Tuesday 28 March 2017

Apple iPhone 6S hit with Home button overheating issue

David Kearns

Many users on Apple's support forum has complained about the overheating issue
Many users on Apple's support forum has complained about the overheating issue

The iPhone 6S is so hot right now, literally, as the Internet is rife with reports its Home button is overheating so much it is forcing shutdowns.

Early adopters of the phone have complained that their phones are overheating and shutting down for no reason   

The only apparent way to solve the problem is to carry out a hard reset on the device.

The fault has been discussed on Apple's support forums at length, with several users describing similar problems.  

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“I have had my phone since Friday, and this morning when I woke up the home button was burning hot and the screen is just black,” wrote one user.

Another said: "I went to bed with it working just fine last night, plugged it in to charge, and now it won't work."  

"Nothing else is hot, not even the charging port, just the home button is on fire."  

Others described their iPhone 6s has “shutting down randomly” and not having this issue with the iPhone 6 or older versions.

“My new 6S Plus just randomly turns off and the home button is too hot to touch.

“I did a hard reset and it's fine, but this is the second time it's happened. It’s not plugged in or covered by anything," said another user on Apple’s official support forum. 

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Some have speculated the glitch may be related to the phone's A9 processor, which had two manufacturers: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. and Samsung, CNET reports.

Apple has fixed several prior iPhone glitches with its recent iOS 9 updates, including  the phone's speaker distorting sound and occasional failure of the new 3-D touch feature.

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As the tech giant has yet to respond to the overheating claims, many iPhone 6S users have come up with a couple of tricks to avoid the glitch.

Users can hold the home button and power button for 10 seconds and reboot the device.

This will solve the overheating issue, as will resetting the phone.

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