Leaving iPhone in car in Arizona

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  1. punisher1-1 macrumors member

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    I live in Arizona and work for the Dept of Corrections and for security reasons we are not allowed to bring our cell phones into the prison. My question is there any way to keep my phone cool when its inside my truck during the hottest parts of the Arizona summers. Previous phones I used a cooler with an icepack but with apples moisture sensors I'm looking for a better way. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

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    Leave your iPhone at home and have a cheapo in your truck for emergencies.
     
  3. troop231 macrumors 603

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    Get a Pelican brand hard case to keep it in, they're moisture tight.

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  4. No ice please macrumors 6502

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    Put it in an insulated lunch box in your trunk without ice.
     
  5. hushmartin macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I vote leave it at home. Or get a new job, lol. Or use a ziplock baggie- although I personally wouldn't do that. Just get a Go Phone for use to and from work.
     
  6. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Whatever you do keep it cool, because I had a radio with cassette (back then those were gold :)) melt in my car in AZ.
     
  7. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Since it's Arizona, then there is very little chance of rain, might I suggest keep the windows down just a tad so that hot air rises out and cool air comes in.

    Keep as many windows as possible a bit down to allow airflow.
     
  8. evilgreg macrumors regular

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    Ah, a common problem. Luckily for you there is a cheap and easy solution. Just fill a cooler with ice and place the phone directly into the center of the ice-filled cooler.

    Make sure you wrap the cooler in plastic wrap or aluminum foil every time, that's the important part that everyone forgets. By the end of the day, your phone will be nice and cool and ready to go!
     
  9. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Obviously, you've never been there. :) 110 is not uncommon. Oh, and there are sand storms.
     
  10. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Ok, then scratch my suggestion.
     
  11. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Besides leaving it home, this is the closest thing to a solution mentioned so far. The trunk will probably only get 10-15 degrees hotter than it is outside whereas the passenger compartment can soar a good 50 degrees or more hotter than the outside air.

    But the iPhone is only safe up to about 110 degrees, so I'd only do the trunk-thing when it's 90 or less outside.

    So that's probably only good for part of the year there.
     
  12. Oilbrnr macrumors 6502

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    That's funny. So somehow the trunk is immune to heat! :p

    Fail.

    ALL areas of a vehicle get extremely hot here in Phx. when left in the sun. Even in covered parking your looking at 110+.

    Get the Pelican case suggested above for the cooler if you really need to take your iPhone with you. OTOH I've caught my wife CHARGING her iPhone in the car, in the summer here. Talk about hot, and it is going on two years old with seemingly no significant loss of use that I can tell.
     
  13. firewood macrumors 604

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    Use a heavy duty freezer zip lock back inside a cheap foam ice chest. Let it come up to room temperature before removing from the zip lock to avoid condensation.

    One of those solar-powered mini-vent-fans might be useful if your car is parked in a safe enough area.
     
  14. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a

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    Gotta second this recommendation. That's the beauty of GSM phones and their SIM cards.

    There's nobody you can leave it with when you enter the prison?
     
  15. rotobadger macrumors 65816

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    I've lived in hell...er...Phoenix for 16 years now and the heat here is bad. Someone commented that it isn't uncommon for temps to get to 110 here. It isn't unheard of to see temps around 115-117!

    With that kind of heat (more importantly, that kind of SUN) the interior of a closed and locked car can get up to around 170 degrees F.

    I'd do what some of the others suggested and leave the phone at home. Doesn't your work have a locker though?
     
  16. Mademan12321 macrumors 6502

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    Can't see it any other way

    Yeah I highly suggest a cheap 9.99 - 29.99 go phone and switch the sim out before heading out to work. I'm here in Texas and it very rarely hits 110 we get 102 - 105 pretty often during August or September. Keeping it in a car will absolutely kill it eventually. I can't think of anything other than a cooler and something to keep out moister out.
     
  17. ogdogg macrumors 6502

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    Put the dry ice pack in a plastic bag and put the iphone in another plastic bag. I don't think the moisture from a dry ice pack (next to none) will get through 2 plastic bags.

    I also live in Phoenix (not far from the prison you probably work at) and have left my phone in the car plenty of times with no cooler or ice pack and nothing has ever happened to it. I think if it's in the shade, or even in a cooler in the shade, you have nothing to worry about.
     
  18. troop231 macrumors 603

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    Indeed.
     
  19. Nickday89 macrumors regular

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    when i was in Virginia on a roasting hot day(112 in the sun) last summer and i left mine in one of the map-pockets on the back of the drivers seat with a t-shirt over it as we were going swimming in the river. it was fine 6 hours later when i went back to the car
     
  20. PsyD4Me macrumors 6502a

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    mine roastes once in a while during Jersey summers, and in the end its just a piece of metal/plastic
     
  21. rKunda macrumors 65816

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    Understanding how IR light works. Fail.

    Just try googling car+greenhouse effect.
     
  22. blancoBronco macrumors 6502a

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    I would recommend getting an otterbox case and putting it in the lunchbox/cooler with ice
     
  23. lionheartednyhc macrumors 65816

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    Move. Me and my phone have never been happier :D
     
  24. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    1) Learn what the Greenhouse effect is. (Pay extra attention where they say "Here's the tricky part.")

    2) Go outside and see that your car's trunk is not made of glass and thus does not experience this.

    3) Bask in your newfound knowledge.
     
  25. wickywahwah macrumors regular

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    iPhone in car

    i too live in a desert where triple digit temps are not uncommon. here's my idea for what it's worth. get one of those big gel freezer packs, the kind used for body aches and pains. freeze it and wrap it in a towel (some packs come with a cloth sleeve). lay this flat under your seat or somewhere were it will always be in the shade. lay your iPhone on top of it. the towel and whatever case you have your phone in should prevent any condensation from forming on the phone.

    sucks your work doesn't provide lockers.

    alternatively, you could take a lesson from the inmates and carry the phone in your anal cavity :eek:
     

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