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High Temps Could Fry Your Phone & Cause Permanent Damage

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We're all feeling the heat outside, but so is your phone. We're all feeling the heat outside, but so is your phone.
NBCRightNow.com - We're all feeling the heat outside, but so is your phone.

NBC Right Now visited a local phone repair technician who says one of the most common things he sees this time of year is phones that have been left in hot cars.

If you're going to leave your phone out, Stephen Elliot from Tri-Cities Phone Repair recommends turning it so the screen is facing down. The heat and the sunrays can actually leave permanent damage to your screen. Some phones will tell you if they're over-heated. In that case turn them off. Leaving the phone on will harm the battery.

To help prevent your phone from having to work too much, make sure to completely close those apps you might have open that are working in the background even if you're not using them. They can contribute to the complications of your already hot phone.

"Over a years time frame, if you leave it in 100 degree weather over like a week for example, over the year it can actually decrease your overall battery life by 15%. So it can actually make a big impact on it," said Elliot.

On the other hand, even leaving your phone in the car when it's cold can have a similar effect. The cold and heat make your phone work more to function and can seriously drain your battery or in extreme cases even kill it completely. Your best bet is to keep your phone nearby and safely away from Mother Nature’s harmful reach when you can. 
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