Mobile Phones Fail in Polar Vortex?s Subzero Temperature
The polar vortex has swept the United States with its subzero temperature that affected a lot of people, establishments, flights and car batteries. While most people can withstand the extremely cold temperature outside, this weather can turn mobile phones into useless frozen blocks.
Immobilized Mobile Phone
When phones are taken outside, even for just a few minutes, they will begin to show you the low battery sign, give you a slower response or fail you with a useless screen display. The chemical reactions in the batteries, as well as the liquid crystal screen cannot tolerate the really cold temperature.
According to Apple, iPhone batteries work best when used in areas between 32 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit. This is also applicable to most phones, which is why a drop in temperature has a big impact.
Keep Your Phone Warm and Cozy
The battery is one of the first parts of the phone to become cold. One sign that mobile phone users must watch out is when their phones begin to perform slower than usual.
In this case, the best way is for users to place their mobile phones against their bodies. Mobile phones can also be put inside the pocket for some warmth.
Besides, with a subzero temperature, it is going to be a tough task to Tweet about the cold weather outside.
Americans React to Weather Using Social Media
Americans cannot help but talk about the brutal temperature that they are experiencing using the Internet. They post their random thoughts through Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and other forms of social media.
These people post Polar Vortex jokes and memes online just to entertain themselves despite the gloomy weather. Besides, laughter is one of the best ways to keep a person warm.
According to CNN, two dozen states are currently feeling the frigid effects of the Polar Vortex. This covers the Midwest, Southeast and the Northeast portions of the country.
The very cold weather came from the North Pole, where the Arctic winds circulated farther to the south. It is a polar low ? pressure system that went lower. This incident can also happen in Asia and in Europe.