Wireless Chargers

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  1. Pndrgnsvc, Nov 5, 2017
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    Pndrgnsvc macrumors 6502

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    The manufacturers of such all show the device without a case. One manufacturer (seen on Amazon) even stated the phone must not be in the case while charging. Is that typical/common?

    If I must remove the case, that would greatly diminish the benefit of wireless charging.

    My iPhone X is excepted in 10 days and I’ll be using an OtterBox Defender case.

    And thus to my questions:
    • Are there any wireless chargers that will work with this configuration?
    • Are there certain specs I should look for?
     
  2. mfram macrumors 65816

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    I’m using a wireless charger on my iPhone 8 with the Apple Leather case on it. Works for me. A bulky case might cause more problems perhaps. Dunno. The case almost certainly can’t contain any metal for the charging to work.
     
  3. Pndrgnsvc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the reply, mfram; 'tis good to know.

    FYI: I contacted OtterBox and they say they tested their cases with all of Apple's recommended cases and all the cases passes testing. Of course, what I don't know is the test criteria. So while the charger still "works" it does so at a reduced rate...

    I hope others chime in and post their real-life experience. Recommendations re charger brand/manufacturer would be most welcome.
     
  4. CoastalOR macrumors 68020

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    You might get more responses or see more information in the "iPhone Accessories" forum. There are quite a few threads discussing cases for the iPhone X and threads about wireless chargers. My impression from what I have read (no personal experience) is that the wireless charging will work with the OtterBox.
     
  5. Pndrgnsvc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Good idea, I'll do that!
     

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