iPhone 8 Plus + LifeProof Fre case. Will wireless charging work thru it?

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  1. MrP90 macrumors member

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    For the wireless charging, does it have to have direct contact with the charger? I am planning to use the LifeProof Fre case. It does have a small opening in the back but that is it
     
  2. Phasism Suspended

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    Not sure unless lifeproof says it will. That's why I bought cases that said it would.
     
  3. Volusia macrumors 6502

    Volusia

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    I'm using an Otto Box clear case and tried my 8 Plus on a Samsung charger in the Sprint store today and it would not work. Tech there said it will work with very thin cases
     
  4. OneMike macrumors 603

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    Will definitely vary depending on the case and the charger.

    iPhone case and one like a seidio should be fine. The thicker the case you can run into issues.
     
  5. blairian89 macrumors 6502

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    It depends on the thickness and material of the case. Remember, the farther away from the charger, the less effective it is.

    I can wirelessly charge with an Apple Silicone and Apple Leather case. I don’t see why it wouldn’t allow wireless charging, or would prevent it from working; plastic is thin.
     
  6. areyes163 macrumors 6502

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    Depends on the charger. I've had phone a that work with the Otterbox defender. Just depends.
     

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