Last Updated on Apr 22, 2019
Usually, electronic gadgets heat up on overuse or when the temperature is high outside. Recently, when I was at the top of the hill and temperature was high the following message displayed, iPhone X needs to cool down before you can use it. There is a number of reasons such as bad power supply, defective lightning cable or adapter, third-party application causing trouble, direct exposure to sunlight and more. It is difficult to figure out what is the exact reason behind iPhone XS Max needs to cool down before you can use its message.
However, the iPhone needs to cool down before you can use it appears right after the direct contact with hot temperature, then possibly it is because of a hardware malfunction or some system glitch. There is only one way out of it, simply restore the iPhone to factory settings. Restoring iPhone to factory settings may eliminate iPhone XS or iPhone XR needs to cool down before you can use it or Old iPhone models. Kindly take back up of your device to prevent data loss and then follow the below steps to wipe out the iPhone.
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This message mostly comes on your iPhone screen, when you are shooting a video from your iPhone camera app or using Third-Party camera app.
Non-optimized apps are is Camera app, Video calling apps, So don’t use the third-party app after you got the message on your iPhone screen.
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This is not a big issue, This is Temperature warning! Generally showing on the screen while your iPhone Gets hot. That we can recover using the below steps.
iPhone Get Hot and Showing Message “iPhone Needs to Cool Down Before You can use It” [8 Solutions]
Turn off all unused and battery draining services that running on your iPhone Background. Check Below settings and change it that prevent from battery lost.
1: Turn off Bluetooth if it’s not in use, Go to the Settings app on iPhone > Bluetooth > Turn off Bluetooth Toggle.
2: Turn off location service: Settings > Privacy > Location Services and Turn off.
3: Turn off Background app refresh: Settings app > General > Background App Refresh > Turn off
4: Close all app from app switcher screen:
- Double tap on the home button to see app switcher screen on iPhone and swipe up to close the app.
- Swipe up your Finger from the bottom edge to up, Force close app by swiping up on the app from multitasking screen.
5: Check for Software Update: Go to the Settings app on iPhone > General > Software Update > Download and install new Software.
6: Keep Your iPhone in Cold Places: Don’t use your iPhone, Keep alone at least 15 minutes or more. Because Too much hot may be damaged.
7: Hard Reboot your iPhone:
- For iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone X/ iPhone XS max, iPhone XS/ iPhone XR users, Quickly Press and Release Volume up button and Down button one by one. Now only Press and Hold Side button until you see the apple logo on the screen.
- For Home button iPhone users, Press and Hold Power button and Home button until you see the apple logo on the screen.
8: Backup your iPhone and Erase All Settings
First Take iPhone Backup and Erase all the data, once you clean up your iPhone restore backup data.
Step #1: Go to the “Settings” app.
Step #2: Tap “General”.
Step #3: Open “Reset”.
Step #4: Select “Erase All Contents & Settings”.
Step #5: For security reasons, you will be asked to enter the Passcode.
Step #6: Tap “Erase iPhone”.
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Once you have restored iPhone to factory settings, all the applications, data, system settings will get removed and set to factory settings. Since if it is the system fault behind the iPhone needs to cool down before you can use it error it should be gone by now.
Keep note that do not expose the iPhone with direct sunlight when the temperature is above 35 degree Celsius. As it can cause hardware damage like damaging the motherboard of iPhone and odds are high to receive such type of errors.