1. dss2000's Avatar
    I was looking at this magnetic mount for the car. Cleaver idea, seems like I could slip the metal plate in the back of my case between the phone and the case. Perhaps also a piece of paper to prevent scratches. The thing I'm concerned about is if the magnet will effect navigation especially the compass? I guess it probably uses the GPS more than the compass. Seems to get good reviews and I didn't see anyone complaining about the magnet.

    Amazon.com: iMagnet Cradle-less Magnetic Mount with Quick-snap Technology, Smartphone Car Windshield Dashboard Universal Holder: Cell Phones & Accessories

    08-09-2013 04:52 PM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I was looking at this magnetic mount for the car. Cleaver idea, seems like I could slip the metal plate in the back of my case between the phone and the case. Perhaps also a piece of paper to prevent scratches. The thing I'm concerned about is if the magnet will effect navigation especially the compass? I guess it probably uses the GPS more than the compass. Seems to get good reviews and I didn't see anyone complaining about the magnet.

    Amazon.com: iMagnet Cradle-less Magnetic Mount with Quick-snap Technology, Smartphone Car Windshield Dashboard Universal Holder: Cell Phones & Accessories

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...L._SL1500_.jpg
    Better yet, will the magnet wipe your phone?

    Sent from a SlimROM S3.
    08-09-2013 05:38 PM
  3. dss2000's Avatar
    Better yet, will the magnet wipe your phone?

    Sent from a SlimROM S3.
    Shouldn't wipe the phone unless uses a hard drive. One reviewer in Amazon said he ruined his original iPod the one with the small hard drive in it with it. But with all those positive reviews I doubt it would wipe a phone. I might interfere with NFC and wireless charging though. Ideally I would like a dock with both magnets to hold it in place and wireless charging. Palm had a wireless charger with magnets though it didn't sound like the magnets were strong enough to hold it vertically, just strong enough to keep it from sliding off the charger.
    08-09-2013 07:33 PM
  4. Curtis Baker's Avatar
    The manufacturers of these products are accounting for magnet interference.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
    Grannty bhoy Dock likes this.
    04-21-2014 02:40 PM
  5. Chiplg's Avatar
    You already have your answer. The compass would be effected, but the GPS would not care. Unless you use an app that shows your heading from the compass, don't worry about it. My car dock app does, but I rarely look at it as I usually have the GPS or music app on anyway.
    08-12-2014 07:27 PM
  6. red.foxx15's Avatar
    I'm currently using This device Phone Holder for Car Windshield | Cell Phone Windshield Mount | magicMOUNT window | by Scosche and i havnt noticed any issues. I wasnt specifically looking for it but I dont recall my compass on my car dock app having any issues with it. Has been a great purchase IMO as i dont have to change docks if i change phones.
    09-03-2014 11:33 AM
  7. Alicia Rami's Avatar
    I wouldn't take my chances. Magnets mess with the sleep function a lot of times. Besides, sorry to say, but that would look horrible on your dash.
    You have to look for one with shielded magnets, like this one:

    kickstarter.com/projects/1893116150/mount-anything-anywhere-neutron-a-and-neutron-s

    It has a design that limits the magnetism to the plate and it looks way more refined than the cheap-o version you have pictured above.

    Cheers!
    09-03-2014 05:39 PM
  8. Roamingnome3's Avatar
    Although this is an old thread, figured I'd share. I have used a generic magnetic mount, requires a small disc to be mounted inside a phone case or directly to the back of the phone. With it being mounted to my phone I've noticed that when using my qi wireless charger the plate and battery get hot (and I mean hot) to the point the phone shut down.

    I've only used it twice with the plate on my phone before removing it and haven't had a problem since. This is just my experience though , I have an xperia z3; didn't notice interference with the compass though, but, I use an older android with offline navigation maps for routing and use my xperia sporadically for fine real time nav.
    03-03-2015 01:16 PM
  9. chickflick's Avatar
    Hi, I'm glad this thread ended up on top because I have a similar question, though not exactly the same...

    I just bought a magnetic car mount and I love the concept. It holds really well, etc. However, when I put my Galaxy s4 Mini on it, everything disappears and it only displays the clock, won't let me do anything with it. I've restarted the phone a few times, moved the metal plate to different places, and changed some settings that I thought would do the trick, but nothing worked. Any ideas?

