Does magnet damage smartphone?

Back to the old days magnets are bad for all things electronic. But today tech gadget is so advance. Magnets can’t seriously damage the smartphone, can they?

The answer is, if the magnet is big enough and strong enough it could damage your device.

Screen – In the old days placing a magnet near a CRT screen would result in an array of psychedelic colours being displayed. This is because a CRT monitor generates light by shooting a finely focused beam of electrons which is deflected using magnetic fields to create the picture. Therefore, a foreign magnetic field will interfere with the magnetic field required to create picture in the first place. However, modern smartphones use LCD screens which are not generally susceptible to magnets.

Storage – There are different kinds of storage devices commonly used in technology. Your computer will contain a hard disk drive that uses a strong neodymium magnet to swing the read/write head which allows you to access, read and write data. Therefore hard disk drives aren’t going to be susceptible to regular magnets but can be corrupted by really strong magnets. The storage chip in modern smartphones such as the iPhone is a ‘flash’ style drive and can’t be wiped by a magnet as there are no magnetic components within the chips, hurrah!

Digital compass – The digital compass in a smartphone such as the iPhone acts like a magnetic-needle compass and its accuracy, just like a traditional compass, can be affected by a strong external magnetic field. If your compass is affected your phone should display an alert. For iPhone owners, you can find more details on how to correct it in the Apple support site.

Location services – Your smartphone determines your location using a clever in-built GPS system. As GPS works using satellite signals and not geomagnetic forces it isn’t susceptible to magnetic interference.

Magnetometer – The magnetometer in your smartphone allows your device to detect the strength and direction of magnetic fields. It works with the digital compass but is also used by many other available apps. This particular gizmo could be susceptible to really strong magnetic fields.

Speaker – The speaker in your smartphone is like every other speaker, it needs magnets to operate therefore won’t be affected by an external magnetic field.

So, in summary, unless you smartphone is exposed to a really substantial magnet for a considerable amount of time the only thing you are likely to damage is the phone’s digital compass. So, there will be no issues at all with the magnets that your phone is likely to come into contact with during everyday use such as those in magnetic cases or cradles or on your purse or handbag.

This big magnet will damage your smartphone. size : 50mm x 50mm x 25mm magnet.

This small magnet will not damage your smartphone. size : 20mm x 20mm x 10mm magnet.


Health hazards of wearing the wrong belt

MANY people wear belts everyday, but few know the risks these accessories pose if they’re worn it wrong. Wearing a tight belt every day may cause lower back pain, heartburn, discomfort, and even immune complications.

Acid reflux (Heartburn)

Wearing your belt too tight puts pressure to the stomach, which causes acid to reflux and make its way to the throat. The result causes a burning sensation in the stomach, chest and throat, and a bitter, acidic taste in your mouth.

A medical study carried out by the University of Glasgow revealed that there are some links between wearing your belt too tight and symptoms that can lead to throat cancer. However, for those of you who are worried about cancer, the United Kingdom’s National Health Service has dismissed this study, calling it unnecessary alarmist.

Abdominal Pain

Using a tight belt can disturb the digestive flow, slowing down the whole process. Pressure makes it difficult for gas and food to move down. This often leads to bloating, pain and constipation.

Lower back and spinal pain

Recent research has shown that increased pressure in the abdomen can cause stiffness in the spine and stress on the back. If the belt is too tight and low riding, it causes nerve compression in the back.

Leg tingling and numbness

Not only can tight belts be uncomfortable (especially after a big meal), but they can cause burning pain, numbness, sensitivity at a light touch, and tingling in the legs.  The cause is exactly what a tight belt would do: put pressure on a nerve which runs from your abdomen to your lower outer thigh.

Reproductive system damage

Tight belts affect the reproductive function for men and women alike.

Reduced air access and increased temperature lead to “heat castration”. This manifests through overheating of the private parts and increased humidity — concerning risks for infectious diseases.

Immune system damage

Applying pressure on your abdomen with a belt can complicate the immune system’s normal way of functioning. Blood vessels below the stomach take care of the lymphatic drainage. If the belt is too tight on the waist, it slows down the lymph flow, which then directly interferes with the immune system’s effectiveness.



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Can a tight belt cause any physical harm?

According to Yes. A tight belt or waistband is like a tourniquet around your gut, disrupting the flow of your digestive system. “Tight-fitting pants increase abdominal pressure, making it difficult for gas and food to move downward,” says Russell Yang, M.D., Ph.D., a professor of gastrointestinal and liver diseases at the Keck School of Medicine at USC. Stomach acid goes back up, and you’re more likely to suffer heartburn and acid reflux. A tight belt or waist also magnifies bowel discomfort and stomachaches.

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