Has your phone or tablet ever literally frozen (when it is so cold that the device just shuts off)?
Not frozen-- It has over heated and then I had to shut it down, cool it off. (It was sitting in my car on a road trip with the sun beating down on it in the AZ summer.)
It hasn't. I generally keep mine in a shirt pocket, so it rarely gets too warm or cold, but I also avoid temperatures that would make my iThing unhappy as those would make me unhappy too.
I was out shoveling a few nights ago when it was -9 out listening to Podcasts on my phone and it died. Took it inside and it turned right on.
It can't handle temps under 12° I believe.
If that happened here, it would mean it is time to move.
no - its shut down because its too hot but not too cold
Oh it has frozen but not from cold.
No, but my hands have been so cold that my touches weren't recognized.
I didn't know that happened. I've heard of it happening from excessive heat though.
The first time it happened, I was really surprised. I had like 40% battery and it just shut off. Now I'm just like "eh whatever I'll go find a Starbucks and warm it up".
That's so weird. How cold is it outside when it happens?
Last time it happened for me was on Wednesday night, and it was like 20-25°. And it was in my purse most of the night too! So I'm guessing in the 30s you're safe, below that it'll freeze.
Hmm. It's been colder this winter and it's never happened to me. Do you have a case on your phone? That might help.
My case is pretty thin, that probably isn't helping, so you're right. I'll see if I can put it in something else when I go out, and only try to use it indoors. It never happens to my friends' phones though, oddly enough...
It's never happened to me. I did have my old iPhone shut off because it got too hot, but none of my devices have shut off due to the cold.
No. Helps to have devices that only work on wifi. I may find myself in a situation of susan, but I keep my iPod in a pants pocket so it'd keep warm anyway.
Yep skiing yesterday. I've also had it get too hot at the beach.
I use a couple apps to coach at the rink, which is never over ten degrees. So it's frozen a few times.
No but I am well aware that cold weather creates havoc on electronics. When I worked at Xerox the coldest days were also the busiest days.
I've had it overheat.
Mine hasn't, but my husband's has. He's in his car a lot. It's more his GPS than anything, though.
No but I have had it shut off from heat during a long summer days run.
Yes. A month or so ago when I'd been out walking & then stood waiting for a bus when the temperature was 3°. I was trying to take photos & forgot that the thing has an operating temperature range that I wasn't in any more.
Yep, that'll do it. It often happens to me when I'm walking somewhere outside, don't know where I am, and try to pull out my maps app. Rather inconvenient time for my phone to die.
No. However I leave one of my old phones in my car during a Texas summer day, it never worked again.
No, only when it got too hot
This happens to me all the time, and it's the most inconvenient thing. I have to practically babysit my iPhone when I'm out to make sure it's not getting too cold.
Even in Buffalo, that's never happened to you?
Strange. I think you need to get out more.