Is the cold bad for batteries?
Batteries are a function of chemical reactions. In cold weather the chemicals can not react as fast as in warm. In fact keeping a battery cold will extend the life of the battery, by slowing the chemical discharge. A cold battery may still be good but will not have the same the power as a warm one.
Rechargeable batteries tend to perform poorly in cold temperatures as well. I am not trying to suggest that alkaline batteries cannot be used in cold weather applications, but that lithium batteries will perform better, especially in higher drain devices.
- For MP3 players, they will provide up to four more hours of use. When dealing with digital cameras, lithium AA batteries can last up to seven times longer than an alkaline battery. Cost: Since lithium batteries outperform and outlast most alkaline batteries, they are often priced at substantially higher prices.
- VOLTAGE: If you decide to replace alkaline with lithium, its important to check the replacement has both the appropriate voltage and type/size. Energizer e2 lithium AA batteries produce 1.5 volts, so they can be used to replace any regular alkaline AA units in most cases.
- Rechargeable batteries should not be used in some of the devices because they do not supply the proper voltage needed to run products. They will not ruin the devices, but most will not work properly. New and fully charged Rechargeable batteries of the same size only put out 1.2 Volts.
Lithium-Ion batteries suffer in extreme cold temperatures: Because the battery meter is calibrated assuming warmer temperatures, the reduced capacity in the cold can cause the reading to be unreliable. This is one of the reasons your phone may die while still showing 30%.
- Apple suggests 32° Fahrenheit as the lowest operating ambient temperature. When lithium-ion batteries are exposed to cold temperatures, their performance suffers. When cold, a phone battery can drain faster than normal, or it might say it has ample power remaining and then suddenly go dead.
- Hold down the Sleep button and the Home button for a few seconds until the Apple logo appears, and your phone will restart. After a few moments, it will take you to the lock screen and be up and running as usual. Hold down the Sleep button and the Home button to unceremoniously force your phone to restart.
- Fix an installed Android app that isn't working. If an app installed on your Android device is crashing, or won't open, respond, or work properly, try the troubleshooting steps below. After trying each, check whether it fixed your issue.
Updated: 18th October 2018