Finally, Apple launched the most awaited iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus with several attractive features in their devices. Out of several best features you may know are fast charging and wireless charging features, a serious improvement you have ever needed in your day-to-day life.
Sadly, using wireless and fast charging on these devices is not as simple as it seems. You will be required to buy few more accessories. In this post, we will focus only on wireless charging because many users still don’t know how to use wireless charging on their iPhone 8 devices.
Wireless Charging on iPhone 8/8 Plus
Finally, Apple has added wireless charging to their flagship devices, a very convenient way to charge your shiny fresh devices. You no longer need to carry charging cables all the time. Simply put the phones on charging pad and it will be charged automatically.
What is required?
Both iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus come with integrated wireless charging to provide intuitive and simple charging experience. Both iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus come with all-new design and glass back which is compatible with Qi chargers available as added accessories and in cafes, cars, airports, hotels, etc. Qi is a universal, open charging standard from Wireless Power Consortium (WPC).
However, one thing you might not know is you may not get fast charging from a 15-watt charging pad. This is because iPhone can take only 5 watts these days. Later this year, Apple will enable iPhones to be compatible with 7.5 watts with a software update. Using 15W charger won’t cause any damage to your phone. Also, it might be useful for future devices which might use 15W. But for now, your device will get just 7.5W of power and it’s only after software update rolls on.
There are different Qi chargers out there, along with two flagship wireless charging pads from Belkin and Mophie, the chargers best comply with Qi standard. You may buy these wireless chargers at Apple retail stores or online at Apple.com –
- Belkin Boost UP Wireless Charging Pad
- Mophie Wireless Charging Base
Other Qi chargers may vary in performance and functionality. You may contact the manufacturer for further queries.
Steps of Wireless Charging
- Connect your wireless charger to power outlet. Use the original adapter which is recommended by the manufacturer or came with your accessory.
- Place the charger on any location recommended by the manufacturer or a level surface.
- Now place your device on the charger with screen facing up. Put it at the center of charger for best performance or any location recommended by the manufacturer.
- It will start charging your device within few seconds by placing it on your charger.
- If you see the power icon on the status bar, it means the device started charging.
Why Your iPhone 8 Wireless Charging Won’t Work?
- To charge your iPhone 8/8 Plus, magnetic induction is used by wireless charging. So, remove magnetic cases, magnetic mounts, or any other cover between your device and the charger or it might affect performance of charging or damage RFID chips or magnetic strips. These are also found in some security badges, credit cards, passports and key fobs. If you hold any of those sensitive things, be sure to remove them or be sure they are not interrupting between your charger and iPhone.
- If your iPhone is charging slowly or not charging at all, it means your iPhone has metal case, thick case, or battery case. You should remove the case and try again.
- When your iPhone gets notification or vibrates for any reason, it might shift its position slight. It might affect the flow of power supply to your iPhone. Be sure to turn Do Not Disturb mode on or turn off vibration if it happens most of the time.
- You might hear faint noises while charging your iPhone, according to the charging mat used.
- Your device might get a bit warmer on charging. If your battery heats too much, software might limit its charging around 80% to protect the battery lifespan. When temperature gets normal, your device will charge again. Or you may move your charger or device to a cooler place.
When your device is connected to USB, wireless charging won’t work. If it is connected through USB to your PC, or USB adapter, it will charge through USB connection only.