Over the weekend, Apple blamed several factors for reports that the iPhone 15 was heating up, pointing to issues with specific apps like Instagram and Uber, post-transfer background processing, and unspecified bugs in iOS 17. Today , the company released a new software update with patch notes saying that iOS 17.0.3 “fixes an issue that may cause the iPhone to run hotter than expected.”
Searching for the latest update on your device should detect the update, showing as a 423.2 MB download from Apple.
There has been speculation that hardware issues, perhaps due to the iPhone 15’s more powerful processor or titanium components, contributed to the iPhone’s sweaty experience, but Apple statements to Forbes and other outlets linked the issue primarily to software, in addition to the heating that could occur with USB-C chargers.
Once you’ve installed the update, let us know if you’re having a good experience with the iPhone 15 or if things have started to cool down.