Freezing temperature and iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Twaize, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. Twaize macrumors member

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    Hi

    I know there's a million threads about iPhones and cold weather, but I couldn't find an answer for my problem. When it's about freezing temperature (0C or 32F), the touchscreen just stops responding. I can't get it to do anything, or react in any way. Only hardware buttons and the screen itself works. After I get indoors, it will work after a little while.

    It shouldn't be that bad, should it?

    EDIT: I have an iPhone 4
     
  2. Twaize thread starter macrumors member

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    It happened again today, althought it was only 10 degrees (50F)
     
  3. sammich macrumors 601

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    Probably messes with the way the actual touchscreen senses your fingers. Maybe the cold reduces sensitivity. Maybe trying just tap and hold and see if holding it there will trigger a touch since your finger tip warms it up.
     
  4. Twaize thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm afraid it doesn't, I've tried. I'm taking it back to the shop, asking them.
     
  5. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    well my guess is how the touch screen works is it requires something contuctive to touch the screen.

    At that could of a temp your fingers are not conductive so it is not reading the touch.
    Trying licking your finger tip and see how that workers.
     
  6. Badfoot macrumors 6502

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    Try using a warmer appendage, only never in public.
     

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