Accessories Will a clip case with a magnt hurt my HTC hero ?

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  1. candymancan21

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    I'v always known that magnet's are not good for electronics. However i just got my HTC hero, and i want to try to prevent this dust problem im reading about from hopefully happening to me. I have the screen protector on the screen, and a rubber/silicon case from sprint, but i dont have a carrying case that clips on your belt. So i either have to carry the hone by hand or put it in my pocket..

    Since the pocket is full of lint thats a bad idea.. However all the cases iv been looking at have magnets to close them. Will this hurt my phone ? Also which holster do you guys recomend that is big enough to hold the phone while its still in the silicon/rubber case.
     

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  2. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member
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    I have a case with a magnet
    I have not see any issues

    Sent from my HERO200 using Tapatalk
     
  3. bluenova

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    It won't hurt it. The issues with magnets and computers only really apply to hard-drives and floppy drives that use magnetism to store data so you can lose data if you put a strong magnet near them. This isn't an issue with flash based storage which uses floating-gate transistors and requires a charge to change state.

    Whilst it won't hurt it, it may give you issues with regards to navigation and other apps that utilise the built in digital compass.
     
  4. jplamb

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    Some people have reported problems with the compass and auto screen rotation when using a case with a magnetic clip
     
  5. harlequin1963

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    Mine works fine with a magnet clip belt case.
     
  6. Xyro

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    I used a case with a magnet for a little while and had no problems. In the end I just went for a screen protector though, much more convenient.


    But for future reference, everyone in this forum has a slightly different phone to you (The GSM version). So we can't suggest cases. Sprint phones have a different design and run different versions of the firmware too. My signature links to the forum you need.
     
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