How to charge your iPhone wirelessly

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

What you need

You'll need an iPhone 8 or later.

Charge wirelessly

  1. Connect your charger to a power source. Use the power adapter that came with your accessory or a power adapter 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 the manufacturer.
  4. Your iPhone should start charging a few seconds after you've placed it on your wireless charger.

Image shows an iPhone on a wireless charger.

You should see The charging icon in the status bar.

Learn more

  • Find out about charging with the MagSafe Charger and MagSafe Duo Charger.
  • 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 may reduce performance or damage magnetic strips or RFID chips, such as 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 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 receives a notification, for example – it may 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're using, you may hear faint noises while your iPhone is charging.
  • Your iPhone may get slightly warmer while it charges. To extend the lifespan of your battery, software may limit charging above 80 per cent if the battery gets too warm. 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 adapter, your iPhone will charge using the USB connection.

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