If you’ve recently found yourself sitting around and wondering, “Why is my Mophie wireless charging pad blinking?”, you’ve come to the right place.
When a wireless charging pad is blinking non-stop, there are usually 3 main things that you can do.
First, make sure there is no interference in the connection between your phone and Mophie wireless charging base.
Secondly, ensure that your Mophie pad has enough electricity.
Number 3? Reboot your charger!
Wireless charging is meant to be convenient. This article’s here to make sure you’re actually getting what you paid for with your Mophie charger.
So without further ado…
How Do I Get My Mophie Charger To Work Properly?
Solution 1: Don’t Make Beginner Mistakes
*DISCLAIMER! Charging lights on the back of the Mophie will blink for roughly 20 seconds when you first plug it in.*
If your phone charges normally after 20 seconds, but you’re still reading this, then… sorry to break it to you… your only REAL problem is paranoia.
All genuine wireless chargers use Qi induction charging.
Therefore, your phone must also be Qi-compatible (meaning, containing coils for induction connections- Learn more about Qi here).
Make sure you center your phone properly on your charging pad.
Newer Mophie pads have magnets to align your phone so it charges properly. If you have an older pad, be careful to center the back of your phone in the center of your pad.
Also, make sure your phone case is wireless-charging compatible as well!
Some heavy-duty phone cases have metal in them, and this can interfere with the induction current meant to charge your phone.
Other cases are just too thick for the current to pass through effectively.
Bottom line… there must not be anything obstructing the connection between your phone and your charging pad.
Solution 2: Give Your Mophie Wireless Charging Pad Enough Juice
This one really frustrated me.
I would plug my Mophie pad into one socket and it would be all rainbows and unicorns.
Then, when I plugged it into another wall outlet it would become limp as a soggy biscuit. By what WIZARDRY?!
Was the Ministry of Magic supplying more power to one socket in my house than another?
Fortunately, I got the answer. (And it’s simple.)
You’ve got to have the right power source. Mophie’s charging pads have a power brick with an output of 1.5 Amp (depending on the model that you have).
Charge dissipates more easily in an induction circuit than in wires.
This means that if you use a standard Apple power brick with a 1 Amp output, there isn’t enough energy in the circuit for a charge to jump from your pad into your phone’s induction coils.
The same goes for connecting to a lower-powered Samsung power brick (or any other brand).
Don’t bother connecting your Mophie pad to your computer’s USB port either.
A Mophie charging pad works best with a Mophie power brick.
Sure, it may seem like it’s just a case of capitalism at its best, but this time there is actually a plausible reason why this product only works with its own power connection. YOU GOTTA GET THE JUICE!
Solution 3: Reset Your Mophie Wireless Charging Pad
You’ve got your phone-charger alignment. You’ve got your Mophie-compatible power brick.
BUT IT’S STILL NOT WORKING!
Your I.T. man’s favorite!! (Okay Bruce Buffer, that’s enough from you.)
The ol’ classic – turn it off- and then back on again.
Think of it like giving your Mophie charger a chance to step back and think about what’s important in life.
Resetting a device allows it to run software from scratch and bypass any bugs it may have picked up along the way.
It’s best to download any OS updates on your phone before you reset your Mophie pad. This way, there won’t be any charging bugs on either of the devices in your wireless charging setup.
Now, to reset your Mophie charging pad follow these steps:
- Make sure your phone is on your charging pad.
- Unplug the pad.
- Wait 15 seconds for any residual power to dissipate.
- Plug your charging pad back in.
- Your phone should begin charging in 10 to 20 seconds.
By now you should be all sorted and your Mophie Wireless Charging Pad should no longer be blinking.
If it is still blinking, it sounds like it’s time to find out if the pad you bought is legit or just another knock-off.
You can do this by contacting Mophie about their warranty policy here. Or call them on 801-263-0699 (from within the US) or 00 1 269-743-1340 (from abroad).
Otherwise, check out these:
4 Cool Tips To Use Your Wireless Charging Pad To Prolong Battery Life
- Even if your Mophie pad works while it’s on, take your phone cover off to reduce strain on your Phone’s induction circuit. Strain creates heat- and batteries don’t like heat!
- Don’t use fast charging. The extra power will also heat up your phone’s battery.
- Keep your Mophie Wireless Charging Pad in a cool spot. Just like Goldilocks, phones, and pads like things just right. Not too hot and not too cold.
- Charge your phone overnight. It really sucks that Wireless Chargers keep you from using your phone while it charges. Phone batteries also prefer big, long charges. Charge your phone overnight rather than in short bursts between scrolling on Instagram.
At The End Of The Day
Mophie’s Wireless Charging Pads are all about convenience.
Thankfully, fixing them is usually simple enough as well.
If your phone won’t charge and the pad’s LEDs keep blinking, remember to try out the three solutions that we’ve gone through in this article:
- Place your phone on the pad properly,
- Give your Mophie the right power source, and
- Reset your pad.
After that, you should be golden!