iPhone XS Max Xs Max Slides Off Wireless Charger Pad

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  1. BoricuaHec01 macrumors 6502a

    BoricuaHec01

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    So a weird occurrence has been happening when I charge my Xs Max. When I set the phone down on the charging pad (Insignia), eventually and during the night, the phone slowly slides off the pad and falls off. I thought maybe my counter was angled lower by one side but I tested out the pad on the flat surface and still slides off. Need to mention that this only happens without a case, does not happen when I have a case on. But there's days when I just want to use the phone naked with no problems but now I have no choice but to use a case permanently. Not sure if this has something to do with the charging pad, the glass back or maybe even possibly.........#GhostGate!!!!!

    That last part was a joke btw. Anyone else have a similar problem like this before?
     
  2. Caspavio macrumors regular

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    it might be caused by notification vibrations?
     
  3. BoricuaHec01 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No notifications nor music/videos. Phone could be completely turned off and still slide off.
     
  4. Caspavio macrumors regular

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    haha creepy. set up a video overnight lol
     
  5. tromboneaholic Suspended

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    When I used a flat charging pad, it had a rubberized ring to prevent the phone from sliding.
    I now use one that the phone stands up. It takes up less space on my night table.
     
  6. Waterman316 macrumors 6502

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    I don’t know the technical explanation of it, but it’s been a fairly common problem. Something to do with a magnetic field I think?

    I use Samsung’s wireless charger. So does my fiancé, and so does a friend of mine and his wife. Never had the problem. They have a rubber ring around it to prevent this issue.
     
  7. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    I seem to recall another thread on the same exact topic recently. I have the same issue with my Xs Max and Anker wireless charging pad but my phone always has a case on.
     
  8. dwfaust macrumors 601

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    Not sure what to make of this, or what to say to the OP... I've been using wireless charging (Mophie) on my iPhone 8+ and, since September, my XS Max... never had it slip off the charger or even move at all, as far as I can tell. It just doesn't happen at my house. BTW, my wife now has my 8+, and she also has never experienced this issue.
     
  9. steve knight macrumors 68030

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    it is just vibrations. usually they have a rubber ring to help stop it.
     
  10. BoricuaHec01 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I've been thinking of buying one of those, there's a Belkin one I like but $70 is a bit high.
     
  11. california_kid macrumors regular

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    Wireless charging works by the charger magnetically creating oscillations (e.g. vibrations) to the charger core in your phone which in turn generates electrical current. This is why most wireless charges have a cushion/gripping surface.
     
  12. nutmac macrumors 601

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    Return your charger if you still can. And get a charger with rubber or silicon top (like Anker, which costs $40 or less). Or get a stand-style charger.
     
  13. AppleB macrumors 6502a

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    Both of the charging pads I use have rubber on the surface. They’re pretty grippy on the phone without a case.
    Never had it slip without a case.

    One of my chargers (Yootech)the center is raised slightly with a rubber ring in the center the edges are more slick in a sense but the edge doesn’t contact the phone.

    My second charger (ZoFine)is flat and the entire surface is rubberized.

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  14. BoricuaHec01 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Good information about how wireless charging works. This is the one I have, I like it and it works fine but just sucks it slides off. I had it for almost a year with no issues until the Max.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Lyn2012 macrumors 6502

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    I had this happen last year, my solution was to buy a wireless charging stand. I find it much better, FaceID works while docked and the phone doesn’t slip off. I’d link to the one I have, but it’s no longer available on Amazon.
     

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