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      10-07-2019, 03:09 PM   #1
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Does anyone have wireless charging?

I thought I had most if not all the available options for my 330i, but my center console doesn't have wireless charging. Was this ever an option, or always been aftermarket? Anyone have it on a new G20?
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      10-07-2019, 03:24 PM   #2
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I have it on my 330i in the UK.

Part of the “Technology Package”

Text below from UK website..

“Enhanced Bluetooth with wireless charging
Enhanced Bluetooth with wireless charging includes a wireless charging dock and additional USB ports. Two mobile telephones and an audio player can be connected simultaneously via Bluetooth. Also included is the technical capacity for a wifi hotspot. It features an improved hands-free capability for the front passenger by the provision of a second microphone. It also includes a wifi hotspot preparation (use of a 4G SIM card is installed in the vehicle. Organised data from a compatible smartphone can be viewed on the Control Display along with contact photos from the phone book. Software updates for multimedia and telephony is via USB interface. A smartphone holder within the front centre armrest features inductive charging for compatible mobile phones (using QI wireless charging format) and a connection to the vehicle's external aerial. Includes an LED a charge level indicator and forgotten mobile phone warning. To ensure the smartphone charges and connects to the external aeriel, the smartphone must be positioned with its back flat to the charging surface. Available as a separate option and also included in the Technology package.”
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Yes, I have it and it is a stand alone option for the US. It works super well and very convenient.
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I thought I had most if not all the available options for my 330i, but my center console doesn't have wireless charging. Was this ever an option, or always been aftermarket? Anyone have it on a new G20?
msalisbu ,

I have the wireless charging on my M340 and it is extremely convenient; additionally, it allow me to use my Samsung S8 as a digital key.

BTW, wireless charging was a stand-alone option -- and am glad I got it

Hope that helps!
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It also comes with enhanced bluetooth and the wifi hotspot, No idea why they don't tell anyone about that.
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      12-02-2019, 12:44 PM   #7
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Mine didn't come with wireless charging, just nfc reader. However, I found the perfect cable and wireless charger to use with the usb that is by it. Works great and prevents anything from getting into the usb port.

Cable: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Charger:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Wireless charging was an option incl. WiFi hotspot (Switzerland)
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Mine didn't come with wireless charging, just nfc reader. However, I found the perfect cable and wireless charger to use with the usb that is by it. Works great and prevents anything from getting into the usb port.

Cable: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Charger:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Can you post a pic of your setup please?
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I have it on mine. Beware it heats up the phone, especially if it has a case. Samsung S9 in otter box case. USB charging is faster though, at least for me.
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Have it on mine, find it quite useful for gradual top up on my pixel 3 but wired charging is loads quicker. Phone does get quite warm during charging and it seems to turn off after a while too
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I have it on mine. Beware it heats up the phone, especially if it has a case. Samsung S9 in otter box case. USB charging is faster though, at least for me.
Does it heat up the phone more than other wireless chargers, or just more so than plugged in?
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Yep, have it as well.
I'm using the wire for now since I'm having waze on my phone (and the charge is pretty quick). I'll start using the wireless charging dock as soon as Android Auto releases on iDrive 7.
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home charger does not overheat at all. USB charger does not heat up as well. I use the USB in the car it is faster too. Wireless charger area make a nice place for my sunglasses 😎
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home charger does not overheat at all. USB charger does not heat up as well. I use the USB in the car it is faster too. Wireless charger area make a nice place for my sunglasses 😎
By home charger, I assume you mean the normal wall charger? My Samsung wireless home charger heated up my galaxy a bit. It was also slow. Which is why I hated it and stopped using it after a couple of days. I’d rather plug it in using a wall charger instead. I assume it’s the same in the car too.
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By home charger, I assume you mean the normal wall charger? My Samsung wireless home charger heated up my galaxy a bit. It was also slow. Which is why I hated it and stopped using it after a couple of days. I’d rather plug it in using a wall charger instead. I assume it’s the same in the car too.
My (aftermarket) wireless charger for my iPhone has always kept it warm when its charging; it cools once charged.

For me the big selling point of wireless charging was just that with a small tweak in habit -- placing the phone on the pad instead of just on a table -- it can be always charging without unplugging every time I want to take a call.

There are fast wireless chargers and regular ones, I'm guessing the faster they charge the hotter they get and it's possible BMW went with the "less heat slower charge" version. I won't know until I get my car.

I always thought that such sporadic charge cycles were bad for the battery, but after 2.5 years of that my iPhone 8+ is still at 95% battery capacity.

As long as the wireless charger in the G20 is no worse than regular wireless chargers, I'm going to really enjoy the convenience of just putting the phone in the tray and not plugging / unplugging.
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home charger does not overheat at all. USB charger does not heat up as well. I use the USB in the car it is faster too. Wireless charger area make a nice place for my sunglasses
By home charger, I assume you mean the normal wall charger? My Samsung wireless home charger heated up my galaxy a bit. It was also slow. Which is why I hated it and stopped using it after a couple of days. I’d rather plug it in using a wall charger instead. I assume it’s the same in the car too.
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Mine didn't come with wireless charging, just nfc reader. However, I found the perfect cable and wireless charger to use with the usb that is by it. Works great and prevents anything from getting into the usb port.

Cable: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Charger:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Just bought, will try it out!
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I have the setup from Amazon, looks great but I rarely use it because I haven’t had time to figure out how to keep the NFC reader from turning on the phone and activating the wallet every 5 minutes. I’ll prob try some silicon pads to elevate. Not sure that will help.
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Can you post a pic of your setup please?
Yup here you go. Don't mind the dog hair everywhere.
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Yup here you go. Don't mind the dog hair everywhere.
Thank you!
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Yes, I have it and it is a stand alone option for the US. It works super well and very convenient.
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Yes, I have it and it is a stand alone option for the US. It works super well and very convenient.
Works super well??? Mine just seems to be slightly better than a trickle charge. I can leave it in the tray for an hour and only gain 10% or 15%
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