Apple Advises Against Overnight Charging for iPhone Users

What you should know


  • Apple warns iPhone users not to charge their phones overnight under a pillow or blanket to avoid overheating and potential hazards.
  • Apple advises against using non-official or damaged charging cables and bricks, emphasizing the importance of using accessories that meet safety standards.
  • The company highlights the risks associated with third-party charging accessories that lack the MFi (Made for iPhone) certification, including the risk of fire, electric shock, and damage to the iPhone.
  • Signs of damage to charging accessories, such as frayed cables or damaged plugs, are indicators that they should be replaced to prevent accidents.


Full Story

Ever wondered what’s the very last thing you do before the world of dreams claims you for the night? Well, for a whole bunch of us, it’s plugging in our lifeline – yep, the smartphone. Imagine waking up, groggy and bleary-eyed, only to see your phone gasping at 2% battery. And you’ve gotta rush out the door, pronto. Talk about a mood killer.

Now, here’s a nugget of wisdom straight from the horse’s mouth – Apple, that is. They’ve got a whole page dedicated to telling us, dear iPhone users, that snoozing with our phones under our pillows is a big no-no. “Important safety information for iPhone,” they call it. Pretty straightforward, huh? They’re like, “Don’t even think about sleeping on your device, or tucking it under a blanket or pillow. Oh, and keep it away from your body if it’s plugged in.” They stress on keeping everything – your iPhone, charger, and wireless charger – chilling in a spot where air can flow freely. Especially if you’re someone who can’t really feel heat that well.

Switching gears a bit – ever lost a charging brick? Annoying, right? And then there’s Apple, in all their wisdom, asking for 19 bucks for a new one. Plus, another 19 for a cable. You’re there, scratching your head, wondering why on earth you’d do that when there’s a $4.99 deal staring at you from the local convenience store. Especially since these days, finding a charging brick in your shiny new iPhone box is like finding a needle in a haystack.

Here’s the kicker, though. Apple’s got a point when they say to steer clear of those too-good-to-be-true deals on charging gear. Unless it’s got the MFi (Made for iPhone) badge, you’re probably better off without it. Apple’s pretty stern about this. They’re like, “Listen, if it’s not MFi or doesn’t meet USB 2.0 or safety standards, you’re basically playing with fire. And not the fun kind.” They’re talking serious business – fire, electric shock, the whole shebang.

So, what’s the bottom line? Look out for dodgy-looking plugs, frayed cables, or if your charger decided to take a swim. Any of that happens, and it’s time for a shopping trip. And yeah, while it might seem like Apple’s just trying to get you to spend more, this advice is solid for any smartphone user. Sure, it might feel like a cash grab, but considering the alternative, maybe it’s not such a bad deal after all.

Derrick Flynn
Derrick Flynn
With over four years of experience in tech journalism, Derrick has honed his skills and knowledge to become a vital part of the PhonesInsights team. His intuitive reviews and insightful commentary on the latest smartphones and wearable technology consistently provide our readers with valuable information.


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