IPhone X screens experiencing problems in cold weather; Apple working on fix

Kristi Paul
November 12, 2017

Several seconds are needed for the OLED to be working again.

The iPhone X went on sale earlier this month and it seems like a hit. "It's very noticeable. Is anyone else having this problem?" the user had said. Nonetheless, since Apple has acknowledged the issue, it will be resolved in the forthcoming iOS update. They say that using the handset in cold weather causes the touchscreen to become unresponsive. "I try swiping on websites and it doesn't register my finger", wrote Reddit user Darus214, adding later that the outside temperature was 50 degrees Fahrenheit when his handset became unresponsive. "I've noticed that my iPhone X screen becomes very unresponsive as soon as I step outside".

Apple is rolling out a software update that fixes an autocorrect glitch affecting iPhones and iPads that changes the letter "i" to the letter "A" and a symbol.

Another user from Minneapolis, where it was 7F (-14C), reported similar issues and confirmed that locking and unlocking the phone solved the issue.

Guidance offered by Apple on its website reads: 'Low or high temperature conditions might cause the device to change its behavior to regulate its temperature. It also introduced new emoji, reintroduced a deprecated touch gesture that users wanted back, and addressed numerous other bugs and issues with Photos, notifications, and more.

Apple said that an iOS device works best at temperatures between 0º and 35º C (32º to 95º F).

It's fortunate that this screen issue can be fixed with a software update.

The fix is coming in response to complaints that the screen doesn't detect touches when the device is in cold weather.

Just yesterday, the firm rolled out another update for iOS 11, following complaints of a freakish autocorrect issue that change the letter "i" to an A with a [?] symbol.

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