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Thanks to some users on this forum that reported turning Off NFC will fix wireless charging for samsung devices, I tested it and it works.

I also automated the process so you could take a look at my flow on automate.

Turns Off NFC when entering car than turns it back On when out of the vehicle.

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Me being simultaneously impressed and having no idea what any of this means.

Nice work @Slingky I assume I'll need to start with this?
Yes, install the app.

After that, you will be able to download the "flow" (from the link I provided in 1st post) which is some king of script if you prefer.

But, for that kind of flow that needs special permission, you will have to ;

Download Android SDK

Run command prompt in "admin mode"
go to the directory you extracted the android sdk and run theses commands;

# list devices to find serial number of your phone
adb devices
-> give permission to your computer on your phone by acknowledging the dialog

# be sure to replace <serial number> with the serial number of your phone found at previous step
adb -s <serial number> shell pm grant com.llamalab.automate android.permission.WRITE_SECURE_SETTINGS

** start the flow so it is running in background and execute itself each time a bluetooth device is connected/disconnected.
 

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Holy shit! This is top notch work. I have an iPhone so this does nothing to help me but I can identify a great help to the community when I see it.

Whatcha got for us iPhone users? Hahaha!
There is no way of turning it off with a dedicated button. On iPhones, NFC is considered inactive by default, since it requires authorization to activate. You need to scan your finger or face, depending on your model to enable NFC. That action is separate from unlocking your phone.
 

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There is no way of turning it off with a dedicated button. On iPhones, NFC is considered inactive by default, since it requires authorization to activate. You need to scan your finger or face, depending on your model to enable NFC. That action is separate from unlocking your phone.
Maybe that's why it works on all iPhone, at least all phones that worked at the dealership were iPhone !!!
 

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Maybe that's why it works on all iPhone, at least all phones that work at the dealership were iPhone !!!
My wife's Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra worked no problem, but she didn't have a case on it . My Pixel 6 didn't, and I suspect the camera hump didn't help.
The wireless charger really should be a better design that works with any case or camera bump. My only disappointment with the car so far.
 

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This is amazing! Thanks @Slingky! For any non-developer ppl who wanna do this, enabling the special permissions may required a few more tweaks (like enabling developer mode and USB debugging on you phone). So if anybody is running into issues, don't hesitate to reach out here for more detailed instructions.
 

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Wow, turning off NFC worked! It'll now charge a Pixel 6 Pro, complete with the case on and a pop socket! But having NFC disabled when in the car poses a problem when wanting to use the phone to pay on a drive through, so my wife is not entirely happy with the solution.

I hope Mazda recognizes this as a bug and addresses it through a software update.
 

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Wow, turning off NFC worked! It'll now charge a Pixel 6 Pro, complete with the case on and a pop socket! But having NFC disabled when in the car poses a problem when wanting to use the phone to pay on a drive through, so my wife is not entirely happy with the solution.

I hope Mazda recognizes this as a bug and addresses it through a software update.

I could suggest another option.

I heard NFC is always off on iPhone then switch on when they use the side button and Apple Pay so we could mimic that a little bit

Create an automate flow that enables NFC and launch Google Pay.
Your wife will be able to pay in her car.
Set a timer of let's say 1 or 2 min.
Then Switch off NFC again.

You could even create widget for your different flows on screen.

I have even one that open Mazda connect and start my car for me ;-)
 

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Create an automate flow that enables NFC and launch Google Pay.
Your wife will be able to pay in her car.
Set a timer of let's say 1 or 2 min.
Then Switch off NFC again.
Oh, that's an idea! I haven't used Automate, but I use Tasker now and then, so I'll see what I can rig up for her.

Interestingly, it turns out that this is a known issue documented in the manual. I suspect that means that Mazda has no plans to fix it. On page 5-44, it says "Charging may not operate normally under the following conditions: [...] The Near Field Communication (NFC) function setting of the mobile device is on (depends on the model of the mobile device)."
 
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