With temperatures continuing to plummet across the UK, you’ll probably find yourself throwing a few extra layers on.
But it’s not just yourself you need to keep warm – it’s your phone too.
During the ‘Beast from the East’ last year, many iPhone users found that their phones were unexpectedly shutting down.
You might be worrying about similar issues this winter, but thankfully there are several things you can do to prevent your iPhone shutting down.
MusicMagpie has put together some tips on how to keep your iPhone in tip-top condition this winter.
Jon Miller, MD of electronics at musicMagpie, said: “Apple states that iPhones and other iOS devices operate most efficiently when the ambient temperature is between 0C and 35C.
“Therefore, the iPhone is actually designed to shut down automatically under certain conditions, such as extremely cold temperatures.”
Protect the battery
iPhones are fitted with lithium-ion batteries, and if liquid inside freezes, it can results in the battery shutting down.
To avoid this, put your phone in your pocket to keep it warm or in a bag at the very least.
Get a special cold weather case
There are several cold weather cases available to protect your iPhone.
However, if you don’t fancy splashing out on a new case, musicMagpie has a good hack for you – a hand-warmer! Just remember not to go to the other extreme and overheat your iPhone.
Turn off your phone
For many people, an hour without your phone is like an hour without a limb, but if you can suffer it, switch off your iPhone.
When iPhones aren’t turned on, they can sustain much colder temperatures.
Don’t charge your phone
During cold spells, your battery will already be strained.
If you can, avoid charging your phone – it can do further damage to your battery.