I have always believed in keeping magnets and data storage devices far away from each other. Friends say I'm excessively cautious about it, but I seem to have a lot less data loss than they do!
As cell phones have gained popularity, so have cell phone cases with magnetic clasps. Often these clasps are positioned near the center of the phone, in close proximity to where the microSD card is located in the phone.
A friend has had two genuine Sandisk microSD cards (purchased at large brick and mortar retail stores) fail in their phone. They keep their phone in one of those cases with a magnetic clasp.
Is it likely that the magnet is causing the loss of data, or are such magnets much too weak to result in affecting the data on a microSD card?