Reduce cable clutter by wirelessly charging your smartphone

By Product Expert | Posted in GMC, Technology, Tips & Info on Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 at 12:10 pm
GMC center screen graphics with charging icon located near phone graphic

How to wirelessly charge your phone in your GMC vehicle

Smartphones are a way of life these days. You need them to stay connected to your friends and family and the general world outside, and because of this, you must be sure you will have enough battery life to get you through the day. While you can certainly do so by charging your phone at home or even in the car using traditional cable methods, some vehicles, including a number of GMC models, have available wireless smartphone charging, which can help reduce the clutter caused by cables inside the vehicle—not to mention the fact that it can help you out in case you lose those cables! Let’s go through how to wirelessly charge your phone in your GMC vehicle. 

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Step-by-step process for wireless smartphone charging in your GMCSamsung phone being charged on the GMC wireless charging station

  • Turn the vehicle on or make sure it is in accessory mode or using retained accessory power to be certain the wireless charging will work. 
  • Be sure the rubberized charging pad, located on the center console, is cleared of any metal objects. 
  • Place a compatible smartphone face up on the coil charging symbol on the rubberized wireless charging pad. 
  • Adjust the position of the phone until the lightning bolt-shaped charging icon appears near the phone graphic on your center screen. 
  • Turn the device 180 degrees if you cannot get the charging icon to appear. 
  • It is possible you may need a certified charge adaptor or cover if your smartphone is not compatible with this feature. 
  • When in doubt, check your owner’s manual! 

Which GMC models have wireless charging?

At this time, wireless charging is an available feature on some trims of the new SierraCanyonYukonAcadia, and Terrain models. The GMC wireless charging feature is compatible with PMA 1.0, WPC 1.0, or WPC 1.1 charging standards. You may want to double check your device to see the charging standards it uses. 

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