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

iOS 11.1.1 update now available, includes 'i' autocorrect fix

If you happen to have an iPhone X and you're living in a cold region, you might have come across a situation where your device's screen stops working or is unresponsive to touch. Low temperatures can abnormally affect the function of iOS devices, and the iPhone X in particular, it seems.

Apple says it's working on a software fix for a bug that makes some iPhone X screens unresponsive in cooler weather.

'It literally takes 2 seconds from going inside to the cold outdoors and my screen stops being very responsive. "It's very noticeable. Is anyone else having this problem?" asked darus214. The update also addresses an issue with Siri.

Admittedly, it might sound like the sort of tongue-in-cheek joke that usually applies to Britain's railways when inclement weather strikes, but it turns out that the new £1,000 iPhone really hates it when there's a chill in the air.




While Apple recommends using its devices in temperatures above the freezing point, the issue so far appears to be occurring within the described range, causing problems with swiping and even FaceID. "After several seconds the screen will become fully responsive again".

Apple said in a statement that the issue will be addressed in a future software update. So there you have it-you might not be able to dodge winter, but you will (eventually) be able to use your iPhone without this annoying phenomenon. In its support page, Apple notes, "Use iOS devices where the ambient temperature is between 0-degrees and 35-degees Celsius (32-degrees to 95-degrees Fahrenheit)".

Apple previously provided users with a workaround to mitigate the issue. Apple had previously fixed the issue in the iOS 11.2 beta, but it looks like the bug became widespread enough that Apple pushed it out before that larger update.

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