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Why You Need a Faraday Bag for Your Smartphone

February 18, 2023 6 min read

Faraday bag for phones

Truthfully, the reasons for using a Faraday bag are endless. We often hear this question and think we should go through some of the reasons we believe EVERYONE should use Faraday phone bags in daily life for continuous data protection. So let's dive into how these bags can help you secure your data.


How Does a Faraday Bag Work?

A Faraday bag is a specially designed protective bag that blocks all incoming and outgoing signals to your smartphone or mobile device.

The purpose of a Faraday bag is to protect your device from various types of electronic interference, including electromagnetic pulses (EMP), radio frequency identification (RFID) scanning, and even malicious hacking attempts.

With the increasing use of cell phones and other digital devices, privacy and security have become more critical than ever. A Faraday bag provides a simple and effective way to keep your data safe and secure while protecting your device from various types of damage.


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Here are 10 Reasons Why You Need a Faraday Phone Bag

1. Protection from Electromagnetic Pulses (EMP)

Electromagnetic pulses, or EMPs, are powerful bursts of electromagnetic energy that can cause widespread damage to electronic devices.

EMPs can be caused by various events, including nuclear detonations, solar flares, and even electrical storms. An EMP attack could potentially destroy your smartphone and all its valuable data.

A Faraday bag provides a protective shield that blocks incoming EMPs, preventing them from reaching your device and causing damage. Using a Faraday bag, you can ensure that your cell phone is protected from EMPs and that your data remains safe and secure.


2. Block NFC, RFID Scanning and Identity Theft

Smartphones today have both NFC (Near Field Communication) and RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) capabilities built into them. NFC is a short-range wireless communication technology that enables devices to exchange data when they are placed in close proximity to one another, typically within a few inches. NFC is commonly used for contactless payments, mobile ticketing, and access control, among other applications.

RFID, on the other hand, is a longer-range wireless communication technology that enables devices to communicate over distances ranging from a few centimeters to several meters. RFID is commonly used for inventory management, asset tracking, and other applications where a large number of items need to be identified and tracked.

Smartphones typically have NFC built into them, but not all smartphones have RFID capabilities. However, some smartphones may have both NFC and RFID capabilities, depending on the specific model and manufacturer. For example, some smartphones use NFC for contactless payments and other short-range applications, while also supporting RFID for other use cases such as accessing secure facilities or tracking inventory.

Faraday bag blocks all incoming and outgoing NFC and RFID signals, making it impossible for thieves to steal your information. Using a Faraday bag protects your personal information from NFC and RFID skimming and other forms of identity theft.


3. Defend Yourself Against Hacking Attempts

Hacking attempts on smartphones and other digital devices are becoming more common and sophisticated. Hackers can use various techniques to access your device, including malware, phishing attacks, and other malicious software.

A Faraday bag provides a physical barrier that blocks all incoming and outgoing signals, making it much more difficult for hackers to access your device. Using a Faraday bag can significantly reduce the risk of hacking your device and keeping your personal information safe and secure.


4.Prevent Physical Damage

Smartphones are delicate and expensive devices vulnerable to physical damage. For example, dropping your cell phone on a hard surface can cause significant damage, and exposure to liquids or extreme temperatures can also cause harm.

A Faraday phone bag provides a protective layer to help prevent physical damage to your device. The phone bag's tough exterior and padded interior can help absorb the impact of a fall, and its moisture-resistant design can protect your device from liquids.


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5.Take a Break from Wireless Signals

In addition to the potential security risks posed by wireless signals, such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, they can cause unwanted interruptions and distractions. 

For example, you may want to avoid getting your phone to ring during an important meeting or receive notifications during a movie.

A Faraday phone bag blocks all incoming and outgoing signals, including wireless signals. This makes it possible to use your smartphone in peace without worrying about interruptions or distractions.


6.Take a Digital Detox

We should spend less time on our phones, laptops, or tablets than we do. An hour here or there may not seem like much, but it quickly adds up to days, months, and even years of our lives spent mindlessly scrolling.

If you are frustrated, wonder, "How do I get off my phone?!?" We have a great  Screen Time Calculator in our   Phone Detox Program.




So how does a Faraday Phone Bag help that? It's simple.


Because SLNT® products block all signals going in and out, when your device is inside, you won't get any notifications from any social media, no calls or texts, and no late-night reminders from work (think Slack or email). In essence, you can shut off from the outside world


avoid GPS tracking with Faraday phone bags


7. Avoid Location Tracking

How many times have you gone to open a new application you just downloaded, only to be prompted immediately to share your location? You might have agreed to this, thinking there's no harm.

If you said yes, then you opened the floodgates. This application is now painting a picture of everywhere you travel; whether it's your mom's house for dinner, a coffee shop you frequent, or your workplace, it's all logged.

These apps claim this is private information, but a quick Google search reveals how often this information has been leaked, hacked or even sold. In other words, there's a reason that you just walked by a coffee shop and then got an ad for it the next time you opened your phone.

A Faraday Sleeve blocks the GPS signal in your phone from transmitting while it is on or OFF!

Yes,  even "off" it can be tracked! And they don't hide it!

This doesn't just apply to your phone; it's very common to shut the lid of your laptop instead of turning it off.  Here's a quick way to ensure your computer isn't trying to connect when it isn't supposed to.


7. Stop Bluetooth Tracking

Have you noticed anything with Bluetooth turned on pops up when you connect to a Bluetooth device?

Cyber thieves now use this to locate devices in their area that are "open" and ready to steal.

To you, storing your laptop in your trunk or under your seat while you run in a store might be secure enough. But those brief periods are all a thief needs to know: you have an expensive device inside your car.

The added security of a Faraday Sleeve ensures that the Bluetooth signals are blocked, and your device's location isn't being broadcasted.

8.Secure Your Personal and Work Information

You might not realize it, but the standard device holds all your financial information passwords to most websites and accounts, not to mention the bevy of private personal and work information.

If you travel or commute constantly, your devices are at risk in public or well-trafficked areas. 

With our easy-to-use and well-designed  Faraday phone bags, you can integrate these into your daily belongings and know that no one can hack your devices.

EMF from devices

9. Protect Your Health

Our human bodies were not designed for active and continuous use of electronic devices.

The  SAR Rating (Specific Absorption Rate) measures the energy absorbed into the human tissue per sample volume.

Electronic devices and constant exposure to electromagnetic fields are relatively new. Because of that, there are unknown long-term effects of constantly holding your phone, putting it to your ear, using your laptop on your lap, and so on.

Companies "test" these devices to a standard established in the early days when they weren't as powerful, which is then hidden in your phone's menu.

You can find information on  RF exposurehere if you have any Apple devices.

Using a Faraday Sleeve or  Faraday bagblocks the  EMF radiation from your devices and allows your body to recover from prolonged use.



Faraday bag for phones

Ready for the SLNT Treatment? 

A Faraday phone bag is an essential accessory that every smartphone user should consider investing in. With the increasing threat of cyber attacks and privacy breaches, taking proactive steps to protect our personal information is more important than ever. 

A Faraday bag provides a secure and reliable method for shielding your smartphone from electromagnetic interference and hacking attempts. Whether you're a business professional, a student, or simply a smartphone user concerned about your digital privacy, a SLNT® Faraday bag is a worthwhile investment. It offers peace of mind and a sense of security that other forms of protection cannot match. 

By using a Faraday bag to safeguard your smartphone, you can rest assured that your personal data is always safe and secure. So give yourself the SLNT® treatment and choose from one of our innovative Faraday products to protect your privacy, security, and health.


This article was updated & reviewed by SLNT's Privacy Experts on 5/16/2023.