    Thanks!
    04-03-2015 03:22 PM
  10. 3smiley's Avatar
    "Hi, I'm glad this thread ended up on top because I have a similar question, though not exactly the same...

    I just bought a magnetic car mount and I love the concept. It holds really well, etc. However, when I put my Galaxy s4 Mini on it, everything disappears and it only displays the clock, won't let me do anything with it. I've restarted the phone a few times, moved the metal plate to different places, and changed some settings that I thought would do the trick, but nothing worked. Any ideas?

    Thanks!"


    I do not have an answer to this, but rather the same question... I have a Samsung Galaxy S4, and almost every time I lay it on the magnet, the screen goes black, showing only the time and date... nothing will work, unless I take it off the magnet...

    Thank you to any one who may have a solution to this!
    06-02-2015 12:38 PM
  11. aapold's Avatar
    The S6 edge actually sticks to my magnetic mount without a plate though only sans case and not that great (e.g. a speed bump can dislodge it).

    I used a magnetic plate on the outside of an lg3 otterbox symmetry case for a long time without issues including navigation though I never used the compass.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-21-2015 09:26 PM
  12. aapold's Avatar
    I called samsung to ask them. After a lengthy delay where the tech said he had to ask his manager he returned with the statement that the use of any non samsung product could damage the phone. I asked him to clarify, so even an otterbox defender case for example? And he reiterated the same line that if it was not a samsung product it could damage the phone.

    Waste of 15 minutes.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-28-2015 07:27 PM
  13. pochen1's Avatar
    Hi, I'm glad this thread ended up on top because I have a similar question, though not exactly the same...

    I just bought a magnetic car mount and I love the concept. It holds really well, etc. However, when I put my Galaxy s4 Mini on it, everything disappears and it only displays the clock, won't let me do anything with it. I've restarted the phone a few times, moved the metal plate to different places, and changed some settings that I thought would do the trick, but nothing worked. Any ideas?

    Thanks!
    I'm not 100% on this, but I suspect the magnet is too strong. On my s3 and s4, you can buy cases that have a cover(like a folio case) with a magnet to change the screen to the clock when you close the cover. Maybe the strength of the magnet is tripping the sensor. See if you can move the magnet in a different place on the back (lower) on the back of the phone?
    07-03-2015 01:05 PM
  14. pochen1's Avatar
    "Hi, I'm glad this thread ended up on top because I have a similar question, though not exactly the same...

    I just bought a magnetic car mount and I love the concept. It holds really well, etc. However, when I put my Galaxy s4 Mini on it, everything disappears and it only displays the clock, won't let me do anything with it. I've restarted the phone a few times, moved the metal plate to different places, and changed some settings that I thought would do the trick, but nothing worked. Any ideas?

    Thanks!"


    I do not have an answer to this, but rather the same question... I have a Samsung Galaxy S4, and almost every time I lay it on the magnet, the screen goes black, showing only the time and date... nothing will work, unless I take it off the magnet...

    Thank you to any one who may have a solution to this!
    The strong magnet is probably affecting the sensor. My s3 and s4 with a folio case (magnetic cover) will go to the date and time when I close the case. Move the magnet around the back to see if there is an are that won't affect this. Otherwise, the magnet may be too strong. If you are old enough to have used a blackberry, it's the same where the magnet on the holsters would put the phone in sleep mode.
    07-03-2015 01:22 PM
  15. darvvin's Avatar
    Samsung makes a folding case called the S-view cover. It has a window in the front, and a magnet in the closing flap. When closed the magnet turns on just the clock display which shows through window.

    The magnet in the holder is activating S-View mode.

    Check settings under My Device -> Accessories

    Not sure if you can disable it.

    I can't post a link, search Youtube for 'Galaxy Note 3 S View Cover review' for a better explanation.
    01-21-2016 12:21 PM
  16. Jeremy Blabac1's Avatar
    so you are saying that because yours glows in the dark its more modern mature and sleek ? lmao gimme a break petty people make me sick
    03-17-2016 10:39 PM
  17. NickinVA's Avatar
    I called samsung to ask them. After a lengthy delay where the tech said he had to ask his manager he returned with the statement that the use of any non samsung product could damage the phone. I asked him to clarify, so even an otterbox defender case for example? And he reiterated the same line that if it was not a samsung product it could damage the phone.

    Waste of 15 minutes.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Magnets are fine. Million threads on this. Magnet style mounts are fantastic.
    03-20-2016 12:24 AM
  18. Dauntlessface's Avatar
    "Hi, I'm glad this thread ended up on top because I have a similar question, though not exactly the same...

