Keep this in mind if you charge your iPhone wirelessly

If you’re new to wireless charging on your iPhone and considering purchasing your first induction charging base, this post provides a series of recommendations to help you make an informed decision. Whether you’re curious about the essentials or want to know all the factors to consider, this post is tailored for you.

The necessary requirements to charge by induction


To begin with, it’s important to understand which iPhone models are compatible with wireless charging. While the most recent iPhone models support this charging standard, not all iPhones have this capability. Here is the complete list of iPhone models that can charge wirelessly:

  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone 11 family
  • iPhone 12 family
  • iPhone 13 family
  • iPhone 14 family
  • iPhone SE 2nd generation
  • iPhone SE 3rd generation

iPhone 11 blue

Charging power is very important

These iPhone models not only support wireless charging but also offer compatibility with fast charging. The power at which they can charge is a crucial factor to consider. Not all wall chargers or docks provide the same charging speed. It is important to be aware of the maximum power supported by these devices to avoid unnecessary stress on the battery, which could lead to premature degradation.

Ideally, the recommended power for fast charging is 20W. By staying within this threshold, we can ensure efficient fast charging without compromising the longevity of the battery.

The power adapter and the dock go hand in hand

While some charging bases come with a built-in power cable, others require a separate power adapter. It is essential to consider this aspect because if we have a charging base with a maximum power rating, it is advisable to use a wall adapter that does not exceed that power limit.

By maintaining this balance, we can prevent any energy wastage that may have counterproductive effects. It not only safeguards the charging base from potential overheating caused by excess energy but also protects the iPhone from being charged with more power than it can handle.

Qi charging is not the same as MagSafe

Although iPhone models with inductive charging may seem to have native MagSafe capability, not all of them actually do. MagSafe is a feature that enables the magnetic connection of various accessories to the rear glass of the iPhone. It is important to consider this distinction when selecting a charging base, as some will have magnetic capabilities while others will not.

MagSafe charger

This detail can be significant if you plan to use a vertical magnetic charging base for convenient access to your iPhone or if you require your phone to remain securely attached while using a wireless base in the car. The following models are equipped with MagSafe functionality:

  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14Plus
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max