Leaving iPad in the car

Discussion in 'iPad' started by max2, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. max2 macrumors 68000

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    Does anyone do this ? How does it handle different temperatures of heat and coldness ? Will it break the iPad or make it not last as long ?
     
  2. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Apple give the temps for storage in the specs. I would not let it freeze overnight or leave it on the dash on a hot day.
     
  3. max2 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks.

    What about under a seat ?
     
  4. iPhone1 macrumors 65816

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    I would not leave it in the car unless its between 60-70 degrees and only for short durations. Low/high temps will wreck havoc on your battery. Just not worth it.
     
  5. max2 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks.

    What about winter time ?
     
  6. iPhone1 macrumors 65816

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    Nope, never. Electronics like to be cool but not too cold. Is there a reason you need to leave it in the car?
     
  7. Bbqthis macrumors 6502a

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    A side effect of leaving an iPad in a car is a broken window...
     
  8. modernaccord macrumors 6502a

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    Either put it in a very discrete seatback pocket where it's 100% HIDDEN, or take it with you. Otherwise you'll end up with a broken window and no iPad. At best, you'll have an iPad with fried components.
     
  9. max2 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yep I agree a lot but not if it is not viewable.
     
  10. dyt1983 macrumors 65816

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    I leave my rMini sometimes for days on end in the door pocket, and very often all day when I drive somewhere but don't bring the iPad in with me. This is in both Nevada and California, and temperature extremes in the car at those times range from 30-130F. I have not noticed any adverse effects after nearly two years, and if the battery is affected then I'll get it replaced or more likely get a different model like a Mini 4.
     
  11. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. Personally, I never leave my electronic devices in my car.
     

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