Is iOS 9 Making Your iPhone Boil?
Some users are complaining that after upgrading their older-generation iPhones, the devices are running a bit hot. This is related to the battery being overworked, of course, but while some people might be willing to put up with low power, a hot-to-the-touch iPhone is arguably harder to deal with.
All iOS 9 has done is slow down my phone make it overheat
— MasterOfDiscipline (@shant_oganesian) September 16, 2015
S/o to iOS 9 for making my phone overheat every 5 seconds 😊
— Nicole (@nicolee_halee) September 30, 2015
ios 9 reduced my battery to shit and makes my phone overheat?? This is a 6?? Wtf @APPLEOFFIClAL
— conor (@supernintendick) September 19, 2015
As Apple continues to update iOS 9, there will likely be fixes coming. But there are a few things you can do in the meantime, and bear with us—because some of them are incredibly obvious.
1. Close your apps. Double tap, and swipe to shut down everything running in the background.
2. Turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. In fact, hit up Airplane Mode if you don’t need a connection.
3. Go simple with directions. Don’t use turn-by-turn in Maps; opt for the list instead.
4. Get a cool case. No, not like a totally sweet-looking case, a heat dissipation case that can help your over-heated device. Try this CoolerMaster case if you have the 5 or the 5S, and this OctoArmor case is supposed to be designed to keep the iPhone 6 cool.
When iOS 9 was released a few weeks ago, we finally got access to a ton of new features we’ve been waiting for. But as people are spending more time getting to know their new iOS, there are a few downsides. One of these features is Wi-Fi Assist.
But before we dismiss Wi-Fi Assist as a bad feature, it’s important to understand what it does. When Wi-Fi Assist is turned on, it will supplement a weak Wi-Fi signal by switching to cellular data. For example, let’s say you are trying to load bus schedules while running out of your house; iPhones on the old iOS would cling on to your home’s Wi-Fi, until the signal was too far away to stay connected. However, this would result in very slow load times due to weak signal. In iOS 9, Wi-Fi Assist will sense this weak signal and switch your phone to cellular data—effectively solving the issue of spotty Wi-Fi.
This sounds useful, but it’s a potential problem for people anyone without an unlimited data plan (which is a lot of people). If your house has rooms that are Wi-Fi dead zones, Wi-Fi Assist will cause your phone to use cellular data even though you have access to Wi-Fi. So if you don’t have cellular data to spare, make sure you turn Wi-Fi Assist off. To do so, go to Settings > Cellular and scroll all the way to the bottom.
There you’ll see Wi-Fi Assist switched on by default. Turn off Wi-Fi Assist, and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with not wasting data. RIP, Wi-Fi Assist.
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