Does the iPhone 8/X wireless charge when facing down?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Ashton Cofer, Sep 26, 2017.

  1. Ashton Cofer macrumors member

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    For those who have the iPhone 8, does wireless charging work when the phone is facing down (screen touching the table)? I use a sleep tracking app called sleep cycle which requires the phone to be facing down at night and I am wondering if I'll be able to wireless charge it. Thanks!
     
  2. nickyD410 macrumors 6502

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    Just taking a guess, since the charging coil is right behind the glass on the back I don’t think you would be able to charge facing down. The further the coils are away from each other ( the one in the phone and there one in the base) the less current is going through them.
     
  3. Ashton Cofer thread starter macrumors member

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    That's what I was thinking too, but wireless charging does work with most cases which shows that the current is capable of getting through thick materials.
     
  4. off_piste macrumors 6502a

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    Just throw the charging pad on top of your phone. Problem solved.
     
  5. PTLove macrumors 6502

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    No chance. There are multiple layers of metal and silicone between the coil and the front panel.
     
  6. nickyD410 macrumors 6502

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    I think I saw one of the charging bases saying it would only work with a 3-5 mm thick case.
     

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