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What to Do When your iPad is Overheating

If you own an iPad that runs on iOS 10, you might have complained that the device is overheating after a few hours of use. Some of the users have complained about the overheating issue in Apple support forums, leading to Apple releasing the latest iOS 11, in which the issue is resolved. Therefore, upgrading to the latest version of iOS can be a feasible option. Yet if you do not like to upgrade to the latest version of iOS, you can follow the steps that are explained below to fix the overheating issues of your iPad.

There could be a chance that any of the third-party applications are causing the overheating of your device. To check if any such apps are making the device to overheat, follow the steps explained below.

  • Hold down the Power and Home buttons until the display of the device turns black. Now release the Home button, but continue to hold down the Power
  • When you see the Apple logo, hold down the Volume up button while continuing to hold down the Power button to load the springboard.
  • The device will now load in Safe Mode. Check if it overheats after using it for a few hours.
  • If you find that it is not overheating, you can be sure that the cause of overheating is a third-party app, as only those apps required to run the device will load in the Safe Mode.
  • You may uninstall the apps one by one and check if the issue is resolved or do a complete factory reset of the device.

It will be a good idea to wipe the cache partition of the device before factory resetting it. To do this, go to Settings, select General, and then choose Storage & iCloud Usage. From the section, choose Manage Storage and tap any item in Documents and Data. You may then slide the unnecessary items to the left and then tap on the Delete option. Alternatively, tap on Edit and select Delete All to get rid of all app data.

These are the simple steps to get rid of the overheating issue of your iOS 10 powered iPad. If you find that the issue is still there even after performing the above steps or even after a factory reset, upgrading to the latest version of iOS might be the only option available to you.