs more.

  • Encrypted11 Level 2 Level 2 (350 points)

    Can everyone who's claimed there's no heat issue confirm they're using the iPad with 100% brightness with auto brightness off? (max brightness).

  • SidGP Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    And could those without heat issues tell us how you were using your iPad at the time?  I'm still undecided whether to exchange mine or not.  I watched a Netflix movie last night at full brightness (not set to Auto) and the heat was minimal.  I later played a pinball game and the heat intensified just a little. 

     

    I guess I would expect a little more heat buildup than previous models due to the various upgrades, but I want to know whether this was anticipated and is okay or is a defect in my particular unit.  With others here saying they have NO overheating issues, I'm suspect.

     

    Thanks to everyone for all the comments.

  • teach5 Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)

    I just called Apple to ask if it is normal for iPad to get warm. The tech I talked to said that it is and that his iPad 2gets warm while he uses it. My new iPad gets warm while I use it, but it has not gotten uncomfortably hot. But then I read the posts that people write that say they feel nothing. I just wonder about it and have become more concerned than I was to begin with.

  • Cano44 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I hope this helps, lasth night after reading some of the posts here I wanted to confirm if my iPad would overheat or not, so I set it to play Hulu streaming through my home WiFi for 3 hours with full screen brightness and auto brightness set to off. I did the same with my old iPad2.

     

    After the three hours I set the iPads on the table screen facing down and asked my wife if she could tell me which one was warmer. Neither one of us could tell a difference. The iPads were not even warm to the touch. They were not metal-cold, but you could not say they were warm, much less "hot" and more importantly there was no clear difference in temperature between the two of them.

     

    Sorry to read that so many people seem to be having problems with overheating iPad3s, but I can attest I was not able to replicate the problem. At least not running video through WiFi, truly sorry but the same test through 4G would cost too much and is not worth it.

  • Cano44 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I hope this helps, lasth night after reading some of the posts here I wanted to confirm if my iPad would overheat or not, so I set it to play Hulu streaming through my home WiFi for 3 hours with full screen brightness and auto brightness set to off. I did the same with my old iPad2.

     

    After the three hours I set the iPads on the table screen facing down and asked my wife if she could tell me which one was warmer. Neither one of us could tell a difference. The iPads were not even warm to the touch. They were not metal-cold, but you could not say they were warm, much less "hot" and more importantly there was no clear difference in temperature between the two of them.

     

    Sorry to read that so many people seem to be having problems with overheating iPad3s, but I can attest I was not able to replicate the problem. At least not running video through WiFi, truly sorry but the same test through 4G would cost too much and is not worth it.

  • Mr boombastic2012 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok just returned my new iPad at the Columbia md store. I had an appt and made sure I had Netflix running so they could see how hot it got. Even the agent was amazed at the heat that was beig generated from the whole back frame.

    It got soo hot that my 8 yr old kid almost dropped it after I had him test holding it. (unacceptable)

    He took it back for "diagnostics" but of course I knew there was nothing he could do. He finally said manager was willing to exchange it "one time deal" and gave me another one but at this point it looks like its going back before my 14 day return mandate apple policy.

    I don't care what, it should not be getting this hot so there is definitely an issue that apple will need to address.

    Hope this helps someone out there

  • Mr boombastic2012 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    If u havent read my post

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    Ok just returned my new iPad at the Columbia md store. I had an appt and made sure I had Netflix running so they could see how hot it got. Even the agent was amazed at the heat that was beig generated from the whole back frame.

    It got soo hot that my 8 yr old kid almost dropped it after I had him test holding it. (unacceptable)

    He took it back for "diagnostics" but of course I knew there was nothing he could do. He finally said manager was willing to exchange it "one time deal" and gave me another one but at this point it looks like its going back before my 14 day return mandate apple policy.

    I don't care what, it should not be getting this hot so there is definitely an issue that apple will need to address.

    Hope this helps someone out there

  • Cano44 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Apple will have to accept that they have disparity in iPad performance. Reading your posting I can tell clearly there is a production batch problem going on. I am sure apple is already on it but following their culture of secrecy they will not say anything or admit anything.

     

    I am just waiting for any of the tech analysts to get their hands on two identical iPad3 and confirm in a lab test that they run at very different temperatures when performing identical tasks. Wait for an iPad recall for certain serial numbers in the short future...

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