1. nds123's Avatar
    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.
    08-11-2014 05:01 PM
  2. ajl's Avatar
    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!
    08-11-2014 05:04 PM
  3. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I agree with Andrew. Your body heat will keep it safe in your pocket for short periods. But leave it in your pocket.
    08-11-2014 05:35 PM
  4. darlene24's Avatar
    as long as it's in your pocket. no worries.
    08-11-2014 10:13 PM
  5. PinkBanana's Avatar
    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.
    08-12-2014 06:40 AM
  6. Nophix's Avatar
    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.
    08-12-2014 10:52 PM
  7. HAWK's Avatar
    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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    08-13-2014 12:46 AM
  8. Flow39's Avatar
    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
    08-13-2014 01:35 AM
  9. rocketeer5000's Avatar
    store your phone in your underwear during work hours just to be safe.
    Reparkable likes this.
    08-13-2014 02:07 AM
  10. ajl's Avatar
    store your phone in your underwear during work hours just to be safe.
    How exactly would you do that? Just wondering
    08-13-2014 02:48 AM
  11. HAWK's Avatar
    How exactly would you do that? Just wondering
    I think he was being sarcastic


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    08-13-2014 10:01 AM
  12. kch50428's Avatar
    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...
    08-13-2014 10:07 AM
  13. kch50428's Avatar
    store your phone in your underwear during work hours just to be safe.
    How exactly would you do that? Just wondering
    Repurpose an undergarment designed for conceal/carry of a weapon? Just a thought...
    08-13-2014 10:09 AM
  14. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    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
    08-13-2014 11:23 AM
  15. Flow39's Avatar
    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
    08-13-2014 12:41 PM
  16. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    That's disgusting
    That's the truth!


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    08-13-2014 01:02 PM
  17. i7guy's Avatar
    Heat will kill a battery permanently, cold will reduce the output temporarily.


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    08-13-2014 11:08 PM

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