Can this potentially damage my phone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jembo, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. jembo macrumors newbie

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    I've noticed that when my 3gs is placed near my computer monitor or other electronics such as my basic alarm clock, I'll hear a clicking/buzzing sound coming from the phone about 2 or 3 seconds before i receive a text. Can this interference or whatever it is with other electronics potentially harm the phone in any way?
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    No.

    Unless the sound is annoying enough for the phone to receive the wrath of the person being annoyed... ;)
     
  3. jmitch150 macrumors regular

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  4. Bacong macrumors 68000

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    Nah, don't worry about it. That's common with lots of phones and electronic equipment.
     
  5. sammich macrumors 601

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    That's the GSM interference buzz that you get from unshielded amplifiers and/or connected cables when a GSM phone is talking to the cell network.

    It's normal, but very annoying.
     
  6. jd125p macrumors newbie

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    True
     
  7. outphase macrumors 65816

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    A 3G-based connection typically doesn't have this issue. This mostly occurs when you are on EDGE/GPRS.
     
  8. quagmire macrumors 603

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    Yeah, completely normal. While annoying, it can be handy. :) As my roommate had crappy speakers and would start making a noise 1-2 seconds before my iPhone would go off telling me I had a text/call. I would hear the noise coming from the speakers and get up to grab my phone as I knew the phone would go off. :D

    And yes, this only happens on EDGE. It didn't make the noise when it was on 3G.
     
  9. frunze macrumors member

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    Makes the noise for me with 3G/wi-fi. I never do mind the little things, though.
     
  10. EvilShenaniganZ macrumors 6502

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    I had the same thing happen when at work and sometimes at home with me creative pc speakers. I always knew when my phone was about to ring. My friends never seem to notice the noise first so they thought i was crazyeverytime i got up before the phone rang... :D
     
  11. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    Just to clarify for you, it's coming from equipment around your iPhone, not the iPhone itself.
     
  12. calvy macrumors 65816

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    Same here. I normally sit by a TV down in my basement and leave my phone right next to it. Every so often, if real close, it gives me the GSM buzz. I rarely am on EDGE.
     
  13. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    Absolutely, and if you put the phone too close to your reproductive organ, you could be sterilized.
     

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