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iPhone Wallet Case and Wireless Chargers

by dan smith February 14, 2020 4 Comments


JIMMYCASE iPhone Wallet Cases Work with Wireless Chargers


Can you use an iPhone wallet case with a wireless charger?

Yes, you can use an iPhone wallet case with a wireless charger.

We have tested JIMMYCASE iPhone wallet cases with a variety of wireless chargers and they work well. As the credit cards add extra material between the back of the iPhone and the charger, there are some adjustments to make.

  • The case works well for wireless charging with up to three (3) cards in the elastic wallet pocket.
  • Metal cards, or cards with a metallic layer block the charging signal and may make it unusable.

Will wireless phone chargers damage credit cards?

We've been using wireless chargers with JIMMYCASE wallet cases for years and have had no problem with our credit cards. However, phone hardware manufacturers do recommend you keep magnetic stripe cards away from wireless chargers.

Samsung Website: "please ensure that any magnetic cards have been removed from the case to avoid any damage to your magnetic cards."

How does wireless charging work?

Wireless chargers use electromagnetic induction to transfer energy from the charger to a special receiver on the back of your iPhone. Power is fed into an induction coil in the charger, creating a magnetic field. A receiving induction coil in the iPhone takes the magnetic field and converts it into power the phone (Wikipedia Inductive Charging).

Photo: ANKER Wireless Charging 101

More Science of Wireless Charging

If you want to know more about the science of electric charging for iPhones and small devices (toothbrushes) or large devices (electric cars), the video below is a solid overview.



Our Test Charger

We have been using Anker wireless chargers for years. Our most current Anker charger (PowerWave Stand $18.99 currently on Amazon) is pictured below. We used an earlier version in the video above. Both work great with JIMMYCASE iPhone card cases, except for the [iPhone 8 Plus Wallet Case / iPhone 7 Plus Wallet Case]. These phones tend to slip off the edge of the stand up case. Anker makes a pad wireless charger which won't have slipping problem. Pictured below.

Anker PowerWave Stand Wireless Charger

Anker PowerWave Stand wireless charger

Anker PowerWave Pad wireless charger

JIMMYCASE iPhone 11 Pro Max wallet case with Mahogany Wood, iPhone XR wallet case with White Oak wood.










dan smith
dan smith


4 Responses

Jon Link
Jon Link

January 29, 2021

I’ve not found this to be accurate. Tried two different wireless chargers and no dice—even without any cards in the back.

Benjamin Cunningham
Benjamin Cunningham

December 15, 2020

After my first case fell apart, jimmycase warranty basically just offered a discount. The replacement broke. I think I will opt out of the “warranty” and buy another product. Reminder. Read the warranty I.e. none. Bye jimmycase your cases are of poor quality.

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