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  1. Jirrod Glynn's Avatar
    I have a Nexus 6p and my wife has an iPhone 6 plus. We both have magnet phone mounts in our cars and we love them! However, after about a year of using them, I'm starting to notice more and more GPS issues. I didn't bother me too much until we went to NY and my GPS was almost completely useless, searching for signal 70% of the time!

    The frequency of this issue is what made me search for this forum in the first place. So obviously it's a concern and it might very well be an issue with the magnet affecting the compass which affects the GPS in navigation apps like Google maps.

    Oh, and this week, my wife mentioned to me she was having problems with her GPS jumping all over the place. Coincidence?
    08-17-2017 07:29 AM
  2. Plop91's Avatar
    does anyone know if the plate for a magnetic mount would affect Bluetooth connectivity?

    I've tried two separate Bluetooth headphones on my Google Pixel XL and both had strange connection issues when i was walking around with my phone in my pocket.

    thanks in advance i know its a pretty old tread so i hope someone lend some information.
    11-30-2017 04:18 AM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    It has no effect on Bluetooth that a non-magnetic metal plate in the same place will. (If you put a chunk of metal next to the BT antenna, it will probably reduce the range to an inch or so.)

    If you put the headphone receiver on the side of your body opposite the pocket the phone's in, that has a much more profound effect. Ear-to-opposite-pants-pocket loss is more than 35 feet of clear air loss, so "strange connection issues" is doing well. Usually the problem is "no connection". Just make sure that the active part (if it's a dual headset) or the headset (id it' for one ear) is on the side of your body that the phone is.
    12-03-2017 01:01 PM
  4. WRW60's Avatar
    A magnetic car mount will not harm your smart phone.
    In the past memory was stored in/on hard drive devices that depended on magnetic sequencing.; that is not true of today's chip technology.
    As far as GPS or Maps programs...
    The tracking mechanisms of these devices are dependant on satellite signal triangulation not magnetic north/south (like a compass) positioning, so again, a magnetic mount will have no adverse effect.
    NOW, if you have a compass on your device, SOME are magnetic north/south dependant and would be adversly effected but, all in all, magnetic mounting devices are perfectly safe for modern mobile devices.
    04-23-2018 11:20 AM
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