Can my Smart Phone get a cold?

Posted on: 4:41 pm, December 19, 2013, by , updated on: 05:04pm, December 19, 2013

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With all this cold weather, you’re probably bundling up, but have you thought about keeping your valuable Smart Phone warm?

You may not need to put a hat or gloves on it, but there are some things you need to do to protect it, since it’s not really built for extreme cold.

And we all know you’ll be taking shots for Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram of that beautiful wintry weather.

Smart Phone batteries drain faster and can shut down unexpectedly in the cold weather. The glass can also break.

Your phone should have specific specs, but here’s one example:

The iPhone 5S suggests 32 degrees Fahrenheit as the lowest operating temp. When it’s turned off, it can go as low as negative four degrees.

Here is what you need to know:

If your phone shuts down from the cold, don’t restart it until you give it time to warm up.

To prevent that from happening, keep it in a pocket close to your body heat.

Don’t leave them in cold areas like parked cars. But if you have to, turn it off.

There are also three cases built to help your phone regulate temps in extreme cold temperatures.

And most importantly, make sure you have a back up power source. If you ‘re out in the winter weather you may have an emergency and need your phone to make a call.