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Thinking about getting the Google Pixel 5 which has a metal back but is a wireless chargeable phone. It has a small hole filled with plastic on its back so it can use wirelessly charging.
Question is.. if anything metal is put on the charge pad in the Zoe an error message comes up.. any ideas if this may happen with the Pixel 5 phone due to its metal back?
 

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It shouldn't do. Remember your phone is full of metals even if the casing was all plastic or glass. I think the warning is just there if there is unexpected metals that may interfere with wireless charging.

From my brief experience using it though, the wireless charging was very poor. The charge speed was slow and you had to position it quite carefully to get it to charge. If you just drop it down in any position on the mat there was about a 50-50 chance that it would start charging or not.
 

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It shouldn't do. Remember your phone is full of metals even if the casing was all plastic or glass. I think the warning is just there if there is unexpected metals that may interfere with wireless charging.

From my brief experience using it though, the wireless charging was very poor. The charge speed was slow and you had to position it quite carefully to get it to charge. If you just drop it down in any position on the mat there was about a 50-50 chance that it would start charging or not.
Thanks... I've never had a problem. With the Samsung s7 edge it will charge anywhere on the pad...
I've just done an experiment where I've put a metal strip on the back of the phone and put it on charge pad... it conected first time no issues.. when I lifted the phone off the pad but left the metal there the warning message appeared.. so perhaps it doesn't give the warning if it makes a charging circuit with the phone.
 

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My iPhone XR charges every time and seems to add a reasonable amount of charge.
I do get the warning completely randomly when there is absolutely nothing metal on the pad or even near it.
 

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My iPhone XR charges every time and seems to add a reasonable amount of charge.
I do get the warning completely randomly when there is absolutely nothing metal on the pad or even near it.
What kind of back does the Apple have
 

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I have a glass-backed Oneplus 6T, to which I've added a wireless charging coil from Amazon between the phone and case.
It charges just fine, but to avoid the "Remove metal" message, I place it on the pad with the bottom end of the phone towards the front of the car.
 

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With my iPhone X it's a complete waste of time. Works less than 50% of the time, usually tells me to remove metal from the charging pad.

CarPlay doesn't work wirelessly either, so I end up plugging in anyway.
 

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With my iPhone X it's a complete waste of time. Works less than 50% of the time, usually tells me to remove metal from the charging pad.

CarPlay doesn't work wirelessly either, so I end up plugging in anyway.
Works well with my iPhone X.

How thick is your phone case?
 

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That’s without a case. With a thin gel case it actually seems to work better!
Ah, that’s weird.

I thought they all complied to the same standard?

Mine did come with an additional rubber mat which increased the spacing a bit. Not sure if that was an error.
 

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AFAIK the coupling effect relies on resonant circuits in the car and phone and because in such a case the optimum coupling is not necessarilly as close as possible, the increased spacing effect of a gel or rubber layer could well give better coupling.
 
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