Static shock on iPhone 5?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by OutSpoken, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. OutSpoken macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2009
    :eek:Well, I'm not usually one to complain about things like this...and tbh this post isn't really a complaint, more or less an observation.

    Twice now this had happened, I've had my iPhone 5 plugged into my work PC charging, Ive left my desk to do something, returned a few moments later and about to wake my phone to see if I missed any calls or messages and as I touch the handset near the home button...I get a static shock! Just happened now..and some day last week, which at the time I thought was my imagination.

    So, has anyone else experienced static shock with their iPhone 5? cant't say I noticed this with my iPhone 4.
  2. jlake02 macrumors 68020


    Nov 2, 2008
  3. erratikmind macrumors 6502a


    Apr 2, 2009
    S.F./Las Vegas
    Can this be contributed to a combination of clothing, carpeting , shoes, etc., as you approach your device? Simply grabbing at straws, here.
  4. Shadowbech macrumors 601

    Oct 18, 2011
    Planet iPhone
    Never happened here on my 4S.

    I suggest touching other object first before touching your phone (probably something that is rubber).
  5. Big-T macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2012
    Most likely the phone isn't shocking you, you are shocking the phone. The static charge is probably built up on you, and since your phone is plugged in it acts as a path to ground when you touch it, and *zap*.
  6. OutSpoken, Oct 16, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2012

    OutSpoken thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2009
    Hmm.. probably... it IS a carpeted office. But I find it strange as I would use my iPhone 4 in the exact same set up, plugged into my PC on my desk mon-fri and never experienced it:confused:

    just found this old article via google.

    I am wearing a jumper today thats made of some polyester fibers.
  7. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    I don't get the static shock, but I do notice that if the phone is plugged in and charging, that I can sometimes feel a tingle if I run a finger across the aluminum. It's the exact same sensation on a MacBook Air. Aluminum is conductive.
  8. QuasarZ macrumors member

    Oct 18, 2010
    Now that you mention it I vaguely remember that happening once or twice.
  9. johnlandino macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2009
    its cuz you hooked your apple product to a PC, they dont you when you hook them up to PCs.

Share This Page