My iPhone 12 Pro Max and the Qi Charging Plate hate each other

Discussion in 'Gen 4 Prius Audio and Electronics' started by robAlatte, Aug 25, 2021.

  1. robAlatte

    robAlatte Junior Member

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    I've searched the threads on here and seems like most people have had good luck charging their iPhone X in the Prius Prime on the wireless QI charging plate. I have the iPhone 12 Pro Max and my phone says charging for about 5 seconds then the light turns orange and it stops charging. I have this clear and thin iPhone case:

    on Amazon;


    It didnt work with my Apple leather case either. Is there a trick as to where to place it? I've been placing it in the middle of the charging pad but haven't had any luck. If you have had good luck, please do let me know which case you have as I would love to have this feature work!

    Thanks so much :)
     
  2. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
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    I'll let this one slide since the Gen 4 and Prime have the same charger and you might get more tips from Gen 4 owners as well as Prime owners.
     
  3. robAlatte

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    Thank you, I couldn’t figure out how to delete the post or how to change the title since I put iPhone X in the title and I meant to put iPhone 12 pro max. I also realized this wasn’t the prime forum. My bad.
     
  4. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
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    Oh I can change that for you.
     
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  5. jerrymildred

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    In either the Prime or the regular Gen 4, the Qi charger is junk. Too small, too weak. Too able to let the phone slide out under the driver's feet. And too hard to see Google Maps.

    I put a rubber liner over the charger so I can have a little bottle of hand sanitizer, an ink pen, and a couple other things I might want quick access to. The phone is on an adjustable mount on the dash where I can see it and keep it plugged in for map usage when needed.
     
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    FWIW, I’ve had no issues with my old school iPhone 8+ charging on our 2020 Prius or on a 2018 Prime that I rented a while ago. I have a thin case on the phone.

    When I place the phone on the pad, it starts charging immediately and the light on the pad goes from green to orange. When the phone is fully charged the pad light blinks orange.

    I’m wondering if the issue is related to the MagSafe magnets on your phone?
     
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    Toyota Q charger is junk
     
  8. PaulDM

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    No issues charging 8 x xs or 11
     
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