Things are heating up and people are finding ways to keep themselves cool. For a change, let us know something about your phone, which is pretty important to people these days. Nobody wants to see a dead battery on a long day.
You should know that using your mobile phone in the heat could damage its battery. Though, they are designed to perform at high temperatures, even they are going to cope up with extreme heat. A few mobile phones have this habit of alerting you when it needs some cooling down.
A post on Apple Support’s website warns about the importance of protecting your device, saying: “‘Low- or high-temperature conditions might cause the device to change its behaviour.
The length of time I’m willing to spend outside very much depends on how long my phone is willing to last before overheating and today I’m anticipating 17 minutes
— kw (@kwouldsie) July 23, 2019
u know it’s hot outside when your phone tells you it has to be turned off because it’s overheating.
— ✘ CleafKnows™ クロスウ💔 (@CleafKnows) July 25, 2019
“Using an iOS device in very hot conditions can permanently shorten battery life.”
It also states that if the temperature goes beyond 35C, it could have an impact on your phone.
It is advised not leave behind your phone in the car or in direct sunlight for prolonged period of time. The risk also lies when you are using features like GPS in the car or playing games.
But it’s not just iPhones – Android devices also have a limit. A spokesperson for antivirus company AVG, said: “Both iPhones and Androids are designed to function between 0-35 degrees Celsius (32-95 Fahrenheit), but exposure to temperatures outside of that range can have a negative impact on your phone’s performance or hardware.”
Mobile phones consist of lithium ion batteries which contain fluids that work through chemical reactions to power the phone. When the external heat is intense, the fluid starts to evaporate, and eventually damages the battery.
Avoid exposing your phone to extreme sunlight for long durations and also try to limit charging time. You can also dim the screen light to keep your phone secured. In case nothing is helping, just switch to airplane mode or turn it of completely for a while.