Will sunlight damage the iphone screen?

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  1. Poat84 macrumors 6502

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    I left my phone in my room and the sunlight was shinning on the touchscreen of my phone. My brother said that it might ruin my phone. Does anyone know if it would?
     
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    Yes it will. How long it will take I have no idea. The Sun's rays will destroy just about anything eventually. So there is some factor to consider... How much, again I dunno. :D
     
  3. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    The heat would probably mess up the phone after a while.


    Your question is kind of lenient though. You said the touch screen, so if you are just talking about the screen, sunlight more than likely won't mess it up since it's glass.
     
  4. slapppy macrumors 65816

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    Have a PS crystal screen protector or equivalent. It provides UV protection.
     
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    I really wouldn't be too worried about it for just a day or two.
     
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    Same, SPF 70 is my preference. I reapply every hour.
     
  10. jake921660 macrumors regular

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    I doubt a couple of hours in the sun is going to damage the screen, but the heat might damage the internal components.
     
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    I had to jailbreak mine in order to lather it. Oooh that pesty SDK and its limited access. :rolleyes:
     
  12. Poat84 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ya I think my brother was talking about the pixels.
     
  13. iamthekiller macrumors 6502a

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    Your brother doesn't know what he's talking about.
     
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    I was always under the impression that it does damage the touch sensors because the glass will take the suns rays and magnify them causing damage to the underlying touch panel. But now that Apple has changed to the in-touch display, who knows? And i doubt the first part is correct, but it's what I've thought in the past haha
     
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    Flat glass does not magnify.:p



    It's the heat which can cause damage (Infra Red), but then it has to be in an already hot place, for instance behind a cars windscreen.
     
  17. divisionbuyzero macrumors member

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    Turn your brightness up all the way. The light coming off your phone will push against the suns light and form a shield of protection.
     
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    The sun would eventually melt your iPhone, much like candy in hot weather. So you better find it some good protection asap before you lose your investment.

    Edit: wow, someone bumped this 2009 thread..
     
  20. HowardSmith macrumors 6502a

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    It says a lot about the age of the people who live here:p
     
  21. saysaywatson macrumors newbie

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    The heat will confuse it - I was on holiday and my iPhone 4 kept shutting down due to the heat
     
  22. abhinav7333 macrumors member

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    Na, just slap on some sunscreen on the screen. Lmao
     
  23. Jimbo47 macrumors 6502a

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    Many windows actually have some range of SPF rating, so some of the UVA and UVB rays were probably not even getting through the window. Your phone should be fine.

    Edit: Newer windows
     
  24. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    Your phone will have stored up the suns energy and at some point will release it as a mini "solar flare" right into your head. Have your affairs in order.
     
  25. Jimbo47 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow I didn't even notice that.
     
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