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Is it safe to sleep near smartphone while it is charging: Explanation from Apple

Is it safe to sleep near smartphone while it is charging: Explanation from Apple Full sleep is a guarantee of health (photo: Freepik)

Experts from Apple have advised on the safety of sleeping near a phone that is charging. This is something everyone should be aware of, as healthy sleep is essential for a normal life.

RBC-Ukraine, citing Apple Support, explains how to charge a smartphone correctly to protect both the device and your health.

Basic phone charging rules

To adequately charge your smartphone, experts recommend following a set of fundamental rules:

  1. Use the charging cable that comes with the smartphone in the package.
  2. Use a licensed power adapter that complies with international safety standards.
  3. Charge the smartphone in a well-ventilated room.
  4. Avoid exposing the gadget or charging devices to moisture.
  5. Do not place foreign metal objects (keys, coins, jewelry, etc.) near the charging adapter.
  6. Avoid prolonged contact of the skin with the charging cable or connector when the charging is connected to the power source.
  7. Avoid sleeping or sitting near the charging cable or on it.

Телефон, Заряжать, Зарядка

Each gadget has its own rules of use (illustrative photo: Pixabay)

Why you shouldn't sleep next to a charging smartphone

Sleeping next to a plugged-in phone can negatively impact both the human body and the gadget itself.

Speaking of the technical aspects, it's worth mentioning the following potential risks:

- Physical damage to the smartphone or charging cable

- Electric shock

- Overheating and even ignition (especially if keeping the phone under a pillow)

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The best sleep is far away from gadgets (illustrative photo: Pixabay)

How to charge an iPhone

Apple has explained that you can charge your iPhone in various ways:

  1. Using the charging cable (included) and an Apple USB power adapter (sold separately).
  2. Using cables and power adapters that are "Made for iPhone" and compatible with USB 2.0 or later.
  3. Using the MagSafe charger or MagSafe Duo Charger (connected to an Apple 20W USB-C power adapter or another compatible power adapter).
  4. Using another wireless charger certified to the Qi wireless charging standard.
  5. Using a cable connected to a computer.