Anyone else feel a current through their iPhone when charging?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ideal.dreams, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020

    ideal.dreams

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    When I got my iPhone 6s last year, I noticed that whenever I plugged it into power via the lightning cable (all official Apple components from the box), I could feel what felt like an electrical current when I ran my hand along the back of the aluminum case. If I unplugged the phone and ran my hand along the back, the feeling was gone.

    I've had a jet black iPhone 7+ since it launched and I'm feeling the exact same thing when the phone is plugged in to power, again with the official Apple lightning cable and AC adapter that came in the box.

    I'm not sure if I just got two phones that have some type of short or defect or if this is how this is supposed to work. The current doesn't shock me or hurt or anything but it definitely doesn't feel right that I can feel electricity when my phone is charging.

    Is this worth a call to Apple?
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    I have felt this vibration from a current leak at the Apple Store on their demos units. It has been reported many time in this forum.
     
  3. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    I've had this on every iPhone since the 5 at one time or another. Currently have the 7 and feel this occasionally.
     
  4. ideal.dreams thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Hmm...trying to figure out if this is normal behavior or if it warrants a replacement. Thoughts?
     
  5. BaggieBoy macrumors 6502

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