Rear casing is magnetized, Is this OK?

Recently purchased the 10.1 inch Galaxy Tab A (SM-T580) for use with music. Placed it naked on my metal music stand (no case for it yet), and tablet stuck to it like glue. Same thing with paperclips etc. I went to Best Buy and sure enough, the same effect happened on their display model. There seems to be magnetic areas around the perimeter of the casing. Contacted Samsung support and they seem oblivious and want me to send to a Samsung service center (heck, I'll just return to store if I wanted to).

Everything seems to be working fine and I like what I bought, but I am concerned that the magnetic issue will be a problem in the future.

If anyone else noticed this about this same model (black)? Should I worry?

Thank for any help.

Vincent

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I am wondering the same thing. I can't find any answers.

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My tab a also does this. Wondering if it was meant to?

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I did exactly the same thing, stuck to my music stand, side of fridge, filing cabinet etc. Called Samsung Support and they said 'Magnetic?'

It seems to work OK and the magnetic case I got for it works exceptionally well, I try not to put my wallet on it or put it near anything else this might be erased just in case.

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Lol im so happy this is happening to other people. Lol it's awesome for watching movies, just magnet it to my fridge by my bed. Im just concerned itl have side effects

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Maybe that is why one of this case's features is magnetic on off. I wonder if I looked around the Tab settings it would have a way to turn it off.

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The magnetism is by design. It is for the case, and likely an auto turn off to the screen when the case is closed. If you have old tech around, don't put it on audio cassettes, VHS tapes, hard drives, and floppy disks.

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@vinfin this is intentional. The back of the case is slightly magnetic - the optional Book Cover attaches that way. Not sure why Samsung support is not aware of this. Magnetism will not negatively impact the function of this tablet.

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A case of the right hand not knowing what the left is doing

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Samsung seems to go downhill quick since last summer. Struck by bad decisions and bad designs.....Lets hope they will recover from this.

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Samsung tech support is outsourced to call centre's. They know bugger all apart from the basic tech specs and troubleshooting steps. Outside of that they book a repair.

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I just realized that they did it so you can do selfie pics & watch videos... i.e, attach to the fridge, etc. I saw a commercial sometime back about a phone that does that.

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Just purchased mine last week and I have an old school metal shop nightstand...laid it down to start charging and noticed the same thing.I was afraid it doing that would erase things. Still don't fill comfortable having it like that

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It actually disconnected my lcd inside the tablet after putting it on magnetic objects...good thing i had a warranty..

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My Tab 'A' did not seem to be magnetic in the beginning but it sure is now, and seems to work just fine. I purchased a case that has a magnetic clasp and magnetic area for a wireless keyboard, problem is if i open the case and fold it in half it puts the two different magnets together and then the screen goes blank but it does not affect any other processes. Since it seems to be part of the design as I have read in other posts. I this is ok?

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Yes, it is supposed to be magnetic, mine even with the case. It has not affected the performance as far as I can tell, been this way since I bought it. Some people enjoy it because they can stick to thing's. I like it because it doesn't slide of things. If you come in contact with another magnetic object the screen will go dark it will return to normal after other magnet is removed, I have not seen any damages from this chance happening. Hope you enjoy your tab as much as I do. Oh, Samsung reps don't know either.

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Glad to hear others are noticing this. If it is true that it's meant for remote turn on, that's interesting. My primary concern is that if I didn't know this I may inadvertently place a credit card on top of it and cause myself some inconvenience by having to replace it. I actually noticed it when I found a new zip drive stuck to it.

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No. As most computer screens... color and coding can be messed up by magnets. The same is true with portable devices. However some internal damage of your device could be possible. In other cases (pun ended) your device may be safe... ish. The cases we have now do many things so if you bought the case from a trusted company... Apple persay, you should be fine!!

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I opened my Tab A and gently pried out ten magnets. it was an easy task wich was necessary to do because I am sure those magnets interfered with my drone’s compass leading to a constant need to recalibrate the drone.

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