arctic freeze and iphone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tritron, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. tritron macrumors regular

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    Since we are experiencing arctic freeze over most of usa. I wonder if it had any ill effects on our iphones. I went for a walk yesterday and it was 16 degrees outside and i walked around watching plex. I did not see any slowdown in display or any ill effects on the phone.
     
  2. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    I don't know what will happen to the phone, if anything at all, but Apple advises against it.

    "Environmental Requirements
    Operating ambient temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)
    Nonoperating temperature: -4° to 113° F (-20° to 45° C)
    Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
    Operating altitude: tested up to 10,000 feet (3000 m)"

    Bottom of page: http://store.apple.com/us/buy-iphone/iphone6
     
  3. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Why even leave the house if you're just going to watch videos. LOL
     
  4. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Extreme cold can reduce your battery life. I'm not 100% sure if the effects are permanent though.
     
  5. VapoChimmy macrumors newbie

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    actually cold can help preserve Li-Ion batteries & prevent aging. batteries out of production that are needed as replacements in the future are often stored cold.

    however if you're talking about how much charge it can hold, then you are correct; cold batteries hold less charge.
     
  6. deeddawg macrumors 604

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  7. perezr10 macrumors 6502a

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    I'd be more concerned if you left your phone in the car overnight and it was like 30 degrees below 0.
     
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    so i guess they don't sell iphones in alaska then? or everyone has 2 phones... their iphone for summer and some other phone they use in the winter?
     
  10. Appleloves22 macrumors 6502

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    When I used to take my iphone 5 up the mountains snowboarding, I did notice that the battery would drain faster when I hardly used it. Also, sometimes when I did try using it, it'll shut off automatically.
    Got off the mountain and it was fine.
     
  11. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Cold just kills the battery. Heat on the other had is permanent.
     
  12. cymolia macrumors 6502a

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    brb leaving the comfort and warmth of my home to go watch plex in below freezing weather :cool:
     

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