Wireless smartphone charging

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dsilvapt
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Post by dsilvapt » Tue May 03, 2022 6:52 pm

On my ID.3 the wireless smartphone charging on the central console is not working properly.

Charging very, very slow! On the other hand is rises the smartphone temperature making almost impossible to hold it.

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Post by SinglePointSafety » Tue May 03, 2022 7:43 pm

If your phone is also running Android Auto or Apple Carplay and doing navigation etc, the charging will just about keep up (or just about not keep up) - but the power usage means the phone will indeed run very warm, depending on software and hardware of course.

If your phone is in a case, try removing it so the phone gets better cooling. Some cases also interfere somewhat with wireless charging, despite the manufacturers' claims that they don't

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Post by Up the jumper » Tue May 03, 2022 9:21 pm

SinglePointSafety wrote:
Tue May 03, 2022 7:43 pm
If your phone is also running Android Auto or Apple Carplay and doing navigation etc, the charging will just about keep up (or just about not keep up) - but the power usage means the phone will indeed run very warm, depending on software and hardware of course.

If your phone is in a case, try removing it so the phone gets better cooling. Some cases also interfere somewhat with wireless charging, despite the manufacturers' claims that they don't
I don't generally use android auto but do use the charger. It is very hit and miss. To the extent that the screen flash appears multiple times. Sometimes the phone gets hot. Sometimes it doesnt charge at all. I figure it is because the charger doesn't accurately align. When I use my desktop wireless charger I just place the phone: alignment isn't an issue. Does anyone know what size the ID3 charger is? I guess it is pretty small, hence the alignment issue.
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Post by Scratch » Wed May 04, 2022 9:42 am

As someone said, if it's in a case, remove it. I think VW actually mention this somewhere.

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Post by MotMot » Wed May 04, 2022 10:11 am

I usually use the plug - and my partner drops her phone into the wireless caddy

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Post by duckworthsj » Wed May 04, 2022 11:31 am

Scratch wrote:
Wed May 04, 2022 9:42 am
As someone said, if it's in a case, remove it. I think VW actually mention this somewhere.
Yes... some of the clam-shell cases have magnetic closures - interfere with the induction charging.
Also there is a note somewhere about the orientation of the phone.
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Post by Scratch » Wed May 04, 2022 11:47 am

duckworthsj wrote:
Wed May 04, 2022 11:31 am
Scratch wrote:
Wed May 04, 2022 9:42 am
As someone said, if it's in a case, remove it. I think VW actually mention this somewhere.
Yes... some of the clam-shell cases have magnetic closures - interfere with the induction charging.
Also there is a note somewhere about the orientation of the phone.
My iPhone is generally in a fabric case, no metal involved. Still gets quite hot.

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Post by dsilvapt » Wed May 04, 2022 12:21 pm

I've tried both ways (i.e. with case and without case) and is gets very hot in both scenarios...

Just called Volkswagen service and asked them to fix it.

Most probably they need to replace some hardware...

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Post by itsmeGAV » Wed May 04, 2022 1:10 pm

Wireless charging always brings more heat, this is a natural experience with wireless charging as it heats the wireless coils, happens when I charge my iPhone 13 Pro with the official apple MagSafe cable.

The thing with the ID.3.. even if you’re not using CarPlay/Android Auto it still runs in the background which is pretty crap. I generally tend not to use the wireless charger in the ID.3 as it’s pretty slow and will always pick Type-C charging over it.

I will say though.. it never gets hot enough to not be able to hold after charging, could be more of a incompatibility issue with your phone rather than an issue with the built in charger.

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