Freezing temperature and iPhone

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

  1. Twaize macrumors member

    May 11, 2008

    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

    May 11, 2008
    It happened again today, althought it was only 10 degrees (50F)
  3. sammich macrumors 601


    Sep 26, 2006
    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

    May 11, 2008
    I'm afraid it doesn't, I've tried. I'm taking it back to the shop, asking them.
  5. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

    Oct 9, 2006
    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

    Sep 27, 2009
    London, UK
    Try using a warmer appendage, only never in public.

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