iPad Left iPad in the cold car

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Axmann, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2009
    So I stupidly left my ipad in the car (in its box) in the car and it was decently cold outside. When I got in, it was pretty cold to the touch, but it turned on just fine and seemed to work fine.

    Could that amount of cold hurt the batter or anything in the long run?
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012
    I dont think coldness can hurt your device but on the other hand, heat can do some damage to the battery.
  3. Guest

    Dec 7, 2010
  4. macrumors member

    Sep 1, 2012
  5. macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    When I got the ipad mini on launch day via FedEx , it was very cold from traveling

    Is fine
  6. macrumors 68000


    Apr 12, 2002
    If anything, the cold can be good for a battery.
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2012
    Leaving it out in the cold wouldn't cause any problems. But turning it on before it's allowed to warm back up didn't help.
  8. macrumors 601


    Oct 3, 2006
    The environmental requirements are listed on the Apple website for each of their products. I wont bother linking to the page since the page is easy to find on Apple's website with minimal effort.
  9. thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2009
    >Implying Apple gives fair temperature ranges

    Apple could easily list a very small temperature range so as to reduce consumer liability/complaints.

    And they would, too, because they also tell you that their product contains materials known to the state of California to cause cancer.
  10. macrumors 68030

    Jan 20, 2010
    >>Implying Apple regularly circumvents requirements to post accurate temperature ranges.
  11. macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
  12. macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2010
  13. macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    I shot video and photography in the snow with my iPad Mini. Snow falling all over the screen yesterday. So no, it'll be fine.
  14. thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2009
    >>>Implying accurate temperature ranges are required by law or that anyone would check to see if it's accurate even if they were.
  15. Guest

  16. macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2012
    How cold is cold?

    My laptop and iPad regularly experience temperatures of -10c with little to no effect to them. (And that isn't really very cold).

    Hell my iPod Classic (which has moving parts) stays in my glove box in my car and when that is not in the garage it gets even colder! and that is still going strong after 3 years....
  17. macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    i wouldnt use them right away as you will most surely get condesnsation on the surfaces and insides
  18. macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2011
    Gramps, what the hell am I paying you for?
    When it comes to computers, the colder they are, the better they run. Within reason, of course. I wouldn't take one out in -80 degree weather. But generally, they're at their best a little above the freezing point, and can run well up to 60 degrees C.

    Keeping it in a freezing ass cold car overnight wouldn't do a single thing to it.
  19. macrumors 68020

    Sep 12, 2009
    Sitting on a chair can cause cancer.
    Walking can cause cancer.
    Coughing can cause cancer.
    Sneezing can cause cancer.

    Almost anything can cause cancer.
  20. macrumors 65816

    May 4, 2012
    Electronic devices perform exactly the same throughout their recommended temperature operating range. They do not run better at the cold end nor worse at the hot end of the range.
  21. macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2011
    Gramps, what the hell am I paying you for?
    Yeah, you're right. I should've said the colder they run, the less stress they're put under.
  22. macrumors 68030


    Dec 29, 2010
    Phoenix, AZ
    About a week ago I had my iPhone out in 45 F playing music during a workout. At some point it actually shut itself off and would not turn back on. When I got in the car and turned the heat on it automatically turned itself back on. Not sure, but they may have built in thresholds at which the device powers down to protect itself similarly to how notebooks handle high heat.
  23. macrumors member

    Dec 9, 2012
    I have also wondered this too, because sometimes I leave my window open and my ipad is sometimes near the window overnight, and in the morning it can be very cold
  24. macrumors 6502a

    A Hebrew

    Jan 7, 2012
    As was already said, if you leave it out in the cold let it warm up first...the moisture will not do it favors.
  25. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2010
    Parts Unknown
    I left my iPad 3 in the car in the cold and it experienced significant shrinkage. When I went out the next morning, it had turned into an iPad mini.

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