US bans uncharged mobile devices on some flights

US bans uncharged mobile devices on some flights

If you plan to fly to the United States soon you should keep all your mobile devices charged before boarding a plane and there’s a serious reason why.

It turns out that the United States Transport Security Administration has enhanced its security procedures that are performed prior to boarding a plane and one of the new requirements is to keep devices such as smartphones, cell phones, laptops and tablets charged before getting onto a plane. If this requirement is not met then you may be denied your US-bound flight.

The new security measures are the US response to threats coming from various terrorist groups based in Syria and Yemen that may have developed bombs that may evade previous security screening processes. In addition to keeping your mobile devices charged you may be asked to power them on if such need arises. Devices such as iPhones and Samsung Galaxy smartphones have already become targets to additional scrutiny at certain airports in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Unfortunately, there isn’t an official list of affected airports so the best bet is to keep your mobile gizmos charged no matter where you are. There’s a good side to this, though – you will be able to work and play with them for a longer time while flying.

Source: CNET

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