Apple’s new iPhone 8/+ and X (and tons of Samsung models!) have wireless charging capabilities. So, does it work with a Loopy Case? Here's what we've experienced so far:
iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X:
Works amazingly well with this Belkin charger. Has a hard time maintaining connection with this Samsung charger so we'd recommend avoiding it. Please click here to see the video. Also, it works well with both our Original and MAX lineup!
There is definitely a technique involved with wireless charging with Loopy installed. Check out our video above or here for the technique for how to place your Loopy on wireless chargers.
Qi charging with Loopy is all about finding where the Qi connection is on your device and centering it on the pad. In many cases, this is not directly in the center, so play around with it to see when it connects. From there, you need to put downward pressure to squish the loop and initiate a charge. Keep it squished for a second or so and slowly let go. Once it finds a charge a connects, it should stay connected! We have charged our phones to 100% charge using the technique in the video above, so it works!! :)
We would recommend sticking with the Belkin charger mentioned above if you do want to utilize wireless charging. If your current wireless charger does not work, you're still in luck because Loopy is so easy to un/install!
One key factor we've noticed is how big you like your loop to be and how malleable it is. Loops typically wear in over time and get comfier. To skip this break-in period, you can uninstall your loop and give it a few gentle tugs to loosen up the flex. I (Jim) was using my iPhone X on the Belkin charger without any issues until I switched out my case (and loop). I found the loop was too stiff, and after stretching my loop a tad, it went back to working like a charm! Just be sure to use the technique in our videos!
Lastly, are you using a wireless charger with your Loopy Case now? We're conducting a survey to see which chargers are working well for our customers. Please take the super short survey here.
Jim Wangercyn, Cofounder of LoopyCases.com
Do you HOLD your phone with your left hand? If so, you'll want to request a LEFTY Loopy! It's no problem because we make them, too! :)
In short, the hand that grabs your phone (most of the time) is the orientation you want for your Loopy Case.
All Loopy Cases are righties by default. If you'd like a left-handed Loopy, simply type out 'LEFTY' in the notes section once adding your Loopy Case to your cart (the notes section is on the cart page). If you are ordering multiple Loopy Cases, please note which models you'd like a LEFTY version of as well.
Having trouble deciding? Simply answer this question: which hand do you hold your phone with MOST of the time? If the left hand, please request a LEFTY model via the instructions above. If the right hand, no note is needed since this is the default orientation for Loopy :)
Can I still use my phone with my right hand if I get a lefty model? Absolutely. Most of us here at Loopy HQ use our cases with both hands with EASE. Our loops are made to be comfortable and versatile for use with both of your hands. The loop angle is simply there to give you maximum comfort with your dominant hand, but does not hinder your ability to use it with the other.