It's Not Just You; Smartphones Can't Stand The Cold, Either
Blame the lithium-based battery.By Leah Becerra | January 29, 2016
Here's a question: Why does my phone's battery keep dying when the weather's cold?
Because, baby, it's cold outside. No, really. Your phone's battery is dying because of the temperature.
Most of these batteries are lithium-based, and the cold can slow the cell's reaction to the point that a battery may appear to have either lost charge or died completely.