1. mikea3000's Avatar
    I am very happy about wireless charging out of the box. One quick question though. When my phone is currently connected via a us charger I have the ability to pick it up and respond to texts, browse Web etc.

    When on a wireless charger if I get a text or something and pick up the phone it will stop charging. Wouldn't all this charging and stopping be bad for the battery in the long run. When on a wired charger I like the ability of using the phone without the fear that pausing the charge would harm the phone.

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    03-03-2015 03:51 PM
  2. ibcop's Avatar
    I am very happy about wireless charging out of the box. One quick question though. When my phone is currently connected via a us charger I have the ability to pick it up and respond to texts, browse Web etc.

    When on a wireless charger if I get a text or something and pick up the phone it will stop charging. Wouldn't all this charging and stopping be bad for the battery in the long run. When on a wired charger I like the ability of using the phone without the fear that pausing the charge would harm the phone.

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    With the battery charging wireless you shouldn't have an issue. I like the idea of wireless but also like the turbo charging I currently get with, well my Turbo. It's just as easy for me to plug into a corded connection versus lying it on the pad (I have Tlyt chargers) - I mean the pad has to be plugged in anyway. I certainly wouldn't worry about the coming off - back on type thing.
    03-03-2015 03:55 PM
  3. whtchdr's Avatar
    This is one of the reasons wireless charging still hasn't caught on with me. Can't really use the phone when you are trying to charge it wirelessly, and I'm on mine near constantly. I prefer a longer charging cable so my addiction never has to end...lol
    mountainman likes this.
    03-03-2015 06:05 PM
  4. jcp007's Avatar
    Wirelessly charge at night. Use the old fashioned way during the day. Build a bridge and get over it. Wireless charging built in saves on accessories and both types of wireless charging are offered. Some people just aren't happy no matter what.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S4 Handheld Device
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    03-03-2015 06:44 PM
  5. bbtkd's Avatar
    One issue with wireless charging is that the charger cannot tell when the battery has completed charging, so it will continue sending power to the receiver coil, which will generate heat in the phone. The battery will stop charging when full but the coil continues to produce heat until you take it off the charger. The directions will tell you not to leave a wireless device on the charger once charging has completed. One fellow on the S4 forum had the Samsung wireless charging back, and over several months he left it on the charger overnight. One morning he woke to find the battery had ruptured from the coil resting against it and cooking it. Until they design the charging circuit in the phone to tell the charger to turn off when done, this problem will persist. Now - the S6 may well have the receiver coil positioned away from the battery, but it will still produce heat inside the sealed phone, and is bound to cause issues. I do leave my S4 on the wireless charger overnight, but make a point to pull it off the first time I roll over. I do fail to remove it early one or two times a week, but no issues so far.
    03-03-2015 07:10 PM
  6. unashamedgeek's Avatar
    I have used a wireless charger with my Nexus 5 since launch and haven't had any issues with the battery or extra heat. I put it on a wireless charger at night when I go to bed and it stays there until I wake up. I also have a desktop wireless charger that I'll leave the phone on at times if I'm streaming music during work and still no issues. My battery issues with my Nexus started that day I upgraded to lollipop so i don't think the wireless charger had anything to do with that.
    03-04-2015 08:17 AM
  7. ibcop's Avatar
    I have used a wireless charger with my Nexus 5 since launch and haven't had any issues with the battery or extra heat. I put it on a wireless charger at night when I go to bed and it stays there until I wake up. I also have a desktop wireless charger that I'll leave the phone on at times if I'm streaming music during work and still no issues. My battery issues with my Nexus started that day I upgraded to lollipop so i don't think the wireless charger had anything to do with that.
    Did you do a factory reset after you got Lollipop? A pia I know but it sometimes helps.
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    03-04-2015 09:19 AM
  8. unashamedgeek's Avatar
    Did you do a factory reset after you got Lollipop? A pia I know but it sometimes helps.
    Thanks for the advice, but yes, unfortunately I did without any better result. I pretty much searched for every answer I could and tried all the steps and still no luck. I know others have had success with it, but unfortunately I haven't and it is the main reason I can't hold out any longer for a new phone.
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    03-04-2015 09:23 AM
  9. flippedout's Avatar
    One issue with wireless charging is that the charger cannot tell when the battery has completed charging, so it will continue sending power to the receiver coil, which will generate heat in the phone.
    Many chargers will actually stop sending power to the coil once the battery is full therefore not producing extra heat. I have the Choe Wireless Charger and an older LugaLake charger. The Choe charger will stop once the phone reaches a charge. The LugaLake doesn't seem to and the phone gets quite hot so I only use it on my office desk where I can take it off when it is full. I think the new LugaLake will turn off but I can't confirm that.

