1. RavenSword's Avatar
    So the other day while working I left my phone in my work truck because I didn't want it getting messed up by the stuff I was carrying. I had the windows down and left the device in a sunglasses cubby towards the roof of the inside car. The day wasn't really hot, but warm I'd say. I was gone maybe an hour or hour and a half. When I got back to it, the device was warm, not super hot. But I'm wondering if there could have been heat damage. Or what that would look like. Thanks
    07-08-2015 05:44 PM
  2. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    You should be fine. I take my iPad into the sauna and use it until I get the heat warning. Been doing that for a year now and it is in perfect condition.

    Now, I would not recommend doing what I do, but I have an extra iPad Air, so if something does eventually happen I am not out a device.

    But regardless, one day in the hot car should be ok.
    07-08-2015 05:51 PM
  3. HankAZ's Avatar
    So the other day while working I left my phone in my work truck because I didn't want it getting messed up by the stuff I was carrying. I had the windows down and left the device in a sunglasses cubby towards the roof of the inside car. The day wasn't really hot, but warm I'd say. I was gone maybe an hour or hour and a half. When I got back to it, the device was warm, not super hot. But I'm wondering if there could have been heat damage. Or what that would look like. Thanks
    If you didn't get an on-screen warning about the temperature, you're probably ok. Sample screens are linked below.

    The only problem that you might face is with the battery. Heat kills batteries. But it will take a slow, prolonged exposure to heat to do it in. Once or twice is not a big deal. I don't believe that any other component of the device will be affected by one day's exposure to heat. The internal temp in a car in the summer can reach 140 or more, so I would not make a habit of leaving my phone in the car.

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    07-08-2015 06:58 PM
  4. RavenSword's Avatar
    If you didn't get an on-screen warning about the temperature, you're probably ok. Sample screens are linked below.

    The only problem that you might face is with the battery. Heat kills batteries. But it will take a slow, prolonged exposure to heat to do it in. Once or twice is not a big deal. I don't believe that any other component of the device will be affected by one day's exposure to heat. The internal temp in a car in the summer can reach 140 or more, so I would not make a habit of leaving my phone in the car.

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    It wasn't really hot though. Like 80 degrees or so outside. And again windows were open and was only hour and a half at most
    07-08-2015 07:43 PM
  5. RavenSword's Avatar
    Also, the phone only felt a bit warm. Not hot.
    07-08-2015 07:49 PM
  6. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    If you didn't get either of those warnings, you are literally stressing about nothing...I've left my phone in my cars numerous times in the Georgia heat, and never had an issue (even with those warnings showing up sometimes).

    Relax.
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    07-08-2015 10:29 PM
  7. RavenSword's Avatar
    If you didn't get either of those warnings, you are literally stressing about nothing...I've left my phone in my cars numerous times in the Georgia heat, and never had an issue (even with those warnings showing up sometimes).

    Relax.
    I didn't get those warnings. The phone wasn't hot to the touch anyway when I got back to it. It's just, this phones my baby, I don't want anything bad to happen to it.
    07-08-2015 10:32 PM
  8. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I didn't get those warnings. The phone wasn't hot to the touch anyway when I got back to it. It's just, this phones my baby, I don't want anything bad to happen to it.
    You didn't get those warnings because it never got hot enough to do any damage to it. The way I see it...as obsessive as you are about this stuff, I'm surprised it isn't tethered to your arm with some kind of high tension steel.
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    07-09-2015 12:33 AM
  9. RavenSword's Avatar
    You didn't get those warnings because it never got hot enough to do any damage to it. The way I see it...as obsessive as you are about this stuff, I'm surprised it isn't tethered to your arm with some kind of high tension steel.
    Unless that warning came up when I was out and went away when I came back. I don't know.
    07-09-2015 10:35 AM
  10. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Unless that warning came up when I was out and went away when I came back. I don't know.
    The warning still doesn't have any bearing on your phone being damaged...it's a safe guard, a way for the device itself to protect itself from heat damage by shutting down it's main system in order to prevent damage.

    Your phone is still working right? Your phone didn't get heat damaged.
    07-09-2015 10:41 AM
  11. RavenSword's Avatar
    The warning still doesn't have any bearing on your phone being damaged...it's a safe guard, a way for the device itself to protect itself from heat damage by shutting down it's main system in order to prevent damage.

