How do I keep my iPhone from overheating on a long road trip?

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How do I keep my iPhone from overheating on a long road trip?

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Sharon,

I have a how-to question for you:

Last summer I drove from Colorado to San Diego to go to Comic-Con, and I used my iPhone 4S for both navigation and playing media. I had a lot of trouble with the phone overheating and either shutting down or not charging.

I’ve been trying to figure out a cooling solution for my drive next summer.

The image I have in my head is to mod a liquid cooling system from a PC in such a way that I would attach the cold plate to the back of the Ram mount I use for the phone and then run the hoses down into one of the a/c vents.

Do you have any thoughts/better ideas?

Thanks in advance.

Meghan F.

Hey Meghan,

Let’s back up for a minute and talk about why your iPhone is overheating to the point of shutting itself down and refusing power.

Considering the existence of a temperature warning screen, we know that Apple is well aware of its iPhone ‘s overheating issues. In fact,┬áthere’s a lengthy Apple Support article about this very topic, where a few obvious facts — like overheating due to warm weather, or leaving the device in direct sunlight — are stated.

Those temperature-increasing conditions are obvious, but there are a couple other culprits that may surprise you. Apple expl… [Read more]

How do I keep my iPhone from overheating on a long road trip?

How do I keep my iPhone from overheating on a long road trip?

How do I keep my iPhone from overheating on a long road trip?

How do I keep my iPhone from overheating on a long road trip?

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