Europe (and much of Europe) is in the throes of a heat wave that is causing us all to experience abnormally high temperatures for this June period. I am writing this as it is 31º in Barcelona, which together with the humidity translates into an atmosphere that is not at all pleasant.
But as we already mentioned, people are not the only ones having problems with this heat. Our iPhones also suffer the consequences of high temperatures, with the origin of all these problems in the battery
Warning: keep your iPhone out of the sun and use it a little less
The iPhone battery, like that of all electronic devices, contains fluids inside. If it gets too hot, these fluids begin to evaporate, which can damage sensors like the voltage sensor. The consequence is that the iPhone misunderstanding how fast to charge and charging too fastalso causing electrolyte damage and permanent reduction in battery life.
What to do about it? The iPhone already has its own security system that disables the use of its interface when it notices that it is too hot, although in addition to this we will also notice other effects such as the impossibility to use the camera flash or a reduction. in general iPhone performance.
There are several ways to prevent an iPhone from getting too hot:
- Don’t leave it in direct sunlight or inside a car parked on the street. Also, don’t leave it in a very closed place at home. If you have air conditioning, you can always leave it nearby.
- If you notice that the iPhone is getting very hot, stop using it. You can also put it on airplane mode or even turn it off
- If you charge it, do it with a cable and not wireless charging.
- Park the use of intensive applications, such as games or services that depend on continuous use of GPS.
- You can use the iPhone with an external battery minimize risks and internal assignments.
Another more curious solution could be the fans attached to the back of the iPhone using MagSafe, which dissipate the heat inside the phone and therefore take care of the battery and extend its life. It’s not essential, but if you use the phone a lot in the summer sun for work, it might be a purchase to consider.