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    Default Will magnet mount effect phone, navigation or compass?

    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by dss2000 View Post
    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

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    Better yet, will the magnet wipe your phone?

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    Default Re: Will magnet mount effect phone, navigation or compass?

    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Better yet, will the magnet wipe your phone?

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    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.
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    Default Re: Will magnet mount effect phone, navigation or compass?

    The manufacturers of these products are accounting for magnet interference.

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    Default Re: Will magnet mount effect phone, navigation or compass?

    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.
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    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.
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    Default Re: Will magnet mount effect phone, navigation or compass?

    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!
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    Default Re: Will magnet mount effect phone, navigation or compass?

    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.
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    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!
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    "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!
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    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.

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    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.

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    Default Re: Will magnet mount effect phone, navigation or compass?

    Quote Originally Posted by chickflick View Post
    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?
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    Default Re: Will magnet mount effect phone, navigation or compass?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3smiley View Post
    "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.

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