Hello! Apple nevertheless decided that support for wireless charging is not the worst “trick” and added this feature to the iPhone 8 and iPhone X. Most likely, a similar way to charge “apple” devices came to us for a long time (hardly from it refuse in the future), which means it’s time to get to know the iPhone wireless charging closer.
Why do we need this instruction? Well, charging. Well, without wires. What’s so complicated about her? That’s right, but it’s Apple! And they always have everything like people have in their own way – then certified wires are needed, then special adapters. Something else will be invented, after which the average user will grab his head and think: “Well, what was the name of the 4-letter plant made of?”
Let’s see if there are any surprises this time, or did it work out? Let’s go!
How to choose wireless charging for iPhone?
This time Apple did not begin to reinvent the wheel – there are no special requirements and certifications for the "air" charging of "apple" devices. Yes Yes! No Made For iPhone and other conditions. Everything has become much easier.
So, in order to choose the right wireless charging for your iPhone, you must adhere to the following rules:
- Qi standard. And this is the most important thing that you need to pay attention to when choosing a charger. iPhone only supports this standard for wireless power. Remember, any others will not work! Fortunately, there are a lot of Qi chargers on the market – you can find it for every taste, color and wallet.
- Power. An equally important point, because how quickly your iPhone charges will depend on it. So, at the moment, the iPhone is charging wirelessly at a speed comparable to the bundled power adapter equivalent to 5 watts. In the next iOS updates, this figure is promised to increase to 7.5 watts.
- Pay attention to the connection connector. It is best to take wireless charging, in which standard micro-USB, USB-C, Lighting are used to connect it to power. Otherwise, what will you do when some “super original” wire from the kit breaks?
- Power Supply. Although the charger is called wireless, but it still plugs into the outlet. And for this you need a power supply. If it is not included with charging and you use your own, then see that it is powerful enough (2A is enough in most cases).
- Brand You should not buy absolutely “incomprehensible” devices. Samsung, Nokia, Belkin, Anker, Mophie and other well-known companies make good products – and by the way, they do not always cost a lot of money.
- Think about the future. Yes, now iPhone over the air can "accept" a maximum of 7.5 watts. But technology does not stand still and the latest Qi standard already supports sending 15 watts. So maybe you should immediately take a more powerful charger? In order not to change it later, when the iPhone pulls up to these indicators?
So, the most important thing: for the iPhone, we choose Qi wireless charging with a minimum power of 7.5 watts. You can do more – nothing bad will happen. But more about that below …
How to charge iPhone wireless charging?
Nothing complicated at all. Magic 🙂 Take charge, put iPhone on it and that’s all … In this sense, Apple, of course, well done. No unnecessary settings – the iPhone can be taken out of the box not activated, immediately (not even including the first time!) Put it to charge wirelessly and it will do it.
But there are a few points to consider:
- If you put the gadget face down, then charging "will not work."
- Do not place anything between the charger and iPhone.
- When using covers (especially metal and super-protected), there may be problems with obtaining energy “over the air”.
- While charging, the iPhone may vibrate (receive notifications, calls, messages) and crawl off the mat – watch this 🙂
- It is impossible to charge twice as fast (at the same time put on the charging mat and connect the USB cable). It is a pity of course, but in this case, the iPhone will receive energy only from the wire.
As you can see, there are at least restrictions – wireless charging is easy and easy to use.
FAQ or Frequently Asked Questions
Since the technology of wireless charging for iPhone owners is a new thing, some incomprehensible moments may arise in the process of using it. I propose discussing them in a question-and-answer format.
- Is any Qi charging suitable for the iPhone? Yes, any. The phone will not break and will not deteriorate. “Especially for Apple” you do not need to buy.
- If you always charge “over the air”, will it affect the battery life? The company says that nothing bad will happen to the battery – you can safely forget about the wires.
- iPhone heats up while charging wirelessly. This is normal? Yes, a little heat can be – everything is within normal limits. Even if the device suddenly becomes very hot, the system will stop receiving a charge by 80%. After the temperature drops, the iPhone will continue to charge.
- Can I leave the iPhone on charge after reaching 100% (for example, all night)? I specifically called technical support and asked: I was assured that this can be done – this will not affect battery autonomy in any way.
- During the wireless charging of the iPhone, a slight noise is heard – is everything normal? Apple on its official website writes that there may well be extraneous sounds and noises – it all depends on the charger itself.
- Is it possible to use more powerful chargers (after all, the iPhone only “receives” 7.5 watts)? Can. The iPhone simply won’t take energy more than it should – special controllers monitor this.
Didn’t find an answer to your question? Write in the comments – I will gladly supplement the article!
A short conclusion. Yes, Apple dragged on a bit with the introduction of wireless charging support in their devices. But most importantly, in the end everything turned out just fine: the owner of the iPhone does not need to think about anything – bought and used. No settings and other nonsense. Cool! 🙂