If you want a short answer, YES, the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S can be charged wirelessly.
iPhone 6/6S does not have wireless charging built-in.
But there are many solutions to get your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6S charged fast and wirelessly, without worrying if the cable will break or bend anymore.
“Is it possible to charge an iPhone 6S with a wireless charger or charging pad? How to use/enable wireless charging for iPhone 6?”
You can either choose the Qi-enabled standard wireless charging way for your iPhone 6/6S, or just power up the phone wirelessly without chargers & cords in anytime and anywhere.
And you don’t ever need any wireless charging settings on your iPhone 6/6S. Simple.
We’re going to guide you how to wirelessly charge your iPhone 6/6S faster (without any cables) with top 3 solutions.
And for iPhone 6 Plus or iPhone 6S Plus wireless charging, you can also try these solutions.
Table of Contents
- Solution 1. Install a Qi Wireless Charging Receiver to Enable iPhone 6/6S Wireless Charging
- Solution 2. Get a Whole Qi Standard Charging Set for iPhone 6/6S Wireless Charging
- Solution 3. Use a Battery Case for iPhone 6/6S Charging Without Cables & Outlets & Adapters
- Troubleshooting – Can’t Wirelessly Charge iPhone 6/6S? Try the Solutions
Video Version: Top 3 Solutions for iPhone 6/6S Wireless Charging
If you prefer a video guide, check this short video introduction showing you the 3 solutions on how to charge your old iPhone 6 or iPhone 6S wirelessly and fast.
Below are the text version.
The easiest and most affordable solution to add wireless charging to iPhone 6/6S is to get a Qi wireless charging receiver.
This kind of receiver has Qi wireless charging coils inside and looks like a little thin card with a lightning connector which will help offer battery juice to your phone from a Qi wireless charger.
It charges your iPhone 6/6S through the headphone jack without any wires added.
And among all the solutions we’ve tested, this method is the fastest one for iPhone 6/6S wireless charging.
Here is how it goes:
- Step 1. Insert the Qi wireless receiver card’s connector into iPhone 6/6S charging port.
- Step 2. Make sure the card is well attached onto the phone’s back.
- Step 3. Place the iPhone 6/6S onto a Qi standard wireless charging pad.
The wireless charger will recognize the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6S immediately and wireless charging will instantly begin.
Tip: To make this charging looks a little more elegant, you can slip a non-metal case onto your phone to cover this little charging receiver card.
Please note that there should not be any more items between the charging receiver card and the charging pad.
The iPhone 6/6S wireless charging receiver card works perfectly with any Qi standard wireless charging pad, charging dock, external power bank and any other portable wireless charger.
The only drawback of this solution is that you have to remove the case and the charging receiver if you need a wired charging.
Best Qi Wireless Charging Receivers for Your iPhone 6/6S
We’ve tested many wireless charging receivers for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S. Below is a quick list of best wireless charging receivers for your iPhone 6/6S. And if you want the deep dive, read the content below.
Yking – Best of the Best
It works great with Anker 10W wireless charger (which is the best one we’ve used), and any other wireless charger in the market.
One thing you should know is that any metallic or thick cases will cause the failure of getting through by the wireless charging signal. So you’d better not use any metal protective case on it when charging your iPhone.
The part we don’t like most is that once the receiver has been inserted into your phone, it’s not that convenient to take it out because the cable is thin and sensitive.
Nillkin – Elegant and Low-Profile Option
The design of Nillkin’s wireless charging receiver patch is really delightful. It’s more elegant and at the same time low profile. When used with a case, it does slightly bulge, but you won’t even notice it so it’s not a problem.
The wireless charging is not slow (about 50% per hour in our test) and it’s stable.
One thing to keep in mind is that you should leave a little slack on the cable so you can take off the plug from the device when needed without putting much strain on the connector.
ASAKUKI– Alternative of Yking
Charging for iPhone 6/6S is also fast and even if you bend it, the charging transmission is stable.
When the iPhone 6 gets fully charged, it will automatically stop charging and you can’t even notice a temperature change on the back of the phone for a long time charging. Till now we see no overheat problem.
It’s a very good option for your iPhone 6/6S wireless charging in cars.
The whole charging set includes: a wireless charger (also called a wireless charging pad), and a wireless case that has a lightning connector to be inserted into the phone’s lighting port.
The Qi wireless charging essence is quite simple:
The wireless case, equipped with a built-in Qi charging receiver for wireless charging capabilities, will help to deliver juice via the lightning port to the phone’s battery from the wireless charger.
Here is how it goes:
- Step 1. Slip the wireless case onto your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6S.
- Step 2. Connect the iPhone 6 wireless charger (the wireless charging pad) to a power supply.
- Step 3. Lay the iPhone on the charging pad (without any wires).
And done. The Qi wireless charging for your iPhone 6/6S will automatically start.
There are many wireless Qi charging sets in the market. And below are the best ones we’ve tested.
Best Wireless Charging Kits for iPhone 6/6S (Including Charging Cases and the Chargers)
These kits include the best iPhone 6/6S wireless charging cases and the wireless chargers.
