iPhone 6 Plus Heating Up & Battery Draining After iOS 9.0 Update? Do This

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Like many, I eagerly updated to iOS 9.0 when it became publicly available. My iPad Air 2 updated with no issues, but my iPhone 6 Plus developed two major problems: the battery would drain to 55% or worse within an hour or so, and my iPhone was hot all the time — not just when charging, even when idle.

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In fact, my phone got so hot inside my purse that it managed to melt the tube of lipstick sitting next to it — a fun cleanup, let me tell you. NOT!

I already qualify for the iSight camera recall, but I was planning to wait to send my phone in until I had the 6S Plus in hand. I thought that I might just speed up the trade-in because of this new issue, but luckily I was able to find a solution in the Apple Developer Forums — that didn’t involve doing a hard reset. YES!

If your iOS device is experiencing rapid battery drain and overheating, try this:

• Go to Settings -> General -> Reset -> Reset Network Settings, enter your PIN, and then reset your network settings.

Andrebytes fixes overheating iPhone problem

Simple as that. Andrewbytes, I owe you a beer!

You will have to re-enter all WiFi passwords and VPN settings, but this has solved my battery and overheating issues.

h/t: andrewbytes


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Judie Lipsett Stanford
I've had a fascination with all types of gadgets and gizmos since I was a child, beginning with the toy robot that my grandmother gave my brother - which I promptly "relieved him of" in 1973. I'm a self-professed gadget magpie. I can't tell you how everything works, but I'm known world-wide for using a product until I have a full understanding of what it does, what its limitations are, and if it excels in any given area — or not.