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24-05-2020, 17:24   #1
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How safe are Bluetooth headphones?

I've never used them but I would have thought putting something that connects wirelessly to a device in between your brain must have some negative effects?

I know a phone is said to be worse but I don't use my phone for calls that often and try not to have it on me that often. I'm comparing it to someone listening to music/podcasts/radio for hours.

I'd love to get a pair as they look super handy.
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24-05-2020, 18:43   #2
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No!

It's 2.4ghz radio, so it's harmless. If Bluetooth gave people cancer then the amount of WiFi you're exposed to every day would kill you!
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Apparently everything these days gives you Cancer. And sure doesn't 5G cause Covid 19. Get yourself a nice pair of headphones and enjoy life(and music).
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Does having Bluetooth switched on for any length / for continued use shorten the life-span of the Phone Battery or do damage on it, or does it wear out the Phone's insides/structure etc. if Bluetooth is always on / excessively in use?
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Does having Bluetooth switched on for any length / for continued use shorten the life-span of the Phone Battery or do damage on it, or does it wear out the Phone's insides/structure etc. if Bluetooth is always on / excessively in use?
Hey! This is my safety thread. Don't hijack it with hardware issues.

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Does having Bluetooth switched on for any length / for continued use shorten the life-span of the Phone Battery or do damage on it, or does it wear out the Phone's insides/structure etc. if Bluetooth is always on / excessively in use?
No but then how long do you plan on keeping a phone anyway.

Go for a bigger battery.

Of course having apps running and other functions it will drain slightly quicker but I leave mine on all the time and get 2 days out of charge

Wouldn't be worrying
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Does having Bluetooth switched on for any length / for continued use shorten the life-span of the Phone Battery or do damage on it, or does it wear out the Phone's insides/structure etc. if Bluetooth is always on / excessively in use?
Yes, Bluetooth uses battery (like everything else). It's become the norm for most to leave Bluetooth on at all times. I never turn it off, I connect to the car and the van when I jump in (have phone cradle and charger in both) and have a BT speaker for the back yard and BT headphones for when out walking. Draining the battery doesn't do it any harm, just charge it when it's low.
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