How to Wirelessly Charge Your Smartphone

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HOW TO WIRELESSLY CHARGE YOUR SMARTPHONE

Difficulty Level: Novice  |  Time Required: 5 Minutes  |  Tools Required: None | Related Parts, Products, Services or Technology: The phone must be equipped with Wireless Charging capability. The vehicle must include the Wireless Charging feature.

If your vehicle is equipped with available Wireless Charging, you can charge your smartphone in your vehicle without a charging cable. Here are instructions and tips for using Wireless Charging.


HOW TO USE

  1. Turn on the vehicle or put it in Accessory mode.
  2. Remove objects from the charging pad or pocket.
  3. Place the phone face up on the coil charging symbol on the pad or in the pocket. The phone needs to be fully on the charging pad or in the charging pocket. It must be lined up properly or it won’t work.
  4. You’ll see the charging symbol display on the phone when it’s charging.

TIPS

  • Wireless Charging only operates when your vehicle’s ignition is set to On, Accessory or Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
  • The location of the charging pad varies by model. Common locations include the front of the center console, top of the center console armrest, or in a small vertical pocket or bin near the gear shifter. Check your Owner’s Manual for more information
  • If your phone is not charging, remove it, rotate it 180 degrees and place back on/in the wireless charging pad or pocket
  • Your phone may not charge while in a protective cover or case. If you’re having problems, try removing your phone’s case  
  • Large phones or tablets may be too large to be charged on the charging pad
  • Small phones, foldable phones or other wearable devices may be too small to be lined up on the charging pad. These objects may slide around while driving. You may need to fully remove the device from the charging pad or pocket before repositioning it

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Q&As


Why does my phone get hot while charging?

This is normal. The phone temperature increases with the process of charging and phone usage. The phone will self regulate and only request power as it needs it. The charger does not force energy into the phone.

Why does my phone stop working or charging when it’s hot in the vehicle?

Some phones have built-in thermal protection to conserve battery life when they get hot. This is normal behavior for the phone and not a defect of the charging pad or pocket. Closing background apps may help the phone use up less energy.

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Information on this page is specific to the Buick models below. If your vehicle is not on the list or these instructions don't apply, then please see your Owner's Manual.

  • Enclave 2019-2021
  • Encore 2020-2021
  • Encore GX 2021
  • Envision 2019-2021
  • LaCrosse 2017-2019
  • Regal Sportback 2018-2020
  • Regal TourX 2018-2020
  • The system wirelessly charges one compatible mobile device. Some phones have built-in wireless charging technology and others require a special adapter/back cover. To check for phone or other device compatibility, click here or consult your carrier.

  • The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Click here to see all Buick vehicles’ destination freight charges.

  • EPA estimated MPG 25 city, 30 highway FWD.

  • Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • EPA estimated.

  • Functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth® and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices.

  • EPA estimated MPG 30 city, 32 highway 1.3L engine FWD.

  • Buick Driver Confidence: Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Following Distance Indicator and IntelliBeam. Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for more important feature limitations and information.

  • Vehicle user interface is a product of Google and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires the Android Auto app on Google Play and a compatible Android smartphone. Data plan rates apply. You can check which smartphones are compatible at g.co/androidauto/requirements. Android, Google Play and Android Auto are trademarks of Google LLC.

  • Vehicle user interface is a product of Apple® and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible iPhone® and data plan rates apply. Apple CarPlay, Siri, iPhone and Apple Music are trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

  • Safety or driver-assistance features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • With rear seats folded. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • Buick Driver Confidence Plus: Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Following Distance Indicator, IntelliBeam, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Rear Park Assist. Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • EPA estimated MPG 18 city/26 highway FWD.

  • Requires available Trailering Package. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Vehicle user interface is a product of Google and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires the Android Auto app on Google Play and a compatible Android smartphone. Data plan rates apply. You can check which smartphones are compatible at g.co/androidauto/requirements. Android, Google Play and Android Auto are trademarks of Google LLC.

  • Bose® is a registered trademark of the Bose Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.

  • EPA estimated FWD model.

  • Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Preproduction model shown throughout. Actual Production model may vary.

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