It’s January in Chicago and that brings many days with below freezing temperatures. In addition to keeping yourself warm, you should take extra care of your electronic devices. Most devices are designed to work between 32 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit (0-35 degrees Celsius). Here are a few tips for protecting your electronic devices from the cold:

  • 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 about using iOS devices in the cold, refer to Keeping iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch within acceptable operating temperatures. Also read Top Cold-Weather Tips for Laptops.