I have a 2017 Bolt Premier with the Infotainment option that includes the "(K4C) Wireless Charging for devices". I have a recently purchased Samsung Galaxy S7 phone that has been previously bluetooth paired to the car. The manual says to place the phone in the charger slot with the phone screen facing the driver. If the green lightning bolt/phone icon does not show up at the top of the infotainment display, try inserting the phone upside down with the screen still facing the driver. On page 110-111, the Bolt Owner’s manual says it will work with a “PMA or Qi compatible mobile device”. And, “To check for mobile phone or other device compatibility, go to “my.chevrolet.com/learn” where I was unable to find information on compatible phones. But when I google "Samsung Galaxy S7 wireless charging", it mentions “Qi” charging. Same for the Galaxy S9.
When I put my naked S7 phone into the slot with the USB connector facing down, and the screen toward the driver, the green lightning bolt/phone icon appears at the top of the infotainment display, and the red charging light on the phone turns on. If I turn the phone over so I can plug in the USB cable, it doesn’t work. If the (very slim) case is on the phone, it doesn’t work. If the display is facing the passenger, it doesn’t work. And, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay require a cable connection to the phone to work. So unless you are looking to charge the phone without using AA/AC, wireless charging is not very helpful.
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