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Temperature iPhone 4 Needs To Cool Down: Phone Is Cold

Earlier today one of our colleagues on Product-reviews had a warning message appear on his iPhone 4. The display had a huge message that said “Temperature’, with a further message under the standard yellow warning sign saying, “iPhone needs to cool down before you can use it.”

The strange thing is, the phone was cold at the time. When he tried to make a call the phone said that he could make emergency calls only, which appeared in different languages. He then decided to look on a few forums to see if this has happened before, and was surprised that it has been an issue with all version of the iPhone.

Thankfully after a minute the warning message had disappeared and the iPhone 4 was back to normal once again. We will now have to wait and see if this message reappears, if it does then it will have to be either a call to Apple or a 60-mile trip to the nearest Apple Store.

I would be interested to know if you have experienced this same issue, and how many times had it appeared? I have not had this issue, but I have got a message that said that I had “No SIM installed”. This has not happened in a while, so do not understand why that is.

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

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Ferdi de la Haya

Happened to me on the beach and YES it was HOT!!!

elkan
elkan

Same here,
It happened to me today
the iphone 4 was on the table suddenly got the message
Immediately I checked if the device is hot
And he was not hot
I re-activated the device
And he returned to work as usual
Anyone know what caused it?

Nils
Nils

Same here,
Normal room temperature, no active use of phone, no cover/case around the phone, the phone rang two times and when I want to pick it up this message was displayed !
the funny thing is it sais you can only make emergency calls, but you can also still make a screenshot 🙂 too bad I can't upload an image with this message 🙁

Jvnorth
Jvnorth

Happened to me today also. I wasn’t using it and it was on the granite dining room table. Thermostat of house was on 70. Do I need to make this known with Apple??? I powered off and back on…fine.

Kyoung
Kyoung

This just happened to me and it was freezing in my room ! I didn’t re-start or anything I just started using it and it dissappeared ! I

Thought it may have been to cold!!!

mcoderkat
mcoderkat

This happened to me today for the 1st time. Powering down now. Thanks for the advice.

Michele
Michele

I've had my iPhone 4 for several months. When my phone was cold, I received the same Temperature message, then it reverted to my phone's keypad with foreign words in every language appearing above it. I powered down my phone and turned it back on — that seemed to correct the problem. I had not powered down my phone in awhile which was probably the cause of the glitch.

LeAnn
LeAnn

This also just happened to me. The phone was just sitting on the desk and when I picked it up it had the temperature warning and noruf in the slide area.
When I went to take a screen shot, it seemed to go back to normal…

ColoradoBlue
ColoradoBlue

that happened to me today also, there was no way it was overheated, it was sitting on my dresser! Had to turn it off and restart 5 mins later…anybody hear any reasons for this? Do I need to take it back and get it replaced?

Amish
Amish

This happened to me today for the first time, and interestingly, my iphone also was cold and had not been used. I have had every single iphone starting from the 2g, and this is the first time I have ever seen such a message. First, i went to use my phone, but realised it seemed to have switched off, and it just wouldnt switch back on. I then held the on switch and home button together for 30 seconds before the phone switched on. 5 minutes later, the temperature warning appears. I had to switch off the phone and back… Read more »

Ira
Ira

I have not had my IPhone 4 do this, but I have had my IPad tell me TEMPERATURE.
This happened during very hot weather when the IPad was in the sun for an extended period of time and had a plastic "case" on it, which I'm sure made it hotter.
Once I got it out of the sun into cooler temperatures, it went back to working normally.
Ira

Taz
Taz

THREE NETWORK + iPhone 4 SPELLS DISASTER!   I’ve been eagerly waiting for the iPhone 4 to be released, and decided to go with three as they had the cheapest option with most minutes. I originally had been with three, about 7 years ago, and remember having signal problem, but since then they have advertised heavily with improved network.   Soon as i got it, that’s when problems started.   DAY 1…. I had fluctuated signal issues, where the signal bar would go up and down without touching the phone, Three advised to get a case it was a known… Read more »

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