If you prefer getting to the point directly with the takeaways, see the list below. And if you want the deep dive, check the content below the list.
- ANGELIOX – Best of the Test
- Nillkin – Best Option for Travelling or in Cars
- Antye – Best Bed-Side Option
ANGELIOX – Best of the Test
Simply put, lower price and fast & safe charging ability.
The wireless charging pad is made by high quality Acrylic material and built with a smart IT chip to for quick and safe charging.
It works with all wireless charging phones. That means you can use it to wirelessly charge your old iPhone and other new ones, like iPhone XS Max, iPhone X, iPhone 8, Samsung Note 9/8, etc. It’s very versatile.
The wireless charging case of this set for iPhone 6/6S is the part we love most. It’s sturdy and durable. One of our colleagues dropped the phone inadvertently and the phone stayed undamaged, thanks to the case.
But you should not test that with your own phone, seriously.
It’s very easy to slip the wireless case on and off, but since the case is very well designed, you may love to keep it that way (just like we do). And you don’t have to take the case off when you want the traditional USB wired charging, because there is a built-in charging port on the wireless case.
ANGELIOX also has a multi-protect safety system to ensure the necessary protection of your phone from getting damaged by short-circuiting, over-current, over-voltage, over-heating,and other damage.
Qi wireless charging for iPhone 6S/6 is not as fast as the regular USB cable charging. But it’s the best wireless charging for your iPhone 6/6S, and it’s more convenient than using a line, and you’re sure to love this cordless, free and fashionable way of charging.
Nillkin – Best Option for Travelling or in Cars
What makes Nillkin famous for iPhone 6/6S wireless charging is the magic case. It has four built-in magnets and can easily attach to its matching magnetic car mount.
If you need to do wireless charging for iPhone 6 or iPhone 6S in your car or while traveling, Go get Nillkin (see the details).
The wireless smooth case feels good in your hand, scratch-resistant and anti-skid.
And you can put your iPhone 6/6S on any Qi wireless charging pad, if you already have one.
We bought Nillkin’s fast wireless charging pad and its magnetic car mount together with the case as a whole set to work. It charges the phone fast (about 30 % per 20 minutes), which is the fastest set in cars we’ve tested.
The lights of the wireless charging mod are colorful, which is not my taste, but since that can be controlled just by pressing the button, it’s not a problem for me.
We’ve been travelling a lot in the past few months and Nillkin is the only wireless charging kit we took along. Never have to worry about the iPhone’s dodgy battery running down.
Antye – Best Bed-Side Option
And the good thing is that the wireless charging pad is compatible with all other Qi-enabled smartphones.
We’ve used this wireless charger for months, and till now it fills the bill.
The best thing Antye makes to its iPhone 6/6S wireless charging case is that the lightning connector supports sync and charge in the old USB-cable way, which means you don’t need to remove the case even for data syncing.
Unlike most of the iPhone6/6S wireless chargers in the market, Antye adds a sleep-friendly LED indicator so the pad’s lights will turn off automatically after 5 to 10 seconds, which makes it a superior bed-side option for wirelessly charging your iPhone 6/6S.
And it offers many color options to choose from.
What if you don’t want to carry a wireless charger and the cords, or you just can’t find an outlet?
The third solution to wirelessly charge your iPhone 6/6S is to use a battery case – without cables, chargers and outlets.
This kind of battery case is not the same as the wireless cases described above.
A battery case is a case with a built-in battery chip (normally lithium ion battery) which would be charged via an outlet or via a wireless charger and store the juice. When your iPhone needs to be charged, the case would do the work, without outlets, wires, adapters, chargers, pads/mods, or …… you name it.
And sure, it’s actually a power backup or power bank, and can be slipped onto your phone for protection and wireless charging when needed.
With this wireless battery case for your iPhone 6/6S wireless charging (see the list below), you don’t need to carry any power bank or wires when you’re out.
Here is how it goes:
- Step 1. Slip the wireless battery case onto your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6S.
- Step 2. When you need to charge the phone wirelessly, press the power button of the case and charging will begin.
Simple, simple and …… simple.
As a battery backup, the case needs to be charged to get full juice before it can supply power to your iPhone. And that’s quite easy too. 2 ways to get it charged:
- 1) Put the case on your phone and use your Apple charging cable to charge both at the same time;
- 2) Take off the case and use the Apple charging cable to charge the case individually.
You would love this kind of wireless charging for iPhone 6/6S and would wish to buy one earlier, just like we do.
One thing you may note is that the case would not be thinner than the traditional (non-battery) case, since it is equipped with a battery chip.
But that’s no problem at all, isn’t it?
Extended battery life on the go or thinner phone in your pocket, which one to choose?
We’ve tested many battery cases for our phones, and here are the top ones.
If you prefer a quick list of wireless rechargeable battery charging cases for your iPhone 6/6S, check the list below. And if you want the deep dive, check the content below the list.
