Wednesday, January 07, 2015

How to keep your phone from dying in freezing weather

When temperatures start dropping below freezing, the phone begins to shut down. It loses 20 percent of its battery life at the freezing point, and it only gets worse from there as temperatures drop to zero, as they have been in the Midwest.

"It all comes down to the battery and the chemical reaction taking place," Best Buy specialty sales manager Justin Kemper told WCCO's Natalie Nyhus, adding that most phones operate best at 70 degrees. "Basically batteries, when they get to zero degrees, the battery life will cut in half, go from 100 percent to 50 percent."

The phone may appear dead but Kemper said it likely will come back to life once you warm it up.


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