As summer heat continues, follow these steps to keep your smartphones and laptops safe in high temperatures.

  • Keep your laptop or smartphone out of direct sunlight and hot cars. When possible, take your devices with you instead of leaving them in the car.
  • Wait a few minutes before using your device when transitioning from hot temperatures (outside) to cool temperatures (inside an air conditioned building).
  • If you need to have your laptop or phone with you in hot weather, turn on airplane mode or power-saving mode so it’s using less battery-heavy apps or features.
  • Shut down your device if you’ll be exposing it to high temperatures for long periods of time. Again, wait a few minutes for the device to cool down inside before turning it back on.

For more information, view this article on keeping your laptop or smartphone safe in hot weather.