DOES A CHUNK OF MAGNET AFFECTS THE IPHONE 6 plus

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  1. Frazo macrumors newbie

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    Hey Guys, I've read a previous post wherein someone had concluded that an iPhone cannot be damaged with a thin magnet. I have an iPhone 6 plus and I happened to keep it next to a thick slab of magnet (the ones that are attached to cling doors, having height, thickness and width similar to that of A matchbox). It was kept about 6 inches away from the iphone ( having apple's leather case on) and was kept for about 2 minutes till I realised. I might sound a little newbie but I'm really getting Paranoid about my new iPhone being affected by the magnetic waves in any way as it was a big solid chunk of magnet. Though I see no signs of damage at the moment, I'm afraid of it being affected later on. Please help! Thanks & regards
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    I guess the only way to find out is to use the phone. I'm not trying to sound coy but the proof will be in the pudding. You'll get some opinions that it may or may not but until you use the phone , you'll not have a definitive answer

    I can't imagine a magnet damaging the iPhone but then I have no expertise in the field of electronics.
     
  3. flyinmac macrumors 68030

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    It will be fine. If it was going to die from that, it would have already.

    There is no magnetic media storage inside a phone. The parts are solid state... As in they are physical circuits. It is a bunch of miniature wires essentially. A magnet isn't going to change them.

    Now, if you used an extreme magnet, you could potentially affect a traditional hard drive, and moreso an old floppy disk (because those mediums do store information magnetically)... but affecting physical circuits... not really a problem.

    Now, a super strong magnetic field might affect the reception of signals to the phone, or perhaps even the audio quality during use. But, that's not physically altering the phone, it's just distortion.

    Remember that phones and other electronics emit magnetic field, radiation, etc... they are required by law to minimize how much they generate, but are required to accept all that may penetrate it.

    It is possible for such penetration of emissions from other sources to affect the apparent quality / experience at the moment. But, it does not physically damage your phone.
     
  4. Frazo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Mayflynn and Flyinmac!
    @flyinmac, thanks a ton for the precise and brief explanation !
    I do get your point. That explanation relieved me ! :):)
    Thanks again!
     
  5. iapplelove macrumors 68040

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    I left my iphone right on the back of a speaker once with a huge magnet. Didn't do a thing.
     
  6. geekguy123 macrumors member

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    I have a car mount that is magnetic. A piece of metal sits between my 6+ and the case and the magnet is on the mount. No issues.
     
  7. cynics macrumors G4

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    It will be fine. I've worked in MRI rooms during testing with my phone on my hip. Close enough to the machine that if I forgot to take my keys out of my pocket it would feel like someone violently trying to pull them through my pants.

    If that doesn't hurt an iPhone then a "chunk of magnet" won't.

    Note this was with my 4S though.
     
  8. Frazo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks a ton guys! After listening to Your experiences, I know that there's nothing wrong with my iPhone now :)
    Your replies really mattered as I was surfing the internet since morning trying to find out whether the phone is fine or not!

    Thanks again!

    Courtesy : iApplelove, Geekguy, Cynics
     
  9. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    I know there are different types of magnets but I have seen some wall, bike and car mounts that use magnets to hold the phone in place
     
  10. Hustler1337 macrumors 68000

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    Steelie? That's the best mount I ever owned. I transferred the magnet from my 5 to the 6+.
     
  12. Frazo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks a lot! It did solve my concern Hustler,
    But as explained by flyinmac and many others., it just 'might' distort some facilities, while using it, just for the time-being., since you have it mounted in your car and must be using it mostly while navigating and stuff, dosent it distort your navigation or maybe your audio quality while your iPhone is stuck to the Magnetic holder ?

    P.S.: Just a random question., you'll have eradicated my concern completely though :):)
    Thanks a lot guys :)
     

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