Wireless Charging – How Does It Work For iPhone | Apple’s Wireless Charging

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Wireless Charging! A neat and fast way to charge your iPhone.

It is your best bet when your phone suddenly runs out of power and there is no cable available, you don’t feel like plugging and unplugging later.

It is a safe way to transfer power to your phone or reduce the strain on your phones charging port.


Wireless Charging, also known as Cordless Charging or Inductive Charging is a Safe way to transfer power to your phone without cable.

This type of charging allows you to charge your mobile device over a short distance without cable or cord.

Not all phones are compatible with this type of charging.

This type of charging heats up the battery, so the operating system of the iPhone is built to prevent charging above 80% to extend the lifespan of your battery.

Your iPhone will start charging again when the temperature goes down.

Even though wireless charging is very convenient, it is recommended to vary your charging method or use wireless charging as a complimentary charger, to boost the overall battery health.

You can also try taking the iPhone and charger to a cooler location while charging.


To understand how wireless charging for iPhone work, please study the steps below carefully.

iPhone 8 and later versions of iPhone works with Qi-certified chargers.

Qi is an open, universal charging system developed by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC).

They are available as accessories and in cars, cafes, hotels, airports, and furniture.


You don’t need to turn on wireless charging on your phone, all you need to do is to ensure your iPhone is compatible with the wireless charger.

Most iPhones have it built in them.

Once you have a compatible charger, place it on a flat surface and connect/plug to a power source.

Place the iPhone on the charge with the screen facing up, after a few seconds you will see this  charging pop-up on your phone status bar, showing that the iPhone is charging.


Here are a few things you can try to fix the issue of wireless phone not charging. You can give each a try at a time.

  1. Ensure the wireless charger cord is properly plugged or connected to a power source.
  2. Take off the iPhone Pouch (Case) if you have been charging it with the pouch.
  3. Ensure the phone is placed at the centre of the charging panel
  4. Restart your iPhone
  5. Hard reset your iPhone
  6. Update your iPhone’s software


1.Which phones can be charged wirelessly?

  • Apple iPhone 12/ iPhone 12 Pro (Max)/ iPhone 12 mini
  • Google Pixel 5/ Pixel 5 XL
  • Huawei P40 Pro (+)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20/ 5G/ Ultra 5G
  • Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (Tablet)
  • Apple iPhone SE 2 (2020) 2nd Generation
  • Samsung Galaxy S20/ S20+/ S20 Ultra
  • OnePlus 8 Pro
  • Nokia 9 PureView
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10/ Note 10+
  • Apple iPhone 11/ 11 Pro/ 11 Pro Max
  • Google Pixel 4
  • ZTE Axon 10 Pro
  • Huawei P30 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 9 & Mi 9 Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy S10
  • ZTE Axon 9 Pro
  • LG V40 ThinQ
  • Google Pixel 3/ Pixel 3 XL
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro
  • LG G7 ThinQ
  • Apple iPhone XS/ XS Max/ XR
  • Samsung Galaxy S9/ S9+

Is wireless charging safe overnight?

Charging your iPhone overnight with wireless charging does not damage your iPhone’s battery, rather it stops charging once the battery is fully charged, it neither continue charging nor discharges.

How long should wireless charging take?

From using the 7.5W Wireless charger and an iPhone 8 Plus a test has shown 2% in 5 minutes, 20% in 30 minutes, 50% in 1 hour 15 minutes and 98% in 2 hours 30 minutes. It charges around the same speed as the supplied 5W Charger.

Do Wireless Chargers need to be charged?

You don’t need to charge your wireless charge or Qi charge, however, it needs to be plugged or connected to a power source before it can be used to transfer power to your phone.

How do I know if a wireless charger is working?

To know if your wireless charger is working, look out for this charging pop on your phone status bar.

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