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Can Magnetic Phone Mounts Damage My Phone?

Putting strong magnets near your expensive phone can be unnerving at first. Here's why it's perfectly safe.

Do you have a magnetic phone mount for your car? If not, you may want to consider getting one. They are incredibly convenient and much more low-profile on your dashboard than cradle mounts. Our MobNetic phone mounts are built with durable aluminum bodies and 90lb pull-force magnets to hold your phone safely in place. But some people believe that magnetic phone mounts can damage your phone. Is this true? Let's take a closer look.

Do Magnetic Phone Mounts Damage Phone Components?

The short answer is no. Magnetic phone mounts use magnetic force to hold your phone in place, but the magnetic field isn't strong enough to cause damage to any of your phone's components. The magnetic forces and device plates used are designed to be gentle and secure so you don't have to worry about losing or damaging your device.

One thing to keep in mind is that magnetic fields can cause interference with your phone camera's autofocus feature when in use. To prevent this issue, phones come with a built-in safety feature that disables the camera's autofocus function when a magnetic field is present. This feature is disabled as soon as it is off of the mount. It's important to note that magnetic force can also disrupt some magnetic components inside your phone, like the magnetic compass. However, these components are not essential for normal functioning, and using a magnetic phone mount won't cause any permanent or lasting damage.

Another common concern is magnetic phone mounts erasing data. All cell phones these days use flash storage, which means they can't be affected by magnets - so you don't have to worry about magnetic fields causing data loss on your device.

Using a magnetic wireless charger is a convenient way to keep your phone in view and fully charged at the same time.
Using a magnetic wireless charger is a great way to view your phone safely on the road, while keeping it fully charged for when you're out of the car.

Will Magnetic Phone Mounts Eat Up My Phones Battery Life or Effect Wireless Charging?

No, magnetic phone mounts will not affect your phone's battery life. While magnetic force can be used to charge some devices, the magnetic fields produced by our MobNetic Maxx and other magnetic phone mounts are not strong enough to affect wireless charging on your device. It's also important to note that magnetic force will not harm your phone battery either, so you can use magnetic mounts without fear of damaging your device. 

That being said, you should use caution if you are using a device plate with your magnetic phone mount. The steel plate can block the magnetic fields from your devices wireless charging array, which will cause it to charge slower or not at all. If you want to avoid this issue, make sure to avoid using the device plate and opt for our Mag FLEX Plate and Retro Cap instead. These can be used to mount with or without a wireless charger.

In Conclusion…

Magnetic phone mounts are a safe and convenient way to keep your device in place while driving. They won't cause any permanent damage or data loss on your device and they also won't have an effect on your phones battery life. So if you're looking for an easy way to mount your phone in the car, Mob Armor magnetic mounts are the safest and most durable option! Check out the MobNetic Maxx phone mount today.


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