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Has anyone experienced their ipad air getting hot?

I have noticed that my iPad Air is getting hot on the right side of the device in the last couple of days. It gets almost too hot to hold in about 5 minutes. I have also begun seeing spontaneous crashes that started about the same time. I believe it is the logic board since the iFixit teardown shows the logic board on that edge of the device. Has anyone else seen this or heard of someone who has?

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Just like Sabrina said, it could be the effect of over usage. Not necessarily using it too much at one time, that could be the issue but i think you might just have too much information on your iPad. What happens is we use them for so long, and it keeps track of everything we do, so history, and other un-needed things get piled up. So what you need to go ahead and do is back up everything, save all of your information, pictures, notes, whatever, and remember which applications you are going to want to put back on it then go to setting - Genereal - all the way to the bottom,- back up and reset - erase all content and settings. Make sure it is charged 100% before you do it, and avoid doing it while its hot. So charge it up. Turn it off for a few days like Miss Sabrina suggested then do the reset. You dont want to do the reset while its on charged, especially since its already having a heating up issue. If doing the factory reset does not work, then it must be your battery going bad. If thats the case, you might want to just take it, or send it in to apple. I hope this was helpful!

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when you are installing something then it is best to leave it alone. If it is reacting that way without anything being installed, then it is best to leave it alone for at least 5 days. That happened to me too with my IPod Touch. Its because you are over using it.

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@sabbyannlynn This answer makes no sense, Please provide supporting links for you hypothesis. Over use? Installing something?

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@mayer she actually makes a pretty valid point. Why are you just trying to be so judgmental? Her answer makes perfect sense.

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@sirfixalot24434 "it is best to leave it alone for at least 5 days." no it does not. Sorry no "Star" points here

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@oldturkey03 Yeah maybe 5 days is a little extensive, but shes got the right idea. It wouldn't be smart to do something that makes it hot, while its already hot.

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@sirfixalot24434 I know what you are getting at. In principle I would agree if there would have been any mention made of battery issues and even logic board issues. Just to suggest it is overheating due to usage is a bit of a stretch. A very long stretch....

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