Freezing temperatures could be affecting your battery life
IPHONE users have noticed that their devices don’t seem to be working properly when it’s cold outside.
Today, a Siberian bone-chiller has struck the nation, bringing up to four inches of snow and sub-zero temperatures.
Throughout winter, many Brits with iPhones have taken to social media to complain about their phone batteries running out suddenly.
One said: “My iPhone always dies no matter what percentage of battery I have when it’s cold.”
Another remarked: “So we can put a man on the moon but can’t get a iPhone to stay on when it gets cold..”
But it turns out that there is a technical reason behind the problem.
The lithium-ion battery that keeps your device charged up is affected by extreme temperatures.
If your phone’s level of warmth drops below 0 degrees Celsius or soars above 35 degrees Celsius, its function is likely to fail.
Some may also notice that their battery life is shortened if they use their phone in the cold.
Electrolyte liquid is used to keep your device charged, but when it gets cold this material crystallises.
This prevents temporarily electricity from flowing, which can stop the phone from working altogether.
Thankfully there’s typically nothing to worry about when this happens.
Once your phone reaches a warmer temperature again, it should resume its normal function.
An Apple spokesperson told Business Insider: “We also want our customers to know that an iPhone is actually designed to shut down automatically under certain conditions, such as extremely cold temperature.
“To an iPhone user, some of those shutdowns might seem unexpected, but they are designed to protect the device’s electronics from low voltage.”
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