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100LL
12-14-2017, 12:10 PM
My job has me in extreme cold conditions during the winter and your typical average hot conditions in the summer. Mixed with continuous cabin altitude changes from sea level to 12000 ft in both pressurized and unpressurized planes. Iím just curious if anyone has been having problems with their cell phones or tablets over a period of time. Iíve noticed some functions on my iPad quit working and Iíve only had it for a year and a half. My friend and i both got the same new phones the same day a year ago and mine is not quite 100% anymore unlike my friendís which is still working like new. Just wondering if this flying thing is the culprit to my electronic issues.


TiredSoul
12-14-2017, 12:14 PM
Your answer is probably in here some where:
https://ipadpilotnews.com/2017/02/ipad-legal-briefing-pilots-need-know-3/
And I suspect itís no.

JohnBurke
12-14-2017, 05:22 PM
Ipads go out in the heat all the time, especially if in direct sunlight on a hot day.


Yoda2
12-14-2017, 06:02 PM
My plastic E6B's keep malfunctioning under similar elevated thermal conditions. This seems to happen most often after leaving them on the glareshield. I wonder if there is a report available concerning this issue as well?

100LL
12-14-2017, 06:15 PM
For me I have technical issues such as random freezing, restarts, slow performance the camera on the iPad crapped out which I use to scan documents sometimes etc. just makes me wonder if they are subjected to extremes of pressure changes and temps it greatly reduces their life expectancy.

Yoda2
12-14-2017, 06:53 PM
I also have random freezing, restarts, slow performance, and both my cameras are getting worse; but that's just old age. You're issue could just be the heat. Heat is the enemy of Tech/electronics, iPhones included.

DrainTheSwamp
12-27-2017, 08:49 PM
My Metal E6b will cause me much pain if left in the sun on the glare shield, who should I sue?