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Going on an international flight bound for the United States? Make sure your smartphone is charged and working

Going on an international flight bound for the United States?  Make sure your smartphone is charged and working
Security agencies at airports which serve as hubs to direct flights to the United States are being asked by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to ramp up security protocols over concerns of possible threats to air travel.

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

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posted on 06 Jul 2014, 15:10 1

1. BattleBrat (Posts: 1175; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t376/battlebrat2/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140614_120423_zpswbsxxk3y.jpg
I'm good with my HTC M8
YES 5 DAYS!

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 15:16 1

2. hmd74 (Posts: 396; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)


WoW! 0_o
That's great...

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 15:23

3. wilsong17 (Posts: 1096; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


how cute how about showing actual usage

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 15:31

4. tacarat (Posts: 217; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)


Let us pray you do not go 6 days without a charge ;)

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 15:36 1

5. wilsong17 (Posts: 1096; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


come again note 3 beat that

http://i.imgur.com/RRrAqnz.png?2
http://i.imgur.com/gucDGj8.png?2

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 15:37

6. Beijendorf (Posts: 327; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


What is that? A picture for ANTS?!

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 15:44 1

7. Shatter (Posts: 2032; 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%.

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 15:48 3

8. wilsong17 (Posts: 1096; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


LIKE this one on my note 3http://i.imgur.com/gucDGj8.png?2

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 15:56

9. swayze91 (Posts: 47; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


impressive

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 16:08

10. MrTzr (Posts: 130; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)


Probably an aftermarket battery. But I'm already statisfied with my 8 hours of sot on my Z2.

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 16:25 1

12. BattleBrat (Posts: 1175; 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/albums/t376/battlebrat2/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140706_134504_zps1k4iief1.jpg

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 12:36

18. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3353; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


But the screen hasn't been on almost at all.................

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 16:21 2

11. fzacek (Posts: 2235; 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...

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 16:27 3

13. BattleBrat (Posts: 1175; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Up against a pressurized plane window, it doesn't take much :-(

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 16:33 3

14. Gawain (Posts: 377; 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.

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 16:48 1

15. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 852; 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.

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 17:03 4

16. Augustine (Posts: 804; 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?

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 19:32

17. Eonnaydra (Posts: 209; 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 :)))

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 17:45

19. Stuntman (Posts: 789; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


I had to do this already with other electronic items for years.

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