1. kaufmansm's Avatar
    Will wireless charging work with a Otterbox commuter? or A Speck case?
    04-10-2015 10:02 AM
  2. unashamedgeek's Avatar
    I'm using a Speck Candyshell case and wireless charging works. I'm not 100% sure on Otterbox, but Otterbox's site says it won't. That could just be a CYA for them, but hopefully someone with that case can chime in soon.
    kaufmansm likes this.
    04-10-2015 10:14 AM
  3. bogdaryl's Avatar
    Yeah it works. I'm using an Otterbox defender and it charges just fine.

    Posted via Android Central App
    04-10-2015 02:29 PM
  4. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Wonder if it's slower through a fat case like the Defender?
    04-10-2015 02:52 PM
  5. monkmullen's Avatar
    What charger are you using?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-10-2015 09:02 PM
  6. hawkeye16qb's Avatar
    Using the Duracell wireless charger. It's a no-go using a Spigen tough Armor.
    04-10-2015 09:14 PM
  7. OlyWaKenobi's Avatar
    Wireless charging is working with my Tech21 case.
    04-10-2015 09:17 PM
  8. kaufmansm's Avatar
    It works fine with a OtterBox commuter
    yaddam205 likes this.
    04-11-2015 09:25 PM
  9. jcp007's Avatar
    Wonder if it's slower through a fat case like the Defender?
    We will soon. I am getting ready hopefully to try it with the Defender case that I ordered on the OEM charging pad that I got with my. Best Buy preorder. You would expect it to be slower but if you are charging overnight, it shouldn't be a noticeable difference.
    04-11-2015 09:30 PM
  10. bricenm's Avatar
    Got my VZW S6 and Otterbox Commuter case over the weekend to replace my BlackBerry Z30 and took it to the office today where I have a Tylt Vu wireless charger. Wireless charging worked fine. The only caveat (and it's not much of an issue) is with the Tylt Vu charger, charging only works when you place the S6 on the charger stand in landscape orientation. It won't charge in portrait, I guess because of the location of the battery or charging connectors or whatever. I don't consider this an issue as the Tylt Vu is designed for landscape or portrait orientation. But definitely, wireless charging worked with the Otterbox Commuter case.
    juham likes this.
    04-21-2015 02:54 AM
  11. jcp007's Avatar
    We will soon. I am getting ready hopefully to try it with the Defender case that I ordered on the OEM charging pad that I got with my. Best Buy preorder. You would expect it to be slower but if you are charging overnight, it shouldn't be a noticeable difference.
    It works great with the Defender on the OEM charging pad. Check out my YouTube video review.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    04-21-2015 03:21 PM
  12. ThyWillBeDone's Avatar
    I'd like to say yes because all the cases I've seen allows wireless charging... however they're not as thick as an otterbox case.. No idea.
    04-21-2015 04:43 PM
  13. Cigar-Junkie's Avatar
    Commuter here and working. I can be a little touchy though. One time it started beeping one connect and disconnect while standing still.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
    04-22-2015 09:20 AM
  14. Pkorzo's Avatar
    I have an otterbox for my S6 edge..... It does not allow wireless charging!
    08-07-2016 12:55 PM
  15. ddurishan's Avatar
    I have a Samsung Note 5, an OtterBox Defender, and the Samsung OEM Fast Charger (circular in shape, if that has any bearing.)

    The wireless charger would NOT work with the Defender case, and I brought this to both Verizon Wireless (from whom I purchased both the case and the wireless charger) and to OtterBox's attention. I was forced to charge the standard/direct connection way, which upset me because of the price I paid for the wireless charger- and, the Verizon Wireless rep assured me that the charger would work with the OtterBox Defender case.

    When connected, the blue light on the wireless charger would begin to flash after about 30 seconds, indicating that it was not charging the phone.

    Some have suggested that I should remove the OtterBox's rubber protective casing. There are two problems with that. One is that- it still won't charge even if I remove the rubber case. The second is- even if it would charge, it is very difficult to use the phone's buttons without the rubber case on.

    At the suggestion of someone on a related forum, I, too, purchased USB micro USB charging cables from Anker (via Amazon)- the PowerLine+ model. I am pleased to report that the wireless charger is working properly now with the OtterBox Defender and rubber casing.
    11-20-2016 09:49 PM
  16. RICKKOM's Avatar
    My new S7 Galaxy with a defender case will not work on the standard cradle charger provided by Samsung. Is there a certain way to make this work?
    Rick Komraus
    11-30-2016 05:31 PM
  17. svlink's Avatar
    Samsung S7 with Otterbox Defender case doesn't charge with Anker wireless charger.
    12-27-2016 10:40 AM
  18. Jared Bayer's Avatar
    Well, I think that there maybe a case where I would have to disagree with you regarding the outterbox. I had to take the phone out of the outterbox case because I think there is a gap issue when it comes in contact with a case. My wireless charger and phone will go into a pause mode, I think the case has something to do with it.
    02-11-2017 11:25 PM
  19. Nick Miltier's Avatar
    It's can work through an otterbox, but it's touchy. I've been trying my S7 with my defender case for a month. Sometimes it charges perfectly, most times the phone heats up tremendously, one time it started to sound some weird overheating alarm that wouldn't stop until I rebooted the phone. Most times, though, it starts to charge, then somewhere in the middle it quits. I took the case off and put my phone on the charger and now it charges just fine. Only reason I wanted the wireless charger was because the defender case has that rubber plug over the usb port. Now I'm thinking of taking the charger back and just cutting that rubber tab off the case.
    03-26-2017 12:53 PM
  20. anon(9602380)'s Avatar
    Okay so I have experienced as well as a close friend of mine the wireless charging problem and the Otterbox Dender case on our S8 Plus phones. New black cicular charger by Samsung. I have found a solution to the problem after troubleshooting this for 2 days. My friend could not get theirs to connect to the charger and I never had a problem. Very simple solution that may not work for everyone but none the less it works perfect every time and stays connected.

    My friend was trying to charge theirs in a vertical position and it would disconnect within seconds. I never even thought about it till I finally asked them how they were positioning their phone for charging. I always turned my phone horizontal and centered it on the charger. Never failed to connect and stay connected. But the first several attempts to put my theory to test was a disconnect within secs in the vertical position. As soon as I went horizontal again it never failed to connect and stay connected.

    So it will work with the Defender 100% of the time as long as the phone is horizontal on the pad. The combination of the case plus the added size of the Plus phone makes it hard to use in a vertical position. The closer the center of your phone is to the center of the pad gives a much better connection. Thanks!
    06-20-2017 05:34 PM
  21. cardboard60's Avatar
    Got a S8+ with a defender case.
    No problem.
    06-20-2017 07:25 PM

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