    Your phone is still working right? Your phone didn't get heat damaged.
    Right. My main worry was the screen. But it seems to be fine. I'll monitor if the battery life gets reduced also. But your right, I'm probably ok. Like I said, the phone wasn't even hot to the touch. Just a little warm.
    07-09-2015 12:32 PM
  12. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Right. My main worry was the screen. But it seems to be fine. I'll monitor if the battery life gets reduced also. But your right, I'm probably ok. Like I said, the phone wasn't even hot to the touch. Just a little warm.
    Stop being paranoid. These phones are much tougher than you think.
    07-09-2015 12:37 PM
  13. Beyond Fire's Avatar
    Stop being paranoid. These phones are much tougher than you think.
    Pigs will fly before that will happen lol.


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    07-09-2015 01:16 PM
  14. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Right. My main worry was the screen. But it seems to be fine. I'll monitor if the battery life gets reduced also. But your right, I'm probably ok. Like I said, the phone wasn't even hot to the touch. Just a little warm.
    I'm curious...do you approach all things in life with this level of paranoia? Because they have therapy for that...
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    07-09-2015 03:20 PM
  15. RavenSword's Avatar
    Stop being paranoid. These phones are much tougher than you think.
    I know, it's just I usually don't leave my phone in the truck and I read stories about heat damaging the phone.
    07-09-2015 04:13 PM
  16. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    When I first saw this thread yesterday, I knew that it wasn't going to end with Hank's very logical explanation. I just knew it. I knew RavenSword wasn't going to just let it rest there lol.

    I was in Palm Springs for the holiday weekend with temperatures up to 115 degrees out by the pool various times and my 6 Plus got pretty hot but has performed just fine.

    Also, like someone mentioned, I've always taken my iPhones inside of the sauna for minutes at a time and they came out fine. As a matter of fact, I'm posting this as I stand in the sauna.
    07-09-2015 08:43 PM
  17. HankAZ's Avatar
    When I first saw this thread yesterday, I knew that it wasn't going to end with Hank's very logical explanation. I just knew it. I knew RavenSword wasn't going to just let it rest there lol.

    I was in Palm Springs for the holiday weekend with temperatures up to 115 degrees out by the pool various times and my 6 Plus got pretty hot but has performed just fine.

    Also, like someone mentioned, I've always taken my iPhones inside of the sauna for minutes at a time and they came out fine. As a matter of fact, I'm posting this as I stand in the sauna.

    Just. Like. Clockwork. #bwahahaha
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    07-09-2015 09:11 PM
  18. RavenSword's Avatar
    When I first saw this thread yesterday, I knew that it wasn't going to end with Hank's very logical explanation. I just knew it. I knew RavenSword wasn't going to just let it rest there lol.

    I was in Palm Springs for the holiday weekend with temperatures up to 115 degrees out by the pool various times and my 6 Plus got pretty hot but has performed just fine.

    Also, like someone mentioned, I've always taken my iPhones inside of the sauna for minutes at a time and they came out fine. As a matter of fact, I'm posting this as I stand in the sauna.
    I just want to be sure it's fine is all. Sorry.
    07-09-2015 11:09 PM
  19. iEd's Avatar
    Unless that warning came up when I was out and went away when I came back. I don't know.
    LOL


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    07-10-2015 08:22 AM
  20. iEd's Avatar
    I'm curious...do you approach all things in life with this level of paranoia? Because they have therapy for that...
    LOL


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    07-10-2015 08:28 AM
  21. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Oh, darn! I left my phone out on the patio too long!
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    07-10-2015 08:48 AM
  22. Bigeric23's Avatar
    Oh, darn! I left my phone out on the patio too long!
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    Okay, that made my Friday much "brighter."
    07-10-2015 08:49 AM
  23. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I just want to be sure it's fine is all. Sorry.
    No...you want to obsess over whether it's perfect. There's a big difference.
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    07-10-2015 10:18 AM
  24. HankAZ's Avatar
    07-10-2015 12:14 PM
  25. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    Again I would not worry!!! I take my iPad into a sauna and stay there until I get the heat warning...

    The iPad is just fine
    07-10-2015 01:46 PM
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