My iPhone Turns Off In Cold Weather! Here’s Why And What To Do.

Your iPhone turns off in cold weather and you don’t know what to do. It even shuts off when there’s plenty of battery life left! In this article, I’ll explain why your iPhone turns off when it’s cold as well as recommend some tips on keeping your iPhone warm in cold weather.

Why Does My iPhone Turn Off In Cold Weather?

Apple designed the iPhone to turn off under extreme conditions, such as very cold or very hot weather. This helps protect your iPhone from malfunctioning as a result of low voltage from the battery. Apple recommends only using your iPhone when the temperature is between 32—95 degrees Fahrenheit to avoid temperature-related issues.

When it’s below freezing outside, keep your iPhone warm and secure in the pocket of your pants or coat, or in a handbag or backpack. If you don’t need to use your iPhone, keep it turned off until you can get to a warmer place. A software crash or file corruption can occur if you were using your iPhone when it suddenly powers off due to cold weather.

Is It Possible That Something Is Wrong With My iPhone’s Battery?

We can’t be sure whether or not there’s a more serious problem with your iPhone’s battery. Although it’s normal for an iPhone to turn off in cold weather, it could also be a sign that the battery of your iPhone needs to be replaced.

Have you noticed other problems with the battery life of your iPhone? Is it draining very fast?

If you have noticed other problems, it may be time to explore repair options. But before you do, take a look at our article “Why Does My iPhone Battery Die So Fast?” for advice on how to improve iPhone battery life. The vast majority of iPhone battery issues are software-related, not hardware-related.

I Think Something Is Wrong With My iPhone’s Battery. What Should I Do?

If you’ve read through our iPhone battery article, but your iPhone is still experiencing significant battery problems, you may need to get it replaced or repaired. The first thing we recommend doing is visiting your local Apple Store (make sure to schedule an appointment first!) and have a diagnostic test performed on your iPhone.

Part of this diagnostic test includes a pass-or-fail analysis of your battery. If your iPhone passes the battery test (most iPhones do), then Apple won’t replace the battery, even if your iPhone is still covered under warranty.

Warm And Cozy

Now you know why your iPhone turns off in cold weather and how to identify if there’s a more serious hardware problem. We hope you’ll share this article on social media with your friends and family so they’re prepared during the winter months. Thanks for reading and remember to always Payette Forward!

About Author

David Lynch is an expert on cell phones, cell phone plans, and other tech. After using a flip phone into his early 20s, he learned the ropes about iPhones and Androids from a former Apple employee. Today, his articles and videos are read and viewed by millions, and he has been cited by major publications including Reader's Digest, Wired, CMSWire, Consumers Advocate, and more.

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4 years ago

my iphone won’t turn back on?

5 years ago

Mine shuts off when I am outdoors any time it’s under 45 degrees. I hike outdoors a lot and this is a dangerous problem to have.

5 years ago

My battery was dies so what can I do?

5 years ago

Total lie. Its 50 degrees today in NJ and my IPhone shut down.

6 years ago

My battery dies very fast i cant even listen to music anyomore