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The weather is getting colder in many parts of the world. And according to a handful of social media reports, the chillier temperatures are having an adverse effect on Apple’s new iPhone X.
Reportedly, the iPhone X’s OLED display becomes much less responsive to touch when the device is being used in cold weather. One Redditor who experienced the problem wrote that it “literally takes 2 seconds” when moving from indoor temperature to outdoor temperature for the issue to take place. “I try swiping on websites and it doesn’t register my finger. It’s very noticeable,” the user, darus214, wrote in a Reddit post on Wednesday.
Several other users responded to darus214, explaining that they had similar issues with using the iPhone X in colder temperatures. “I had to enter my passcode 4 times because it missed digits, and Face ID didn’t recognize me,” wrote one user, adding that their iPhone X registered only about 20 percent of their touch inputs.
Reports aren’t limited to Reddit, either. Several users have taken to Twitter to explain similar cold weather issues with the iPhone X.
Outside in the “cold” (~40º F) and had some touch issues on the iPhone X. Switched apps and everything worked fine.
— Ian Fuchs