Apple Watch gen 4 back is magnetic?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by iyiyi, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. iyiyi macrumors newbie

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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
     
  2. AppleHaterLover macrumors 65816

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    Yes, this is normal. What makes a magnet are two opposing poles.
     
  3. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    Can I be that guy? Yep. Ok. Here goes.

    I don’t have any poles on the back of my Watch. If I did, I’d return it. Sounds painful.
     
  4. nepatriot macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
  5. iyiyi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks guys! So there is no harm done keeping the watch on a metal surface at night even though it's magnetic?
     
  6. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    Of course not. The Apple Watch charger itself is magnetic.
     

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