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Leave the phone in a hot car? Don't turn it on!

Posted at 6:05 PM, Jun 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-21 23:02:16-04
We don't leave kids or pets in hot cars, but do you think about your phone or tablet the same way?
 
Data Doctors Ken Colburn says hot temps can really decrease battery time, and it's permanent damage.
 
If it does happen, and the electronics are warm to the touch, don't turn them on. Wait until it's room temperature or you could cause more damage.
 
If you're trying to fly away from these 110 degree days, I've got an app you might like. It's called Flyover Country. It's for those plane passengers bored and wanting to know what they are, well, flying over. Colburn says you put in your flight path before you take off. Then, even with your phone in airplane mode, the GPS shows where you are and what points of interest might be below you. You can click on the points and see what's around.
 
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