How to Add Wireless Charging to Any Device

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Wireless charging has been out for quite a while now with high-end phones usually equipped with this fancy type of charging. Although it has been getting traction lately, it is still not par with the current charging standard and isn’t available in a lot of phones. There are alternatives such as a back cover with a wireless charging receiver built-in, or a phone case that doubles as a wireless charging receiver. Some phones do not have these alternatives available, but does that mean you’ll never be able to have wireless charging? Of course not! We’re here to help you get wireless charging available for whatever device you want.

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Things needed:

Back Cover or Phone Case

Universal Wireless Charging Receiver (Such as this one)

Any device that can charge through a micro-USB


Preparation for the Back Cover or Phone Case

Something to know before hand is that any metal cover or case will make sure that you will not be able to have wireless charging. So if you have a metal back cover such as the HTC One M8, you can get a phone case instead. This is needed because the wireless charging receiver does not look pretty on the back of your phone. Covering your phone up can give you a nicer looking device. There might be a small bulge on the back depending on the cover or case, but it shouldn’t be that much of a hassle since the receiver is very thin.


Preparation for the Wireless Charging Receiver

Before buying the universal wireless charging receiver, check the device you are using it on and the position of the micro-USB. You do not want to get a wireless charging receiver with the plug on the wrong side of your phone. The link above gives choices for which kind of wireless receiver you need. If ever you do get the wrong one, you may still use it, but it could be a hassle trying to bend a very short wire.

Another thing to check is the position of the micro-USB. It will either be having the narrow-side on top or bottom, again, just use the right one for your device.

Do note down that it will be charging at only 500mA, which will mean that your phone will be charging slower. If you want added convenience and some cool factor, this is a sacrifice you exchange for this, if you have the time spare such as during the night, this shouldn’t be much of a problem.

Once you got all the things you need, just plug the universal wireless charging receiver in your micro-USB port and stick it to the back of your device. Try your best to get the center of the coil aligned with the center of your phone to lessen hassles with trying to align it to the wireless charger. If you’re doing this on a tablet, the coil can only reach onto the side nearer to where the micro-USB port is, and so I wouldn’t recommend this on tablets.

When it’s placed properly, simply cover it up with your case or back cover and you’re done! Try it out with any Qi wireless charger to see if it all works well and enjoy wireless charging!


  1. Hey this is vedant from India.. Currently using moto G2! Pretty excited about this Qi wireless charger.. Can i use it on my device? Just let me know.. Ty in advance!

    • Hi Vedant,

      You may use this wireless charging receiver to be able to use it with wireless chargers since it has a micro-USB port. Just be sure to purchase the the receiver that has the right position for your phone.

  2. I have a Galaxy S4 by Bell Mobility…is it Qi-enabled…can’t seem to find an affirmative answer on that. I’m considering purchasing a Qi enabled charging pad but want to ensure it will work with my device. I see that there is a Qi-Enabled pad for the Galaxy S3 too – would that work on the S3 model sold by Bell Mobility?

  3. Can I use jbl wireless charging speakers for nexus 4 for charging it (mobile).
    Also I have lenovo vibe x2 .can it be used with jbl speaker to charge mobile using qr case.if yes advise which case or cover to be used for vibe x2.

  4. Hi,
    I haven’t been able to find an answer on any other DYI guides.
    When installing the receiver, will it mean I cannot use my cord charger?
    I’m trying to mod my Lumia 520, but sometimes I’m forced to be able to charge several different places around the country, so being wireless dependent would be bad for me.
    Thanks for your time and guide.

  5. hey everyone i just have a real quick question about all this stuff… i just recently bought a wireless receiver and raw charger (basically a circuit board and charging pad) on amazon (because i saw a video by HouseHoldHacker about this and i bought the stuff he linked in the description of his YouTube video) The receiver says its for iPhone 6 plus (and i own a iPhone 5 but i assumed that because its a lightning cable that it would work with my iPhone 5 and yet it wont charge my phone (the charger itself lights up and indicates that it is connected to the receiver) yet my phone isn’t getting any juice… so my question is are these receivers phone model specific and i just bought the wrong one or what? any help i can get would be greatly appreciated!!! 😀

  6. Hi,
    Is this wireless charger receiver module only compatible with QI wireless charger pad or will they work on any wireless charger pad.

  7. s is subroto from India.. Currently using lenevo k3 note! Pretty excited about this Qi wireless charger.. Can i use it on my device? Just let me know.

  8. Hello,
    i have a samsung trend plus gt s7580 and i was wondering is it is compatible with the universal wireless charging receiver that is on this website?
    Your help would be much appreciated

  9. Hi this is vaibhav from India I am having ASUS ZenFone 2 ZE 550 kl does it support qi charging where can I buy in india which model

  10. I have a Galaxy Note 2 with a wireless receiver. Charging is very very slow. Which causes the slow charging, the receiver or the charger? 2016-03-05

  11. Hi,I must be stupid,did not understand any of this,or the point!.
    If I still have to plug my telephone into something,where is the”wireless” part of the solution?Just carry a battery back.
    A little confused,

  12. Hi, my Samsung tab 3 doesn’t want to charge anymore when plugged in. Can I use this wireless option to get it working again? Where do I buy it? Thank you

  13. Someone help me please,i have just upgraded to the iphone 5se,my desktop wireless charger does not charge my iphone i have tried a new receiver and a replacement for that,i have also tried a wireless charger case and 2 x wireless charging pads,i can only charge using a lightening/USB lead as supplied by Apple,i am at a loss!!

  14. Is anyone aware of a Type C Wireless Charging Receiver with an extra C port on it? I want to add the Wireless Charging Receiver into the charging port of the phone, but I don’t want to take it out whenever I want to charge the phone by cable. Basically, behind the C male, there should be a C female port, where I can push another C charger male port.

  15. I use an iPhone 7 Plus and tried out one of these wireless charging receivers. It’s pretty handy and everything but I did note that it wouldn’t charge through my phone’s black Apple silicone cover. However, it did charge through my mother’s transparent Tech21 cover. Does this problem have to do with my cover’s material or simply that it’s not transparent?

  16. Hi there,
    I’ve just bought a pad and receiver for my iPhone SE. It starts charging but then keeps turning off and on. Any ideas? Thanks

  17. This article says it is for any device, however it does not explain HOW to charge devices with the charging port on the SIDE not on the BOTTOM of the phone. Just plain wrong.

    • There are various wireless charging receivers you can choose from. They usually vary in charging speed and charging port position. Just choose the one that works for your device. 🙂


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