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Does iPhone 11 have wireless charging?

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While an iPhone comes out every year, iPhone 11 continues holding its own with an A13 Bionic chip, TrueDepth camera, and haptic touch amongst many other specifications. However, since the launch of MagSafe chargers by Apple for iPhones in 2020, people have been wondering if their old iPhones can use this technology to charge wirelessly.

In this article, we will be covering whether or not iPhone 11 can be charged wirelessly and expand more upon the type of charger that can be used.

Is iPhone 11 eligible for wireless charging?

Yes, iPhone 11 can be charged wirelessly. In fact, all iPhones from iPhone 8 onwards can be charged wirelessly to provide a smooth charging experience. However, since Apple introduced MagSafe technology for new iPhones in 2020, it left out iPhone 11 from the mix as it was launched in 2019. On the bright side, all you require is a Qi-certified charger to charge any iPhone including and after iPhone 8.

Qi (pronounced as “chee”) chargers are usually available in hotels, cars, airports, or cafes and if you place your iPhone 11 facing upwards on these chargers, your iPhone will begin charging at a speed of 7.5 watts. The charging speed is a tad bit slow but can charge your phone up to 50% in 30 minutes.

If you have never heard of Qi-certified chargers before then you are not alone. Qi is an open charging standard known and followed universally. It was created by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC).

You can find these chargers both at the online and offline Apple Store. Some acceptable Qi-certified chargers are available on this website.

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How to use a Qi charger?

Using a Qi charger is very convenient and effortless, you can do so by following the steps given below:

  • You can connect your wireless charger to a power socket using the required adapter.
  • Make sure that the charger is on a level surface.
  • Place your iPhone on the charger with its display facing upwards.
  • Seconds later, your iPhone will start charging after being placed on the wireless charger.

For maximum charging, place your iPhone in the center of your wireless charger. Follow all guidelines given by the manufacturer of the wireless Qi-certified charger. You might also hear a faint sound coming from your iPhone as it charges depending on the charging mat used.

Important points to ponder

Make sure that you bear in mind the following points to optimise your phone’s charging potential:

  • Remove the phone case of your iPhone 11 if the material is thick or metallic in nature.
  • Turn off the vibration for your iPhone in case of any notification or a call. Vibrating can shift the position of the phone when placed on a wireless charger, which might stop providing power if the phone vibrates off the charge plate.
  • If your iPhone’s Optimized Battery Charging setting is switched on, then it will automatically stop charging at 80%. Charging for too long can also warm up the phone and this cut-off to increase your iPhone’s battery life can help cool it down.
  • Since wireless charging relies on magnetic induction, placing anything metallic or magnetic in between your iPhone and the charger can damage to magnetic strips in the device. Moreover, this will lead to a decline in the phone and charger’s performance.
  • If your iPhone is connected to a USB power cable or to another device like your PC, it will not charge on a wireless charger. Instead, it will take charge from the USB power adapter.

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Sania Usmani

Sania Usmani

Always curious, calm, and a little crazy, you can find me daydreaming or studying. An avid reader, traveler, and graduate of Aviation Science, I love gaining new experiences in life and star gazing. You can contact her here: