The weather forecast for the Chicago area is well below freezing this week, and most electronic devices are designed to work between 32 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit (0-35 degrees Celsius). In addition to keeping yourself warm, here are a few tips for taking care of your electronic devices:

  • Don’t leave your phone or laptop in your car for an extended period of time even if it’s inside a bag or insulated cover.
  • Let your device warm up to room temperature before turning it on.
  • If your mobile phone shuts off, leave it off until you can bring it back up to room temperature.

For information on protecting your iOS devices, refer to Keeping iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch within acceptable operating temperatures. Also read Top Cold-Weather Tips for Laptops.