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rlands February 2nd, 2014 3:48pm

Has your phone or tablet ever literally frozen (when it is so cold that the device just shuts off)?

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ozgirl not down under
02/04/14 11:45 am

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.)

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
02/04/14 12:28 am

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.

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mccougar
02/03/14 4:15 pm

Or overheats

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thefreshprintz Bradley, IL
02/03/14 9:23 am

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.

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MissN The Experiment
02/02/14 6:45 pm

It can't handle temps under 12° I believe.

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comppete Las Vegas
02/02/14 1:59 pm

If that happened here, it would mean it is time to move.

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shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
02/02/14 11:59 am

no - its shut down because its too hot but not too cold

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
02/02/14 11:15 am

Oh it has frozen but not from cold.

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alynn Somewhere wonderful
02/02/14 11:06 am

No, but my hands have been so cold that my touches weren't recognized.

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JennaF sunflower state of mind
02/02/14 10:59 am

I didn't know that happened. I've heard of it happening from excessive heat though.

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rlands
02/02/14 11:22 am

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".

JennaF sunflower state of mind
02/02/14 11:23 am

That's so weird. How cold is it outside when it happens?

rlands
02/02/14 11:27 am

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.

JennaF sunflower state of mind
02/02/14 11:29 am

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.

rlands
02/02/14 11:40 am

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...

droo Santa Barbara
02/02/14 10:42 am

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.

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EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
02/02/14 10:37 am

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.

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GetEduc8d learning more everyday
02/02/14 10:15 am

Yep skiing yesterday. I've also had it get too hot at the beach.

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thewheel
02/02/14 10:02 am

I use a couple apps to coach at the rink, which is never over ten degrees. So it's frozen a few times.

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chickencookie
02/02/14 9:38 am

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.

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Keldeo Laverre City
02/02/14 9:36 am

I've had it overheat.

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jmw7477 Indiana
02/02/14 9:25 am

Mine hasn't, but my husband's has. He's in his car a lot. It's more his GPS than anything, though.

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swjboucher Just Run
02/02/14 9:00 am

No but I have had it shut off from heat during a long summer days run.

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susanr Colorado
02/02/14 8:58 am

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.

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rlands
02/02/14 9:03 am

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.

DunkinFrunk Austin area, Texas
02/02/14 8:52 am

No. However I leave one of my old phones in my car during a Texas summer day, it never worked again.

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Emily33 North Carolina
02/02/14 8:49 am

No, only when it got too hot

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rlands
02/02/14 8:49 am

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.

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rlands
02/02/14 8:53 am

Even in Buffalo, that's never happened to you?

rlands
02/02/14 9:05 am

Strange. I think you need to get out more.