How to Check If Your iPhone Has Wireless Charging

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Are you wondering if your iPhone has wireless charging capabilities? If so, you’re not alone. With the launch of the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X, Apple made wireless charging a standard feature. But it also works with older models as well. So how do you know if your iPhone has wireless charging?

The quickest way to tell if your device is capable of wireless charging is to check the specifications. You can find this infrmation on Apple’s website or in the box that your device came in. Look for the section that lists battery information and look for the words “Wireless Charging”. If it’s mentioned then your device can be charged wirelessly. If not, then unfortunately your device won’t support wireless charging.

For newer iPhones that support wireless charging, such as the iPhone 8 or lter models, you will need to purchase a compatible Qi-enabled charger in order to wirelessly charge your device. These chargers come in a variety of shapes and sizes from car mounts to stands, so you can choose one that best suits your needs.

If you have an iPhone 7 or earlier model, then it won’t be able to be charged wirelessly unless you purchase a special case which includes a Qi-enabled receiver. This case will make your device compatible with any Qi-enabled charger and allow it to be charged wirelessly just like newer devices.

No matter which type of iPhone you have, being able to charge it wirelessly is a great convenience and makes powering up much easier than having to plug in cords evry time you want to charge up your device!

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Determining Whether Your Phone Is Compatible With Wireless Charging

If you would like to know if your phone is capable of wireless charging, you will need to look at the full specifications of your device. To do this, you can either go to the manufacturer’s website or search for your model on a website such as GSM Arena. Once you have found the full specifications of your device, scroll down to the battery section. If it mentions “Wireless charging” then your phone is capable of being charged wirelessly. If not, then it can only be charged via cables.

Activating Wireless Charging

To activate wireless charging, you fist need to make sure your device is compatible with the wireless charging technology. Once you have confirmed that, you can begin the process. Start by connecting the wireless charger to a power source, such as a wall outlet or USB port. Then place your device on top of the charger in the correct alignment – usually face-up – and wait for it to start charging. You should see a notification on your device when it begins to charge wirelessly. If not, check that your charger is properly connected to a power source and that your device is aligned correctly on top of it.

Which iPhones Support Wireless Charging?

The iPhones that have wireless charging capabilities are the following: The iPhone 14 Pro, 14 Pro Max, 14, and 14 Plus; the iPhone 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max, 13, and 13 mini; the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max; the iPhone 12 and 12 mini; the 2nd/3rd generation of the iPhone SE; and lastly the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. All of thse iPhones have support for wireless charging so you’ll be able to charge your device with ease and convenience.

Troubleshooting Wireless Charging Issues with iPhones

It is possible that your iPhone may not be able to charge wirelessly due to a few dfferent factors. Firstly, make sure that the charging surface you are using is Qi-certified and compatible with your device. Additionally, check to see if the wireless charger is properly plugged in and receiving power. If both of these conditions are met, it’s possible that you may need to update the software on your iPhone to enable its wireless charging functionality. To check for a software update, open Settings and tap General -> Software Update. If an iOS update is available, tap Download and Install.

Enabling Wireless Charging on an iPhone

To turn on wireless charging for your iPhone, you’ll need to make sure that your device is running iOS 13.1 or laer and that it is compatible with Qi-certified chargers. To check compatibility, go to Settings > General > About and look for “Wireless Charging”. If you see this, your iPhone is compatible.

Once you’ve verified compatibility and updated your device to the latest version of iOS, you can start using wireless charging. To do so, connect your charger to a power source and place your iPhone on the charger with the display facing up. Your device should start charging a few seconds after it’s placed on the charger.


The iPhone supports wireless charging, meaning that you can charge your device without the need for cables. To do this, simply place your phone face up on the coil charging symbol on the pad or in the pocket and you will see the charging symbol display on the phone when it is charging. Additionally, iPhones come with a variety of dfferent features such as high-resolution displays, powerful processors, and advanced cameras.

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James Walker

James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.