NATIONWIDE (WGME) -- The bitter cold can cause your smartphone to rapidly lose power.
Experts say freezing temperatures cause a chemical reaction that slows down your phone's lithium ion battery and it's not limited to just your smart phone.
"It's all the batteries that phones in general use, and laptops. One thing I always tell people is never leave your laptop in your car in freezing weather. You could actually ruin your battery,” Eric Klitch, manager, Computer Guild, said.
If your phone battery is dead and frozen, experts say you should always let the battery warm up before charging it again. Otherwise you could damage the battery.