Apple iPhone 6s overheating for some users: camera flash won't work until phone cools down

The Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are already out on sale in most Western markets, and this is the first weekend for users to try out the new devices and share their experience.

Surprisingly, we are seeing the first reports of a weird overheating issue in the camera app appear on Reddit. The problem seems to appear out of the blue, with no heavy use or exposure to extremely hot temperatures prior: once you open the camera app, you get a "Flash is disabled" warning saying "The iPhone needs to cool down before you can use the flash."

This comes after multiple reports confirmed that the new iPhone 6s is running noticeably hotter than earlier models, reaching temperatures of up to 102 degrees Fahrenheit, while the average for most phones stands at around 90.

Is this an isolated incident? So far, there is not all that much data to say it is, but this will definitely be one issue we'll be looking forward to testing out in the very near future. Have you experienced any overheating issues with the new iPhone 6s? Let us know in the comments right below.

source: Reddit

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iPhone 6s
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Apple A9 APL0898, Dual-core, 1840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1715 mAh(14h 3G talk time)



1. iusshpandeh

Posts: 250; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

LOL! Apple also copied Snapdragon 810!

4. gaming64 unregistered

Did your brain also copy the 810?

68. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Looks like it fried.

151. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

No. Only the iPhone 6s fried.

106. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lol someone is butthurt...

135. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You are yeah.

152. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

The butthurt is real. Lmao!!

153. rick_mobile

Posts: 359; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

my friend came over yesterday with his new 6s and it started getting very warm in my hand. plus, it's the same exact sh*t as the regular 6. Force touch is so f*kn retarded.

11. thegandalf

Posts: 22; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

they just copy the favorite feature of Sony Z4 , danm!

42. guest

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

Intel 14nm > Samsung 14nm/TSM 16nm. Should have gone Intel!

137. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Really? All the S6 models and the Note 5 use 14NM with no issue. I guess Apples cores are to big. Samsung use small.cores as I just learned recently on PA. To bad because the jailbreak erst probably were ready to jailbreak ios9 and. Own they have to wait for the 9.1 peach which will throttle back the CPU. Seems weird that the chip would get so hot at only 1.79GHZ. I would expect it at 2Ghz and above.

144. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Techie...I'm proud of you for making an average sized post. +1

167. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

This has nothing to do with Samsung, Samsung provided the RAM and manufactured their SOC, they had no part in the camera. It's more than likely related to the camera software; it's the same on the Xperia Z3, if I use its stock camera app it overheats quickly, but if I use Google's camera app, I have no issues.

126. ogee4life

Posts: 105; Member since: Apr 12, 2014

feature with the earlier SD 810 chip not Sony, the same problem is noticed with all phones using the earlier variants. Best you get yourself informed properly

14. Kumar123 unregistered

Still better than SD810 and Exynos processor. A9 >>> Exynos 7420 > Snapdragon 810.

17. dazed1

Posts: 806; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Maybe 810, but 7420> A9.

21. Kumar123 unregistered

There is no Maybe. A9 >>> Exynos 7420 > Snapdragon 810

76. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

You are lying it wrong.

82. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Wow I thought I'd never say this but I finally agree with you. Wow. Let me play the lotto tonight because this is... Wow.

20. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

But A9 will compete against 8890 and 820. 7420 and 810 are available from March, whereas A9 is just released. Can't compare.

24. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Exynos 7420: Single core: 1520 Multi core: 5478 A9: Single core: 1811 Multi core: 4577 Both scores combined: Exynos 7420 (6998) A9 (6388). CPU goes to Exynos but GPU to A9. Moral of the story-you are drinking kool-aid.

32. ahmed_ali_yossef2010

Posts: 164; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

A8's Single core is above 1600 you definitely fabricated those numbers

57. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Yep my bad its 2460 single core and 4312 multi core (6772). Still less than Exynos.

60. No_Sammy_No_Gimmicks

Posts: 157; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

Stop fabricating scores here A9 single core score is 2500, which is 90% higher than Exynos (1300). Let's give Exynos benefit of the doubt and say multi core is 5100 that's mentioned by lot of users (PA got 4404) and A9 is 4423 on IPhone 6s Plus, that is only 15% higher, which can really be classified as 'close' to the score.

65. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Yeah except 7420 is pretty old by now A9 gonna compete with 820!

66. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Before you hit your head twice read the post #57 just above you.

73. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Why would you combine them ?? single and multi isnt something you sum.. Multicore score gives you the total CPU performance , thats it... singlecore is important if you are sttill living in 2000

99. tedkord

Posts: 17456; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Actually, the A9 lost to the 6 month old 7420 in multicore.

173. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

oh yeah? desperate iFan.

25. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Hahahahhahahahhahahaha A9gate

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