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My iPhone doesn't do well in the cold. What can I do?

I bought my iPhone last February. During what remained of that Winter, I would take it with me when cross-country skiing, walking outside, or taking the bus to work. It seemed to operate just fine, as had my prior phone which was a Samsung. This Winter, however, the cold weather seems to be seriously affecting the phone's battery life. The battery drains quickly when I'm outside and sometimes suddenly goes from 20% or more to dead. Today, I went out skiing with the phone. I was listening to a podcast and using an exercise app to track my speed and distance. When I started out the phone had 55%, but it died after only 10 minutes. The temperature was -10F/-23C. I've also had it drain quickly after waiting to catch the bus. Is there anything I can do to solve this problem and continue to use the phone in the Winter? Is this something the folks at the Genius bar can help with? Should I create some sort of insulated pouch for the phone? I realize that temperature can affect batteries, but I'm surprised because I didn't have this problem other winters. I know I've taken phones out in colder weather than today without such a sudden failure.
posted by Area Man on Dec 7, 2013 - 14 answers

Is this another useless superpower?

Do other peoples' cellphone batteries spontaneously discharge, or is it just me? [more inside]
posted by still_wears_a_hat on Sep 6, 2012 - 15 answers

These Blackberries don't taste so good...

Do you know anything about defective Blackberry batteries? Is there a definitive way to tell if a battery is from a defective batch? A list of bad serial numbers? Or a way to tell visually? [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Dec 18, 2010 - 3 answers

WAH!

My HP Pavillion dv6000 laptop works fine...except for one little battery related thing. [more inside]
posted by Neonshock on Apr 11, 2009 - 4 answers

NiMH AA and AAA batteries are 1.2V?

What's the deal with NiMH AA and AAA batteries being 1.2V? [more inside]
posted by knave on Jan 11, 2008 - 32 answers

Stubborn powerbook battery won't charge

The battery in my G4 Powerbook won't charge, and I am a long way from any technical help! [more inside]
posted by Rumple on Jul 30, 2007 - 5 answers

Looking for the best value AA battery available (or "Let's Have Some Truth in Battery Advertising")

So Energizer or Duracell? Or some other brand? I'm confused. Apparently they are both 5 times more powerful than the other. I'm looking for the best value-for-money AA battery on the market (i.e. battery hours per dollar). I understand it depends to some extent on the device. Let's say two devices - the TV remote control - and a digital camerra. Anyone have a link to the definitive report? [more inside]
posted by zaebiz on May 13, 2007 - 28 answers

How long do batteries last in a Wiimote?

Wii owners: How long did your original pack-in Panasonic batteries last in your Wiimote? [more inside]
posted by Durhey on Jan 21, 2007 - 11 answers

NiMH so useful, so confusing

Another question about NiMH rechargeable batteries: Can I use brand A batteries in a brand B charger? Also, how can I tell a 'smart' charger from the timed version I hear tell of? [more inside]
posted by tiamat on Jun 28, 2006 - 10 answers

Can you mix rechargeable batteries with different mAh ratings?

Can you mix rechargeable batteries with different mAh ratings? [more inside]
posted by monsta coty scott on Jan 16, 2006 - 9 answers

How long should I charge my Motorola 7100 batteries?

I need advice on how to charge my handies' batteries. [more inside]
posted by Manouk on Sep 30, 2005 - 2 answers

900mAh AAA

Does anyone know a store in the Perth (Western Australia) metro area that sells 900mAh NiMH AAA batteries?
posted by krisjohn on Mar 12, 2005 - 2 answers

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