How to Keep Your iPad Tablet from Getting too HOT! ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Uncategorized Jul 21, 2022

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If you're not careful with how you protect your iPad or any other kind of tablets, they could overheat. 

Without internal fans to cool the device off, these devices are programmed to regulate heat on its own by means of lowering performance. 

An iPad shouldn’t be allowed to operate in temperatures lower than -17º Celsius (0º F) or higher than 33º Celsius (92º F), and shouldn’t be stored in locations with temperatures lower than -20º Celsius (-4º F) or higher than 45º Celsius (113º F). Doing so may cause decreased performance or dangers to those handling the device.

But what happens when an iPad or another tablet gets too hot? What can you do to prevent it?

An electronic device may overheat if:

  • You leave it in the car too long when it's too hot outside.
  • You leave it in direct sunlight for too long.
  • You use hardware-intensive features for too long, such as graphics-intensive game or GPS.
  • Any combination of the above.

In a warm car, heat is transferred by warm air swirling around the device for long periods of time and warms up the metals and circuitry in the device. When in direct sunlight, the radiation of light from the sun is what heats up the external and internal metals.

Now you have a pretty good idea of what to avoid doing with your iPad or tablet. But, let’s say the situation is unavoidable, and your device overheats - what happens then?

The device’s hardware will begin to regulate, or basically throttle itself, such that it doesn’t work too hard and less heat is produced. The battery may not charge to prevent generation of excess heat and the display may dim or shut off completely, making it hard to use your device.

These symptoms will vary depending on the severity of the overheating of your device. Most likely, you will see an alert on the screen saying that the device needs to cool down before you can use it to its full potential.

You can easily prevent overheating your iPad by storing them properly.

If you just took a road trip and it’s a hot day outside, you might consider putting the the device in a shady, cool place rather than in direct sunlight. Consider using the car’s trunk, or underneath a seat. Avoid putting it on your dash, on top of a seat, or near a heat source like the transmission tunnel or glove box where heat from the transmission or engine could impact its working condition.

An even better solution would be to put it in your purse or pocket instead of leaving it in the car, as this would allow fresh air to get to the device to help keep it cool and it would also keep it out of direct sunlight. Moreover, if you work outside; or are at the beach tanning and having a ball, try to store the device underneath towels or inside your packing bag rather than in direct sunlight.

You should avoid letting your device overheat at all, but sometimes it’ll just happen without much warning through regular use of the device. If it happens to you, the best thing to do is power the device off and set it in a cool place for a few minutes so it can cool back down. Afterwards, you can get right back to using it.

If none of these tips work, we got you covered!

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