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iPhone 13 Pro (and Pro Max) -- does wireless charging work in Plaid / Refresh S?

planetary

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Dec 29, 2018
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Hey folks,

Seeing sporadic reports that the new iPhone 13 Pro models (regular and Pro Max) are not working in Tesla's newer car's wireless charging bays, due to the larger camera bump. There's also a report that it does work -- but only if you lay the phone screen-side-down.

Can any of you early Apple adopers confirm this specifically on the Model S Refresh?
 
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WilliamG

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Hey folks,

Seeing sporadic reports that the new iPhone 13 Pro models (regular and Pro Max) are not working in Tesla's newer car's wireless charging bays, due to the larger camera bump. There's also a report that it does work -- but only if you lay the phone screen-side-down.

Can any of you early Apple adopers confirm this specifically on the Model S Refresh?
Where are you hearing these reports?
 
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I have a Spigen clear case, and my iPhone 13 Pro Max will not charge normally on my 2021 Model 3. If I take the case off, it works. If I leave the case on and flip the phone upside down (face up, just opposite direction) - it does charge.

Would be nice to know exactly what cases are working for iPhone 13 Pro Max's in Teslas, without flipping them upside down.
 
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planetary

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Dec 29, 2018
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Danville, CA
I have a Spigen clear case, and my iPhone 13 Pro Max will not charge normally on my 2021 Model 3. If I take the case off, it works. If I leave the case on and flip the phone upside down (face up, just opposite direction) - it does charge.

Would be nice to know exactly what cases are working for iPhone 13 Pro Max's in Teslas, without flipping them upside down.
Does your case perhaps not have Magsafe? That might be the issue.
 

eusebio2

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Hey folks,

Seeing sporadic reports that the new iPhone 13 Pro models (regular and Pro Max) are not working in Tesla's newer car's wireless charging bays, due to the larger camera bump. There's also a report that it does work -- but only if you lay the phone screen-side-down.

Can any of you early Apple adopers confirm this specifically on the Model S Refresh?
I am having this issue. Upside down it appears to have some contact but it’s not optimal.
 
Does your case perhaps not have Magsafe? That might be the issue.
The case does not have Magsafe, it's a "Spigen Ultra Hybrid". I do not believe Magsafe affects regular Qi charging. It only comes into play if you use Apple's magsafe accessories to hold onto the back of your device strongly, and to better align the coils for the faster "Magsafe" 15W charging.
 

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