My iPod gets warm (particularly the back) when it is playing and/or recharging. Should I be worried?


Not unless it gets really hot. It is normal for your iPod to get warm to the touch, particularly when it is being recharged. Because of this, Apple recommends that you always remove your iPod from any case while it is being charged.

If your iPod gets very hot while recharging from the FireWire port on your computer, be sure that you are unmounting (ejecting) your iPod while recharging.  You can do this on a Mac from within iTunes or Finder. If you do not do this, the iPod’s HDD will spin constantly while attached to your computer’s FireWire port, causing the excessive heat. Updated: 09|09|02


Dennis Lloyd

I'm a passionate, long-time lover of Apple products, and was a civil draftsman and graphic designer before creating the iLounge web site. My prior projects include work for The Los Angeles Times', and the company Creative Domain, where I developed websites for clients including Columbia Pictures, Disney, Fox Studios, Universal Pictures and Warner Brothers. As the Publisher of iLounge, I direct the site's community forums, photo galleries, iPod User Group, and general business affairs, which have grown under my watch to over sixteen million page views every month. I'm happily married with one daughter, one dog (Rocket the Wonderdog), one cat (Ferris), many iPods, iPhones, iPads, and two turntables.