app overheats iphone 5

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app overheats iphone 5

Postby aaeiouy » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:35 pm

Even on 7 mile drives, iphone 5 (6.1.3) gets alarmingly hot when waze runs. Never when waze is off. Same trip with google maps, GPS active (obviously), no unusual heating. Seems to be the Waze app?
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Re: app overheats iphone 5

Postby aaeiouy » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:53 am

What other apps burn as much iphone battery life? Would be interested to compare. Previous waze versions on previous iphone versions (4S) did not do this on the same route. Seems possible that Waze doesn't get along with iphone 5 hardware or software.
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Re: app overheats iphone 5

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:59 pm

Waze or any other app which is constantly using GPS and cellular data and bluetooth will increase device temperature. Even more so when in the sun or in a warm vehicle. This is always more problematic during summer months. But it's not necessarily specific to Waze. It is recommended to either keep your phone out of the sun or put it in a vent-mount which can blow air over the phone.
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Re: app overheats iphone 5

Postby greengorilla » Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:34 am

I just had the same experience today. Phone was burning to the touch. Disappointing. Does the tomtom app overheat?
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Re: app overheats iphone 5

Postby xstewiex99 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:51 am

no app routes around traffic like waze does in my opinion, soo good luck trying alternatives. i use the vent mount to keep it cool and it works like a charm.
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