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Apple warns users against charging iPhones overnight

Apple warns users not to charge your iPhone overnight

For most iPhone users, there’s no better time to charge your iPhone than when you’re asleep during the night. Waking up in the morning, with your iPhone fully recharged and ready for the day is something most users want.

However, Apple have warned that doing this could have major consequences, stating that charging your phone while you’re asleep at night risks causing a “fire, electric shock, injury, or damage to iPhone or other property”.

The risks are increased even further if your iPhone isn’t covered up and can’t ventilate properly while charging. Especially bad news for those of you who leave your phone under your pillow as this can lead to the phone overheating and even starting a fire.

An official statement from Apple said:

“Don’t sleep on a device, power adapter, or wireless charger, or place them under a blanket, pillow, or your body, when it’s connected to a power source. Keep your iPhone, the power adapter, and any wireless charger in a well-ventilated area when in use or charging. Take special care if you have a physical condition that affects your ability to detect heat against the body.”

Additionally, the company also warned that using third-party chargers can also increase the risk of fires as some may not meet the required safety standards. Apple recommends that all users look for ‘Made for iPhone’ cables that meet these requirements.

They added:

“You can also charge iPhone with ‘Made for iPhone’ or other third-party cables and power adapters that are compliant with USB 2.0 or later and with applicable country regulations and international and regional safety standards. Other adapters may not meet applicable safety standards, and charging with such adapters could pose a risk of death or injury.”

Other pieces of advice Apple have given include not charging your device near water or any other liquid (surely common sense) plus disposing of chargers as soon as they become damaged or stop working.