With the onset of frosty weather, user complaints about the incorrect operation of iPhone smartphones became more frequent. According to users, at minus temperatures, mobile devices discharge much faster than usual or completely turn off unexpectedly. Why is that?
♥ BY TOPIC: Why do the Accept and Reject buttons disappear when there is an incoming call on the iPhone?
Why iPhone slows down and turns off in the cold
Problems with the operation of the iPhone at temperatures below zero are not far-fetched – the harder the frost, the worse the communicator works. In the best case, the user will experience system failures, in the worst case, the device will signal a discharged battery and turn off. However, there is no reason to express dissatisfaction with the incorrect operation of the gadget – on the Apple website there is a message that the stability of the “apple” smartphones and tablets directly depends on air temperature. It also explicitly states that when the thermometer falls below zero degrees, malfunctions may occur in the devices.
Using the iPhone or iPad at low temperatures (below 0 ° C) may temporarily reduce battery life. As soon as the temperature becomes normal, the battery performance will return to its previous level.
Nevertheless, despite the fact that at low temperature the communicator signals a decrease in charge, it remains the same. The fact is that in cold weather the density of the gel-electrolyte in the battery of the device changes, which affects the speed and quality of the gadget. At the same time, the battery controller captures the changes and recognizes them as a decrease in charge, followed by the automatic shutdown of the smartphone.
Apple reports that the ideal operating temperature of the iPhone and iPad is between 16 and 22 ° C.
Frost affects the operation of touch displays. When the device freezes, the screen starts to noticeably “slow down”. Only AMOLED displays are not strictly dependent on external temperature.
Unlike Apple, which strictly regulated the ideal temperature range for working with its gadgets, falling outside of which, the device may lose its guaranteed service, competitors do not install similar rigid frames. So, gadgets from a number of manufacturers work without failures and at temperatures below -10 ° C. But it must be understood that the limitations of the “apple” company are not dictated by flaws in the technologies used, but in the notorious desire to create ultra-thin smartphones and tablets. Reducing the thickness of the devices affects their operation at low (below zero) or high (above +35 ° C) temperature.
♥ BY TOPIC: 20 iPhone features that most users can turn off.
Nevertheless, it is quite possible to avoid problems in using iPhone smartphones and in conditions of severe frost. To do this, you need to understand that for a long time the device will not be able to work on the street, and therefore it is necessary to limit the time of interaction with it as much as possible. It is also advisable to carry a smartphone in the inner pocket of warm clothing or in a case. Even the simplest silicone case can significantly extend the operating time of the gadget. The best option would be to buy a thick felt cover for the iPhone, which will protect the device from the undesirable consequences of being in a low temperature.
It can also contribute to extending the operating time of the “apple” communicator by running in the background a resource-intensive program or game, which will increase the temperature of the microchip and, consequently, affect the overall temperature of the gadget.
But what if the iPhone, after being in the cold, turned off? First of all, you need to remember that it is extremely undesirable to dry it yourself and connect it to the charger. It is better to leave it in a warm room for 1-2 hours. During this time, the gel in the battery will return to its original state and the condensate will dry.
If there is an irresistible desire to definitely recharge a frozen gadget, then you should know that a sharp temperature drop can cause deformation and depressurization of the smartphone case and further fire or explosion of the device due to the reaction of lithium and oxygen. Apple will not pay the loss from such an incident, because, as mentioned above, the company declines responsibility for the operation of the device if it was in conditions of low or high temperature.
♥ BY TOPIC: How to maximize battery life on iPhone and iPad – 25 ways.
How to use iPhone in the cold
- Use a case – iPhone will slow down to cool;
- Keep your smartphone in a pocket that is closer to your body;
- Do not use the device in the cold for more than 5 minutes;
- Warm the iPhone gradually – condensation may form in the case from a sharp temperature drop;
- Do not charge your smartphone in sub-zero temperatures.