A slight buzzing sensation from my iPhone 5 when it's charging!

Sometimes if I caress the aluminium back of my iPhone 5 when it's charging, there's a slight sensation, almost like a light buzzing. Is that:

a) normal
b) abnormal!
c) all in my head :p

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JanSt / MOD  Aug. 19, 2013 at 15:56

Probably c!

scudno1  Dec. 16, 2013 at 22:36

i have the new iphone 5s and i feel the same sensation at the back of my phone when charger is pluged in very strange indeed,so u are not alone.

spruceyb  Dec. 17, 2013 at 15:22

It's to do with the charger.

The earth pin is a dummy.
Because the mains power isn't grounded, the aluminium can carry a low amp current.
Under normal circumstances it should be fine but it there was a fault with the electric supply in your house then it could cause a shock.

If you replace the charger with one that its properly earthed then it stops.


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