Winter is a great time of the year, but not for our iPhones. As soon as the thermometer goes below zero, they will turn off on the street. A sad fact that I face from year to year. Why is this happening and what to do about it?
What happens to an iPhone in the cold?
Frosty air and iPhone are poorly compatible. The latter begins to quickly discharge, slow down or suddenly turn off. According to Apple, the optimum temperature for normal iPhone operation is from 0 to 35 ° C. It can be stored off at temperatures from –20 to 45 ° C.
In fact, the iPhone begins to behave strangely at temperatures close to zero. The screen does not respond well to clicks, the smartphone loses its network, reboots itself or completely turns off. Why is that?
This is due to lithium-ion batteries. In cold weather, battery ions lose their properties, as a result, internal resistance increases, and capacity is lost. Lost, of course, temporarily, but because of this, the iPhone may turn off, even with more than half the charge.
How to deal with this?
Tip 1. Charge your iPhone to 100% before going outdoors
Simple but effective advice. The more the iPhone battery is charged before exiting, the longer it will last. It is better to fully charge it before going out in the cold.
Tip 2. Carry your smartphone in a case
I do not like covers. There is no desire to hide such a stylish thing as the iPhone X in a case. However, in winter, he will not only save the smartphone from meeting with asphalt, but also will not allow him to quickly freeze.
Tip 3. Use headphones
Use headphones with a headset to communicate in the winter in order not to take your smartphone out of a warm pocket once again. Ordinary wired ones, in which there are no batteries, are best suited: that means they will not blunt in the cold.
Tip 4. Run heavy games
To warm up the processor and prevent the battery from cooling, start some heavy application or game before going out into the street.
Tip 5. Do not use iPhone in winter as a navigator
iPhone is not very willing to work in a car cold after night, so it is undesirable to use it as a navigator in the winter, otherwise it will turn off on the way to work. Also, at this time of the year, do not leave your iPhone in the car, even not for long.
Tip 6. Keep your iPhone closer to your body
It is better to carry iPhone in an internal pocket, closer to itself. If the smartphone is in the side pocket of a jacket or jeans, it is more likely that it will freeze and turn off.
What to do if iPhone is frozen and turned off?
First, take your smartphone to heat. Warm the iPhone gradually so that there is no sharp temperature difference. You cannot put the phone on the battery or keep it near the stove in the car – otherwise condensation may appear.
Rushing immediately to charge is also not worth it, it will only harm the smartphone. Try turning it on after 30–40 minutes. Turned on? Cool. If not, and the charging icon hangs on the screen, then the battery is completely dead.
In winter, it is better to always have an external battery with you to recharge your smartphone at any time. It should be compact, lightweight, practical. The optimal battery capacity is 10,000 mAh. Smaller – it makes no sense, more – usually heavy.
I hope these tips help you survive the cold with your favorite smartphone. And with the coming!