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Does iPhone XR have wireless charging?

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If you have an iPhone XR, then you must be wondering if it has the wireless charging capabilities that its newer cousins seem to possess. With a new iPhone coming every year, the iPhone XR with its A12 bionic chip and liquid retina LCD display remains a popular and affordable choice.

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

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Can iPhone XR be wirelessly charged?

Released in October 2018, iPhone XR was a part of the X series which was introduced along with the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in 2017 when the iPhone was celebrating its 10-year anniversary. Hence, the capital X is in the name. The XR was a more affordable alternative to flagship phones like iPhone XS and XS Max. With many features to offer, the iPhone XR remained a desirable choice.

After iPhone 8 and including 8, all iPhones have a wireless charging feature with Qi-certified charging accessories. Your iPhone XR will work with Qi-certified chargers and these chargers are available in cars, cafes, hotels, and airports.

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Yes iPhone XR can be wirelessly charged.

Qi (pronounced as “chee”) chargers can be used when you place your phone facing upward on them. These chargers will charge your iPhone XR at a speed of 7.5 watts as long as your iPhone is updated to the latest iOS version. Qi is a universal charging standard made by WPC (Wireless Power Consortium).

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

How to charge iPhone XR using a Qi charger?

You can find a list of Qi-certified chargers here. Usually, all Qi chargers vary in performance so you can contact the manufacturer for the iPhone XR charger if you have any doubts. Otherwise, you can follow the steps given as follows to understand how to charge your phone using a Qi charger:

  • You can connect your wireless charger to a power socket using the required adapter which is either came recommended by the manufacturer or with your Qi-certified accessories.
  • Make sure that the Qi charger is on a level surface.
  • Place your iPhone XR on the Qi charger with its display facing up and place it in the center of the charger.
  • Your iPhone XR will begin charging after being placed on the wireless charger in a few seconds.

The iPhone XR also supports fast wireless charging through chargers like the Apple MagSafe Charger. This can charge your iPhone from 0 to 50% in 30 minutes. Even a power adapter that supports 20W or higher charge can work for fast charging.

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Sania Usmani

Sania Usmani

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