Macbook Shutdown When iPhone Placed On It

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by MyiBill, Feb 24, 2017.

  1. MyiBill macrumors 6502

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    I have an early 2015 Macbook and an iPhone 7 in the Apple Battery Case, when I placed the iPhone on the macbook to the side of the trackpad the macbook went dead and when i removed the iPhone it came back on like nothing ever happened. Has anyone seen anything like this?
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    There is a magnet over there that is used by the MacBook to sense when the lid is closed, and that makes the MacBook go to sleep. I think what you are seeing is your phone triggering that magnetic sensor and making the MacBook go to sleep.
     
  3. MyiBill thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Makes sense, it's only when the battery case is on the phone and only when that battery case is charged
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Pretty common. Apple even has a support document on it.

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203315
     

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