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iPhone 12 Pro Max and charging

Discussion in 'Model Y: Interior & Exterior' started by rijc99, Nov 13, 2020.

  1. rijc99

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    My charging pad doesn’t seem to charge the Pro Max. Can someone else confirm?
     
  2. Fobia

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    Yup I have the same issue. I have it on the apple leather case and it never recognized it.
     
  3. Kendall

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    I had some trouble initially but if I pushed it down a bit it started working. I have the apple silicon case on it but it’s definitely more fickle than the 11 pro it replaced.
     
  4. bbmertz

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    Yes, it will charge (albeit slowly) without a case, however I cannot get the 12 Pro Max to charge with a case on, since the phone needs to sit lower on the charging pad. I can get it to charge in the case if I slide off the plastic lip on the bottom of the charging pad, but this would allow the phone to fall into the storage compartment below.
     
  5. rijc99

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    ok. Thanks for checking. I guess I need to stick a apple MagSafe puck on top of the Tesla charging pad. I hope Tesla comes out with a charging pad that fits the new phones.
     
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    I did the same thing using double-sided tape so the puck stays in place. It actually charges the phone much faster than the Tesla wireless charging pad using the same USB-C outlet.
     
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    This may be the reason the MY gets the new center console sooner rather than later.
     
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    I just got my iPhone 12 Pro XS-Max, and every time I have placed it in MY (Sept Build), it charges it...
     
  9. rijc99

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    Do you have a case with your 12ProMax? Maybe with the Apple leather case it added just enough to render the coils out of range.
     
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    I'm having the same issue...will be trying with 2 different cases today. My vin is 9xxx. I wonder if earlier cars have more of an issue than late.
     
  11. rijc99

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    My vin is 57,xxx. I don’t think it’s a matter of build date. I think the phone’s additional height just places the coils ever so slightly out of reach. I have a scosche charger in my other car that is doing the same thing. However, if I push it just a little lower on the lower arm that holds the phone it will charge. Just a mm and it made the difference between charging or not. Although I doubt it’s charging well since it’s barely in place.
     
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    Of note. The new Pro Max doesn't sync contact or text messages either. Gotta love how new stuff just doesn't work...
     
  17. seniorcitizen

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    I also got iPhone pro max 12 with leather MagSafe case and charging does not work. I will try a cup holder mount with a built in charger or a taptes charging pad next.
     
  18. rijc99

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    Does the Taptes mat replace the factory one or sits on top?
     
  19. JBauer

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    I just got MY for a few weeks, and thinking to buy a iphone 12 Pro Max as well, so really appreciate all the insights here! For those tried and didn't get charged, I am just curious what if you place your iphone 12 pro max upside down (still in Portrait position) would it start charging?
     
  20. rijc99

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    Nope. Didn’t work for me even when upside down. Currently using a Apple leather case.
     

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