About potential magnetic interference with medical devices

Many consumer electronic devices contain magnets or components and radios that emit electromagnetic fields.

Magnetic interference and medical devices

Under certain conditions, magnets and electromagnetic fields might interfere with medical devices. For example, implanted pacemakers and defibrillators might contain sensors that respond to magnets and radios when in close contact. To avoid any potential interactions with these types of medical devices, keep your Apple product a safe distance away from your medical device (more than 15 cm/6 inches apart or more than 30 cm/12 inches apart if wirelessly charging). Consult with your physician and your device manufacturer for specific guidelines.

If you suspect that your Apple product is interfering with your medical device, stop using your Apple product and consult your physician and your medical device manufacturer.

 

These Apple products contain magnets

Keep these products a safe distance away from your medical device:

AirPods and cases

  • AirPods and charging case
  • AirPods Pro and charging case
  • AirPods Max and Smart Case

Apple Watch and accessories

  • Apple Watch
  • Apple Watch bands with magnets
  • Apple Watch magnetic charging accessories

HomePod

  • HomePod 
  • HomePod mini

iPad and accessories

  • iPad
  • iPad mini
  • iPad Air
  • iPad Pro
  • iPad Smart Covers and Smart Folios
  • iPad Smart Keyboard and Smart Keyboard Folio
  • Magic Keyboard Folio
  • Magic Keyboard for iPad

iPhone and MagSafe accessories

  • iPhone 12 models
  • iPhone 13 models
  • MagSafe accessories

Mac and accessories

  • Mac mini
  • Mac Pro
  • MacBook Air
  • MacBook Pro
  • iMac
  • Apple Pro Display XDR

Beats

  • Beats Flex
  • Beats Studio Buds
  • BeatsX
  • Powerbeats Pro
  • urBeats3

Certain other Apple products contain magnets that are unlikely to interfere with medical devices. We provide more information on safety in the Important Safety Information sections of the user guides for Apple products.

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