This year’s stable of iPhones all include wireless charging as a feature. It’s a welcome addition to the iPhone lineup, but it’s only really useful if you have a compatible charger. That’s especially true for wireless chargers installed in vehicles.
Luckily, Apple has revealed in a support document which car-based wireless chargers will work with the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
While the document doesn’t currently list compatibility with the iPhone X, we can safely assume that it’ll work with the same chargers.
Wireless chargers in cars made by the following brands all support the Qi standard, and therefore, the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X.
For prospective buyers, be sure to double-check whether wireless charging is an included feature in the model you’re considering.
Car Brands Supporting Qi Wireless Charging
Of course, Apple adds that some of the charging areas might not fit the larger iPhone 8 Plus device. “Some automotive wireless chargers have physical size constraints and might not fit every phone. If you’re planning on buying a car with a wireless charger, make sure that your iPhone will fit in the charger first,” Apple wrote.
Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC also manufacture vehicles with wireless chargers, but only some 2018 models support the Qi standard — you can see which ones below.
- 2018 GMC Terrain
- 2018 GMC Yukon
- 2018 GMC Sierra
- 2018 Chevrolet Bolt
- 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe
- 2018 Chevrolet Silverado
- 2018 Chevrolet Suburban
- 2018 Cadillac Escalade
- 2018 Buick Enclave
If you don’t see your vehicle (or prospective vehicle) listed above, you might not be completely out of luck. While Apple listed and confirmed compatibility with the above brands and models, there are some other vehicles that support Qi-based wireless charging — including the 2017 GMC Sierra and 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT.
Your best bet is to check the features list of the car you had in mind. And, of course, figure out whether the iPhone you own will fit in the wireless charging space.