Leaving iPad in hot car

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Syk, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. Syk macrumors 6502a

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    Going out of town this weekend to six flags. As you know it's been pretty hot. I have a room booked for when I get there but if the room isn't ready I don't want to wait around. I would just go over to six flags and come back later. If I don't have a room that means the iPad would have to stay in the car.

    If that was to happen I'm thing about powering it down and when I get back to the room wait a while before turning it on but im worried about the heat

    Second plan is to just take my work netbook and leave the iPad at home. If the netbook goes tits up I'll just order another one from work.

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

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    Maybe this is too logical, but.....why not carry the iPad with you? It's not THAT heavy! IMHO it is not smart to leave any valuable electronic device in a car or any other place which will heat up exponentially during a hot summer.......
     
  3. Syk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Because I rather not be walking around six flags with an iPad.
    I've left my laptop locked in a hot car on occasion not that I do it often but I have.
     
  4. LizKat macrumors 68030

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    Lock the iPad with passcode that you can remember, power it down and and ask for it to be put in the hotel safe. It is small so should not be an issue.
     
  5. EARL97850 macrumors member

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    I left my iPad in my car 4 different times yesterday in 85 degrees and I didn't even try to turn it on till about 7pm last night and it didn't want to turn on.

    After 5 attempts with no luck I let it sit naked on the desk for about 15min. and tried it again but this time I held both the power button and the home button in for about 30sec and then released the buttons. It fired up like nothing happened at all.

    I won't be doing that again. I'll be packing it around somehow.

    Cya
     
  6. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    Get a cooler. Put in a bunch of ice packs. Wrap your ipad in something waterproof, leave it in the cooler. Maybe. I don't know, that might be just as bad.
     
  7. Syk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think I'm just going to leave it at home. Not worth the risk
    It's just one day with most of it spent at 6 Flags. My iPhone will do.

    Thanks
     
  8. WyldRyce macrumors member

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    I was in the same boat. Kinda. I left my iPad in my car's glove compartment and locked it when I went to Mount Olympus. It was about 90 degrees out and my iPad still works with no problem. The iPad was hot when I took it out, but I cooled it down a bit using the air conditioner in the car.
     
  9. entricated macrumors newbie

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    I'd advise you leave the iPhone 4 in a thermostat lunch box placed in a car trunk. I hear about so many iPhone 4's getting dropped in water, slung off a roller coaster, etc. You will have more fun not worrying about the iPhone 4. Use a friend or family members flip phone if there's an emergency.
     
  10. Syk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Not worried about the phone. I've got cargo shorts that has a zipper pocket. Laugh if you want but I plan to put it in a ziplock bag when I ride the water rides and just put it in that pocket.
     
  11. LanEvo macrumors 6502

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    Put in the trunk where it's not as hot...
     
  12. miamialley macrumors 68030

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    I've had this same circumstance when traveling in the early morning (Miami to Orlando) and going to theme parks in the same day, while my hotel isn't booked for checkin until later that same day.

    You can get a locker inside six flags. Some theme parks I've been to have garages that are much cooler as they are shaded. I think the cooler idea might work, too (putting in the truck). I definitely wouldn't just leave it at home. I mean, the whole reason you have it is to use it, particularly when you'll be traveling right? Take it with you and try not to obsess about it being perfect. Easier said that done, I know.
     
  13. TheSuperSteve macrumors 6502

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    You guys really leave your valuable electronics just laying on the car like that? If you do that where i live, you'll end up with no electronic and no car!

    Maybe you'll be left with a car with smashed windows if you're lucky. :p
     
  14. donnaw macrumors 65816

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    Some hotels will allow you to leave your baggage checked at the desk/bell desk before you check in. I don't know which 6 flags you are going to but from the weather I've seen all will be very hot. Your car can get 20+ degrees hotter than the outside weather.

    If you really think it's worth it to risk your iPad and you cannot be without it for one night I would do the cooler idea and cross your fingers. Otherwise I think your idea of just leaving it at home is best. You'll live just fine without it for one day and night.
     
  15. miamialley macrumors 68030

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    Should we not buy the electronics in the first place so that way they we won't have to worry about them getting stolen? I'm not going to limit my life like that living in fear of a "thing" getting stolen. I'm going to buy and use it. I mean, I'm not going to leave it on a park bench or anything, but come on, I'm going to use it when I need it.
     
  16. miamialley macrumors 68030

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    I *think* trunks stay much cooler than the seated areas which receive direct sunlight. I imagine someone on the interwebz MUST have done thermometer tests with this. Anybody?
     
  17. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

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    How about your child(ren)? Do you leave it or them in a hot car, too?
     
  18. TheSuperSteve macrumors 6502

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    No, no i mean. Its dangerous to leave it in the car anyways. So if you take something that expensive with you, carry it on a bag with you or something. That's what i'm trying to say. I'm not telling anyone to leave it at home. That defeats the purpose of buying the thing in the first place. :p
     
  19. jsh1120 macrumors 65816

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    Brilliant! Apparently you have stayed at hotels in the past. :D
     
  20. vega07 macrumors 65816

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    Surely the hotel can store it for you.

    I left my iPhone in the car for just 2-3 hours at the beach, and it didn't want to turn on. I had to let it cool in front of the AC for a while before it became cooperative.
     
  21. blueprint1983 macrumors 6502

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    I left mine in a 121 degree car, ipad 1, still worked; was on and was in tbe car all day.
     
  22. miamialley macrumors 68030

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    LOL, well, just because it turns on and functions again does not mean it wasn't damaged. Particularly the battery, which can lose capacity if left in extreme heat.
     
  23. vega07 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, I am afraid of this.
     
  24. lokster macrumors 6502

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    my two cents, hide it under the drivers seat. its protected from sight and direct sunlight,
     
  25. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    To be safe, I ask them to hold my iPad and then I leave them in the hot car. That way I don't have to worry about it being stolen, and it gives them something to take their minds off how hot it is in the car.
     

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