One disadvantage of always using MagSafe/Qi charging: it makes it easy to not pick up on how much lint has built up in the lightning port of your iPhone. Yesterday I had a hard time getting my phone to charge via cable in the car. That evening I had to pull a nice wad of lint out of the lightning port in order to get it to consistently charge when it was plugged in.
TBH, I think you have another issue than just wireless charging.
Turns out, they make plugs for that.
At some point I became aware of the iPhones “lint vulnerability” and began regular maintenance of the lightning connection. - i.e. when I think about it I occasionally blow into the port
When I travel I’m frequently in areas where electric outlets are few and in high demand and have to rely on battery packs. And I always plug in when using GPS. Wireless charging is just too inefficient for regular use so I really hope the rumors of a port less iPhone aren’t true.
I’s baffling how much lint can accumulate inside such a little port
I’ll second this. I started using these religiously and have been very happy with the amount of crud it keeps out of the port.
They should make them for belly buttons too.
Why isn’t Apple telling us this? Is this some sort of “Lintgate”? On the other hand, maybe this is a missed opportunity for Apple. I’m sure they could design and sell a better plug than the one that @JohnAtl linked above.
My Otterbox Commuter case covers the port. No issues here.