    Back to the point, the newer models will stop sending power to the phone when it reaches capacity so no need to worry about that.
    03-04-2015 07:19 PM
  10. bbtkd's Avatar
    Many chargers will actually stop sending power to the coil once the battery is full therefore not producing extra heat. I have the Choe Wireless Charger and an older LugaLake charger. The Choe charger will stop once the phone reaches a charge. The LugaLake doesn't seem to and the phone gets quite hot so I only use it on my office desk where I can take it off when it is full. I think the new LugaLake will turn off but I can't confirm that.

    Back to the point, the newer models will stop sending power to the phone when it reaches capacity so no need to worry about that.
    Did you observe this or do they claim it? There is no two way communication for it to be told to shut off, but perhaps some chargers have a timer that shuts them off after a few hours.
    03-04-2015 08:44 PM
  11. icwhatudidthere's Avatar
    Qi wireless charging includes communication between the transmitter and receiver.

    See here:

    Qi Wireless Charging Standard | Inductive Technology | Tutorial
    03-04-2015 09:02 PM
  12. bbtkd's Avatar
    Qi wireless charging includes communication between the transmitter and receiver.

    See here:

    Qi Wireless Charging Standard | Inductive Technology | Tutorial
    I stand corrected.
    03-05-2015 05:04 PM
  13. droidguy1964's Avatar
    One issue with wireless charging is that the charger cannot tell when the battery has completed charging, so it will continue sending power to the receiver coil, which will generate heat in the phone. The battery will stop charging when full but the coil continues to produce heat until you take it off the charger. The directions will tell you not to leave a wireless device on the charger once charging has completed. One fellow on the S4 forum had the Samsung wireless charging back, and over several months he left it on the charger overnight. One morning he woke to find the battery had ruptured from the coil resting against it and cooking it. Until they design the charging circuit in the phone to tell the charger to turn off when done, this problem will persist. Now - the S6 may well have the receiver coil positioned away from the battery, but it will still produce heat inside the sealed phone, and is bound to cause issues. I do leave my S4 on the wireless charger overnight, but make a point to pull it off the first time I roll over. I do fail to remove it early one or two times a week, but no issues so far.


    This is just simply not true as a blanket statement.
    03-05-2015 05:10 PM
  14. clevin's Avatar
    pro: save microusb plug
    con: waste energy, produce heat that negatively impacts battery longevity

    Pro outweights con? who knows.
    03-05-2015 05:31 PM
  15. bbtkd's Avatar
    pro: save microusb plug
    con: waste energy, produce heat that negatively impacts battery longevity

    Pro outweights con? who knows.
    That's why I switched to wireless charging. After only four months, my USB started cutting out if I picked up my phone while charging. Figured I would prolong that jack by using wireless. I do still use USB to charge in the car and at work, but looks like the jack will last until I am eligible for upgrade in June. Would be nice if they made the charging jacks sturdier. When I upgrade to the S6 I'll go entirely wireless.
    03-05-2015 06:04 PM
  16. cardboard60's Avatar
    If the battery is a new type of battery and it don't maintain memory there is no way charging it, picking it up and talking on it, or texting and recharging it would hurt it.
    03-05-2015 06:06 PM
  17. Cigar-Junkie's Avatar
    It will be nice not having to figure out which side of the USB plug needs to be up! Was also hoping for the new USB plug that is reversible but till then I will take the wireless charging.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
    03-06-2015 06:40 AM

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