In a recent service announcement, Apple has cautioned iPhone users about the potential dangers of sleeping next to a charging phone. The company highlights the risks of fire, electric shock, injuries, and property damage associated with such practices.
Apple strongly advises users to charge their phones in well-ventilated areas and avoid placing them under blankets or pillows while connected to a power source as it can lead to overheating and pose serious risks.
The company’s key message is crystal clear: “Do not sleep on a device, power adapter, or wireless charger, and avoid placing them under a blanket, pillow, or your body while connected to a power source.”
Moreover, Apple addresses concerns related to third-party chargers. While some third-party cables and adapters may meet safety standards, others might not, potentially resulting in harm or damage. The company advises users to opt for “Made for iPhone” cables that adhere to international safety regulations to ensure safe charging practices.
Apple also highlighted the importance of avoiding liquid exposure during charging and promptly discarding damaged chargers.