Loopy Official Report on Wireless Charging
Apple’s new iPhone 8/+ and X have wireless charging capabilities. So, does it work with a Loopy Case? In short, we are not sure yet. Apple will not have their ‘AirPower’ wireless charging available until next year. There may be 3rd party accessories available before then, though. What we can do is predict how it will work by looking at other phones that already use this technology, and now that the iPhone 8 has launched, we can get some concrete testing in.
(Added 10/28: Here is a video of us charging an iPhone 8 Plus on a Belkin charging pad. Strangely, wireless charging on a strong pad made by Samsung would not work (unless you rubber banded it down or took your Loopy Case off. It seems that wireless charging will be a very gray area for Loopy to tackle.)
Samsung has had wireless charging for some time now and Loopy has a large Samsung fan base. Here are some of the reports from people in the Loop on using wireless charging:
“I've had a loopy for a long time and I've also had phones that charge wirelessly. I just take off the case when I put my phone on my charger at night. The loopy fits great, but is really easy to remove. Some cases fit tightly and are annoying to remove, and even make you feel like you'll break the phone. The loopy case, however, comes off smoothly with little effort.” – Katie S.
“If you turn your phone around front against the charger it will charge. You just can't see when it is finished or any notifications, but it will charge my Samsung front or back. The loop does prevent it from charging wirelessly [through the back of the phone]. So it's a small inconvenience for an awesome case.” Jessica L.
“Love my loopy case. Phone feels so much more secure. Have not dropped it on my face in bed which is something we all have done. Only drawback is I cannot wirelessly charge my phone on the passive charger with the phone facing out but otherwise it's the best. I will definitely order another when I upgrade my phone once the new case is available. Note 8 please! Thank you for a great product and solution Loopy!” - Jessica L.
In summary, if wireless charging with Loopy installed doesn’t work, our cases are incredibly easy to un/install which will make it a breeze to take on and off when using your wireless charging pad. It is possible that wireless charging with the new iPhones can work face down, but we will have to wait and see if that is true like it is with most Samsung and Pixel phones. We hope that you find the perks of your Loopy Case outweigh the con of possibly not working with wireless charging like it has for our Android fans.
Jim Wangercyn, Cofounder of LoopyCases.com
Below are some frequently asked questions to help you decide if a lefty model Loopy is for you. In short, it's all about which hand you predominantly HOLD your phone with :)
If you'd like to purchase a left-handed Loopy, simply type out 'LEFTY' in your order during checkout in the notes section. If you're ordering multiple Loopy Cases, please note which models you'd like a LEFTY version of as well.
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