Could the Cold Temps Screw Up Your Phone?

It sure is cold out there!

January 3, 2018

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Is anyone else over Winter already? I am. My skin is dry, my hair is full of static, and I have a horrible cough that just won't go away! 

It's 26 right now in Charlotte, but the low temperature was in the teens. That's cold for Charlotte, but not for other places like Niagra Falls, New York. Check out the frozen falls below. How cool is that?

It's truly a beautiful sight to see, but I cannot even imagine what it feels like there. Cold temperatures bring about more than static and dry skin. If you have an iPhone you may also notice it's acting up on these colder days. Electronic devices in general don't do well in extreme heat or cold, so this isn't shocking to me at all.

Apple says its "iPhone is not suited for weather below 32 degrees." So how can you protect your device during this cold snap?

-Keep it close to your body in your pocket. Your body heat will help it stay warmer. 

-Don't plug your phone into the car charger when it's freezing outside. Wait for the car and your phone to warm up to prevent permanent damage. 

-If you're an outdoors enthusiast and you love skiing and other cold-weather activities, you need to get the proper case to protect your phone. This Climate Case can protect your phone from cold and hot spells too. 

I know for me, I tend to use my phone far less when it's cold outside. I don't want to take off my gloves unless it's super important so it can stay in my warm pocket.