sunlight and heat

Discussion in 'iPad' started by kingdummkopf, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. kingdummkopf macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2012
    so i accidentally bumped another thread... ignore that. so yeah.

    this applies to phones as well. if i were to use my ipad/iphone etc. in sunlight, with the sun shining on it, could that ruin the screen?

    also, if i use my ipad/iphone on a hot day abroad, could that ruin the device?

    i was in my conservatory, where it was warm, using my ipad, and the sun kept reflecting off the screen, and it got me thinking.
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    I don't think so. Anything left in direct sun for a long time will have adverse affects, but in the situation you're taking about, I doubt it.

    The documentation for both devices should provide you with a temperature range that is considered safe for your device.
  3. marty1990, Oct 12, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2012

    marty1990 macrumors 6502

    Nov 25, 2011
    So using an iPad in direct sunlight, where the sun is beaming onto the screen, on a hot day for a couple of hours is okay then?

    I was wondering the same, so thanks.
  4. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    The iPad may be ok, but the human might get a heatstroke. Go sit in the shade, please.
  5. Legios macrumors regular

    Jan 19, 2012
    If it is hot out you would most likely get a heat warning and the ipad would shut down before it allowed itself to be damaged.
  6. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

    Jun 7, 2011
    I've been frequently using my iPad 1 and 2 in the sauna to watch movies. (Of course, it's on the floor but get pretty hot nonetheless. I haven't done the same to the iPad 3.)

    Both iPads survived - the iPad 1 more than two years of active sauna sessions. At least so far.

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