Which iPhones have wireless charging?

Which iPhones have wireless charging?

       With the development of technology and the popularity of wireless chargers, wireless chargers appear around us, the most common wireless charging pads, wireless charging stations, embedded wireless chargers, and magnetic car chargers. For this reason, you may be wondering, can all mobile phones be wirelessly charged? Can my phone be charged wirelessly? Don’t worry, let’s first understand the history of wireless charging.

The development history of wireless charging

The first wireless charging mobile phone, wireless charging organization, standards, what are the representative products, and who is the first wireless charging mobile phone in China?

In 1978, American George Bogle set a precedent for wireless charging of electric vehicles.

In 1994, Japan’s Murata Manufacturing Company announced the realization of “magnetic coupling resonance”.

In 2006, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) successfully realized a 2-meter transmission test.

Although there are many technologies that can realize wireless charging applications, there are four main technologies that are relatively mature at this stage: electromagnetic induction, electromagnetic resonance, electric field coupling, and radio waves.

There are two technologies that have been widely recognized in mobile phones and other products: electromagnetic induction and electromagnetic resonance. Around these technologies, three wireless charging association alliances are formed.

WPC (Qi standard)

On December 17, 2008, the Wireless Power Consortium was established, and the 1.0 version of the standard was promulgated in March 2010. The logo of the Wireless Power Consortium is “Qi”, and Qi uses electromagnetic induction technology.

Products of different brands, as long as they have the Qi logo, can be charged with Qi wireless chargers, which solves the problem of “universality”.

As of August 2018, there are 612 members from home and abroad. Including Philips, HTC, Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Texas Instruments, HTC, Huawei, MediaTek and other well-known companies, Apple also joined WPC in 2017.

The early representative products of the Qi standard are: Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia Lumia 820, Google Nexus 4, etc. Qi is the earliest established, most widely distributed and most popular wireless charging standard in the industry.


Established in 2012, A4WP is the abbreviation of Alliance for Wireless Power standard, and was created by the Wireless Power Alliance jointly created by Qualcomm, South Korea, and Powermat.

Using electromagnetic resonance technology, there are currently more than 40 members, Intel, MediaTek, LG, Dell and so on.


Established in 2012, the full name is the Power Matters Alliance standard. It was initiated by Duracell Powermat, which is a joint venture between Procter & Gamble and Powermat.

At present, there are more than 70 members, Samsung, HTC, LG, Huawei, AT&T, Starbucks, using the same electromagnetic induction technology as Qi.

Of course, manufacturers will not hang themselves from a tree, and several agreements will join each other to share risks. On January 6, 2015, A4WP and PMA announced that they were merged into one and renamed the AirFuel Alliance Alliance (AFA), and the three major organizations became two.

The first wireless charging phone: PALM

On January 9, 2009, Palm announced its new generation operating system webOS and its first mobile phone Palm Pre at CES. It is the mobile phone mentioned by Lei Jun on Weibo. This mobile phone is called Fat Pear in China.

first wireless charger

       On September 13, 2017, the iPhone 8, Plus, and iPhone X were released. Just after Apple joined the Qi Standards Association, it released three machines that support wireless charging. With Apple’s appeal, wireless charging began to enter the public’s field of vision and was more popular. Used by multiple manufacturers. Next let’s see Which iPhones have wireless charging?


Which iPhones have wireless charging?

Wireless charging comes in a ton of different shapes and sizes, from basic mats that charge your phone flat, stands that enable you to prop your phone up, or multi-device chargers that’ll juice up other devices such as your Apple Watch or AirPods in addition to your iPhone. But not all iPhones support wireless charging, so let’s take a look at the ones that do.

An easy way to tell if your iPhone supports wireless charging is to check if the back is made out of glass. Because wireless charging doesn’t work through aluminum or other metals, Apple made the switch to glass starting with the iPhone 8 series.

But in case you’re unsure, the following iPhones that support wireless charging:

iPhone 14 Pro, 14 Pro Max

iPhone 14, 14 Plus

iPhone 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max

iPhone 13 and 13 mini

iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max

iPhone 12 and 12 mini

iPhone SE (2nd/3rd generation)

iPhone 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max

iPhone 11

iPhone XR

iPhone Xs and Xs Max

iPhone X

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

You can also expect that all iPhone models released in the foreseeable future will include wireless charging.

But how to wirelessly charge an older iPhones?


iPhone models older than the iPhone 8 and iPhone 11 don’t have the necessary electronics to support wireless charging, so you can’t simply add a wireless charging pad to an older iPhone and expect it to charge.

But there are a number of wireless charging cases you can purchase for an older iPhone that add wireless charging — the downside, of course, is that your iPhone will only charge wirelessly while in the special case, and these cases tend to add some weight and bulk to your iPhone.

And these charging cases also take over the Lightning port, so you can’t plug anything else into that port while it’s in the case.  

Even so, you might appreciate the freedom and convenience that comes from adding wireless charging to an older phone.

There are many wireless charging cases available for various iPhone models. Cases like the Mophie Juice Pack Wireless include a battery for extended runtime, and are compatible with the same Qi charging pads as newer iPhones.


* An alternative to Qi iPhone receiver jackets, if you prefer to keep your own phone cover.

* Enables Qi wireless charging on any Apple iPhone or iPod model with a lightning connector.

* Easy-to-fit and can be used under most phone covers.

* Suitable to convert any iPhone or iPod with a Lightning connector to Qi wireless charging.

* Enables the phone to be charged from any Qi wireless transmitter or power bank.

Now that you know Which iPhones have wireless charging, it’s time to find the perfect charger for you. Looking for a nightstand, desk, or multi-device charger? We’ve got you covered.

Here Are the Best Wireless Chargers for Your iPhone


First WT-C23F:

      It is smallest wireless charger pad, It has the function of magnetic absorption, which can absorb the mobile phone without falling off, It is also a 3 in 1 wireless charger, As long as the iphone device with wireless charging function can be charged, it can also be charged for Samsung and Android mobile phones, It is a also apple watch wireless charger and airpods wireless charger , Click on the image to learn more.

Second Q3 3 in 1 wireless charger Stand

This is a three -in -one wireless charging station. The texture of the scrub high -end quality and more comfortable feel. You can charge two mobile phones at the same time and use it with your family at the same time. Very convenient, it is a messy data cable, which becomes beautiful and save space.

The third Q6 foldable 3 in 1 wireless charger stand

Different from Q3, this phone charges directly inductive charging. A circle of breathing lights at the bottom of the bottom when charging. You can also charge it if you fold it.

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