iPhone Owners Frozen Out Of Battery Life In Minutes
The big chill in Europe chill is playing havoc with Apple smartphones with hundreds of iPhone owners complaining that the cold is sucking life out of their batteries and that their iPhones are randomly shutting down.
Apparently, the issue is so bad that it’s actually become a common problem one of Europe’s largest newspapers The Sun reported.
In the UK the temperature has dropped low as -15C in some areas, this has led to a surge in people moaning about iPhone battery life.
Recently I was in both New York when it was -15 and then later in Nisiko Japan where I skied in bitterly cold conditions. At all times I was using a Samsung Galaxy S8 Note and even when in my pocket at the top of a mountain where a blizzard was blowing it continued to work.
Experts claim that the problem with the iPhone is because the lithium-ion batteries used in smartphones get very cold and are not as protected as with a Samsung or Galaxy Pixel smartphone as a result, stop functioning properly.
This results in iPhone owners who already have to recharge their devices more often than Android smartphone owners losing huge chunks of battery life very quickly, or even experience spontaneous. smartphone shut-downs.
Trisha writing on Twitter said, “iPhone wasn’t joking about the battery dying in this cold snow weather went from like 60% to 10%.’
Jason Burg wrote “Walked to the coast to take a picture. The cold zapped my iPhone battery from 100% to 3% in 5 minutes once I took it out of my pocket to take pictures”.
It’s not uncommon for this to happen to iPhone owners. In fact, Apple even has a special support page dedicated to explaining the problem.
“Low- or high-temperature conditions might cause the device to change its behaviour to regulate its temperature,” the iPhone maker writes.
“Using an iOS device in very cold conditions outside of its operating range might temporarily shorten battery life.”
Apple adds that very cold temperatures “could cause the device to turn off”.
Many Apple users have also complained about getting wrong predictions from the official iPhone weather app.
One user even reported that her iPhone told her it was “sunny outside”, despite seeing heavy snowfall out of her window.