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Question: i bought a Hektar wireless charging lamp and a vitahult cover from ikea to charge my iphone 5s. it doesnt work. is my battery too old? fo i need to buy a new one?

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Mar 17, 2018 2:16 PM in response to rhondafromthemont In response to rhondafromthemont

Apple doesn't directly support wireless charging for anything before the iPhone 8/8+/X. You might be able to do it with a wireless charging case that would covert the wireless charging to input to a Lightning connector. Something like this:


http://www.air-charge.com/products/lifestyle-range/wireless-charging-iphone-case s/wireless-charging-case-iphone-5-5S-SE

Mar 17, 2018 2:16 PM

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Mar 17, 2018 2:19 PM in response to rhondafromthemont In response to rhondafromthemont

rhondafromthemont wrote:


Wireless charging

The 5s doesn't support wireless charging at all. Only the 8, 8 Plus and X support wireless charging. As noted, you may be able to buy a case that will allow you to charge the phone wirelessly, but honestly, I wouldn't invest that kind of money in a 5s.

Mar 17, 2018 2:19 PM

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Mar 17, 2018 2:20 PM in response to y_p_w In response to y_p_w

I bought this wireless cover https://m.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/products/art/60318393/ for this charging lamp https://m.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/art/40323437/


The lamp works but not the charging elements. Even with a USB connection. That’s why I’m windering if it’s the battery too old?


Thanks for getting back to me so quickly.

Mar 17, 2018 2:20 PM

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Mar 18, 2018 8:35 AM in response to rhondafromthemont In response to rhondafromthemont

rhondafromthemont wrote:


I bought this wireless cover https://m.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/products/art/60318393/ for this charging lamp https://m.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/art/40323437/


The lamp works but not the charging elements. Even with a USB connection. That’s why I’m windering if it’s the battery too old?


Thanks for getting back to me so quickly.


Sorry about the previous mixup. I wasn’t sure what “cover” meant. I believe that lamp and case are Qi certified, but Ikea has no products in Apple’s MFi database.


https://www.wirelesspowerconsortium.com/products/details/2435/hektar-work-lamp

https://www.wirelesspowerconsortium.com/products/details/1112/vitahult-wrlss-cha rg-cvr-i5-5s


Here’s the database search:

https://mfi.apple.com/MFiWeb/getAPS


It could be any number of things, but without having a Qi device to test the charging pad it would be difficult to rule out the lamp’s charging pad. It could be the case - either the circuits don’t work or it doesn’t play nice with your phone. Apple does list wireless charging cases as MFi certified, but I don’t know of any for the iPhone 5S.

Mar 18, 2018 8:35 AM

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Question: i bought a Hektar wireless charging lamp and a vitahult cover from ikea to charge my iphone 5s. it doesnt work. is my battery too old? fo i need to buy a new one?