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Well, I tend to use my Android Galaxy Phone in Bluetooth a lot in my Insight. I like to plug in my micro USB Cable so I don't run down the battery using Bluetooth and Location services, etc.

But the darn ports are SO HOT!!! My phone battery just really 'cooks' using those ports for charging. Is anybody else finding that their phone(s) run really hot when plugged into those ports? I usually have to unplug and not charge the phone battery because I'm afraid those ports are going to overheat the battery in the phone.

Anybody have experience with these ports? Thanks.
 

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Glad I’m not the only one. Having the same issue as well. Thought maybe the car was just hot. I haven’t even connected my phone thru Bluetooth yet, will have to start connecting that way to save my phone from overheating everyday...
 

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I don’t have that issue with my iPhone. Perhaps some Android phones that have the fast charging option have issues with the ports? I sold my Sony XZ2 before I got my Insight I couldn’t test it.

If it’s not the way the phone draws power then maybe try a different USB cable as some are better insulated than others.
 

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I have the EX with 2.5 amps at both USB ports. My Samsung S8 is rated at 1.67 amps.

Will I possibly damage the S* by plugging it into 2.5 amp USB ports? I have been just connecting it via bluetooth.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.
 

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I doubt that the ports could damage your phone battery, as I'm sure it has a built in safeguard to prevent overheating. Sounds like the issue is more prominent with android devices for whatever reason.
 

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My iPhone gets really hot too

I've got a 6C. It was cutting in and out on the phone when plugged in, and occassionally emitted a scream, too. I got a new off-market cord (Amazon Basics) and the sound issues have all goine away. But the phone still gets super-hot and I have the same concern.
Has anyone taken theirs to Honda? Is there a bad USB port issue going on??
 

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I've got a 6C. It was cutting in and out on the phone when plugged in, and occassionally emitted a scream, too. I got a new off-market cord (Amazon Basics) and the sound issues have all goine away. But the phone still gets super-hot and I have the same concern.
Has anyone taken theirs to Honda? Is there a bad USB port issue going on??
Maybe some questions/troubleshooting to consider before defaulting to being a Honda issue (?):
- Does using the same cord in other USB ports (outside of the car) yield similar "hot phone" result? Or does this only happen with the cord while in the car?
- Are any apps/wifi/signal in use while charging the phone via USB in the car, which could cause heat under high usage? Does shutting these down while charging help cool off the phone while charging?
- Could your phone case be preventing the phone from cooling and/or dissipating heat (e.g. rubber case = insulator)?
 

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I just ordered a new phone since mine is getting hot while charging. In my case, it does it no matter what charger is being used. It's a little over a year old Samsung Galaxy S7. The battery is gone, and it drains in three hours now.

I caved and went to the dark side. My new iPhone will show up in a few days. Hopefully the heat issues will be no more.
 

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Well, I tend to use my Android Galaxy Phone in Bluetooth a lot in my Insight. I like to plug in my micro USB Cable so I don't run down the battery using Bluetooth and Location services, etc.

But the darn ports are SO HOT!!! My phone battery just really 'cooks' using those ports for charging. Is anybody else finding that their phone(s) run really hot when plugged into those ports? I usually have to unplug and not charge the phone battery because I'm afraid those ports are going to overheat the battery in the phone.

Anybody have experience with these ports? Thanks.
My iPhone fits perfectly above the infotainment system screen in the groove between the screen and the vents ;)
 

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I have the same issue. iPhone XS MAX. I just bought the Ex model last month. The phone gets too hot only when plugged in / using with CarPlay. Normal Bluetooth is fine. I don’t know if anyone has figured out why and and what’s the cure ??
 

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I just ordered a new phone since mine is getting hot while charging. In my case, it does it no matter what charger is being used. It's a little over a year old Samsung Galaxy S7. The battery is gone, and it drains in three hours now.

I caved and went to the dark side. My new iPhone will show up in a few days. Hopefully the heat issues will be no more.
Sounds to me like a good hand-warmer option when driving with the heat off in winter... for the days you forget your mittens. (j/k)
 

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Mine gets super hot depending on the battery charge level when I start and the GPS usage. If I start with nearly a full battery, I don't feel it getting hot. I've taking a couple 2,000 mile drives without issue. But with a moderately low battery and running the GPS, especially on short drives (<30 minutes), the phone gets very hot. CPU is running fast and the battery is charging. Strikes me as normal.
 

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One thing to note, is with most flagship modern phones, they have quick-charge built into the phone... That quick charge will heat the phone up if the battery is on the lower side. Cables are important, as is a clean charging port. Dust adds resistance, which = more heat.
 

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Mine gets super hot depending on the battery charge level when I start and the GPS usage. If I start with nearly a full battery, I don't feel it getting hot. I've taking a couple 2,000 mile drives without issue. But with a moderately low battery and running the GPS, especially on short drives (<30 minutes), the phone gets very hot. CPU is running fast and the battery is charging. Strikes me as normal.
I think it's normal, too. When you're using CarPlay/Android Auto, the GPS is on, the battery is being drained/charged, CPU is working harder to run CarPlay/Android Auto, and LTE being active retrieving traffic data. I find putting my iPhone in low power mode helps lower the heat because it sort of underclocks the CPU.
 

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I disabled fast charge on my soon-to-be-replaced current Samsung phone, and the heat is much less - even when using GPS via AA.
 
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