The summer is in full swing in the northern hemisphere, and this year is the hottest one on record so far. If you’re looking for a quick escape at the beach, or anywhere else you think you can escape the heat, make sure you prepare your iPhone 6 (or any other model) for the trip.
The device, as Apple reveals in a support document, can operate safely when the temperature outside is between 0º and 35º C (32º to 95º F). Whenever it gets hotter than that, the iPhone will automatically shut down so it can cool itself down, as seen in the following screenshot. This is how the handset is supposed to operate to try to save its internal components from damage. The same thing happens with the iPad and iPod touch, in case you were wondering.
Apple says that you shouldn’t leave your devices in a car on a hot summer day or leave it in direct sunlight for extended periods of times. Furthermore, using certain features in hot temperatures or under direct sunlight, including GPS tracking and navigation or playing graphics-intensive games, isn’t advised.
When the maximum temperature threshold is surpassed, the iPhone will stop working for a while.
In case you’re at the beach, you can always consider covering the device with a towel so it’s out of the sun. Storing it into a water cooler might also be a good idea, Business Insider points out, as long as there’s no water damage risk. No iPhone model made to date has waterproof capabilities, so don’t put it in ice or water.
One more important note: Even if you see the black screen above on your iPhone, you’ll still be able to make emergency calls on it.