- Smiphee – Best of the Best
- Alpatronix – Elegant Design with Changeable Looks
- Pxwaxpy – Superior Option for Longer Battery Life
- HETP – Fits the Bill and Never Stops Working
Smiphee – Best of the Best
- 4000mAh capacity
- Lithium ion rechargeable battery
- Input: DC 5V-1.5A(MAX)
- Output: DC 5V-1.0A(MAX)
Smiphee is an understated company for wireless charging on iPhone 6/6S, but its product stands out from the crowd by word of mouth. We tested its battery case for iPhone 6 recommended by one customer, and wow, good job.
This wireless iPhone 6/6S battery case is equipped with a 4000mAh built-in lithium battery chip and when charged fully, it can provide 2-3 times charging for the phone. Lifesaving especially when you’re on holidays and there’s no outlet.
In our test, it only takes 36 minutes to fully charge the phone. And that’s very very very fast. And when the phone is 100% full, the case would stop charging.
It fits perfectly to the phone, no bulky at all and no extra length to the phone like others. You don’t need to remove the battery case for charging and syncing.
I dropped my phone several times (and yeah that happened a lot. I don’t know why – crying face here – and I did buy a lot of cases) and the case held up nicely. This is the most part I love.
There are several color options to choose from, and the design is very beautiful. And you can just enjoy the plain design or add helloday stikers as you like.
Alpatronix – Elegant Design with Changeable Looks
- 3100mAh capacity
- Lithium polymer rechargeable battery
- Lighter and thinner than others
- Input: 5.0V/1.0A
- Output: 5.0±0.25V/1A
Alpatronix BX140 rechargeable battery case for iPhone 6/6S is another love. It charges the phone very fast ( an hour and 22 seconds forthe phone to get fully charged in our test, as we expected).
Definitely a reliable source of juice for traveling, camping, road trips, business trips and other occasions.
The design is very beautiful, light-weight, and clean. And the different bumpers the case comes with can switch up the looks every time, just like you get a new iPhone or attach a new modern case, which is a great plus.
Note: If you have a tempered glass already on your phone, you’d better remove that before putting the bumper.
It’s equipped with an Apple MFI Certified chip and allows all functions on your iPhone 6 or 6S.
Syncing to a computer is also allowed with this case so you don’t need to take it off.
Pxwaxpy – Superior Option for Longer Battery Life
- 6000mAh capacity
- Lithium ion rechargeable battery
- Input: DC 5V-1.0
- Output: DC 5V-1.0A
Pxwaxpy’s wireless case for iPhone 6/6S has a larger battery capacity: 6000mAh, which gets my iPhone 6S charged for 4 times. And when the phone is 100% full, charging will stop.
Of cause you can manually stop charging at any time you like just by pressing the power button on the case.
In our test, it took 34 minutes to get the phone 100% fully charged wirelessly, and that’s quite fast.
At the beginning you may feel it’s a bit heavy and bulky (your iPhone looks fat), but it’s easy to get used to it because the case is well designed and fits the phone perfectly. It looks solid and protective.
The only downfall is that it’s a little difficult to take the case on and off. But that would not be a big problem for you because charging via a USB cable or data syncing does not need a removal of the case.
HETP – Fits the Bill and Never Stops Working
- 6000mAh capacity
- Lithium ion rechargeable battery
- Input: DC 5V-1.0
- Output: DC 5V-1.0A
We’ve been using HETP’ battery case for iPhone 6/6S wireless charging for about 6 months, and till now it works just as it’s advertised: elegant design, good texture, fast wireless charging, and long battery life (6000mAh just like Pxwaxpy).
The wireless battery case has no slip surface, so you can put your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6S on your pocket without worrying that it will slip out.
And it protects your iPhone from over charging. For many times we plug in the USB cable for charging overnight and never find it gets that warn.
The only issue we had is that the lighting adapter is easily to break.
Sometimes your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6S just don’t charge wirelessly when put on the charging pad or install the battery charging case.
The main reasons are as follow:
- Your iPhone 6/6S is not put on the exact right position on the charging pad.
- There is a software issue.
- The battery get too warm so software limits charging and even stops it.
- The wireless charging pad is not working.
- The wireless battery case is not working.
- The wireless charging pad is not connected to a power supply.
There are other issues that may cause your iPhone 6/6S not wireless charging. Since we’ve covered all in this article Top 10 Ways to Fix Wireless Charging Not Working for iPhone 6/6S, check it to figure out all.
Quick Tips to Fix iPhone 6/6S Wireless Charging Not Working
1. Restart your iPhone.
2. Hard reset the phone.
3. Reinstall or take off the case of your phone.
4. Make sure you’ve placed your iPhone on the center-most location of the charger pad.
5. Update software.
6. Move your iPhone and the charger to a cooler location.
7. Cool your iPhone and try wireless charging again.
8. Make sure the wireless charging receiver is correctly installed to your iPhone.
For all the methods and step-by-step guide, click to see the how-to article: Top 10 Ways to Fix Wireless Charging Not Working for iPhone 6/6S.