Did You Know?
Did you know that all iPhone and iPad models do not have an external temperature sensor? They have a built-in internal temperature sensor. It decides when to shut down to prevent the battery from overheating. This internal sensor called a “thermally sensitive sensor” or thermistor for short. It is a resistor with a resistance that changes in response to temperature. Temperature sensors do exist on some smartphone models, like the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy Note. Yet, there’s a reason why most phones don’t have a thermometer for air temperature. It lies on the difficulty of getting an accurate reading, as heat sources within the device itself, such as the battery, might affect the sensor’s readings.
Additionally, real-time temperature data for any location are available over the internet. If you are wondering if there is an app that can take your temperature? There are thermometer apps or body temperature checker apps for phones with a built-in temperature sensor. But these app reaches its limits to getting reading from the immediate vicinity of the phone. Paired with smart thermometers, these apps provide updates and graphs for temperature trends. Since the focus of most body temperature checking apps is helping with common fevers, features like medication tracking and medical tips are now added.