The brutally-cold weather in the midwest has been cause for concern for many reasons. One thing that you may not have thought about is that phone in your pocket.
Electronics, especially those powered by lithium-ion batteries are not suited for extreme temperatures. Apple has said that iPhones are not suited for temperatures below 32 degrees. When exposed to below-freezing temperatures, iPhones experience problems like shortened battery life and power issues, display problems and even shattered screens.
Here’s how you can combat these issues:
- Keep It In Your Pocket: Keeping your phone in your pocket can protect it from cold temperatures and also help keep it warm from your body heat.
- Use a Special Case: There are specialty cases that help keep your phone warm, such as ClimateCase, Burton Antifreeze and Salt Cases.
- Don’t Charge It in the Cold Apple warns that charging iPhones in cold temperatures can damage the device.
- Turn Your Phone Off In temperatures from -4 to 113 degrees, make sure to turn your phone off to keep your device safe.