weird tingling feeling while using iphone to browse?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by EvryDayImShufln, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. macrumors 65816


    Sep 18, 2006
    Hey am I the only one or have you guys ever noticed a tingly feeling in your hand/hands while using the iphone to browse the net? This is one of the main reasons that I'm getting a case.

    I know it heats up, but I'm talking about more than just the heat.
  2. macrumors G3

    Jul 25, 2007
    Try to stick to G-rated websites, and the tingling will go away ;-)
  3. macrumors 603


    Jan 28, 2005
    American Riviera
    Wow, I thought I really like the iPhone, but you must be really into it.

  4. macrumors 65816

    Sep 17, 2007
    Carpal Tunnel? I know I feel like I'm going from using the touchpad on my laptop to a touchpad on my phone when I'm busy working all day, and my fingers and hands start to hurt.
  5. macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2007
    central nj
    soon you will start noticing hair in funny places and looking at girls, too
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2007
    From page 11 of the manual: "do not lick the iPhone while browsing the internet."
  7. macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2007
    This post plus the OP is making my day.

    OP are speaking of a electrical shock feeling? or....
  8. thread starter macrumors 65816


    Sep 18, 2006
    It's not a shock feeling, its sort of a burning sensation in my HAND :p not anywhere else on my body lol.

    It's very strange, and only happens after prolonged use, maybe 20 mins of browsing or something.
  9. macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2007
    It's the radiowaves that the phone emits. Yes, it is re-organizing the cell structure in your hand. No, it won't do anything aside from make your hand feel tingly for at least 30 years. Then you'll get cancer.
  10. macrumors 6502a


    May 15, 2006
    I also have felt what you are describing, but thought it was just my imagination.

    Perhaps it's a conspiracy?

    Seriously, now that somebody else has felt it, I wonder if we have defective phones or if you can feel the EDGE signals? I also feel it when it's sending/receiving email.
  11. macrumors 65816

    Sep 16, 2007
    Check the SAR value for the iPhone if it is available.
  12. macrumors G3

    Chip NoVaMac

    Dec 25, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    Funny you should bring this up. Today I felt a vibration on my thigh with my iPhone on my hip holster. It wasn't like the vibrating that the phone gives in silent mode, but it was enough for me to see if a call or an SMS was coming in.
  13. macrumors 65816


    Jan 23, 2002
    Yokosuka, Japan
    It's just phantom vibration; it's happened to me with every phone I've had.
  14. macrumors 65816

    Jul 30, 2007
    Sin City, NV
    Use some sort of lube:p
  15. macrumors G3

    Chip NoVaMac

    Dec 25, 2003
    Northern Virginia

    First time for me though....
  16. macrumors regular


    Jun 29, 2007
    Tampa, FL
  17. macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    Please don't post false information. You asked virtually the same question in another thread and were given a lot of good, scientific info on the subject. The OP also posted there, so had access to the same info. This is just plain pseudo-science. Just because something sounds like a good explanation and sounds believable, doesn't make it true.

    Sorry if this is coming on bit strong, but propagating myths doesn't help anybody. That, or I could have just fallen for some flame bait...:rolleyes:
  18. thread starter macrumors 65816


    Sep 18, 2006
    You guys want to know something funny/interesting?

    As an update to this thread, I got a new iPhone a while back. This one does NOT give any sort of weird tingling feeling. I have a feeling something was up with the other one even though I don't exactly know what.
  19. macrumors 68040


    Nov 27, 2003
    I don't have an iPhone, but I get a pleasing feeling when I stand too close to the washing machine.
  20. macrumors regular

    Nov 14, 2007
    I get this with any handheld device.
    its because you are probably holding it with one hand and therefore the small weight over time becomes unbearable for the muscles. the tingling feeling is probably a small hand muscle overloading on lactic acid and starting to vibrate.

    i would shift hands and position frequently, or get a stand for the iphone if you have a table or surface to put it on.
  21. thread starter macrumors 65816


    Sep 18, 2006
    I honestly don't know how to account for it but I was 100% serious when I said my old one gave me a weird feeling. Even after just a few minutes. My new one DEFINITELY does not do that, because I remember thinking that I wanted to get a case initially to avoid this, but with my new one, that thought disappeared completely. I'm not saying it was microwaving my hand, but something was definitely different with my older one.
  22. macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2007
    I'm 100% serious when i say this, not trying to be funny:

    When i have my iphone in my pocket or anywhere close to my testicles, they feel as if they tingle/tickle. It may be a mental thing because a while ago my mom showed me an article that after one year of carrying a cellphone anywhere around the waist will decrease fertility (in men) by 30%.

    Sorry if this sounds crude but in reality it feels strange. Did not happen with any of my other phones though.
  23. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 2, 2006
    What you've got there is some interactions between your iPhone's RDF and some other device - usually a MicroSoft product. You aren't standing near somebody with a Zune by any chance?
  24. macrumors 65816

    Sep 13, 2002
    Surrey, UK
    When my iPhone is in my Dual Dock, plugged just into the power, if I touch the metal on the back, it does vibrate/"tingle", like a lot of metal electrical items do if you touch them in certain places (!)...

    Is this what you're talking about?
  25. macrumors regular


    Nov 10, 2007
    Bristol, UK
    Sorry I shouldn't laugh but…

    LMAO – Bloody hilarious answer! :D

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