Mophie Wireless Charging Base + iPhone 8 Blinking

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  1. ghsNick macrumors 68020

    ghsNick

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    I purchased an iPhone 8 Plus and Mophie Wireless Charging Base for my wife from Apple.

    I notice that after correctly laying the phone on it to start Wireless Charging the light on the Mophie Wireless Charging Base is solid white.

    A couple hours later when checking back on her phone the light is blinking. Does anyone know why it’s blinking or what’s going on/is anyone else having this issue?
     
  2. Sheboygan macrumors member

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    I have two of them and they seem to work fine. The light is nearly impossible to see since it's on the underside. From Mophie's web site, there was a question answered by a Mophie employee:

    Question:
    The manual states that there is a LED that continually is lit up when it is charging, however I can't find anything on the product page about LED's. Since I will use the pad mostly at night-time this is an important consideration.

    Answer:
    If charging correctly, the LED on the charging pad will illuminate continuously. If the LED starts to flash, it means that a metal foreign object has been detected on the base (keys, etc).
     
  3. ghsNick thread starter macrumors 68020

    ghsNick

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    That’s crazy - only the phone (no metal objects).

    I can never see the light unless I get up in the middle of the night to go to the restroom and see it at a certain angle.

    So I’m the only one that’s ever seen a blinking light?
     
  4. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Take it back and get the Belkin one from Apple.
     
  5. ghsNick thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I literally just woke up to go to the bathroom and it’s happening. I went to bed and hey were working just fine.

    Woke up and they’re flashing. Super weird.
     
  6. ghsNick thread starter macrumors 68020

    ghsNick

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    Also, do you have the Belkin one?

    This one looks great and feels solid (not plasticky) so I have no idea why it would detect a metal object when it isn’t nearby.
     
  7. nlkccom macrumors 6502a

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    I would take it back to Apple and exchange for another one and see if it have the same behavior.
     
  8. Newtons Apple Suspended

    Newtons Apple

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    Yes, have the Belkin unit and it works perfectly. I bought two more.
     

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