Wireless charging is the name of the game in the mobile industry these days. Every major phone company is trying to include wireless charging technology in their flagships. And we must admit that it is mighty convenient in some ways. Looking for the charging cable every time to charge the phone is a bit bothersome.
This technology has been around for quite some time now. And Smartphone companies like Samsung, Google (and now Apple) have already launched phones that support wireless charging.
Wireless charging is currently dominated by two standard technologies, Wireless Power Consortium’s inductive Qi standard and the AirFuel Alliance’s PMA standard.
Among the two the Qi is widely used and you will get Qi wireless chargers quite easily in the market. Wireless charging does not work through metal surface and requires a non-conductive cover to pass through like glass or plastic.
Glass breaks quickly and people consider plastic as a non-premium material for building phones. This is a major reason why it is not yet so widely used.
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Here we are going to show how to make any phone capable of using the wireless charging technology. This method is applicable to phones that have metal backs as well.
This method involves using a suitable wireless charging receivers that are available abundantly on e-commerce websites. So for starters, you need to select one and purchase it. Wireless charging receivers are available for both Android phones with Type-A, Type-C and Apple’s own lightning port. This is an example of a wireless charging receiver.
Please note that the wireless charging receivers are thin pads that attach to your USB or charging port and will remain folded at the back of your device, hence it is advisable to use a phone cover or case to hide it.
Once you have purchased it, make sure to take a note of which standard it follows (Qi or PMA) and make sure to buy a compliant wireless charger.
Once you have the wireless charging receiver, you will notice that the port connector comes with a thin pad. This pad will be doing the job and the correct side is indicated by patterns.
Connect the charging socket in the port on the phone and carefully remove the adhesive film. Stick the side with the film to the back of the phone and cover it with the case. And voila, your phone can now charge wirelessly.
We would suggest people trying this method to look at the reviews of the product on the website to be sure that it is a good quality product. This would make sure nothing goes wrong with your phone.