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Can You Use Your Phone As A Thermostat?

Maria in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida asked us about using her phone to know the temperature indoors


Maria asked: “Is there an app available for my smartphone that will tell me the temperature inside my house?”


Maria, no you won’t find an app for your phone that can accurately tell you the temperature around you without outside hardware.

You can buy a full IoT device that can report inside and outside temperature the way home thermometers have for a long time, but that will require a separate device that you will have to mount somewhere.

Your smartphone just doesn’t have a thermometer meant to measure the temperature outside the case, the only temperature sensors phones come with are the ones that monitor internal temperature to make sure no parts will be damaged from overheating.

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Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

Dave thrives on audience participation!

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