We took a long trip and used google maps. I notice it made my phone very hot. Is this normal?
I've noticed that as well. I thought it was because it was up on the dash, sitting in the sun. Then it happened on a day that was pouring rain. It even gets hot if it's only in use on a short trip, like 30 minutes.
The phone will get hot when you use it for many applications. It can take some heat. The only time I'd worry about it is if it's just too hot to touch. I've seen maybe two people have that happen.
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The phone does get very warm when using Maps/GPS.
Recently I took a trip to SF and used GPS for about 45 minutes to get to Joe's Cable Car (which i recommend anyone to go! greatest burger ever, imo.) Well my friend was helping me navigate since I didn't have my dock. Said the phone got pretty warm and asked if it was normal, this was about 40 minutes into the trip until it was handled.
So it is normal, but after 30 minutes of use I'm not so sure, but it wouldn't surprise me if it got that warm.
My GPS got stuck in the "on" mode one day...not sure why...but the only way that I realized this was when I went to pick up the phone...and it was cookin'!
It must be something with the GPS that makes it so hot.