Kia Cadenza: Interior features / Wireless smart phone charging system

Kia Cadenza YG 2016-2024 Owners Manual / Features of your vehicle / Interior features / Wireless smart phone charging system

A wireless smart phone charging system is located in front of the center console

Firmly close all doors, and the Engine Start/Stop button is turned ON. To start wireless charging, place the smart phone equipped with wireless charging function on the wireless charging pad.

For best wireless charging results, place the smart phone on the center of the charging pad.

The wireless charging system is designed for one smart phone equipped with Qi wireless charging standard created by the Wireless Power Consortium. Please refer to the smart phone accessory cover or the smart phone manufacturer homepage to check whether your smart phone supports QI function.

Wireless smart phone charging

1. Remove any object on the smart phone charging pad including the smart key. If there is any foreign object on the pad other than a smart phone, the wireless charging function may not operate properly.

2. Place the smart phone on the center of the wireless charging pad.

3. The indicator light will change to orange once the wireless charging begins. After the charging is complete, the orange light will change to green.

4.You can choose to turn the wireless charging function to either ON or OFF by selecting the USM on the Infotainment System.

Wireless Charging System is activated or deactivated when you select ‘‘Settings → Vehicle → Convenience → Wireless Charging System ’ from the Settings menu in the instrument cluster and the Infotainment System screen.

If the wireless charging does not work, gently move your smart phone around the pad until the charging indicator light turns yellow. Depending on the smart phone, the charging indicator light may not turn green even after the charging is complete.

If the wireless charging is not functioning properly, the orange light will blink and flash for ten seconds then turn off. In such cases, remove the smart phone from the pad and replace it on the pad again, or double check the charging status.

If you leave the smart phone on the charging pad when the vehicle the Engine Start/Stop button is in OFF, the vehicle will alert you through warning messages and sound (applicable for vehicles with voice guidance function) after the ‘Good bye’ function on the instrument cluster ends.


For some manufacturers' cellular phones, the system may not warn you even though the cellular phone is left on the wireless charging unit. This is due to the particular characteristic of the cellular phone and not a malfunction of the wireless charging.

WARNING - Distracted driving

Driving while distracted can result in a loss of vehicle control that may lead to an accident, severe personal injury, and death. The driver’s primary responsibility is in the safe and legal operation of a vehicle, and use of any handheld devices, other equipment, or vehicle systems which take the driver’s eyes, attention and focus away from the safe operation of a vehicle or which are not permissible by law should never be used during operation of the vehicle.

CAUTION - Liquid in Wireless Smart Phone Charger

To prevent liquid from damaging the wireless smart phone charging system in your vehicle, securely close the tray cover when charging your phone.

CAUTION - Metal in Wireless Charging System

If any metallic object such as coins placed between the wireless charging system and the smart phone, the charging may be disrupted. Also, the metallic object may heat up and potentially damage the charging system. If there is any metallic object between the smart phone and the charging pad, immediately remove the smart phone. Remove the metallic object after it has cooled down.


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