    I just bought a magnetic car mount and I love the concept. It holds really well, etc. However, when I put my Galaxy s4 Mini on it, everything disappears and it only displays the clock, won't let me do anything with it. I've restarted the phone a few times, moved the metal plate to different places, and changed some settings that I thought would do the trick, but nothing worked. Any ideas?

    Thanks!"


    I do not have an answer to this, but rather the same question... I have a Samsung Galaxy S4, and almost every time I lay it on the magnet, the screen goes black, showing only the time and date... nothing will work, unless I take it off the magnet...

    Thank you to any one who may have a solution to this!
    This response is probably way too late but figured I'd respond anyway. The device changes to that when you place it on the magnet because it is triggering the behavior of an S-view cover which turns the screen off except for the top part displaying time and missed notifications. The older sview covers use a magnet in the cover, a little different than some of the new ones.
    06-08-2016 12:04 AM
  19. cre8tv's Avatar
    DANGER, WILL ROBINSON!

    I've got one of these in my car. Works fine with my phone. TOTALLY F-ED UP MY IPOD. DO NOT use it with a iPod. Farewell, my 120GB musical pal.
    06-27-2016 06:07 PM
  20. N0h4ck1ng's Avatar
    DANGER, WILL ROBINSON!

    I've got one of these in my car. Works fine with my phone. TOTALLY F-ED UP MY IPOD. DO NOT use it with a iPod. Farewell, my 120GB musical pal.
    I currently have a note 5, I purchased the magic mount with power, (12w, 5v) and works great. Not only has it not messed with my phone but because of my phone being Qi charging I don't need the magnetic plate glued to my phone, it sticks on its own. Note: I don't use a case. Now if someone just made a magnetic holder with Qi charging, Omg!!
    08-09-2016 02:58 PM
  21. Borarjti's Avatar
    I currently have a note 5, I purchased the magic mount with power, (12w, 5v) and works great. Not only has it not messed with my phone but because of my phone being Qi charging I don't need the magnetic plate glued to my phone, it sticks on its own. Note: I don't use a case. Now if someone just made a magnetic holder with Qi charging, Omg!!
    Check out the air dock 2.0 I'm buying one soon but it appears to be what you are looking for

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-11-2016 11:26 PM
  22. RigidPark's Avatar
    No, it is definitely bad for your phone, you may try the nano type phone mount, it is pretty good!

    08-29-2016 10:20 PM
  23. nanum's Avatar
    In Apple’s Case Design Guidelines, there are sections on Sensor Considerations and Magnetic Interference, including the line, “Apple recommends avoiding the use of magnets and metal components in cases.”
    There’s also specific mention of the iPhone 6 Plus, because of potential problems magnets can cause for the autofocus rear camera with optical image stabilization and the built-in magnetic compass.
    It seems as though magnets aren’t likely to kill your smartphone, but there’s definitely a possibility they’ll mess some pretty important aspects up, so why take the risk?
    11-07-2016 01:07 PM
  24. charade48's Avatar
    I have a magnet mount, (Samsung Note 4) and recently had a black screen, and Samsung replaced the phone, and got another black screen, so pressed volume, reset and home, and downloaded a new ios.

    After reading these emails, I suspect it is my magnet, so will remove it.

    I had been using magnet mount for about 12 months with no problems.


    Charade48
    01-26-2017 06:38 PM
  25. 9900Boldfan's Avatar
    Any new updates regarding sing magnetic car mounts to hold smartphone in car?
    03-02-2017 08:32 PM

Similar Threads

  1. Echo Feedback when using phone
    By Shilohjerry in forum T-Mobile Galaxy S II
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-29-2013, 05:15 PM
  2. Can we expect the new Nexus phone to be priced like the N4?
    By AMTrombley0924 in forum Rumored Devices Lounge
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 08-13-2013, 06:56 PM
  3. Will rooting alone break the OTA updates?
    By pstoric in forum HTC One Rooting, ROMs & Hacks
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-10-2013, 02:02 AM
  4. Will rooting alone break the OTA updates?
    By pstoric in forum HTC One Rooting, ROMs & Hacks
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-09-2013, 09:56 PM
  5. cannot backup phone sync calendar
    By mbrayco in forum Verizon Droid Incredible 2
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-09-2013, 03:01 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD