Keep your electronic devices safe from the cold

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Here are some tips from AT&T for protecting your devices in extreme cold weather:
• The biggest and most obvious – don’t take your device out in extreme temperatures. When you’re outside in weather like this, keep it in your purse, bag or pocket. Keep it protected.
• Don’t leave it in your car or trunk for extended periods of time –definitely not overnight or if you’re out for a day of skiing or snowboarding, don’t leave it in your car all day.
• If you know for some reason that you have to expose your device to the cold for an extended period of time, turn it off and don’t turn it back on until it has warmed up (this helps to keep condensation from forming.)
• Don’t take your phone outside to shovel snow or sled with your kids because not only do you expose it to the cold, but you have the chance of getting it wet.
• Keep your phone or device in a protective case. We recommend something like a Lifeproof that protects from water, dirt, snow and drops. There are many colors available for different phone models at att.com or your local AT&T store.
• Your phone probably isn’t going to stop ringing just because it’s cold out. If you expect to be out in the cold for a while you might want to invest in a Bluetooth device like the Plantronics Backbeat G02 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones that allows you to control your phone with buttons on the headset so that you can leave the device in your pocket while talking. They also come with this cute little charging/carrying case.