1. Maniacfive's Avatar
    has anyone else experienced their iPhone on charge giving an electrical charge through the metal edge? I charge my iphone two ways, one in the dock via the mac and the other from the wall next to my bed. The problem is when its charging from the wall. it doesnt happen every time its on charge, and when it does sometimes its only a mild tingling in my fingers, other times much more painful tingling going up my whole arm.

    What do you think is most likely the problem? The socket, the cable or the iPhone?

    EDIT: should've said, I'm in the UK, with a 3 pin adaptor and obviously I'm not charging it from the wall anymore :-D Just looking for any help in what i should look to replace.
    06-03-2009 12:15 PM
  2. SuperTrouper's Avatar
    I've never experienced anything like that from my iPhone and like you I charge from the wall (overnight) and dock with my Mac to sync.
    06-03-2009 12:38 PM
  3. vanishingvision7's Avatar
    Keep getting shocked and file a lawsuit.
    06-03-2009 01:43 PM
  4. OmariJames's Avatar
    This happened to me today !

    Only when my arm touches the metal edge but not my fingers.

    Same for the USB cord. If it's plugged in and I told my arm up against the 30-pin plug for maybe 10 seconds or less I'll feel a pinch like the hair on my arm is being pulled out.

    This is crazy. Well I guess other than the metal ring being a scratch magnet and slightly eletrictrified , it's a good thing apple os replacing it.
    06-03-2009 08:25 PM
  5. oli_jgb's Avatar
    It's only mild but yeh it kinda happens when my phone is on charge and I hold it to my head, it's like static and if I hold it really close to my ear without touching it kinda makes a humming noise. It doesn't bother me though, phone works fine and don't think it's doing me any harm :-S
    06-04-2009 06:03 AM
  6. Harryheg's Avatar
    My iPad gave me an electrical shock lt night while it was charging. I had left it to charge (wall plug, UK), picked it up to see if it had finished and got a 'fizzy' electrical shock in my fingers.
    07-16-2010 11:07 AM
  7. AGreenGiant's Avatar
    Never had this problem in the US. maybe it's just the adapters...who knows.
    07-16-2010 11:48 AM