iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus feature integrated wireless charging that allows for an easy and intuitive charging experience. With an all-new design, iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus have a glass back that works with Qi-certified chargers that are available as accessories and in cars, cafes, hotels, airports, and furniture.
What is Qi and where can I buy it?
Qi is an open, universal charging standard created by the Wireless Power Consortium. There are many Qi-certified chargers available in the market, including two new wireless charging mats from Mophie and Belkin, which charge an iPhone with the latest version of iOS at rates up to 7.5 watts. These charging mats are available at Apple.com and Apple retail stores.
View a list of Qi-certified chargers and car manufacturers that offer built-in Qi-certified chargers.
Steps for wirelessly charging:
- Connect your charger to power. Use the power adapter that came with your accessory or a power adapter recommended by the manufacturer.
- Place the charger on a level surface or other location recommended by the manufacturer.
- Place your iPhone on the charger with the display facing up. For best performance, place it in the center of the charger or in the location recommended by manufacturer.
- Your iPhone should start charging a few seconds after you place it on your wireless charger.
Precautions for wireless charging:
- Don’t place anything between your iPhone and the charger.
- If your iPhone isn’t charging or is charging slowly and your iPhone has a thick case, metal case, or battery case, try removing the case.
- If your iPhone vibrates—when it gets a notification, for example—your iPhone might shift position. This can cause the charging mat to stop providing power to your iPhone. If this happens often, consider turning off vibration, turning on do not disturb, or using a case to prevent movement.
- Depending on the charging mat you have, you might hear faint noises while your iPhone charges.
- Your iPhone might get slightly warmer while it charges.
- Your iPhone won’t charge wirelessly when connected to USB.