When we reviewed the MagSafe battery earlier this year, one of our biggest complaints was that it was underpowered compared to its rivals, only charging at 5W compared to 7.5W for others less intelligent batteries. After an update of firmware, Apple has unlocked faster charging for all models.
Apple has announced that version 2.7 of the firmwarewhich was released earlier this week, unlocks 7.5W charging on the go for all iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 models. Plus, you can still get up to 15W charging when the battery is connected to a power supply of 20 W or more.
You can update the firmware In two ways. When the battery is connected to your iPhone, it automatically initiates this process, although Apple says installation can take up to a week. You can also update the firmware using a Mac or iPad by plugging one end of a Lightning to USB cable into the Lightning connector on your battery and the other end into the USB-C port on your Mac or iPad. Apple says this method will take about 5 minutes.
The MagSafe Battery Pack went on sale in June 2021, several months after the launch of the iPhone 12. It sells for $103.99 and has a battery capacity of 1,460mAh, which is not enough for fully charge any iPhone 12 or 13, but it will get you a few more hours of battery life.
Original article published in English on our sister site igamesnews.com.