Don't Let Your Phone Die This Winter
With the recent launch of iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max and with the cold weather season upon us (let ski season commence!) we wanted to offer up some words of wisdom to keep your phone protected and your battery life extended.
We’ve all been there - your pull your phone out of your pocket after an hour of skiing only to discover that the battery has gone from fully charged to 50 percent. The lithium-ion batteries that our cell phones depend on aren't designed to withstand extreme temperatures. Apple suggests that iPhones perform best between the range of 0 and 35 C. In frigid temperatures, your phone can randomly shut off, which doesn't help in emergencies. For cold weather adventurers planning to head to the mountains this winter, here's how you can protect your phone and prolong its battery life when you're in the cold.
TIP #1. GET A PHOOZY!.
Climate proof. Germ proof. Sink proof. Drop proof.
Dead phones suck. And PHOOZY's patented Chromium Thermal Barrier, made from NASA technology helps prevent overheating in the sun and extends battery life in the cold. It is the accessory that you need before taking on the mountain.
TIP #2. KEEP YOUR PHOOZY IN AN INNER JACKET OR PANT'S POCKET.
When it’s extremely cold or windy, the athletes recommend placing your PHOOZY in a base layer pocket for added protection against wind-chill. Professional snowboarder and PHOOZY athlete Chris Rogers says, "I keep my Apollo II Series Thermal Capsule in my inner jacket pocket and my iPhone 11 stays powered up all day long, even in crazy cold conditions. I keep it in my inner jacket pocket because it is thin, it's protected from the wind and it's easily accessible."
TIP #3. PUT THAT DEVICE IN BATTERY SAVING MODE
If you’re going to be spending the day outdoors in cold temperatures, do what you can on your phone to preserve its battery life. This means activating the battery saving mode under the settings menu on your device and turning down the brightness on your screen.
TIP #4. LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF TIME YOU USE YOUR PHONE OUTSIDE OF YOUR PHOOZY.
Phones are made from highly conductive materials (stainless steel, aluminum, etc.) to help with their performance in normal conditions, however, once the mercury drops below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, those materials make your phone turn into an icicle in a very short period of time. To combat this, limit the amount of time your phone is outside of your Thermal Capsule. PHOOZY athlete Zach Berman says, "If I have to take my phone out of my XP3 Series Thermal Capsule while on the lift, I use it to shield the back of my phone from the wind. It's a great little hack to keep your phone from getting cold quick when it's outside of the Capsule." When your phone is outside of your PHOOZY, shield it from wind as well, because wind chill happens.
TIP #5. USE YOUR PHOOZY FOR YOUR GOPRO BATTERIES AND POWER BANKS.
We have all been there...you are stoked to capture the most epic run of the day, you get your GoPro ready, you go full send and then at the end of your run you go to check your footage and realize your batteries are cold and dead. "I use an Apollo Series Thermal Capsule to store my GoPro batteries in while I'm skiing in the back country so that I know they are always ready to capture those epic backcountry laps." said PHOOZY athlete and professional freeskier, Bryan Finocchario. PHOOZY Thermal Capsules are a great way to preserve the power stored in your GoPro batteries and your power banks so you that always have power when you need it most.