Wireless charging has been around for as long as we can remember. However, it’s safe to say that the technology is still spotty. Of course, we all dig the convenience that wireless charging can provide but for most people, the tradeoffs are not worth it. While many mobile phone manufacturers have added wireless charging into their products, Apple has chosen not to jump into the bandwagon due to the potential drawbacks. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t wireless charge your iPhone.
A few things to keep in mind:
- Apple prohibits the use of non-OEM or unofficial chargers to charge the iPhone.
- Charging with unofficial chargers can damage your device, permanently
- Using non-OEM or unofficial chargers will void your warranty. So you can’t take your device to Apple in case it gets damaged.
Requirements to wirelessly charge iPhone 6 / 6 Plus:
- Qi Wireless Charging Card (eBay – for iPhone 6 / 6 Plus, get one with the lightning port)
- Qi compatible wireless charging pad (eBay)
- A snug-fitting case to secure the card
Steps on How to Wirelessly Charge iPhone 6 / 6 Plus:
- Plug your device and launch iTunes and set up WiFi syncing. This will enable syncing without having to remove the QI wireless charging card.
- Disconnect the iPhone from the computer. Connect the lightning connector of the Qi Wireless Charging Card to your iPhone.
- When connecting the card, make sure that you stick it to the back of the device and ensure that the rings on the card are exposed.
- It’s best if you can securely place the card. A snug-fitting case can get this job done beautifully.
- Plug the wireless charging plate into a power outlet.
- Now, place the iPhone on top of the charging pad.
When charging your iPhone like this, be aware of the heat. When left charging for a long time, the card warms up which can potentially damage your device.
It’s not the most elegant solution but it comes in handy if you somehow really need to wirelessly charge iPhone 6 / 6 Plus. We just hope that Apple will follow suit someday and bring us an official wireless charging solution. [via Forbes]Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback