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    Default Will the iPhone be damaged if it's in the freezer a lot?

    I work at McDonalds, and I have to go into the walk in freezer several times a day. I'm worried that the constant change in temperature will damage my iPhone 5s. I go into the freezer from anywhere to 20 seconds to 5 minutes and then back into the hot sweaty kitchen at least up to 10 times a day. I do like having my phone in my pocket all day, but I am concerned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nds123 View Post
    I work at McDonalds, and I have to go into the walk in freezer several times a day. I'm worried that the constant change in temperature will damage my iPhone 5s. I go into the freezer from anywhere to 20 seconds to 5 minutes and then back into the hot sweaty kitchen at least up to 10 times a day. I do like having my phone in my pocket all day, but I am concerned.
    You should be fine. As long as you're not in there for a long period of time. If it's in your pocket, it shouldn't be getting too cold while you're in there. Just don't set it down and forget about it!
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    I agree with Andrew. Your body heat will keep it safe in your pocket for short periods. But leave it in your pocket.
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    Default Re: Will the iPhone be damaged if it's in the freezer a lot?

    as long as it's in your pocket. no worries.
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    You shouldn't have your phone on you if you work in a shop or a restaurant anyway. They should be left in a locker so they're kept safe. That's what we're told where I work anyway.
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    Don't leave it in there, but if its in your pocket, you have bigger problems if the phone dies from cold.

    Fwiw, I got home from work after driving through a nasty storm for 2 hours, and forgot my phone in the car, last winter. It was -45 outside. It sat in the car for a full 12 hours and it was just fine.
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    I had an iPhone 4s ( my old phone ) sit in the console of my truck all last winter and I live in canada with super cold winters and when I decided to give it to my daughter it fired up no problem in the spring.


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    I work in a grocery store in the dairy and frozen department and my managers both have their phones in their pockets. The temp drops to anywhere from -10 to -20 F, but both the Nexus 5 and the iPhone 5s still work perfectly to my knowledge
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    store your phone in your underwear during work hours just to be safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketeer5000 View Post
    store your phone in your underwear during work hours just to be safe.
    How exactly would you do that? Just wondering
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Lima View Post
    How exactly would you do that? Just wondering
    I think he was being sarcastic


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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkBanana View Post
    You shouldn't have your phone on you if you work in a shop or a restaurant anyway. They should be left in a locker so they're kept safe. That's what we're told where I work anyway.
    Theoretically good advice - unless the lockers are symbolism over substance...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketeer5000 View Post
    store your phone in your underwear during work hours just to be safe.
    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Lima View Post
    How exactly would you do that? Just wondering
    Repurpose an undergarment designed for conceal/carry of a weapon? Just a thought...
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    If you're handling food, you should be keeping the cell phone in your locker. That thing has more germs than a toilet seat ... Study: Your Cell Phone Is Teeming with Germs | TIME.com
    Not many people know this, but I happen to be quite famous ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Not Quite Right View Post
    If you're handling food, you should be keeping the cell phone in your locker. That thing has more germs than a toilet seat ... Study: Your Cell Phone Is Teeming with Germs | TIME.com
    That's disgusting
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    That's disgusting
    That's the truth!


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    Heat will kill a battery permanently, cold will reduce the output temporarily.


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