How Does Cold Weather Impact Your SmartPhone?

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Cold weather can be brutal for your phone. The cold can seep into your phone’s internal circuits, causing it to shut down entirely. It might seem like an extreme example, but Apple, Samsung and other manufacturers have warned that cold weather can have a detrimental impact on your smartphone.

Humans and other living beings are not the only creatures on the earth that need protection from cold. Our phones need to be covered as well because they are also affected by temperature change just like humans. Well, there are scientific and technical reasons for both cases. According to technicians, if a phone is exposed to extremely cold temperatures, then it may cause touch screen sensitivity issues, battery life issues or may switch off automatically.

What happens if your SmartPhone gets into Cold temperature?

We all know that cold weather has an adverse effect on batteries. But did you know that cold weather can actually affect your smartphone’s performance? Cold weather increases the level of water vapor in the air. And when this vapor comes into contact with your phone, it can cause your phone’s circuit boards to rust.

In the present era, most of the smartphones and simple feature phones are built to operate between a certain temperature change. This is usually 0⁰ Celsius to 45⁰ Celsius. If the temperature crosses these limits, either up or down, the phone starts having problems. This primarily happens due to the batteries inside the phone. Nowadays, all phones come up with a Lithium-ion battery. The battery stores energy while charging and discharges the current when we use our phones.

The electrical charge or energy is stored and discharged because of the chemical reactions taking place inside the battery. When our phones are exposed to cold temperatures the rate of reaction decreases and sometimes the reactions stop to take place. Thus, it seems like the batteries have discharged sooner and are getting charged very slowly.

Well, the impact of cold on phones is short. When the batteries or phones are warmed up, they attain their operating temperature range and start working properly.

Tips & Tricks to avoid the impact of cold on your phone:

If you are at risk for having a cold weather effect on your phone, make sure to take these steps to avoid breaking your device. Cold weather can be destructive for phones because of moisture getting into the devices. The best way to avoid this is by taking care of your phone, and making sure it stays away from moisture.

1. Keep your battery warm.

2.Keep it in front of a heater or a furnace for a while and let it warm up.

3. Keep it with your body while in bed under a blanket.

4. Heat it for a very few seconds with a hair dryer or blower. Do it in a gap of 30 seconds and blow the hot air on your phone’s backside for 5 to 10 seconds only.

5. Don’t charge your phone when it’s cold out.

6. Put your phone in a pocket close to your body.

We At Fixsquad Can Help You:

Sometimes, these temporary issues cause some permanent damage to your phone. Fixsquad provides online mobile repair advice which can help you recover your phone’s condition. You may also learn the mobile repairing skills and techniques through its worthy and popular mobile repair course.

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We assure to offer you the best in both price and repair service. All our repair comes with assured warranty, and Free Pick & Drop across UAE.

Location

We are located at Al Saeed Tower 2 – Office No 403, 4th Floor – Sheikh Zayed Rd – Dubai– View map.