iPad mini Temperature issues when leaving iPad in vehicle.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Wirenut, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. Wirenut macrumors regular

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    I am sure that I’m not alone in this issue. I am an electrician and I use my iPad Mini for all kinds of company business. I want to be able to leave it in the vehicle (out of sight of course) when I am in a job working. When I have tried this in the past the iPad wouldn’t open, there was some kind of temperature error showing on the screen.

    Does anyone have a solution that will allow me to keep the iPad in the vehicle? Maybe some type of insulated sleeve?

    I know that police and other people leave laptops and tablets in their vehicles without an issue.
     
  2. RudySnow macrumors 6502

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    Yes, the iPad will shut down after a certain temperature is measured. You can visit Apple’s tech specs page on their website to read the optimum operating temperatures. Off the top of my head I remember it being around 95 degrees.

    The only solution I can think of is to get a little fan at a truck stop that operates on a cigarette charger and blow it on the iPad, but I don’t know if the engine needs to run for this to work.
     
  3. Richdmoore macrumors 68000

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    They make a cooling case for aviation (light GA aircraft) for this exact purpose.

    https://x-naut.com/

    I have never used one, but sporty pilot shop has good reviews.
     
  4. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68020

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    I just put my iPhone X on a towel in a small cooler(on a gel pack, no ice) when it gets warm here. Never had it show that temp warning since..
     
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    If the temp in the vehicle is 100 degrees, the fan will just be blowing 100 degree air. Fan would be a good idea if the iPad were hot from use and you needed to cool it down but the entire environment in the vehicle too warm.
     
  6. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    I like the small cooler/gel pac solution. I’d also put the iPad in an airtight bag. However, you don’t want it getting too cool as that would bring about condensation inside and out.
     
  7. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    Or get something like a Scottie Vest (SEV) and keep your electronics with you.
     
  8. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    A simple cool box will keep the warm air out for a period of time. No cooling packs needed.
     

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