QLYX is safe for your phone and here is why:
One of the most frequent questions is whether a magnetic car mount will wipe a phone.
No, it will not, for one simple reason. The internal components of a phone are made out of non-magnetic materials. Therefore, a magnet cannot disturb them working.
But what about the memory, you might ask? Well, phones do not have HDDs (hard disk drives) which use a magnetic field to store information. On the contrary, phones hold storage chips, which are a type of flash memory, and are not affected by magnets.
There are mentions on forums that iPods can be affected by a magnet. But that concerns only the iPod Classic, which does use a hard disk drives. Other mobile devices, however, use flash memory and should not be worried about.
Remember those old big screens that would hum when working? They formed an image by deflecting a finely focused beam of electrons with magnetic fields. Thus, an external magnetic field interfered with the internal magnetic field, which was necessary to create an image. Today's phone screens use electricity to form an image and respond to interaction. Therefore, a magnet does not pose any danger to a smartphone's screen.
GPS and compass
Another question that often rises concern with regard to magnetic car mounts is whether they upset GPS from working, or location accuracy. GPS uses satellites to determine the coordinates, and knows the direction of movement by solving a simple math problem thought comparing two sets of coordinates at a different time. As a GPS module does not depend on magnetic fields, its working cannot be disturbed with an external magnetic force.
The story with a mobile compass is a little bit different. Your phone uses sensors to determine the magnetic field of the earth, and proximity of another magnet nearby forces the sensors to react to it. The good news is, that hardly any application, and especially not navigation programs, need data from these sensors to work. So unless you drive with a compass on, you will not notice a thing.
Phones usually have lithium-ion batteries. Charging and discharging is a result of a chemical reaction, while materials used for the body are non-magnetic. As a result, a battery in a phone remains unaffected. Some users complain that a magnet in a car mount cause the battery to discharge faster. The reason is actualy from the usage of the phone while on the mount, as most users turn on navigation in their car. GPS requires a lot of energy and thus quickly drains the battery.
Phone speakers use magnets to work, right? Well, according to tests, such a small a mount as in a car mount is just not strong enough to interfere with their working. So don't be afraid.
Cases with magnets
Finally, it should be mentioned that some cases use magnets to turn a phone's features on and off - for example, a screen on a Samsung or iPad. The magnet in a car mount will not affect such functionality.