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Ipad 2 heating up

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by paigemoran, Aug 25, 2012.

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    Hi , so I just bought the IPad 2 the other day and and just realized now that the left side is heating up and the back of it is to. , now it isn't very hot but very warm. What should I do ? Take it back to staples or don't worry about it ? And why is it doing this ?
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    This is perfectly normal. A little heat is expected.
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    Yes I dd
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    I think you should take your ipad back to the store where ypu bpught it from.
    Really, the ipad shouldnt do what you had said here.
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    Wow that was fast :)
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    This is perfectly normal. The bottom left is where the processor chip is, so it is normal for that area to heat up.
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    Will it like calm down? And get normal again ? (not hot)
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    Well, if you let it sit for a while, it'll cool down, but once you start using it again, it may heat up again. Double tap the home button, and press and hold an app icon. Tap the little - next to all apps. This might cut down on the heat if you have a lot of apps open. Closing apps dramatically increases available RAM, therefore not making the processor work as hard and generate as much heat.
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    Okay, I only had 10 apps running so what if it doesn't leant cool down should I take it back ?
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    Were you playing games? This will heat up the iPad. Also, is it plugged in? Charging iPads tend to heat up faster.
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    Yes I am playing a game I'm playing the supermarket mania game it is plugged In charging
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    That would explain it. :)
    Once again, this heat is normal, don't worry about it.
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    In addition to the advice Goofy has already provided, setting your screen brightness down to 50%, and turn off auto brightness, will reduce heating up and keeps your battery charged longer.
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