Heatwave warning for iPhone users as scorching weather plays havoc with devices

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    iPhone users need to keep their devices out of direct sunlight in hot weather—or risk having to fork out for a pricey repair job.

    That's the word from Apple, which has warned iPhone users about the risks that extreme temperatures pose to their devices.

    With the UK currently roasting in a June heatwave, thousands of people could face technical issues or even battery problems if they leave their gadgets out in the sun.

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    If your iPhone gets too hot you'll also receive a temperature warning that will prevent you from using it until things cool down again.

    You'll see a thermometer icon that says 'Temperature! Your iPhone needs to cool down before you can use it."

    If you get this message, the best thing you can do is to stick it in a cool, dry place, preferably out of the shade.

    Putting it in your bag will do but ideally somewhere with a breeze should help the device regulate its temperature and avoid any damage.

    Just don't stick it in the fridge or an ice bucket as moisture could permanently break your iPhone.

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    Apple's official advice is: "To resume use of your device as quickly as possible, turn it off, move it to a cooler environment (away from direct sunlight) and allow it to cool down."

    iPhones face a similar problem in extremely cold temperatures, with winter frost causing battery life to deplete much more quickly.

    But the advice goes for all smartphones, so if you've got an Android you should do your best to keep it safe from the summer sun as well.

    It's worth noting that suncream will not keep your phone safe.

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