iP5 in cold weather?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by myusernamename, Jan 26, 2015.

  1. myusernamename macrumors member

    Feb 2, 2014
    Today I have receive a notice saying, "iPhone needs to cool down before you can use it." I live in the North East of the US and the weather starting to get cold. Will this have a permanent effect on my iPhone if it continues staying this message?
  2. Learylvr. macrumors regular


    Nov 18, 2011
    North east is so cold now.. Lol. Is this a pretty new message? As in it just started saying this. Do you have a real heavy duty case that could be causing this?
  3. Jeff R macrumors 6502

    Jeff R

    Jan 28, 2014
    That is normal when used in extreme temperatures. iPhone shuts down as a safety precaution. Try keeping your phone within normal operating temperature lol!

    Here's a link of a video from Always On

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  4. moonman239 macrumors 68000

    Mar 27, 2009

    a) you live in a really hot house/apartment
    b) your iPhone's poorly ventilated
    c) the temperature sensor is defective.
  5. daghstdrummer macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2012
    Manhattan, NY
    Not to thread jack but my iphone dies at random battery percentages. 40% 50% etc.. lately in cold weather.. any ideas?
  6. BrettDS macrumors 65816

    Nov 14, 2012
    Probably a combination of a failing battery and the cold weather. Batteries perform worse in cold weather and if the battery is already on it's way out then the combination is probably enough for it to start dying early. Unfortunately the only solution is to replace the battery. You don't say what kind of phone you have, but if it's new enough to be in warranty then take it to apple and they'll replace it for you for free.
  7. illusionx macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2014
    Brossard, QC
    If you leave your phone in the car or backpack outside, it will freeze and turn off the phone.

    Try keeping your iPhone close to body heat when you are out in the cold.

    I've had my 5s in my pocket while outside shovelling snow in 0F temps and it never got cold enough to shut down on me.
  8. dictoresno macrumors 601


    Apr 30, 2012
    also, now that its so cold out and people use their phones mounted to car vents, dont have hot air blowing on the phone. that will cause the overheated message. if i need to have my phone near my vents in the car, the heat blows directly on it. to avoid this, i switch the air to floor only.

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