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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

Help me with my iPhone 4 Battery Life!

I have an iPhone 4 and since the iOS 6 update, my battery life is horrible! Help! [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Jan 15, 2013 - 14 answers

Why does my iPone suddenly have horrible battery life?

What could cause the sharp drop in battery life for my iPhone 4S? Even if fully charged, it will deplete within 5-6 hours of idle time. [more inside]
posted by Tanizaki on Sep 24, 2012 - 13 answers

You know what? The App for That sucks.

Help me not hate my iPhone. [more inside]
posted by oflinkey on Dec 3, 2011 - 25 answers

Best Iphone battery replacement option?

What's the best iPhone (3G specifically) battery replacement option? [more inside]
posted by trialex on Jun 25, 2011 - 2 answers

Any good iphone battery places in this town?

I have an iPhone 2G whose battery has not been holding charge well lately. I need a local to Los Angeles replacement. [more inside]
posted by arishaun on Jan 7, 2010 - 4 answers

iPhone battery charging questions

How does my iPhone battery charge? I'd like to understand how my iPhone and its battery work better. [more inside]
posted by hokie409 on Dec 22, 2009 - 21 answers

What kind of iPhone usage burns battery?

iPhone battery life: I'm flying across the Pacific tomorrow with a 2 year old and a 5 year old. They are iPhone fiends (god help them), but I need to know if there is a huge difference in battery consumption between the education apps they usually play ("Find the sheep"..."Baaaa") and videos. I suspect that videos will use up battery life longer than these really simple apps, but I'm not sure. Anyone know?
posted by zachawry on Oct 26, 2009 - 15 answers

Did iPhone OS 3.0 kill my iPhone battery?

Why did installing the iPhone OS 3.0 cause my battery to keep draining its charge? [more inside]
posted by jefficator on Jun 25, 2009 - 20 answers

How to keep iPhone usage stat from grossly exceeding actual usage and draining the battery accordingly?

Sometimes, my iPhone 3G usage statistics are totally out of line with my actual usage and the battery is drained accordingly. This doesn't seem like a settings issue but rather some application or service getting "stuck" and not turning off when the phone is locked. Any ideas what I can do to address this? [more inside]
posted by Nelsormensch on Dec 5, 2008 - 7 answers

Too flat too soon, too bad?

How long does your iphone (3G) battery last? [more inside]
posted by gergtreble on Sep 9, 2008 - 24 answers

iPhone Battery Charging

We've all been reading about the iPhone and its battery that's supposed to last 300-400 charges. How do they define "charge"? I usually charge mine every night, when the battery is at about 50%. Is that a "charge"? If I top my iPhone off when it's at 80%, is that a charge? What's the best way to preserve the life of my iPhone battery?
posted by yizzle on Jul 8, 2007 - 10 answers

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