Prevent phone freeze
♦ To keep phones from getting too chilly, don’t leave them alone in the elements, like in a parked car. Stashing your phone inside pockets closest to your person, where they can absorb some of your body heat, is best. If you do need to leave it behind, turn the phone off instead of just putting it to sleep.
♦ “In the event that your phone does shut down, do not restart it until you’re inside and give time for your phone to warm up. Restarting your phone immediately when it’s cold could actually cause more harm to your phone and actually shorten your battery life,” recommends Jeremy Kwaterski of CPR Cell Phone Repair. via How to protect your phone in cold weather – CNN.com.
♦ When it’s turned off, the iPhone 5S can withstand temperatures between -4° and 113° Fahrenheit. When it’s turned on, the range is much more narrow. Apple suggests 32° Fahrenheit as the lowest operating ambient temperature. Other phones are rated for much lower temperatures, and some can go as low as -4° Fahrenheit while in operation.
1. Consider battery life
2. Purchase a case
3. Limit your usage in the cold weather
4. Make sure you take your device with you wherever you go during the colder months to avoid leaving it in a near-arctic environment for a long period of time. If you do find your phone has shut off, don’t start it back up until it has warmed up.
“Condensation can form inside your device if you turn it on while it’s still cold,” 40Tech noted. via 5 tips for protecting your smartphone from the cold.
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