About potential interference with medical devices

Most consumer electronic devices, including laptops, tablets, smartphones, wearables and audio devices, contain magnets, components and radios that emit electromagnetic fields that might interfere with medical devices. For example, implanted pacemakers and defibrillators may contain sensors that respond to magnets and radios when in close contact.

Most medical device manufacturers recommend keeping a source of potential interference a safe distance away from your medical device (at least 15 cm/6 inches apart or at least 30 cm/12 inches apart when using a wireless charger). Consult your physician and medical device manufacturer for specific guidelines. Manufacturers often provide recommendations on the safe use of their devices around wireless or magnetic products to prevent possible interference.

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

Find out more about safety in the Important Safety Information sections of the user guides for Apple devices.

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