Like smartphone technology, tablet cases and covers make life easier by protecting our device against accidental damage.
Due to the tablet cases, users do not worry about the spill damage caused by water or coffee. They aren’t worry about sitting on their device and cracking its screen; or dropping the phone from a considerable height only to pick up the pieces.
Your tablet casing is a life saver! But is it impeding reception?
A Blessing or A Curse?
The vast majority of the magnets that you come across day to day, including many of the super strong in the market, will not have any adverse effect on your tablet phone. In fact, inside the device there will be a number of very small magnets which perform important tasks.
However, before you get carried away and start rubbing the magnets all over your tablet phone, there is something else to consider. Magnetic fields can temporarily interfere with the digital compass and the magnetometer inside your tablet phone, and that is more serious than you may think.
The problem we found is that a nearby magnet will affect the internal magnetic sensors inside the tablet. The compass won’t read correctly, “explained Michael Paul, an engineer at K & J,” What’s worse, if a strong magnet sticks to the tablet, it could slightly magnetize some steel components inside, making them act as weak magnets. This can make it difficult to calibrate the compass correctly. ”
You might think that it is not important because you never use the compass app, but that does not mean that other apps does not depend on the same sensor. Google Maps, for example, uses the sensor to detect which way the phone is facing and several games also depend on it to work out your orientation.
It is likely that the magnets do not kill your tablet phone, but there is a possibility that they may alter some very important aspects.
Since the days of the first personal computer, it has been part of “geeklore” (like folklore but more interesting) that magnets are bad for all electronic things. But come on, I hear you say that we went from the days of the faithful floppy disk and the cumbersome CRT monitor, surely this can’t be the case? Magnets can’t seriously damage my tablet phone, can they?
The short answer is that, if the magnet is large enough and strong enough, it could damage your device, and not just by dropping the magnet on it!
In this article, we will briefly analyze what your tablet phone is made of and what would happen if you placed it next to a magnet.
In the days of yore, when phones were the size of cereal boxes and PC monitors had back-ends the size of a Ford Escort, these monstrosities were very susceptible to magnetic interference. Placing a magnet near a CRT screen would result in a variety of psychedelic colors being displayed. This is because a CRT monitor generates light by shooting a finely focused electron beam that is deflected by magnetic fields to create the image. Therefore, a strange magnetic field will interfere with the magnetic field required to create an picture in the first place. However, modern tablets use LCD screens that are generally not susceptible to magnets, hurray!
There are different types of storage devices that are commonly used in technology. Your computer will contain a hard drive that uses a strong neodymium magnet to rotate the read / write head that allows you to access, read and write data. Therefore, hard drives will not be susceptible to normal magnets, but can be damaged by really strong magnets.
The storage chip in modern phones like the tablets is a “flash” style unit and cannot be erased by a magnet since there are no magnetic components inside the chips, hurray!
Your tablet phone determines your location using a clever in-built GPS system. Since GPS works using satellite signals and not geomagnetic forces, it is not susceptible to magnetic interference.
The magnetometer of your tablet allows your device to detect the strength and direction of magnetic fields. It works with the digital compass, but it is also used by many other available apps. This particular tablet gizmo could be susceptible to really strong magnetic fields.
The speaker of your tablet is like any other, it needs magnets to work, so it will not be affected by an external magnetic field.
So, in summary, unless your tablet is exposed to a really substantial magnet for a considerable amount of time, the only thing that will likely harm will be the digital compass of the phone. Therefore, there will be no problems with the magnets with which your phone is likely to come into contact with during daily use, such as those found in magnetic cases or cradles or on your bag or purse.