Thursday, December 8th, 2011

How to: Protect Your Phone from the Winter Weather

Even though the first day of winter isn’t officially until December 21, the temperatures are dropping in many regions of the US (doesn’t it seem like just yesterday we wrote about protecting your phone from the heat?!). Well, while you’re bracing yourself and your home for the cold, don’t forget about your phone!

According to Apple’s website, the operating temperature for an iPhone is between 32 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit. That means it’s important to keep your phone nice and warm this winter, just like you do your fingers and toes.

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Here are a few tips to help:

  • Be careful of drastic temperature changes. Taking your phone from a very cold area to a warm one can cause it to form condensation. Not only will this make your device appear foggy, but it can cause hard drives and circuit boards to short circuit.
  • Don’t let it freeze. Leaving your phone in your car overnight could allow it to freeze. Prevent yourself from absent-mindedly leaving it behind by turning on your Wireless Leash.
  • Avoid makeshift warmers. Don’t attempt to keep your phone warm by placing it near pocket or glove warmers.
  • Get some protection. If you must have your phone out in the weather, invest in an all-weather or cold-resistant protective case.

Have you ever lost a phone to cold temperatures? What advice do you have for avoiding it?

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