Apple has promptly responded to complaints of overheating issues affecting iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max users with the release of iOS 17.0.3. The update, which includes issue fixes and security enhancements for all iPhone models, seeks to address the problem’s primary cause: a software bug in iOS 17.
This issue was unrelated to the iPhone 15 Pro’s physical design, as Apple clarified that the titanium construction of these models aides in greater heat dissipation than previous stainless steel models. In addition, third-party applications such as Instagram, Uber, and Asphalt 9 were discovered to contribute to CPU swelling.
Apple though confirmed that they will not limit the performance of the potent A17 Pro processor and will instead focus on software enhancements to resolve the issue.
Apple is also working with third-party app developers to distribute updates that address CPU overflow concerns. Notably, Instagram has already released a revised version of its mobile application. This is likely to improve the overheating situation for users moving forward.
According to reports, however, iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max may temporarily generate more heat when charging with a compatible USB-C adapter.
Implementing Low Power Mode, avoiding heated environments, and disabling background refresh for problematic applications are recommended for those experiencing overheating issues. With these updates and guidelines, Apple intends to provide iPhone enthusiasts with a cleaner, more dependable user experience.