KANSAS CITY, MO - Cell phones can overheat during extreme periods of warm weather.
Megan Porras, a customer service representative from Verizon Wireless, says leaving a cell phone in a car is a bad idea. If a cell phone is left in the sun for more than 30 minutes, it can stop working. iPhones are especially prone to overheating.
Porrsas says people should not put cell phones in their pockets to avoid perspiration from their bodies. Cell phones should be in a purse or backpack, anywhere that is away from the heat.
Also, don’t throw cell phones by a fan or an air conditioner. The drastic change in temperature can moisten the inside of the cell phone screen.
“If you leave it under a light-colored blanket in the shade, it can cool down for a while. Avoid dark colors because it will just attract the heat and it won’t cool down,” said Porras.
Porras says if people are carrying multiple electronics such as phone, tablets and cameras, keep them away from each other so they are not overheating.
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