Easily add wireless charging to your iPhone

Want to know something that many smartphones can do that an iPhone cannot? Wireless charging. Fortunately, it's a feature that's easy to add.

Want to know something that many smartphones can do that your iPhone cannot? Wireless charging. However, this is a feature that you can quickly, easily, and cheaply add.

Here's what you need:

  • A wireless charging receiver card for your iPhone. A quick search of somewhere like Amazon will turn up a number of solutions, such as BEZALEL I6 Qi wireless charger receiver patch module (price at publication was $16.25).
  • A Qi-compatible charger. Any of the ones listed here will do just fine.
  • A non-metallic flexible case or cover no thicker than 5mm (only required if the receiver coil you've chosen doesn't come with a case).

Pop the wireless charging card into your iPhone's connector, fold it over the back, and pop it into a case and you're done. You do lose the port on your phone (unless you're willing to disconnect the card) but if all you use it for is charging, then this won't be too much of a hardship.

With a compatible in-car charger (such as this one) you can continue to charge your iPhone when on the move.

In my experience these wireless charging systems work very well, and are far more convenient than having to plug a cable into the handset every time (although if you want to use your iPhone while it's charging, a cable is easier).

Also, since Qi-compatible charging pads are so affordable, you can have one at home, in the car, and at the office.

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