12/19/2014 03:28:00 PM - 0 comments
Have you ever wanted to add wireless charging to your device but been afraid that you would ruin it by messing with the hardware? If so we have some great news and we are about to show you how you can do it easily without messing with your iPhone's hardware. Just keep reading to find out how.
Wireless charging has been around for quite some time now but only a few companies have adopted the technology. Apple has kept away from wireless charging for the time being . The iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus don't support wireless charging but Ewan Spence over at Forbes decided that he was going to test it out and he showed everyone how to add the wireless charging feature to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus without having to open up your device.
We should point out, that this is a workaround and no way a definitive solution. It really is just a proof of concept and you need to be aware that charging your iPhone with non OEM chargers is unsafe and not recommended.
If you decide that you would like to try this out for yourself, you will need a few things before you begin. The first is a Qi Wireless Charging Card which you can find on eBay, just make sure it has the Lightning port. You will also need a Qi compatible wireless charging pad and also recommended but not necessary is a protective case.
To begin you first need to make sure that Wi-Fi syncing for iTunes is set up. Once that is done, plug in the Lightning connector of the Qi Wireless Charging Card to your iPhone. With the card connected, flip it to the back of your iPhone so that the rings on the card are exposed. You will need to secure the card in place and you can do this with some sticky tape. You can also add your protective cover to your iPhone to keep it secure. Once all this is done, just pop in the compatible charging pad into a power source and place your iPhone onto the pad to start charging.
That's it, your iPhone can now be charged wirelessly. We do recommend that you avoid replacing wired charging for your iPhone with this because it is not guaranteed and your iPhone can heat up after hours of wireless charging.Read more...