What are Wireless Chargers? Some Answers to Common Questions

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Wireless chargers are a great accessory for any tech fan. They’re convenient, require fewer cords, and extremely easy to use. In this post, I’ll answer some common questions, and hopefully help you decide if you’d like to order one for yourself.

How do you use a wireless charger?

From an everyday use perspective, you need a compatible device, a working power outlet, and a compatible charger. You can plug your charger into the wall, and then simply set any compatible device on it. There’s no need to plug the charger into your device.

What are the benefits of wireless charging?

In my opinion, the biggest benefit of wireless chargers is convenience. For one thing, you’ll spend less time plugging and unplugging your phone. I usually keep a wireless charging pad on my desk, so I can simply set my phone on it when I’m not using it. I’ve found that my phone almost never runs out of battery this way throughout the day.

Another benefit is that some wireless chargers can even charge two devices at once, including this product from AT&T.

Does a wireless charger need to be plugged into a wall outlet?

While some wireless chargers have a built in battery for when you’re on-the-go, ultimately even those wireless chargers need to plug into a power source, eventually. The difference is that you don’t need to plug your device into your charger. This can save you time, because it’s easy to leave your wireless charger plugged in, and then simply remove your phone from it when it’s done charging. For wireless chargers with a built-in battery, the whole experience will be wireless until you run out of battery power.

Do wireless chargers work on all phones?

No, wireless chargers only work with compatible devices. Always make sure your device is compatible with a new charger before you make a purchase. Your device’s manufacturer should provide information on any wireless charging capabilities it might have. This tool on the AT&T accessories store will also show you which products are compatible with a device.

Can wireless chargers have fast-charging capabilities?

Yes, there a multiple wireless fast chargers on the market, including this one from AT&T.

Does my phone need any special case or accessories to work with a wireless charger?

Especially in the earlier days of wireless charging, it was common that a phone wouldn’t work with wireless chargers unless you purchased a special case. These days, however, that’s much less common. Your device’s manufacturer should be able to provide you with information on whether or not your particular device will require any additional accessories for wireless charging.

Shop for your new charger today

Hopefully, this post gave you a better idea about wireless chargers and what makes them useful. If you’re interested, you can shop for all types of chargers online with AT&T.

At least a couple of popular phone brands no longer include a wall charger with their latest devices. You may have to buy a separate charger for your phone anyway—so, you might as well take the time to pick out something that you really enjoy.

This article is AT&T sponsored content written by Matt Johnsen, a TechBuzz contributor. The statements in this article are his own and don’t necessarily represent the positions, strategies, or opinions of AT&T.


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