can your idevice stand the heat in the sauna?

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  1. Appl3FTW macrumors 601

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    do you guys bring your iphone/ipod/ipads inside the sauna? is it too hot for it?
     
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    I do lots of hot yoga, where the studio is similar to a sauna with a high temperature/humidity, and it's not recommended to have your phone in the room as the humidity can damage the internals of electronics. One of my instructors ruined her iPhone by having it in class.
     
  4. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    iPhone + Sauna ? = Really dumb idea..Really, really dumb
     
  5. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Why the heck would you bring your iPhone into a sauna in the first place?
     
  6. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    The typical temperatures inside of a sauna found on wikipedia:
    temperatures typically between 158° to 212° F (70° to 100° C)

    As per Apples tech specs on the iPhone 5s:
    Operating ambient temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)

    I wouldn't do it.
     
  7. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    cnet.com tested the iPhone 5 in a freezer, a fish tank and an oven when it first came out.

    Baked for 5 mins or so at around 250º, the iPhone 5 did just fine. Don't know about the 5s or any other model (I'd think the 5c might start melting).

    But as another poster mentioned, the issue here is NOT heat – it's moisture. Liquid kills electronics. Take it in to a sauna or a place with high humidity and leave it there for a while and moisture collects. Get enough moisture collected and you have water, which is a liquid and will damage your device.

    So, yeah, your device would probably survive the heat. But it probably would NOT survive the moisture.
     
  8. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    the reason i asked is that when im at the sauna at the gym, i see people using their iphones/ipods and even an ipad LOL. i was like uhmm poor device, it's too hot for that. LULZ
     
  9. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    People will do what they will do. What u gonna do next, say something to them? U wanna get punched?
     
  10. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    And they act so shocked when their iDevices fail and/or their water sensors trigger. I don't think any of us with a brain do this.
     
  11. Macalway macrumors 68000

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    just as long as you take it in the pool afterwards to cool it off.
     
  12. blarivee macrumors 6502

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    These must be the same people that claim the water sensor in the iPad/iPhone is turning pink on their own and claim they never dropped it in the water, lol.
     
  13. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    There is such a thing a dry heat sauna...not that the simple heat aspect of it would to electronics any good.
     
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    Agreed. Can't imagine even wanting to take it into a sauna much less actually doing it.

    Agreed.
     
  15. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Why not just take it in the swimming pool or Jacuzzi with ya?
    And after that rinse it off with a cold shower....
     
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    Try a cigarette in the sauna too, 3 puffs and it's gone :D
     
  17. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    I'd be more worried about humidity and moisture before heat in a sauna.
     
  18. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    ...unless it's a dry heat sauna.
     
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    Even then, it won't last long due to heat sensors.
     
  21. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    well it is a dry heat sauna.. but im saying, it's HOT in there. people have their headphones browsing in their music with their iphones and ipads LOL i was like uhm da F!!!

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    lulz..
     
  22. BenTrovato macrumors 68020

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    Enjoy the sauna, leave out the iPhone. It's like going to meditate and bringing your phone with you.
     
  23. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    i was at the sauna today and this dude was checking his facebook on his ip4/4s. LULZ.
     
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    i work at a gym and i see people bring them into the dry sauna and even the steam room without thought. i never bring mine in there, way too hot or humid. I'm pretty sure normal operating temperature for an iPhone is only 95. I know our sauna is kept around 200 so i wouldn't risk it.
     
  25. matttye macrumors 601

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    The answer is: probably.

    As with anything, YMMV.

    My mum has been de-icing her car windscreen using warm water for years and it has never cracked.. some people are just lucky.
     

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