14 Jan Is your smartphone feeling the cold?!
In case you hadn’t checked Facebook today, it snowed in England(as an aside, it is rather amusing how people have a compulsion to share pictures of the snow in their garden? Oh well)
I had some meetings in London, so after do not my hat, scarf and gloves I checked that I had a full charge on the iPhone. I was going to be out all day, and as usual, I wanted to make sure I was full of juice(just in case their were snow drifts in Holborn or icebergs floating down the Thames!
Off I trundled to the station, about a one mile walk. On arriving at the station, having had a brief call on the way and checked a couple of emails, I was already down to 75%.
A ten minute wait for the train later and I was down another 5%. I’m not effected by BCD(Battery Compulsive Disorder) like my wife but I was a little jittery!?
As one would expect, I immediately rushed to safari and tapped In what I thought may be the cause – cold weather. Lo and behold, my hunch was correct.
The cold snap DOES have an adverse affect on smartphone batteries.
So what have I learnt today? Firstly that cold weather makes my battery die more quickly but probably more importantly I now understand why people buy those mobile phone socks.
Enjoy the snow :)!