1. Danny8200's Avatar

    Is it safe to leave an iPad in cold temperatures for an extended period of time without causing any damage?

    I'm up in the northeast where it's been like the South Pole lately, and I sometimes find it easier to leave the iPad in the car. I always thought heat was bad for gadgets. What about cold?

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    01-26-2014 11:39 AM
  2. phreddyl's Avatar
    If it's in a sleeve and or a bag it's fine. I wouldn't do it for more than a few hours though. I would think extreme temp hi or low probably not great. And this weather has been painful lately
    01-26-2014 11:46 AM
  3. stonerman33's Avatar
    I wouldn't recommend it. Can't say for sure if it'll harm it, but generally cold temps are bad for LCD screens. Also, bringing it into warm temps after sitting out in the cold is likely to create condensation inside. If it sits out for awhile, I'd let it warm up and "dry out" for a few hours before using. Also, extreme temps in either direction can be hard on batteries, as well.

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    01-26-2014 01:15 PM
  4. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    I wouldn't recommend it. Extremely high or low temperatures are bad for any device.
    01-26-2014 01:16 PM
  5. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Apple's website lists 32F to 95F (0 to 35 C) for operating temperature range and non-operating range as -4F to 113F (-20 to 45C).
    01-26-2014 02:20 PM
  6. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I wouldn't recommend it either. Not for any electronic device.
    01-26-2014 05:31 PM
  7. kataran's Avatar
    The consensus is if you do leave it in the cold make sure you let it warm up slowly to room temp before booting it up but avoid if possible

    Sent from my iPhone 5s Gold 64GB
    01-26-2014 05:47 PM

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