Do not hold iPhone 7 to your head – Apple

iPhone 7 RF Exposure information

iPhone has been tested and meets applicable limits for radio frequency (RF) exposure.

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) refers to the rate at which the body absorbs RF energy. The SAR limit is 1.6 watts per kilogram in countries that set the limit averaged over 1 gram of tissue and 2.0 watts per kilogram in countries that set the limit averaged over 10 grams of tissue. During testing, iPhone radios are set to their highest transmission levels and placed in positions that simulate use against the head, with no separation, and near the body, with 5mm separation.

Depending on the dimensions of the device, additional SAR limits may apply.

To reduce exposure to RF energy, use a hands-free option, such as the built-in speakerphone, the supplied headphones, or other similar accessories. Carry iPhone at least 5mm away from your body to ensure exposure levels remain at or below the as-tested levels. Cases with metal parts may change the RF performance of the device, including its compliance with RF exposure guidelines, in a manner that has not been tested or certified.

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Although this device has been tested to determine SAR in each band of operation, not all bands are available in all areas. Bands are dependent on your service provider’s wireless and roaming networks.

The highest SAR values are as follows:

Model A1778

1.6 W/kg (over 1 g) SAR Limit
Head: 1.19
Body: 1.19

2.0 W/kg (over 10 g) SAR Limit
Head: 1.38
Body: 1.34


According to the FCC’s website, “FCC approval means that the device will never exceed the maximum levels of consumer RF exposure permitted by federal guidelines, but it does not indicate the amount of RF exposure consumers experience during normal use of the device.” This means that the maximum reported levels may not reflect the safety of the device for average daily use, and it isn’t a good way to compare the safety of one model of phone to another.

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This post was last modified on December 28, 2016

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