Wireless Charging through a case

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AnthonyG6, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. AnthonyG6 macrumors regular


    Sep 13, 2017
    Hi, is it possible to use wireless charging with a case on the phone or do you have to remove the case before you can use the feature? Are there certain types cases that allow wireless charging without the need to remove the case first?
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    My Sedio Surface case works on my 8+ with the Belkin wireless charger. I think it would take a very thick case or one with a metallic back to stop it from working.
  3. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I think every wireless charger might have different results. But more specifically, the Airpower charging pad from Apple was likely tested under using their OEM cases, but I wouldn't see why third-party cases wouldn't work as well.
  4. RhysoTDI macrumors member


    Sep 1, 2017
    Got a slim line Anker case and it charges perfectly fine with it on :)
  5. titrau macrumors 65816


    Aug 16, 2017
    Amazon sell tons of 8/8+ case
    belive they build all compatible with QI charger

    if you search 8/8+ case then no problem
    dont search 7/7+

    cauz all production 8/8+ they know wireless charging must included
  6. jyyz macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2014
    FWIW I’m using my old Apple leather 7+ case on my 8+. Fits perfectly. Works perfectly with wireless charging.
  7. artfossil macrumors 65816


    Oct 5, 2015
    Even the Otterbox cases work. From what I’ve read, any non-metal case should be fine.
  8. Will_22 macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2016
    Anyone know if it’ll still work with one of the stick on silicon wallets on the back of the case? I’m a college student and to get into my dorm or buildings or the dining halls I have to hold the card up to the scanner. Currently it’s in a stick on wallet so I just have to raise my phone up to the scanner and we’re solid. Will the wireless charging still work with this on? Will the wireless charger damage the magnetism or whatever of the student id and credit cards?
  9. kilcher macrumors 65816


    Jul 3, 2011
    Most chargers I've seen advertise they'll charge through a 3-4mm case. I have the Belkin charger Apple sells and a case (not super thin but not super thick) and it charges just fine.

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