iPhone X in Cold Weather About a week ago, there were reports from some users of the iPhone X freezing up unless they locked and unlocked the phone.
iPhone X in Cold Weather
About a week ago, there were reports from some users of the iPhone X freezing up unless they locked and unlocked the phone. A user noticed that the iPhone X screen becomes unresponsive as soon as you step outside. “It literally takes 2 seconds from going inside to the cold outdoors and my screen stops being very responsive.” For such a cool and expensive device, the iPhone X isn’t doing well in the cold.
However, Apple said that they are aware of the issue and will be addressed in an upcoming software update. Apple also said that “iPhones, iPads, and the iPod touch are only built to run at ambient temperatures between 32 and 95 Fahrenheit. Going beyond those limits can cause a device to “change its behaviour to regulate its temperature.”
On November 16, 2017, Apple released iOS 11.1.2, which fixes an issue where screens on iPhone X devices could become unresponsive in cold weather. If you don’t live in the colder reaches of the world like Canada, you still might want to download the new iOS for your iPhone X.
Here are the full iOS 11.1.2 release notes:
iOS 11.1.2 includes bug fixes for your iPhone and iPad. This update:
• Fixes an issue where the iPhone X screen becomes temporarily unresponsive to touch after a rapid temperature drop.
• Addresses an issue that could cause distortion in Live Photos and videos captured with iPhone X.