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Wireless iPhone charging not working.

paultaylor Jun 2, 2018

  1. paultaylor

    paultaylor Member

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    I’ve a dec 14 facelift A6 with MMI and wireless phone charging.

    I picked up two weeks ago and charging didn’t work but I thought it might my iPhone X but I tried it on a charging mat and it works.

    I also tried a second iPhone X and it didn’t work.

    Has anyone any tips that might get it working?

    Thanks.
     
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  3. B5NUT

    B5NUT Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Audi A6 Audi A3 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro S-line owners group S tronic

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    Does your pad have the qi logo like in this image, if not then your car only has the wireless signal booster, not wireless charging.
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  4. paultaylor

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    Thanks for that. I’ll check it ASAP.

    Below are the factory extras

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    B5NUT Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Audi A6 Audi A3 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro S-line owners group S tronic

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    AUDI connect & AUDI phonebox is not wireless charging. There was a my change around my 17 where it was standard on techpack cars (not sure about rmc systems).
     
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  6. paultaylor

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    It’s clear enough despite the cables in the way that there is no logo [​IMG]

    It’s a shame as I have an IPhone X.

    But realistically I’ll always connect the lightening cable.

    Once the phone placed on that mat is its signal boosted to get better call quality?

    I would have thought hardwiring it with cable would be much better
     
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    B5NUT Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Audi A6 Audi A3 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro S-line owners group S tronic

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    That is just a signal booster, but I've not noticed any different when placing the phone on there.
     
  8. paultaylor

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    Thanks.

    Its disappointing that when I got the spec off Audi reading phone box and saw that mat that I thought it was wireless charging but no biggie as wireless charging is too slow.

    That signal booster, is it a case of the iPhone has to be laid flat on it and it will use the cars antenna?

    I thought once I connect via lightening cable it would use the antenna but hard wired
     
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    B5NUT Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Audi A6 Audi A3 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro S-line owners group S tronic

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    The USB socket is not connected in any way to the cars aerial system.
     
  10. paultaylor

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    I’m surprised by that.

    Thanks for the info.

    Next step for my is to see can firmware be updated to allow CarPlay!
     
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  13. RJ-8V

    RJ-8V Active Member Team Daytona Audi A3 S-line owners group

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    You can swap the phone box for wireless charging. Just swap it and do 2 lines of adaptions changes and 1 coding in the 5F. Thats it.

    For CarPlay you need the activation document and get it done with Odis Online.

    Verstuurd vanaf mijn SM-G925F met Tapatalk
     
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    B5NUT Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Audi A6 Audi A3 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro S-line owners group S tronic

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    Audi dealer won't retrofit on older models, but there are business members on the forum that will upgrade your firmware and active carplay via licensed version of ODIS.
     
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    Great thanks.

    Is it all firmware and software upgrades or does any hardware have to change?

    I’ve a facelift 2015 C7 with MMI plus
     
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    B5NUT Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Audi A6 Audi A3 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro S-line owners group S tronic

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    As you have a facelift C7 with the MIB2 platform you just need firmware & activation.
     
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    Brilliant.

    Would you know who or where I can get them?
     
  19. pxr5

    pxr5 Active Member Team Mythos TDi A7 Owner Group Black Edition quattro S-line owners group

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    Apologies for jumping in on this thread. My car, a my17 A7, can take the Carplay/Android Auto update. Audi quoted me £500 to do so, and I kindly declined at that much. I've seen the license document for sale on ebay for £270, which I would be willing to pay. How then would I get it activated without using a dealer (who are pretty much quoting the same again for labour!!).

    Again apologies for jumping in, but I didn't know about this 'odis' thing and I've been looking into this since I had my car last year.
     
  20. paultaylor

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    Thanks for the info.

    According to Audi website 2017 A6 and A7 can be updated.

    What I’d love to find out is how can my 2015 facelift A6 be updated
     

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