iOS 14.3 Update is Causing Some Third Party Wireless Chargers to Fail

After updating their iPhone to iOS 14.3, a large number of magnetic wireless chargers have stopped working.

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Apple launched the iPhone 12 series with support for magnetic charging called MagSafe. All four iPhone 12 models support the latest charging technology with the MagSafe charging accessory. At the launch, Apple had also announced the third-party accessories can be used for MagSafe charging. The latest iOS 14.3 update, however, is causing issues with wireless charging for several users. A new report from GizChina states that users are experiencing issues when they are charging their iPhone with third-party chargers and wireless chargers. The report states that users complained of the third-party magnetic charger stopped working after updating the iPhone to iOS 14.3. Here is everything we know so far about the issue.

Apple iOS 14.3 update causing issues with third-party wireless charging: Report

The GizChina report states that users are experiencing issues with wireless charging post the iOS 14.3 update. After updating their iPhone to iOS 14.3, a large number of magnetic wireless chargers have stopped working. The report states that only third-party wireless chargers are affected and some of them still work post the update.

Apple rolled out the iOS 14.3 update earlier this month with bug fixes. The update note stated that it fixes the inability of the iPhone to charge at maximum power. The four iPhone 12 models support up to 15W MagSafe charging. 

Prior to the update, the magnetic charging tech worked at full capacity only with select Apple chargers. Apple’s MagSafe charger worked at full capacity only with the company’s 20W charging adapter, according to a test. The test included an 18W fast charger and a 96W power adapter, which only charged the iPhone 12 Pro at 13W and 10W, respectively.

Apple has not confirmed the reported issue caused by iOS 14.3 at the time of writing this. The company has also not issued an official statement on the same. If the issue persists, we can expect a fix via an update very soon.


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