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How to add wireless charging to your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus for $20

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:54PM EST
iPhone 6 Wireless Charging
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Count wireless charging among a handful of smartphone features that are absolutely terrific but not quite popular enough to truly impact user experiences as much as they should. There is no question that simply placing your handset down on a charging surface is more convenient than plugging in a cable or shimmying your phone into a dock. Not enough phones support wireless charging out of the box, however, and users still need to buy multiple charging pads for different locations and also carry a charging pad for use on the go.

Someday, wireless charging stations will be everywhere we go and the technology will indeed vastly improve the smartphone user experience. Until then, it’s a nice convenience when it’s supported. And while Apple device owners still can’t enjoy that convenience out of the box, you can now add wireless charging to your device just a few minutes with minimal investment.

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Writing at Forbes, Ewan Spence recently put together a simple guide that will show you how to add wireless charging support to your iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c or iPhone 5.

Spence’s guide includes just a few simple steps and best of all, it involves no permanent modifications so you can add wireless charging support to your iPhone and remove it at will. Of course, we would like to remind all readers that using non-OEM charging accessories with your iPhone can cause damage to your device, and it can also void your warranty.

The trick involves the addition of just two simple components to your iPhone. One is a “Qi Wireless Charging Card” that can be purchased on eBay for about $10, and the second is a “Qi compatible wireless charging pad,” which is even cheaper on eBay. The former plugs into your iPhone’s Lightning port and sticks to the back of your iPhone, and the latter is a small pad you’ll place your iPhone on to charge it wirelessly.

Follow the link below in our source section for all the details and instructions on how to add wireless charging to your iPhone.

Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.