Apple Watch gen 4 back is magnetic?

iyiyi

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 13, 2013
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Stupid question. I have a metal night stand. I just realized when I set my watch down onto it, it slightly magnetically sticks to the metal. It also sticks to my fridge. Is this normal? And it is harmful to it on a metal surface?

I knew the charger was magnetic but assumed the watch was just metal, not also a magnet.

Thanks
 

nepatriot

macrumors member
Dec 30, 2018
47
27
Thanks for pointing this out. I assumed the charge was magnetic, not the watch. Turns out the back of the watch is magnetic. Mine will attach to a metal ruler on my desk, strong enough that I can lift the ruler up.

Magnets don't harm metal. They can only harm things that can be damaged by magnets or being magnetized.

Like any mechanical watches you may have. Keep your AW away from any mechanical watches. Unless you have a Damasko or other pilot watch that has a faraday cage.
 

iyiyi

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 13, 2013
25
0
Thanks guys! So there is no harm done keeping the watch on a metal surface at night even though it's magnetic?
 
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