sunlight and heat

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

  1. kingdummkopf macrumors member

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    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

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    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
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    marty1990 macrumors 6502

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    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

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

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    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

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    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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