Rumor has it that the upcoming iPhone 8 will come with wireless charging capability. But until this model is released, the best you can do is to get the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus (or live with it if you already have one) and look for alternative ways to make it compatible with wireless charging.
Wireless charging is not as complicated as it seems. Before you make the switch from plug-in to wireless, you need to understand first the two major standards used in wireless charging: Qi and PMA.
Qi is the more popular of the two, with more than 1,000 compatible devices on the market. PMA, on the other hand, is used in charging outlets spread across Starbucks, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, and McDonald’s in several areas in the U.S. and the U.K.
Enabling PMA Wireless Charging for iPhone 7
While there are mobile devices that support the PMA standard, the iPhone 7 is not one of them. But you can get a PMA charging-enabling mobile case like the BEZALEL’s Latitude universal wireless charging case to activate this function.
Just snap the charging case on your phone like you would a regular mobile case. Then place your mobile device on top of the Powermat of your choice, and enjoy the convenience of wireless charging even when you’re hanging out at your favorite cafe and fast food place.
Enabling Qi Wireless Charging for iPhone 7
Here’s how to do it:
- Plug in the receiver patch or adapter and fold it over the back of your iPhone.
- Pop in a case to keep the adapter in place. Make sure it’s thin enough to allow the charge to pass through.
- Place your phone on top of the wireless charger, making sure that it’s touching the charging points for best results.
Using an accessory like a charging case is the easiest way to incorporate wireless charging to your phone because it activates both your phone’s PMA and Qi charging mode. Compared to the wireless charging patch, a charging case won’t make you deal with messy wires or adjust your phone’s configuration to match the adapter’s design.
Invest in Your Own Portable Wireless Charger
Even though wireless charging spots are starting to sprout up in hotels, airports, and other establishments, this is still not enough to ensure that you’ll get Qi or PMA access anytime and anywhere. So if you want to have that convenience of powering up your iPhone on the go, better get your own portable wireless charger like the BEZALEL's Prelude.
This charger allows you to go completely wireless because you can recharge it without using cables. The perfect device to use when you’re frequently mobile, a portable wireless charger eliminates the need for a power outlet and a cord.
You don’t have to be a tech genius to figure out how to wirelessly charge your iPhone 7. Just follow these simple tips and enjoy the perks of wireless charging, as though your phone was built with it.