2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 10, 2013 8:24 AM by LadybugSTL
LadybugSTL Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

If a fully charged IPhone were to be left outside, for example, beside a road overnight with temps dropping to mid 20's (daytime highs of mid 40's) :


1) would there be any battery life left and


2) could phone be located 24 hours later via any Find iPhone app? (can phone be located if no battery life?)



  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (90,260 points)

    Welcome to the Apple Community.


    It's more than likely the phone will still have charge


    You can only locate your device when it is logged into iCloud and 'Find My Phone' is enabled, additionally the device will need to be switched on (and charged) and connected to a wifi or cellular network.


    Unfortunately, you cannot activate iCloud or 'Find My Phone' remotely.


    If the device is wiped by you or another, you may not be able to locate the device (although some have reported they can)


    Moisture may affect the phone if it's left outside.

  • LadybugSTL Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



    Thank you so much for the prompt response!


    I do know that it there was no precipitation that evening, but I was wondering about  frost, dew or other condensation that may have occurred.


    I was asking because I was told that the phone in question was located beside a road, approximately 20 miles from home, at roadside, after being in the elements for 24 hours by another member of the household using a "Find My iPhone" App and wanted to know if this was even possible. I do not know if the phone was fully charged at the time it was dropped; was just looking at the most "ideal" of scenarios...


    Thank you again!