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Does a magnet hurt phone?

Discussion in 'GENERAL Wireless Discussion' started by rjniles, Jun 10, 2015.

  1. rjniles

    rjniles Junior Member
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    I glued some strong magnets to the sun visor in my car and a large steel washer to the back of my cell phone case. When I get in the car I pop the phone up on the visor.

    Thinking about what a magnet used to do to a color CRT TV screen, I am concerned if it will harm my phone.

    Anyone?
     
  2. palandri

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    They have magnets in some wireless chargers and some cases, but they aren't very powerful magnets.

    I would be hesitant to have my phone connected to a strong magnet.
     
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    I have read posts in other forums of users buying cases with magnet clips to hold it closed. Several mentioned it distorted their displays. I've learned to take everything I read with a grain of salt, still the number of complaints seemed to add to the legitimacy of the claim.
     
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    It depends on what you do with the magnets, I suppose. Case in point :)
     
  5. rjniles

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    My magnets are lot smaller and I wasn't planning on anything like that. Not even sure what their objective was.
     
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    palandri Former Palm Guy
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    Don't let Viewfly see that video. He'll file charges against the guy. :LOL:
     
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    I meant to post it in the Apple watch case thread, but then the magnets one caught my attention

    @rjniles, sorry for the OT. I know you didn't mean anything like that.
     
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    Don't imagine it's a problem. But yours may be a bit strong for other reasons.


    Those old CRT's projected and moved electron beams from the rear cathode to the front phosphorus screen via electromagnetic plates to control up/down and left/right. Hence a magnet would distort the image.

    Not so with LED screens. Whole different puppy. Should've harm your screen.

    But smartphones do have magnetically sensitive compasses in them, and you will get inaccurate readings with the magnet. My weak magnet in my wallet case will do that.

    There may be other components that may be sensitive too, but the screen should be fine.

    Personally I wouldn't use such a strong magnet.

    The link goes somewhere irrelevant. Anyway, I wouldn't be upset. I'm not sensitive about iPhones



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