*Update 2*PSA: Instagram app heats and degrades batteries on iPhones and iPads, *confirmed, Fix incoming. **Issue has been Resolved** *

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Well, again, iOS 17 since dev beta release on my 14 PM and zero heat issues using Facecrack, Instabutt or Thuds.

Or, and I also watch a load of TikTok.

No heat issues.

Water, still wet.

Refilling my g&t now.
 

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Must have struck a sensitive nerve, let’s get this thread back on track.


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I'm glad Apple is admitting there's an overheating issue with the 15 Pro models. I think I'll wait until this plays out to decide on which phone to get this year.
 

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Great response from Apple. Working with third party devs to fix the apps that are unoptimized to run in iOS 17.

Instagram overheating isn’t just affecting the 15, with reports of the 14,13, and 11 series are also partially affected.

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Meta ceo states that the iPhone is "the dominant company in the space"

Rumor is that he switched to an iPhone 15 pro max in natural titanium.
 

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Here is a reason why Instagram was causing issues with iPhones and iOS 17, custom apis


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I've been using the ios 17 Dev Beta since day on my 14 PM and never experienced any issues while using FB, Threads or IG. I also never heard of anyone complaining about heat until the 15 models hit the street.
 
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According to reports from users on social media and confirmed by Apple, Instagram was one of the apps responsible for overheating devices due to private apis.

Users on social media claimed that some iPhone 15/14/13/12/11 series have been affected after downloading iOS 17.

Apple is working with meta and other developers to resolve the issue with a software update, in the meantime users are reporting that switching off background refresh for Instagram and other affected apps resolves the issue in the interim.

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And yet not all of them are

wonder why meta isn’t refuting the claims and instead working with Apple to resolve the issue with Instagram.

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Seems some reports out on X of users disabling background refresh or out right deleting the Instagram app has resolved their overheating issues.


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I usually turn off background for all social media. They're nosey, battery hogs.

Turning off Background App Refresh does not stop apps from running in the background. They're going to run in the background regardless of whether BAR is on or not. Most of the time apps work better with BAR on. It allows them to update and refresh in the background. Being nosy has nothing to do with apps running in the background.
 
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Turning off Background App Refresh does not stop apps from running in the background. They're going to run in the background regardless of whether BAR is on or not. Most of the time apps work better with BAR on. It allows them to update and refresh in the background. Being nosy has nothing to do with apps running in the background.
Gonna have to disagree. With BAR turned off, Facebook, IG and Google consume much less battery. It makes a huge difference in battery life. It must change something about how they behave.
 

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So it turns out according to this video that Instagram was indeed the app that was causing not only iPhones but also iPads to overheat (proof in the video below) has now been resolved with an Instagram app update and iOS 17.0.3.

It also turns out that the iOS update has increased cpu speeds instead of throttling, to all those that claimed it was a hardware issue they were full of BS.


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They also mention that the reason some Instagram users not seeing the app overheat was due to instagrams A/B method of testing and releasing apps.
 

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