iPhone X Static charge while using iPhone

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  1. rsnhakan macrumors regular

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    Hi, I have a question. My aunt gets static charged at work because of the carpet. Everytime when she hits metal she gets a shock. Is it possible to harm your iPhone X with metal housing? She doens't get a shock when she touches her iPhone.
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    If there is a lot of static electricity she should always touch something else BEFORE touching her phone.

    Sounds like the phone is not grounded if it is not giving her a shock.
     
  3. rsnhakan thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for your reply. Sometimes she forgets it and walks away with the phone and when touching a door lever she gets a shock from the door, not from the phone. Is that a problem?
     
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Should not be a problem holding the phone in your hand and another part of your body touching a grounded object to discharge. You just do not want the discharge to go through the phone. Electricity is lazy and will always take the easy path.
     
  5. rsnhakan thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks!
     
  6. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Damage? Perhaps. It depends how strong of a current is sent towards the device.
     

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