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majkom

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Hi, maybe stupid question, but I am no expert in electronics, so:
Can magnet attached permanently to the back of iPhone damage/influence something within iPhone (camera, flash storage, sth else)?

I do consider buying iPhone 6s/6s plus and iwould like to use this car holder (i would put that magnetic plate on iphone (permanently) and iphone into apple case): https://www.amazon.com/iOttie-Magnetic-Holder-Cradle-iPhone/dp/B00Q3G8LPQ

So, any possible problém?
 

Newtons Apple

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Like it says there are some "temporary" problems but they claim nothing permanent.

I would make sure that ac vent is turned OFF as I have had a holder that attached to the vent and during the summer your phone will get very cold. The problem is if in a warm and humid climate, you will find moisture will condense on your now cold phone and possible trigger the water sensors.
 

HEK

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I had same question. I went with the Belkin clamp mount suction cup holder. Am very happy with it. Didn't like idea of sticking something on phone.

One point to note, a bare phone or one in Apple silicone case may be slippery enough to fall from clamps when in upright position. At least on the crater strewn landscape we call Michigan roads. I use Apple leather case which is a bit less slippery. And the problem is negated if you rotate phone to horizontal position.
 

willmtaylor

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The magnet won't affect the internals you mentioned (camera, flash storage, etc.), but I can affect the accuracy of your phone's compass (if that matters to you).
 

willmtaylor

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Good point. But at least the compass needle will always be pointing in same direction.

"That John Denver was full of ****, man."
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Beerstalker

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With most of these you aren't actually sticking a magnet to the phone, you are just sticking a steel plate to it. The steel plate will have little to no effect on how your phone works when walking around with it.

The part that mounts to your car is what has the magnets in it. So when you have your phone attached to the magnet base that is when you may have some issues with the compass built into the phone. As soon as you take the phone off the magnet base it should start working fine again.

I use the Scosche MagicMounts in two of my vehicles and have had no issue with my 5, 6+ or my wife's 5s, 6s. I perosnally don't stick the steel plate to the phone I stick it to the inside of the case. Usually in between the silicone sleeve and hard plastic shell so the steel isn't even touching the phone so I don't take the chance of scratching it.

https://www.amazon.com/Scosche-MAGD...175519&sr=1-1&keywords=scosche+magnetic+mount

https://www.amazon.com/Scosche-MAGF...175519&sr=1-2&keywords=scosche+magnetic+mount
 

HEK

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"That John Denver was full of ****, man."
y31ov.jpg
Is that a dead sheep on dashboard ? LMAO
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With most of these you aren't actually sticking a magnet to the phone, you are just sticking a steel plate to it. The steel plate will have little to no effect on how your phone works when walking around with it.

The part that mounts to your car is what has the magnets in it. So when you have your phone attached to the magnet base that is when you may have some issues with the compass built into the phone. As soon as you take the phone off the magnet base it should start working fine again.

I use the Scosche MagicMounts in two of my vehicles and have had no issue with my 5, 6+ or my wife's 5s, 6s. I perosnally don't stick the steel plate to the phone I stick it to the inside of the case. Usually in between the silicone sleeve and hard plastic shell so the steel isn't even touching the phone so I don't take the chance of scratching it.

https://www.amazon.com/Scosche-MAGD...175519&sr=1-1&keywords=scosche+magnetic+mount

https://www.amazon.com/Scosche-MAGF...175519&sr=1-2&keywords=scosche+magnetic+mount
So walking around will be ok. Compass will be screwed only when I am navigating the car. GREAT !!!
 
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