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How to add wireless charging to the Google Pixel 5a 5G


Not too long ago, Google announced their brand new Pixel phone, the Pixel 5a 5G. This is the successor to the Pixel 4a from back in 2020. The phone is positioned similarly, in that it will feature mid-range specs and will come with an affordable price. So far, reviews are pretty good.

But as expected of a phone of this price range, Google clearly had to give up some features in order to meet their target price. Unfortunately, it seems that wireless charging was one of those features that did not make the cut.

There are many things to like about wireless charging, like how easy it is to charge and to stop. No more fiddling with cables when you can just place it on the mat and it starts charging right away, perfect for picking up and leaving if you’re in a hurry.

How to give wireless charging to the Pixel 5a 5G

So how do you give the Pixel 5a 5G wireless charging? Here’s what you need:

  • A wireless charging adapter
  • A wireless charger

Wireless charging adapter

Basically how wireless charging works is that there are a set of coils, which when placed onto a wireless charging mat will deliver energy from the mat to the phone, thus charging it. What these adapters do is that these are essentially the coils you need, except that they are now positioned externally.

All you need to do is plug it into the USB-C port on your Pixel 5a 5G, place it on a wireless charging mat, and you should be all set. Some of these adapters are also thin enough where they can easily fit into the case of your phone without any issue.

Wireless charger

Now that you’ve gotten a wireless charging adapter, you’ll need a wireless charger. If you already have one at home that’s Qi compatible, then you should be able to use it just fine, if not here are some of our recommendations.

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Tyler Lee
A graphic novelist wannabe. Amateur chef. Mechanical keyboard enthusiast. Writer of tech with over a decade of experience. Juggles between using a Mac and Windows PC, switches between iOS and Android, believes in the best of both worlds.

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