Don't Charge iPhone in Car

According to a tip I read on the iPhone tip-application, you should not be in the habit of charging your iPhone in the car using a car charger. If you do, make sure you only plug the phone in after the vehicle has been cranked, and remove the phone from the charger before the vehicle has been turned off. Apparently, when a vehicle is cranked and turned off, a surge of energy could possibly damage your expensive electronic equipment. Great tip to remember, a new iPhone without a 2-year contract costs $500. OUCH!


By one.of.a.kind from AL

June 17, 20100 found this helpful

I'm glad I read this, I was wondering if I should just leave my phone plugged in the car all the time. This makes sense Mine is not an iphone, but who wants to ruin their phone? Thanks for the great tip! Robyn

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
June 17, 20100 found this helpful

I recently received an email which showed horrible photos of a burned out vehicle. The owner was in the habit of keeping their iphone plugged into a recharger. I never keep my cell phone or GPS plugged into my cigarette lighter.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
June 18, 20100 found this helpful

I heard that story about cell phones years ago. I never knew if it was true,but I don't leave my phone plugged in just in case!

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

In This Article
iPhone Tips and Tricks
Consumer Advice Tips for ConsumersJune 17, 2010
Riding Mower
Riding Mower Battery Won't Hold a Charge
Saving Money on Car Rentals, Neon Car Rental Sign
Saving Money on Car Rentals
Finding an Inexpensive Car, Blue Volkswagon Beetle parked by a building.
Finding an Inexpensive Car
iPhone apps
Organizing Apps on Your iPhone
Christmas Ideas!
Thanksgiving Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
You are viewing the desktop version of this page: View Mobile Site
© 1997-2016 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on November 17, 2016 at 8:50:40 PM on in 1 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!