Magnetic Car mounts with 8 or X

thenobody

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So with wireless charging on the 8/8 plus/X now placing the metal plate for magnetic mounts on the back of the phone will likely interfere with the wireless charging.

Can anyone else with an 8 and a magnetic car mount confirm if the iPhone will stick to the mount without needing the metal plate?
Specially I'll be concerned with how the X holds.

My Samsung S6 with wireless charging can be held to the magnetic mounts without a plate but not as securely.

And what other solutions will people be looking at now with these phones if the plate can't be used?
 

planetgirth

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I am willing to bet that it will not stick to the magnet without a piece of metal either on the phone or the case. The back is glass and not magnetic. Even the 6 or 7 with metal backs are not magnetic because they are aluminum.
 

iregret

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I am willing to bet that it will not stick to the magnet without a piece of metal either on the phone or the case. The back is glass and not magnetic. Even the 6 or 7 with metal backs are not magnetic because they are aluminum.
I think the OP was talking about magnetic cases.
 

Dunbar

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With the 8 you just have to move the magnetic disk to the lower part of the case so that it doesn’t interfere with wireless charging. I don’t think anyone knows yet if it will work with the X.
 

andyw715

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Maybe instead of a metal plate, a metal ring or something?
[doublepost=1509128892][/doublepost]If you don't care about Qi charging, will having a plate and subsequent use of the magnetic base harm any thing with the phone? Some strange induction or anything?
 

thenobody

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I think the OP was talking about magnetic cases.
No I was talking about the standard magnetic mounts that you get the metal plates to put on your phone or between your phone or your case.

I found that with the Samsung S6 the phone itself will stick to the magnetics of the mount without needing a plate - even with a case on. It must be something with the wireless charging components behind the back cover in the phone (the back cover itself it not magnetic either).

So I wondering if the iPhone 8 and X will behave the same - ie. somehow stick to the magnets without needing a plate.
 

PM-Performance

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i was told it will not interfere, but I have had the magnet discs in my cases on my 7 and my wifes 6s and daughters 6s. Both my 7 and my wife's 6s were nightmares to deal with random issues. I deep down feel they were related to these strong magnets in some way. i wont be using them going forward
 

Cergman

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The 8 does not stick to a magnetic mount without a metal plate. I did notice I could mount my iPhone 7+ upside down on a magnetic mount by sticking the bottom of the phone to the mount.
 

PM-Performance

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I didnt think any of them would stick without having the magnetic disc stuck to the phone or the case. Arent the phones aluminum? Aluminum is not magnet that I am aware of