You can charge your iPhone 8 wirelessly with compatible wireless chargers so that you can get more power without plugging in a cable. This is a new feature for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X.
To charge the iPhone 8 wirelessly you need to buy a compatible charger. Apple sells two of them and is planning to sell their own wireless charger in 2018. You can also buy other qi wireless chargers to add to your home, office or car.
You’ll also find other wireless chargers around as you travel. We often see them in coffeeshops, hotels, airports and other public locations. Many times they are built into tables or other furniture. They are also increasingly common in new cars.
To wirelessly charge your iPhone 8, you just need to set it down on the charger, but you need to be aware of how you put the iPhone on the charger. Most of the wireless chargers are circular and you want to put the iPhone 8 in the middle of the charger. If you haphazardly put the iPhone 8 on the charger and it isn’t centered then it won’t likely charge.
When you successfully start wirelessly charging the iPhone 8 you will hear the charging noise, feel a vibration and see a charging icon on the screen. For the first week or so that you wirelessly charge the iPhone 8 you will need to pay attention to how you set it on the charger.
You also need to make sure you are using an iPhone 8 case or iPhone 8 Plus case that isn’t too thick. Most cases 3mm or less will work, and in some cases you may be able to charge with a case up to 5mm, but it will vary from charger to charger.
Apple sells the Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charger for the iPhone and the Mophie wireless charging base. They are $59.99 each and charge at 7.5W, which is about as fast as when you plug the iPhone 8 into a standard Apple charger. If you need more power faster, you’ll want to use this guide to fast charge your iPhone 8.
You can also buy many third party wireless chargers that support qi wireless charging. We’ve seen them for just over $10 on Amazon and for around $20 from companies we recognize, which means you can add wireless chargers around your house or office at a pretty affordable price.
Speck Presidio Ultra iPhone 8 Case
Generally when you have to pick an iPhone 8 case you have to choose between style and durability or thickness and protection. Speck already did a great job of delivering just enough protection and a lot of style, and the new Presidio Ultra for iPhone 8 takes this to another level.
This is a multi-part iPhone 8 case that allows you to carry a Speck Slim Presidio case on your phone at all times. This slim case includes a raised bezel a great amount of protection and easy clickable buttons. There is a large opening for charging and lear access to the speakers.
When you need more protection -- like when working out, going outdoors or being more active -- you can snap on the include Impactium Ultra Bumper. This adds another layer of shock protection from drops, added screen protection on the front of your iPhone 8 and also keeps dust and debris out of the charging port.
It's a slim iPhone 8 case all the time and a rugged iPhone 8 case when you need it, without the need for two cases. There's even a holster included to secure it to you or to use as a kickstand.
$49.95 at Speck