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    Keeping phone warm in the cold

    My iPhone 7+ in rubber case shuts off when the temperature drops below 20 degrees. Happened to me again on Friday at Slokemo, ruining ski tracks session and preventing me from taking picture on my first ever trip down Double Diamond. I have resorted to attaching hand warmers with rubber bands (forgot to do it yesterday), surely there is a better way? Planning on heading to VT on Sunday and it looks to be cold again, so looking for advice. This looks interesting but doesn’t seem to be available yet: http://www.amited.com/optimal/


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    The age old iPhone and poor cold weather battery issues discussion

    Hand warmers and keeping it as much as possible as close to your skin as opposed to in an exterior pocket seem to be the perennial top answers.

    I'm an Android guy. I have a Motorola Droid Z2 that was in the exterior chest pocket of my coat this morning running trace snow from 7:30 until 11:45 - my battery was at 90% when I quit at 11:45 and my phone came out on the lift and hill maybe 8 to 10 times. No heat packs were used on my phone and just a standard plastic holster case.

    Even my daughter's new iPhone 10 will burn through 50-70% battery life over the same time

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    Some people have had luck with a battery case to add more battery capacity. I'm not an iPhone user, but I see a lot of battery cases available for the 7+, like this one: https://www.amazon.com/Upgraded-Gixv...7319060&sr=1-3

    My battery died a lot on me when I'd run a ski tracking app so I just quit using it.

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    Isn't keeping it as close to your body the most obvious and logical solution?

    Keeping it in a backpack or the outermost pocket will obviously not keep the phone warm.
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    I stick a toe warmer to the back of my case. Keeps the phone warm and the battery happy.


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    I just keep a hand warmer in the same pocket with nothing else doesn't seem to be a problem if it's not attached . If it's super cold add another one . As long as it's a smaller pocket the phone and the warmer seem to end up in the same place.
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    Keeping phone warm in the cold

    My old iPhone 4S used to go temporarily dead on extremely cold days but my iPhone 6 has yet to do that during the 3-4 years Iíve had it. I just keep it in my front pants pocket by itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edd View Post
    My old iPhone 4S used to go temporarily dead on extremely cold days but my iPhone 6 has yet to do that during the 3-4 years Iíve had it. I just keep it in my front pants pocket by itself.
    That doesnít sound comfortable


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    Quote Originally Posted by billo View Post
    Isn't keeping it as close to your body the most obvious and logical solution?

    Keeping it in a backpack or the outermost pocket will obviously not keep the phone warm.
    I keep mine in the side pocket of my puffy underneath my shell and havenít had an issue since I figured that out.

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