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"I've noticed that my iPhone X screen becomes very unresponsive as soon as I step outside".

Apple today confirmed an issue causing the iPhone X's screen to become unresponsive in cold weather, saying that it's planning a software update to address the issue. Low temperatures can abnormally affect the function of iOS devices, and the iPhone X in particular, it seems. "It's very noticeable. Is anyone else having this problem?", Reddit user darus214 wrote.

Admittedly, it might sound like the sort of tongue-in-cheek joke that usually applies to Britain's railways when inclement weather strikes, but it turns out that the new £1,000 iPhone really hates it when there's a chill in the air.

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The company has announced it will try to fix the issue in an upcoming software update following reports that phones become unresponsive as soon as they are taken outside. The support document does not mention screen freezing specifically, and based on Apple's response to the issue, it appears the iPhone X is suffering a different (albeit similar) kind of ailment.

Apple does suggest suitable temperature condition for its iOS device for optimum performance.

According to the post on Reddit, the user states that it takes only a couple seconds for the screen to become unresponsive when going from a warmer to a colder climate. Early adopters were reporting that the new flagship needs just a few seconds to stop detecting touches in temperatures around 0 degrees Celsius (or 32 degrees Fahrenheit).

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One user noted that it was about 45 degrees F when they experienced the problem.

It's fortunate that this screen issue can be fixed with a software update. If the bug has been affecting you, go grab iOS 11.1.1 to rid yourself of the issue.

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