Apple informs that iPhone 3G and 3G S face overheating issues

iPhone Temperature Warning Screen It was reported earlier that a white iPhone 3G S had overheated and turned brown. The iPhone 3G and iPhone 3G S can overheat and that could lead to problems in the device. Apple has acknowledged the problem and has given a few safety measures to prevent the device from overheating.

Users should operate the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3G S in a place where the temperature is between 0º and 35ºC. Low or high temperature conditions could lead to the shortening of battery life or could even cause the device to stop working properly for a temporary period of time.

As far as storage is concerned, the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3G S should be stored in a place where the temperature is between -20º and 45ºC. Leaving this device in a parked car is a big no-no as the temperature inside parked cars can go beyond this range.

As an indication that the interior of the device is experiencing above normal operating temperatures, the following methods to regulate temperature may occur. The device may stop charging, the display may dim, there may be a weak cellular signal or a temperature warning screen may appear with the message “iPhone needs to cool down before you can use it.”

The temperature warning screen occurs when the temperature has become too hot. This safety mechanism helps protect the various components of the device. When this message is flashed on screen, users should turn the device off, move it to a cooler environment, and allow it to cool before resuming use. However, users may still be able to make emergency calls.

On a hot day, if users leave the device in a car or leave it in direct sunlight for a long time, this Temperature warning message may be activated. Additionally, utilizing certain applications in hot conditions or direct sunlight for long periods of time may also activate the Temperature warning message.