I set my phone on a bedside wireless charger at night, and grab my fully charged phone each morning before I head downstairs for breakfast. No hunting around for a charger. No fumbling for plugs in the dark. That convenience is why I love wireless charging.
If you’re thinking about giving it a go, read on…
How does wireless charging work?
You need two things: a device with wireless charging capability and a compatible wireless charger. Plug the charger into a wall outlet and place your device on it to power up. It’s that simple.
Want a more technical answer? Wireless chargers emit an alternating magnetic field via the transmitter coil, which in turn induces an alternating voltage/current in the receiver coil inside the device. But really, it’s simple.
How do I know if my device can charge wirelessly?
If you have a wireless charger from Verizon, your smartphone must be Qi (pronounced “chee”) compatible; all wireless charging accessories sold by Verizon are Qi certified. Look for a Qi logo on the device or its packaging. The icon is easy to identify—a Q-shaped magnifying glass focusing on the letter ‘i.’ Qi wireless charging pads work with compatible smartphones, tablets, Bluetooth® headsets, cameras and smartwatches.