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      09-12-2018, 03:46 PM   #1
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Wireless Charging - Max Phone Size?

I'm trying to figure out which new iPhone size to order. Does a plus-sized iPhone fit in the wireless charging dock? When I test drove an M2C, I tried docking my iPhone X and there wasn't much wiggle room. I can't test it myself until the 17th when I pick up in Munich. Thanks!

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iPhone 8 Plus is 3.07" x 6.24"
iPhone Xs Max is 3.05" x 6.20"

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I'm trying to figure out which new iPhone size to order. Does a plus-sized iPhone fit in the wireless charging dock? When I test drove an M2C, I tried docking my iPhone X and there wasn't much wiggle room. I can't test it myself until the 17th when I pick up in Munich. Thanks!

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iPhone 8 Plus is 3.07" x 6.24"
iPhone Xs Max is 3.05" x 6.20"
Can't check right now but I will look later. I have a pixel 2 XL with a case on it. Doesn't have wireless charging but I'll see if it fits the cradle. It's a pretty large phone.
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Alright, just checked. So the pixel 2 XL is 6.2x3. It's about 1/4" too long from fitting. I'd guess any phone over 6 inches will be too big. It has some room to be a bit wider.
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It did not fit my galaxy s9+ when I tried.
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The new Xs Max will not fit in the cradle. This is from a discussion last year:

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The X will fit. The phones dimensions are on Apple's website. It's smaller than BMWs stated max dimensions.

From BMWs manual, the cradle max phone dimension is
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5.9 x 2.9 x 0.6 in / 151 x 74 x 16 mm.
If you take a look at Apple's website on the X
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5.65 x 2.79 x 0.3 in / 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm
Looks like there's even room for a thin case in those dimensions.
Xs Max is 6.2" x 3.05" x 0.30", so it is too tall for the cradle.
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It did not fit my galaxy s9+ when I tried.
This is a weird fail on BMW's part. I mean, there are tons of phones on the market larger than that slot! It's not like some engineer could say, "But, my god, man! Who would have ever thought they would make phones that big?"
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This is a weird fail on BMW's part. I mean, there are tons of phones on the market larger than that slot! It's not like some engineer could say, "But, my god, man! Who would have ever thought they would make phones that big?"
I nearly broke the damn thing trying to fit it. This was in a 2018 M2. I am pretty upset I cannot use it.
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This is a weird fail on BMW's part. I mean, there are tons of phones on the market larger than that slot! It's not like some engineer could say, "But, my god, man! Who would have ever thought they would make phones that big?"
I nearly broke the damn thing trying to fit it. This was in a 2018 M2. I am pretty upset I cannot use it.
The sliding bar that holds the phone in the cradle is the problem. If we broke that off, the phone would fit fine.
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The sliding bar that holds the phone in the cradle is the problem. If we broke that off, the phone would fit fine.
I thought of that. Also thought of just 3d designing a new mount then 3d printing it.
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I believe there was a thread about doing a 3D print for a custom sliding arm to support bigger phones recently.
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I believe there was a thread about doing a 3D print for a custom sliding arm to support bigger phones recently.

Thank you!

https://f87.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1523034

Now... how does one go about removing the armrest thing-a-ma-jig to then take out bottom bracket and replace with 3D printed one?
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I just PM'ed the OP of that thread, asking for his thoughts, etc. Hopefully we'll hear back!
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Note 8/9 and S8+/S9+ dont fit, seems silly when everyone has large phones now.
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Thank you!

https://f87.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1523034

Now... how does one go about removing the armrest thing-a-ma-jig to then take out bottom bracket and replace with 3D printed one?
hi cptobvious. I got your message and am happy to share how I removed the charger cradle and disassembled it to remove the bottom bracket. All you really need is a pry tool and a T6 screwdriver.

1) Use the pry tool to lift the charging cradle from the front. Once the front is lifted, you can simple lift the entire cradle out of the armrest.
2) There are four clips (2 on each side) holding the bottom to the charger. I just used a flat head screwdriver to pop them out and then remove the charger.
3) Now the trickiest part, disassembling the charger. For this, I stuck a blade (pry tool was a bit thick) in the open space where the bracket moves and pushed down to separate the top and bottom halves.
4) Now you have access to the two t6 screws that hold the bottom bracket in place.

Below are pictures I just took of the step by step process. Let me know if I can be of more help.

BTW, with this mod i can fit my massive Note 9 on here.
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hi cptobvious. I got your message and am happy to share how I removed the charger cradle and disassembled it to remove the bottom bracket. All you really need is a pry tool and a T6 screwdriver.

1) Use the pry tool to lift the charging cradle from the front. Once the front is lifted, you can simple lift the entire cradle out of the armrest.
2) There are four clips (2 on each side) holding the bottom to the charger. I just used a flat head screwdriver to pop them out and then remove the charger.
3) Now the trickiest part, disassembling the charger. For this, I stuck a blade (pry tool was a bit thick) in the open space where the bracket moves and pushed down to separate the top and bottom halves.
4) Now you have access to the two t6 screws that hold the bottom bracket in place.

Below are pictures I just took of the step by step process. Let me know if I can be of more help.

BTW, with this mod i can fit my massive Note 9 on here.


This is awesome! Thank you so much, man!!!
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Awesome, thanks. Is it fast-charge enabled for the galaxy's?
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hi cptobvious. I got your message and am happy to share how I removed the charger cradle and disassembled it to remove the bottom bracket. All you really need is a pry tool and a T6 screwdriver.

If it didn't come through the first time, just wanted to say it again: You are a god among men!
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Awesome, thanks. Is it fast-charge enabled for the galaxy's?
unfortunately it is not.
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unfortunately it is not.
Well then I guess it is useless either way, lol. Regular wireless charge is like 6-7 hours to charge.. or more.
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hi cptobvious. I got your message and am happy to share how I removed the charger cradle and disassembled it to remove the bottom bracket. All you really need is a pry tool and a T6 screwdriver.

1) Use the pry tool to lift the charging cradle from the front. Once the front is lifted, you can simple lift the entire cradle out of the armrest.
2) There are four clips (2 on each side) holding the bottom to the charger. I just used a flat head screwdriver to pop them out and then remove the charger.
3) Now the trickiest part, disassembling the charger. For this, I stuck a blade (pry tool was a bit thick) in the open space where the bracket moves and pushed down to separate the top and bottom halves.
4) Now you have access to the two t6 screws that hold the bottom bracket in place.

Below are pictures I just took of the step by step process. Let me know if I can be of more help.

BTW, with this mod i can fit my massive Note 9 on here.
Excellent, thanks!
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Thanks guys! I ended up ordering a normal sized phone. Although the cradle modification seems like a fun little project.
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Thanks guys! I ended up ordering a normal sized phone. Although the cradle modification seems like a fun little project.
Am going to attempt the cradle modification tonight. Wish me luck!
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