How to wirelessly charge your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus

Learn how to wirelessly charge your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus with Qi charging accessories.

What you need

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus feature integrated wireless charging that allows for an easy and intuitive charging experience. With an all-new design, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have a glass back that works with Qi chargers that are available as accessories and in cars, cafes, hotels, airports, and furniture. Qi is an open, universal charging standard created by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC).

There are many Qi chargers available in the market, including two new wireless charging mats from Mophie and Belkin, which represent the best implementation of the Qi standard. These are available at and Apple retail stores.

View a list of Qi-certified chargers.

Other Qi-certified chargers might vary in functionality and performance. If you have questions, contact the manufacturer.

Charge wirelessly

1. Connect your charger to power. Use the power adapter that came with your accessory or a power adapter recommended by the manufacturer.

2. Place the charger on a level surface or other location recommended by the manufacturer.

3. Place your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus on the charger with the display facing up. For best performance, place it in the center of the charger or in the location recommended by manufacturer.

4. Your iPhone should start charging a few seconds after you place it on your wireless charger.

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Learn more

  • Wireless charging uses magnetic induction to charge your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus. Don’t place anything between your iPhone and the charger. Magnetic mounts, magnetic cases, or other objects between your iPhone and the charger might reduce performance or damage magnetic strips or RFID chips like those found in some credit cards, security badges, passports, and key fobs. If your case holds any of these sensitive items, remove them before charging or make sure that they aren’t between the back of your iPhone and the charger.
  • If your iPhone isn’t charging or is charging slowly and your iPhone has a thick case, metal case, or battery case, try removing the case.
  • If your iPhone vibrates—when it gets a notification, for example—your iPhone might shift position. This can cause the charging mat to stop providing power to your iPhone. If this happens often, consider turning off vibration, turning on Do Not Disturb, or using a case to prevent movement.
  • Depending on the charging mat you have, you might hear faint noises while your iPhone charges.
  • Your iPhone might get slightly warmer while it charges. To extend the lifespan of your battery, if the battery gets too warm, software might limit charging above 80 percent. Your iPhone will charge again when the temperature drops. Try moving your iPhone and charger to a cooler location.
  • iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus won’t charge wirelessly when connected to USB. If your iPhone is connected to your computer with USB, or if it’s connected to a USB power adapter, your iPhone will charge using the USB connection.

Apple unveils iPhone 8 and €1,179 iPhone X with all-screen display and wireless charging

Apple has unveiled the €1,179 iPhone X, the latest generation of its flagship device. The all-glass device has an edge-to-edge display and no home button. It unlocks using facial recognition software and features wireless charging.

Tim Cook also launched the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, two new phones that have 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens. Like the iPhone X, the devices also have an all-glass design and can be charged wirelessly.

In addition to the phones, Apple announced a third generation of its Watch and a 4K Apple TV.

iPhone X

The iPhone X celebrates the 10th anniversary of Apple’s smartphone, featuring a radical redesign and new technology.

The phone has a 5.8-inch OLED screen, which fills the entire front of the device. Apple has removed the iconic home button to make way for the display, replacing it with facial recognition software called Face ID.

Face ID is used to unlock the phone, authenticate Apple Pay and cutomise the new animoji.

The phone starts at €1,179 in the Ireland for the 64GB version, going up to €1,349 for the 256GB model. Coming in space grey and silver, it will be available to pre-order from October 27 and will ship on November 3.

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

Apple also announced the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, an upgrade to its current offering. The new devices have an all-glass design and can charge wirelessly.

The 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch devices start at €829 and €939 for the 64GB versions. They come with iOS 11 software, which will be available to download from September 19, and an upgraded camera and processor.

Apple Watch 3

The third generation of Apple’s smartwatch is the first that works independently from the iPhone. A cellular version of the device is available form €379 and can make phone calls and browse the web.

Apple also unveiled a 4K version of its set-top Apple TV box at the event.

iPhone 8 release date, price, rumours: All you need to know about Apple’s upcoming phone, or phones

There’ll almost certainly be three new phones this September

Apple’s next iPhone is on its way. It’s probably the worst time in the world to buy a new one – but the best time to start thinking about it.

This year, little has been revealed about the phones in advance, in keeping with a commitment from Apple to shut down leaks more effectively.

But we do know some things about the upcoming handset – including the fact that there probably won’t be just one of them, but three. And there’s some things that even Apple has accidentally said.

Release date

The most certain thing about the new iPhone is that there will be one. (Or at least one.) The second most certain thing is when it will be launched.

