In the build-up to the launch of Apple’s latest handsets, there were rumors that you could charge the iPhone 7 wirelessly. Unfortunately the rumors were wrong; it’s not possible to do so. Well, Apple doesn’t provide a way, but there is a way. Read on to find out how…
How to charge your iPhone 7 wirelessly
If the lack of official Apple tech for wireless charging leaves your blood boiling, don’t be overly concerned. You’re not the only one to feel this way. So if you’re tired of your Android-toting, wireless charging friends constantly rubbing the fact in, here are a few ways you can charge your iPhone 7 wirelessly.
The Wireless (Qi) charging card
There are many different products available that will allow you to charge your iPhone 7 wirelessly. However, for this tutorial, we’ll go with this product available from Amazon for $9.99.
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Once you have the wireless charging card in your possession, insert the Lightning cable of the wireless card receiver into your iPhone 7. Now, make sure to wrap the receiver around your device. Next, if you have a case for your iPhone (non-metal) place your iPhone in it, with the receiver attached, and then place it onto the charging mat. And that’s it; you can now charge your iPhone 7 wirelessly.
Other wireless charging methods
Another way to charge your iPhone 7 wirelessly is to use something called a wireless charging receiver. This product is available at MobileFun for $26.99.
To use the device, you just plug it into your iPhone 7’s Lightning port and then place it on the charging pad. Unfortunately this isn’t a true wireless charging solution; it’s more akin to a hybrid. However, it does provide wireless charging, and it allows you to pick up your handset and use it. When you put it down, it starts charging again, all without having to use a standard charger.
There is a downside to this product; you won’t be able to connect Lightning headphones and charge at the same time.
At some point in the near future, it may be possible to charge an iPhone 7 with a wireless case. However, at the moment there aren’t any available. When they become available, I expect them to have a Qi charging coil as you can see on the receiver above. However, they will be built into the case instead of having to wrap it around the handset, so all you would have to do is place your handset inside the case, and then place it onto the charging plate. And that’s it; you’ll have a less fiddly method, something that is almost identical to the real thing.
Do you want to charge your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus wirelessly? What do you think of the solutions above? Will you give one of them a try? Let us know in the comments; alternatively, if you’ve found a different method of wireless charging, please share it with us.