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    Default Lifeproof + Wireless charging..

    So I'm thinking of picking up a lifeproof case for my S5 but I wanted to know if anyone has tried the wireless charging with it on.. Will it work? Wireless charging would be a big + for me as I don't have to open the 2 port covers everytime I want to charge.

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    Default Re: Lifeproof + Wireless charging..

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    Default Re: Lifeproof + Wireless charging..

    I've heard the Life proof case won't fit with the wireless charger back cover on

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    Default Re: Lifeproof + Wireless charging..

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeyyNY View Post
    So I'm thinking of picking up a lifeproof case for my S5 but I wanted to know if anyone has tried the wireless charging with it on.. Will it work? Wireless charging would be a big + for me as I don't have to open the 2 port covers everytime I want to charge.

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    Did you contact Lifeproof & ask them?

    That would be my starting point........
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    Default Re: Lifeproof + Wireless charging..

    No I haven't. .. Never thought of it either.. lol

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    Default Re: Lifeproof + Wireless charging..

    Has anyone came up with an answer to this? I have the lifeproof case but am thinking about dumping it for something I can use wireless charging and other accessories with
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    Default Re: Lifeproof + Wireless charging..

    I have the Lifeproof Fre and use wireless charging. Works like a charm.
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    @ tsparks1

    Do you have the samsung wireless charging back cover replacement from samsung? Or are you using a Qi aftermarked little attachment from ebay that sticks under the existing cover.
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    Default Re: Lifeproof + Wireless charging..

    My wife has this http://m.ebay.com/itm?itemId=221408849002 and it works fine with the original back and the LifeProof fre.
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    Default Re: Lifeproof + Wireless charging..

    Qi has a kit on ebay, $10 with charging pad, that works through the Lifeproof case; I've noticed that the phone has to be placed just right. It appears this is caused by the Lifeproof case bump-outs for the speaker and camera.
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    Default Re: Lifeproof + Wireless charging..

    I have two different Qi charger pads and two S5 phones that both have the same Spec CandyShell case on them.

    Both of the phones are ticklish about being placed on the charger pad in "just the right place" to get the wireless charger going.

    Both w/o the case will instantly start charging and aren't so picky about being placed correctly.

    I have discovered on both of my pads, the "correct way" is for the pad cable to be at the "rear side" and the S5 top to be towards the pad's cable.

    I have also discovered that placing the S5 over the pad, sliding it down towards the non-cable end and then slide it back up towards the cable end will cause it to start charging immediately.

    It takes a bit of practice to discover how your case and charger pad combo work together.

    The issue is, the case adds "space between" the phone and the charger pad. This reduces the field intensity of the charging pad's transmitter to the phone's wireless receiver coil.

    These things are sold at $10-20 bucks, and don't have any extra power to be sloppy about phone placement with a case on the phone.

    No case? not so bad, charges "now" as long as it is on the pad.

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