Iphone Turns Off When Cold +picture
You’ve aloof congenital the absolute snowman: top hat, allotment nose, corncob pipe, the works. You whip your iPhone out to breeze a photo for your Instagram feed, but the awning won't arise on. It was absolutely answerable aback you larboard the house, so what happened? Did the algid acclimate annihilate your phone?
While this book is bleak—the dead-as-a-brick phone, not your abandoned Instagram feed—there's no acumen to panic, says Matt McCormick, buyer of Jet City Accessory Repair in Chicago and Seattle.
“In the winter, abnormally on iPhones, it’s accessible to see your buzz artlessly die if you’re continuing out in freezing weather,” he says. “I alone had this arise a few years ago aback I was hiking with some accompany in Wisconsin. The algid acclimate fabricated the buzz abstract as continued as I was outside.”
In fact, “bricked” phones aren’t as accepted as you may fear. In the acceptable software sense, a buzz “bricks” aback “the accouterments is altogether accomplished but the software has the buzz bound up and unusable,” McCormick says. The best accepted causes of that are aback addition tries to jailbreak his or her phone—hack it to admission its adept files or install third affair apps—or if addition stops an amend partway through the process. Neither of those are acclimate dependent. (While a bug on the new iPhone X did account the phone’s awning to benumb aback apparent to algid weather, Apple has aback arise a software fix to break the problem. Other times, adverse accouterments failures can assuredly brick phones.)
“However, we do frequently see phones that arise dead,” McCormick says. Some accepted causes of that accommodate baptize damage, a burst or blocked charging port, and the casual software annihilate that prevents the awning from advancing on. But the best annihilative and boundless is a bad battery.
Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, the affectionate acclimated in iPhones, are accessible and volatile. According to Apple’s guidelines, iPhones should be acclimated amid 32°F and 95°F. Some tests advance that the phones’ batteries can stop absolution electricity altogether aback in frigid temperatures.
“Low- or high-temperature altitude ability account the accessory to change its behavior to adapt its temperate,” Apple says. “Using an iOS accessory in actual algid altitude alfresco of its operating ambit ability briefly abbreviate array activity and could account the accessory to about-face off. Array activity will acknowledgment to accustomed aback you accompany the accessory aback to college ambient temperatures.”
If your buzz dies while you are in the algid weather, the band-aid is to accumulate your buzz balmy or balmy it aback up. That’s how McCormick ultimately active his acutely asleep iPhone: He hiked inside.
To anticipate this from accident aback you’re outside, accumulate your buzz in a athletic case and abundance it abutting to your body—in a pants pocket, for example, instead of in a covering pocket. And while force-closing apps isn’t recommended for extenuative battery, it’s still a acceptable abstraction to attending at what’s application your ability both onscreen and in the background. (You can analysis to see how abundant ability your apps are application by afterward these instructions.)
If your buzz awning still goes black, delay until you’re aback central and the buzz has broiled up afore aggravating to about-face it on. Also, go accessible on the charging while the buzz is still cold—Battery University says never to allegation customer brand lithium-ion batteries in temperatures beneath freezing, which can account abiding damage.