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I’m still waiting for my car but just wondered if you plug your phone in for CarPlay then put it on the wireless charging pad, does that charge the phone both through the wire and wirelessly?
 

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I’m still waiting for my car but just wondered if you plug your phone in for CarPlay then put it on the wireless charging pad, does that charge the phone both through the wire and wirelessly?
I'm still rocking an iPhone 7+...

But from what I understand, the wireless charger is awful... even in the 2021 model.
 

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PJC,

Agreed. I feel most problems with the charger are due to thick phone cases. I don't use CarPlay very often due to the need to have it connected via a wire, but I have no problems at all with the wireless charger. I have an iPhone 11 and it works fine. Doesn't get too hot and immediately is recognized by the pad and begins charging which you can see on the iPhone screen and the Volvo center console screen .If I think of it, I will go out to the car and connect a cable up to my iPhone, use CarPlay and leave the phone on the charger to see what happens.

I think most issues is with phones cases..
I think most issues is with phones cases..
 

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The fact that CarPlay requires a wire (which in this day and age is hard to fathom) pretty much negates the charging pad unless you have two people charging at the same time. It does work, but c'mon Apple and Volvo, how 'bout wireless CarPlay?
 

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I’m still waiting for my car but just wondered if you plug your phone in for CarPlay then put it on the wireless charging pad, does that charge the phone both through the wire and wirelessly?
Mine works find (iPhone 11ProMax), but due to size of the phone I had to buy a cable with 90 degree lightning end in order for it to fit on the charging pad whilst cable connected.
 

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The fact that CarPlay requires a wire (which in this day and age is hard to fathom) pretty much negates the charging pad unless you have two people charging at the same time. It does work, but c'mon Apple and Volvo, how 'bout wireless CarPlay?
Yeah I know right... considering you can buy a dongle that will make it wireless, why can't they incorporate it into the car...
 

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I'm still rocking an iPhone 7+...

But from what I understand, the wireless charger is awful... even in the 2021 model.
It worked in the Dealer demo model for the XC40 Recharge - I have book case on mine so had to pull it out to confirm charge but it worked through the case no issue. (Official Apple case here) iPhone XS Max here - fit fine but see issue to do CarPlay (will need a USB-C to Lightning cord)
 
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