Pop sockets allow wireless charge?

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  1. michael31986 macrumors 68040

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    I need some sort of holder for my
    Max. I was looking at pop sockets so I can also use it as a stand. Can I wirelessly charge with it on?

    Any other suggestions on other products.
     
  2. chanerz macrumors 65816

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  3. Tdosthp macrumors regular

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    It is dependent on the wireless charger’s strength and where the coil(s) is located. I tested two out of my three home wireless chargers and it worked on one, but can be finicky. Sometimes it initially indicates charging, but after a few seconds charging stops, so you have to pay attention. It was too unreliable for me so I took the Popsocket off. I also use the Scosche magnetic Qi chargers in my truck and the Popsocket would defeat the purpose and ability of the magnetic connection.
     
  4. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Did you have a case and a pop socket? I'm looking to put it directly on my back screen protector.
     
  5. Tdosthp macrumors regular

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    Yes. Sorry, should have mentioned. Had a very thin plastic skin-type case on it.

    Could have gotten by, except for the Scosche chargers using magnets.
     
  6. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Do you have the iPhone Max. Trying to see how it looks on the Max. Still wondering how useful they're to one hand use
     
  7. Tdosthp macrumors regular

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    Yep, the Max. My impression, YMMV, but to place the pop socket in a location to be the most advantageous, I do not believe wireless charging would work at all.

    When I got my first Pop Socket for my 7plus, it was located as such that I would hold it between my ring finger and pinky or middle finger and ring finger. So about 2/3 of the way down the phone.
     
  8. jldesutter83 macrumors regular

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    I have a PopSocket on my Max with a case. I, too, was wondering if wireless chargers would work. I have mine place almost in the center but a little lower. Works great for one handed use.

    Also, would a PopSocket work on the Apple Leather cases? I really want one but I can’t go without a PopSocket, lol.
     
  9. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    Yes and no.

    I went and got one of my blank pop sockets and put it on the phone. It's fairly close to the bottom. But it charges if I put the phone on upside down. (Which I sometimes do anyway as I can't tell up from down.)
     

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