8 Replies Latest reply: Sep 23, 2010 2:15 PM by lllaass
mickey3244 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Don't know if this has happened to anyone else, or if it happens a lot...I was outside reading a book using the ibook app in the sunlight last weekend, yes it was hot, for all of about 20 minutes. My ipad then alerted me that my ipad needed to cool down, to shut down and let it cool. I was flustered, because the reason for me buying the ipad, was for the ereader, to read in- no matter the conditions, whether it be hot, cold etc. Has anyone else experienced this?

white macbook, Mac OS X (10.6.3), iphone 3GS, macbook, itouch, ipad, nano ipods (3x), classic ipod
  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (166,570 points)
    Your problem has been reported a couple of times before. Using the search function to the right, I suggest you do a search for:

  • Larry Kollar Level 3 Level 3 (525 points)
    And I'd heard the iPad screen wasn't all that legible in direct sunlight.

    Could you put some sort of shade over it? It would probably help with the reading too.
  • Ian Parkinson Level 6 Level 6 (10,475 points)
    _Environmental requirements_
    Operating temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)
    Nonoperating temperature: -4° to 113° F (-20° to 45° C)
    Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
    Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet (3000 m)

    Directly from the Apple iPad Tech Spec page here :

  • mickey3244 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks...I appreciate all the comments. I did go back and read the other discussions in regards to the temperature. I guess you are not suppose to take it to the beach to read your ibook in the direct sunlight, looks like I will have to take my nook instead!
  • B0b Level 2 Level 2 (245 points)
    I have used mine in Texas in the shade at 90° F.

    It was 100 last week but decided not to test as that is above my shutdown temp.

    Self heating plus bumper might also limit beach use .

    As the inside of our cars here can get to 160 many of use are looking into ways to keep the iPad cool.
  • Tamara Level 6 Level 6 (13,730 points)
    Direct sun on the iPad will heat it to higher than it's safe operating temperature and to protect the electronics, you will get the overheat warning.

    I live in FL and read in the shade. So far, even though our temps are in the mid-90s for most of the day, I've yet to see the overheat warning.
  • Eyes4Him Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    My ipad heats up in the house without direct sunlight. Are there any explanations as to how to keep this from happening?
  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (166,570 points)
    Two questions:
    - How hot is the house?
    - How hot? If you are getting the automatic shutdown or a warning on the iPad then something is wrong and I would write down the specifics and talk to Apple.