Add wireless charging to any smart phone for 10 dollars – iPhone TOO!

Are you tired of fumbling around with charging cords to get your phone’s battery back where it needs to be? Have you been forced to use your phone less during the day because you accidentally pulled the charger out of the wall or phone, while you slept? If you’re interested in having a wireless charger for your phone you have come to the right place. Today’s post will show you how to  install a wireless charging receiver to make your charging cord-free at last. After reading, watch the video on YouTube:

And follow along to JerryRigEverything!

 
Micro USB curve down can be found at this link.

Micro USB curve up can be found at this link.

Wireless charging pad can be found at this link.

iPhone wireless charging can be found at this link.

Smart Phone Repair Tool Kit can be found at this link.

Gather these tools for the job: metal pry tool and plastic pry tool. Before you begin, as with most other repairs, make sure you have turned your phone off completely. Additionally, keep any screws, brackets and other pieces organized so you don’t mix them up when it comes time to reassemble your smartphone.

 
Follow one of the links above to purchase the appropriate wireless charging receiver for your phone. There are specific wireless charging receivers sold for iPhones, for smartphones with the curve of the Micro USB charging port facing down, away from the screen, and for smartphones with the curve of the Micro USB charging port facing up, toward the screen. Reference the video at about the 0:18 mark if you are unsure which direction your charging port faces, before you buy a wireless charging receiver.

Phones with removable back covers, like the Note 4 or the LGG4 will be the easiest to install the wireless charging receiver on, but it will work for phones with a glued-shut glass-backed phone like the One Plus X or the iPhone. This post will describe the process for the latter phones with glass backs, this video goes over the One plus X in particular, but the process is roughly the same for most phones. If you would like specific instructions for your particular phone head to YouTube, type the name of your phone and “JerryRigEverything” into the search box and there should be a video that shows you how to remove your phone screen or back.

Begin, by separating the glass back of the phone from the screen using the metal pry tool. Once the adhesive is loosened, use the plastic pry tool to carefully continue separating the back from the screen of the phone. Next, plug the wireless charging receiver into the charging port and then bend the wireless charging receiver flap end onto the inside of the phone either tightly or moderately tight. If you make it very tight, the phone will be more portable because the ribbon cable will be closer to the phone leaving it less susceptible to damage. This is the best option if your phone back is removable. If you leave it looser, if will be easier to remove the wireless charging receiver if you end up needing to charge your phone with a traditional cord at some point in time, this is especially important if your phone back is not removable.

If the back cover of your phone is removable, all you have to do is remove the phone cover, plug the wireless charging receiver into the charging port, lay the wireless charging receiver against the phone with the cord flat and snugly pulled against the edge of the phone, and put the cover back onto your phone. The tighter the cord is against the phone, while still remaining fully plugged in, the better, this will keep the wireless charging receiver from getting damaged.

Keep in mind that wireless charging is slower than regular charging; what you gain in convenience you lose in actual charging speed. Overall, it is still a very cool feature to have in a phone.  Another trick, if your phone back is not removable, is to put the wireless charging receiver between the phone back and the case, so that you don’t have to open up the phone.

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