Winter warning for all iPhone owners, as a common November mistake will destroy your battery – and a “repair” could leave it broken for good

YOUR iPhone may be sturdy, but it may struggle in extreme temperatures.

If it gets very cold, yours iPhone can start to act – and even switch off completely.

Be careful when using your iPhone in the cold


Be careful when using your iPhone in the coldPhoto credit: Getty

One of the most obvious signs that something is wrong is that your battery life suddenly decreases.

This means that your iPhone is extremely cold and the battery can no longer function properly.

Your iPhone may also become slower because the battery cannot maintain high performance.

In extreme situations, your iPhone may turn off completely.

This is important to note as the temperature drops in November in many parts of the world.

The good News is that iPhone battery problems associated with cold weather are usually not permanent.

“Using an iOS or iPadOS device in very cold conditions outside of its operating range may temporarily reduce battery life and cause your device to turn off,” explains Apple.

“Battery life will return to normal when you expose your device to a higher ambient temperature again.”

In contrast, extreme heat can permanently reduce your iPhone’s battery life.

Apple recommends that your iPhone be used in ambient temperatures no lower than 32°F/0°C.

And it should not be stored at temperatures below -20°C / -4°F.

Warm up carefully

To get your iPhone working again, you need to warm it up.

However, you should never expose your iPhone to direct heat.

Apple warns against using an “external heat source” on your iPhone, whether it’s cold or even wet.

Instead, Apple simply recommends “moving it to a warmer location.”

For example, this could simply mean taking it into the house when you’re outside – or putting it in your pocket.

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However, never apply heat sources such as hair dryers or heaters directly to your iPhone, otherwise you could seriously damage it.

Instead, just put it in a warmer place and be patient.

Jake Nichol

Jake Nichol is a WSTNewsPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Jake Nichol joined WSTNewsPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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