Does Google Pixel 2 have wireless charging? Is Pixel 2 Qi compatible?
Originally Google Pixel 2 smartphone does not support wireless charging. You can not just place the phone onto a Qi wireless charger, hoping it to get battery power right way.
Fortunately, you can add wireless charging to Google Pixel 2. It’s safe, fast, easy, and cheap. You don’t ever need to seek for technical help.
Below are the top 2 solutions for your Pixel 2 wireless charging.
Let’s get started.
Table of Contents:
- Solution 1. Add Wireless Charging to Pixel 2 Directly
- Solution 2. Use a Charging Case to Charge Wirelessly
When it comes to wireless charging for Pixel 2, the most common way is to place the Pixel 2 smartphone on to a Qi wireless charger (any one) and then the phone gets charged, just like any other wireless-charging-enabled phones, such as Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Nexus 4/5/6, iPhone X or Samsung Galaxy S10.
The key for those phones to get charged via a Qi wireless charger is the receiver coil. All the phones that support Qi wireless charging have built-in receiver coils that help generate and receive (flow) electricity powering the battery in the phone.
So the solution to add wireless charging to Pixel 2 is simple:
You just need to add a receiver coil to the phone.
Don’t get me wrong. You don’t need to tear down the phone and then install a receiver coil into it.
Manufacturers have worked out the perfect solution: you just need to purchase the gadget that has the compatible receiver coil (or the receiver chips) already well-made and built-in.
This gadget is called wireless charging receiver. It’s very cheap. Anyone can afford it.
To make this wireless charging receiver work for your Pixel 2 smartphone, you just need 3 steps.
Steps to Add Wireless Charging to Your Pixel 2 Directly
Step 1. Buy a wireless charging receiver that’s compatible with your Pixel 2 phone.
You can also refer to the guide below on how to select a best wireless charging receiver for your Pixel 2.
Step 2. Attach the wireless charging receiver to the back of the phone.
Installation is quite simple. Every wireless charging receiver comes with a connector. Plug the connector into the phone’s charging port, and stick the tag (if there is any) onto the phone’s back cover. I’m sure the manufacturer would has the detailed guide for you.
Step 3. Place the Pixel 2 phone on to your Qi wireless charger.
The phone should be put onto the center of Qi wireless charger, with the screen facing up.
The next thing is simple. Every time you need to charge the Pixel 2 phone, just place it onto your wireless charger.
Many wireless charging receivers work with your Pixel 2 and then fail to help juice up your phone after a few weeks. To avoid any future failure for your Pixel 2 wireless charging on a Qi charger, take the several factors into consideration when selecting a wireless charging receiver:
USB Type-C. Since the Pixel 2 phone uses the USB-C port, the wireless charging receiver needs to be USB Type-C.
Tactile sensation. With excellent tactile sensation, the wireless charging receiver won’t easily fade in receiving power from a Qi charger.
Materials. Absorbing materials guarantee high absorption rate, heat resistance, moisture resistance, corrosion resistance and UV protection.
Slim design. A slim design of the receiver won’t add any bulk to the phone. In fact, it’s not noticeable when used on the phone.
There are lots of benefits for Pixel 2 wireless charging. For example, you don’t need to head to an outlet and free up your other hand to find and connect a cable, and you don’t need to repeat connecting and disconnecting which would cause damage to the phone’s port and the connector.
To achieve this wireless charging for Pixel 2 (with no cables and no outlets), you have another option – use a battery case to charge wirelessly your Pixel 2.
A battery case is actually the backup power + a protective case – a wireless charging case. And it does not require a wire to get your Pixel 2 phone charged.
Every time when your phone needs to be recharged, you just need to press the power button on the back of the case.
This wireless charging way for Pixel 2 is much more convenient, especially when you are travelling, camping or on the go without outlet reachable.
Steps to Use a Battery Case to Charge Pixel 2 Wirelessly
Step 1. Get a battery case for your Google Pixel 2.
You can also refer to the guide below on how to select a best battery case for your Pixel 2.
Step 2. Install the battery case onto your phone.
It’s quite simple. Any one who receives the battery case would figure out how to slip the case onto the phone. The manufacturer would offer the installation guide as well.
Step 3. Press the power button of the case to start wireless charging.
Most of the battery cases in the market are not the automatic charging style. There is a power button on the back of the case. Every time you need to recharge your Pixel 2 phone, just press the power button for about 3 seconds. When your phone is full, the battery case would stop automatically.
To select a best battery case to charge your Pixel 2 wirelessly, you need to take these factors into consideration.
Battery Capacity. The larger battery capacity, the longer external life for your phone, and also the bigger size for the case. If longer battery life is what you want and you don’t mind a heavy brick, you can choose a larger capacity, say 10000mAh. But if you prefer a slim size, battery cases with 3500mAh to 5000mAh capacity are the ideal options.
Charging Speed. Let’s admit it – using a batter case to charge the Pixel 2 is slower than the traditional wired charging. You can’t expect it to be done within 30 minutes. But it won’t be too slow. A top Pixel 2 battery case would recharge your phone within 3 hours.
Overheating. Many high quality battery cases for Pixel 2 have a built-in system to control the heat and the well-made materials would have a good heat dissipation, for example, aluminum alloy, aluminium magnesium alloy, and all aluminum materials.
Budget. In fact, price can be affected by many factors, like battery capacity, added features, marketing, different marketplaces, etc. There are many cheap and high quality battery cases out there at Amazon.
You will love wireless charging of your Pixel 2 once you try.
We’ve also covered all the troubleshooting solutions in this post: How to Fix Wireless Charging Not Working for Your Phone. Check it when needed.
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