How to wirelessly charge your iPhone

Learn how to wirelessly charge your iPhone with Qi-certified charging accessories.

What you need

Your iPhone 8 or later features integrated wireless charging that allows for an easy and intuitive charging experience.

  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation)
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus

Charge wirelessly

  1. Connect your charger to power. Use the power adaptor that came with your accessory or a power adaptor recommended by the manufacturer.
  2. Place the charger on a level surface or other location recommended by the manufacturer.
  3. Place your iPhone on the charger with the display facing up. For best performance, place it in the centre of the charger or in the location recommended by manufacturer.
  4. Your iPhone should start charging a few seconds after you place it on your wireless charger.

You should see  in the status bar.

Learn more

  • Wireless charging uses magnetic induction to charge your iPhone. Don't place anything between your iPhone and the charger. Magnetic mounts, magnetic cases or other objects between your iPhone and the charger might reduce performance or damage magnetic strips or RFID chips like those found in some credit cards, security badges, passports and key fobs. If your case holds any of these sensitive items, remove them before charging or make sure that they aren’t between the back of 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 may get slightly warmer while it charges. To extend the lifespan of your battery, if the battery gets too warm, software might limit charging above 80 per cent. Your iPhone will charge again when the temperature drops. Try moving your iPhone and charger to a cooler location.
  • Your iPhone won't charge wirelessly when connected to USB. If your iPhone is connected to your computer with USB, or if it's connected to a USB power adaptor, your iPhone will charge using the USB connection.

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