Going on an international flight bound for the United States? Make sure your smartphone is charged and working
Among the enhancements travelers can expect to see will be increased scrutiny of electronics, particularly smartphones and tablets, and among them, Apple iPhones and Samsung Galaxy devices.
How will such devices be checked? Expect to be asked to turn the devices off and on, and make sure you give the phone a good battery charge. Devices that cannot power on will not be permitted on the flight. The concern is that smartphones or tablets could be rigged with explosives since they are such ubiquitous devices.
Flights bound for the US from Europe, the Middle East, and Africa will see the most noticeable uptick in security measures which will be implemented over the next couple days. Along with your smartphone or tablet, expect your shoes to garner more scrutiny as well.
source: NBC News
1. BattleBrat (Posts: 1069; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
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I'm good with my HTC M8
YES 5 DAYS!
4. tacarat (Posts: 140; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)
Let us pray you do not go 6 days without a charge ;)
5. wilsong17 (Posts: 867; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)
7. Shatter (Posts: 2016; Member since: 29 May 2013)
Show the graph to prove you didn't charge it or leave it in standy for 5 days, it only resets the time used when you charge to 100%.
8. wilsong17 (Posts: 867; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)
LIKE this one on my note 3http://i.imgur.com/gucDGj8.png
10. MrTzr (Posts: 105; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)
Probably an aftermarket battery. But I'm already statisfied with my 8 hours of sot on my Z2.
12. BattleBrat (Posts: 1069; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Here is my phone now 3 days 30% remaining it'll do 4-4 1/2 days this time *laughs*http://i1056.photobucket.com/a
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18. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2711; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
But the screen hasn't been on almost at all.................
11. fzacek (Posts: 1591; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
How much explosive can you fit in a sub-10mm thick body? I really don't think explosives in smartphones and tablets are much of a threat...
13. BattleBrat (Posts: 1069; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Up against a pressurized plane window, it doesn't take much :-(
14. Gawain (Posts: 352; Member since: 15 Apr 2010)
A hand grenade is the size of a small apple and has a kill/injure radius of roughly 30 meters (90 feet). A smaller charge against a thin aluminum body or window can do quite a lot.
15. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 819; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
Thats fine, I keep my GS4 and iPad4 charged up before going to the airport, I tend to use my iPad a lot when flying for reading offline articles that I download the day before, videos etc... and use my GS4 for music inflight.
I get a good 6h On Screen use of my GS4 without about 16h heavy use, moderate use I can go a good 2days, its no problem.
I'm very happy with these security measures, tbh.
16. Augustine (Posts: 703; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)
iPhone and Galaxy? Methinks that the unproductive slobs who signed up for a job where they'd bark at people touch their junk are trying to confiscate a boatload of iPhone and Galaxy to be sold at a later auction. Really, what other phones have as good a resale value as these?
17. Eonnaydra (Posts: 204; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)
lol, this is a stupid decision, I am going to NY from Romania next week and I have a lot of problems with my S3's battery because of the hacks and custom roms that I've tested on it :)))
19. Stuntman (Posts: 711; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)
I had to do this already with other electronic items for years.