The future of the iPhone’s lightning port - The MagSafe Charger, has seen a brand new firmware update.
And according to this update, the new firmware has successfully revived the image of MagSafe as it can now power up devices twice as fast.
The MagSafe Battery Pack is designed to be compatible with Apple's iPhone 13 and 12 models. It was not among Apple's most loved accessories when it first came out on July 21, 2021. iPhone customers were upset because it only charged at 5W because of its massive size.
As per reports that have been published, the users of the iPhone 12 Mini have found it to be very attractive, given that its main flaw was its short battery time. In the end, charging using an adapter that can power 20W isn't as fast as it once was, but the MagSafe Battery Pack is a good alternative for people traveling. Apple has changed the support page for the device with details regarding how to upgrade MagSafe battery packs.
This can be done on any Apple device, like the iPhone, iPad, or Mac. The battery pack that you connect to an iPad or Mac will allow you to update the operating system on the device in about five minutes. However, linking it with an iPhone after connecting could take as long as an entire week. Connect it to the iPhone and navigate to
Settings/General/About/MagSafe Battery Pack to determine if you're using the most current version of the Apple MagSafeBattery Pack firmware. It's the Apple MagSafe Battery Pack, which provides 1460mAh of extra power for compatible iPhones. This applies to the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 series models.
The amount of extra charge the iPhone will get from the MagSafe Battery Pack will depend on the type of iPhone you own. The MagSafe battery pack for the iPhone 12 small and iPhone 13 mini provides 70% more battery life than the iPhone 6.
You could save up to 60% if you own an iPhone 12, an iPhone 13, an iPhone 12 Pro, and an iPhone 13 Pro. Apple claims that you will save as much as 40% on your iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Following a firmware update, the MagSafe Battery Pack is now able to charge at a faster 7.5W speed.
Apple announced a firmware upgrade specifically designed for the MagSafe Battery Pack. The MagSafe Battery Pack, which was discovered to support the new firmware, supports 7.5W charging in motion, an increase from the 5W limit previously.
In the support documentation, Apple says that MagSafe Battery Pack owners can upgrade their firmware to the new 2.7.b.0 release to gain access to the speedier 7.5W charging capability.
The process of updating your MagSafe Battery Pack can be accomplished by connecting the device to your iPhone and then waiting (a process that could take as long as one week) or by using a Mac and an iPad for the ability to upgrade it in less than five minutes.
Apple recommends that users connect a Lightning cable to the MagSafe Battery Pack and then connect its USB connection to either an iPad or a Mac to begin the process of updating.
You can determine the version of firmware the MagSafe battery pack is using by connecting it with an iPhone and then selecting Settings > General > About MagSafe Battery Pack. It will require the latest version 2.7.b.0 for 7.5W charging.
At the time that the MagSafe Battery Pack first became available in July 2021, a lot of customers were dismayed that it charged only 5W when on the move, whereas many other MagSafe products charge up to 15W. When connected to a lightning cable, it is possible to charge the MagSafe Battery Pack at 15W. However, that's not possible when you're not connected to the power source.
In the meantime, those who have the firmware update can charge devices that support the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 models at a speedier 7.5W rate. This isn't as fast as the 15W MagSafe charging; however, it's comparable to the fastest Qi charging speeds for the iPhone.
The new firmware is something that MagSafe really really needed.
Although the 7.5 W charging speed is still abysmal yet, something is always better than nothing.
Thanks to Apple for finally bringing this update. It is really necessary.