Apple has fallen into a completely predictable pattern in recent years, holding its iPhone events a couple of weeks into September, near Labor Day weekend. That’s almost certainly going to happen again this year, and so it’s probable that Apple will hold an event sometime around 12 or 13 September.

It’s unlikely that it would step out of that pattern, since so much is riding on the iPhone. It could bring it forward – but doing so would bring it into collision with summer plans and other events – but pushing it back would be likely to cause panic among shareholders.

But it’s very possible that it could change the schedule on which those phones become available. The launch date and the keynote presentation’s timing might be all but guaranteed – but it could easily opt to say that one or more of the phones will actually be released at a later date.

Some have already suggested that the much posher, more premium and more pricey iPhone will be delayed until later in the year.


The big change this year will be that there’ll almost certainly be three iPhones. The 7s and 7s Plus, as expected – and then a whole extra phone that costs more and is perhaps the most dramatic redesign ever seen.

That phone – variously rumoured to be called the iPhone Pro, iPhone 8, iPhone Edition or even Apple Phone – is probably going to be the thing everyone’s talking about after Apple’s launch in September.

Almost every feature that’s been rumoured for the iPhone is expected to come in this model. That includes depth-sensing cameras, an entirely new display technology, a screen that wraps all the way over the front of the phone and many more.

Indeed, many of those features have been revealed by Apple itself, when it mistakenly made software for the new phone available to the public. That includes information about its design, its lack of home button, and facial recognition features.

The 7s and 7s Plus will probably be much more in the mold of recent updates. They’ll probably feature the same outside design, with an upgraded camera, chip and other internal parts.

This isn’t as radical a switch-up as it might seem, in that Apple expanded the line-up from one to two just a couple of years ago, with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. But that time the main distinguishing factor was the screen size, and the two packed in many of the same features.


If this rumoured premium iPhone does emerge, then it’s going to have a top-level price to match. All rumours point to Apple pricing its iPhone 7s and 7s Plus as normal – and then sticking the new one at the top of that.

If true, that means the phone is likely to cost as much as $1200, and maybe even more. It will without doubt be the most expensive iPhone ever to be sold.

What remains uncertain is how Apple will seek to encourage people to pay for that extra power, and how it will keep the 7s interesting at the same time. But the might of Apple’s marketing department has never failed to make expensive things seem attractive before.

iPhone 8 Leak Reveals Massive New Secret

Apple is about to supersize the iPhone. But the iPhone 8’s huge 5.8-inch display is only one area which is going to be bigger than ever before…

New data from MacRumors (verified by BGR) has revealed Apple is set to also give the iPhone 8 a larger screen resolution than any previous iPhone. In fact extrapolating the data both sites have collected suggests the iPhone 8 will have a native resolution of 2800 x 1342 pixels. This is dramatically up from the iPhone 7 Plus native resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels.

iPhone 8 design with enlarged display based on leaked leaks.

MacRumors got the ball rolling. In recent years it has spotted Apple visit its site from Apple-owned IP addresses using unknown devices running new versions of iOS and the same is true again. In recent months the frequency of an unknown Apple device visiting the site from the same IP ranges and running iOS 11 has increased.

More intriguingly, it notes these devices are running displays at 387 x 812 pixels. This sounds low but since arrival of the ‘Retina Display’ on the iPhone 4 in 2010, Apple has increased resolutions by using pixel doubling and tripling to increase sharpness and maintain app compatibility.

For example: the iPhone 7 (750 x 1334) actually shows up as 375 x 667 pixels (two pixels per point) in analytics while the iPhone 7 Plus detects as 414 x 736 pixels (three pixels per point) giving the phone an actual native resolution of 1242 x 2208 which Apple scales down to 1080 x 1920.

Take the same logic with the mysterious 375 x 812 iOS 11 devices showing up on both MacRumors and BGR and you extrapolate to 1125 x 2436 pixels, which fits proportionally given the elongated shape change the iPhone 8 will have (minus the expected new ‘Function Area’).

Concept of the iOS 11 ‘function area’ for the iPhone 8 which is expected to be used for contextual controls and notifications.

And what did famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo say in February? That the iPhone 8 would have a 5.8-inch 1342 x 2800 native resolution but, minus the Function Area, the usable space would be 5.15-inches with – you guessed it – a native 1125 x 2436 resolution.

iPhone 8 resolution and Function Area predicted by Ming-Chi Kuo in February

Of course, like the iPhone 7, there’s every chance Apple will slightly scale down the iPhone 8 display as it does with the iPhone 7 Plus to find a resolution to its liking.

But regardless, it is increasingly clear the iPhone 8 is going ‘big’ in ways no iPhone has gone before and as we get closer to the official release every new piece of information is neatly slotting neatly into place…