iPhone 12 wireless charging: Here is how it works. The new lineup of the iPhone 12 is a brilliant lineup from Apple with their 5G capabilities and great designs as they feature wireless charging known as the “MagSafe charger” which makes use of magnetic pins to link charging cable with the device.
The MagSafe chargers send power up to 15 watts to your phone. It comes in a form of a magnetic attachment system for various accessories, not excluding cases, which can snap onto the back of your phone.
iPhone 12 wireless charging
During a virtual event of iPhone 12 in October, Apple also displayed a MagSafe duo charger that can equally charge your iPhone and your Apple Watch at a time. The Apple executives made it clear to us that the third-party accessories from Belkin will be available very soon. Not excluding a multi-charger clock as well as a car mount.
The Apple iPhone 12 has a magnetic positioning for the iPhone 12 wireless charging, which shifts the device to the rights side on the charging pad.
You can as well check for every one of the MagSafe accessories that you can buy or get for the iPhone 12. And see and understand how MagSafe technology operates on the phone.
Another disturbing question had been if the latest iPhones would get reverse charging. That is when a phone that can be wirelessly charged can also function as the charging station and be used to wirelessly charge a different device.
Rivals like the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, the OnePlus 8 Pro, and the Samsung Galaxy S20 have got wireless charging as well as reverse wireless charging. However, the iPhone has only got the iPhone 12 wireless charging and not the reverse.
Though at the iPhone 12 event, it wasn’t emphasized, a group of FCC filings advocates that the Apple iPhone 12 does not actually have wireless power transfer capabilities. However, the charging power would be currently used only for other Apple accessories. Just like the AirPods at a point in the future.
iPhone 12 wireless charging: The MagSafe Charger
The MagSafe charger is the latest alignment and charging technology by Apple. The MagSafe chargers send power up to 15 watts to your phone. And it comes in a form of a magnetic attachment system for various accessories.
When the Apple iPhone 12 is shifted towards a MagSafe charger, the magnetic pins guide the user to the best placement for optimum charging of the device.
The phone now responds to the connection, chimes. And displays charging symbols to show that the iPhone 12 wireless charging is in progress.
The great benefit of the MagSafe charger for iPhone 12 wireless charging is that it is very easy, reliable. And two times faster than wireless charging on the older models of the Apple iPhone.
How do I set up your MagSafe Charger?
To set up your MagSafe charger for your phone, here is what you should do:
- Connect the USB-C connector on your MagSafe Charger to a 20 watt (W). Or even a greater Apple USB-C power adapter. You can as well choose to connect the USB-C connector on your MagSafe Charger to a compatible third-party USB-C adapter. You can connect also to a USB-C port on a Mac or PC.
- The next step is to make the face of the MagSafe Charger stay up on a flat surface. Also, remove any metal objects or other foreign material.
Compatible power adapters for up to 15W faster wireless charging
Below are the compatible power adapters for up to 15W faster wireless charging:
- 9V/2.22A or 9V/2.56A and above
- USB-C connector. (USB-A is not allowed).
- Higher wattage adapters at or higher than 9V/2.56A will also send a maximum of about 15W peak power to iPhone 12.
- With at least 9V/2.03A, iPhone 12 mini can receive up to 12W for faster wireless charging.
Take note that when lightning accessories are connected, (just like headphones). Charging is limited to 7.5W to comply with regulatory standards.