After the latest firmware update, Apple’s MagSafe Battery Pack now supports 7.5W charging speed. Previously, the battery pack charged at 5W speed.
In July 2021, Apple launched the MagSafe Battery Pack, the first of its kind by the company for the iPhone 12 series and the latest models with MagSafe support. Retailing for $99, the battery pack attaches magnetically to the compatible iPhone to provide additional battery charge when users don’t have access to an electrical outlet like while strolling around a mall, enjoying a concert, hiking, and other activities.
Users can update their MagSafe Battery Pack to enjoy a faster 7.5W charging speed on the go
In the updated support document for MagSafe Battery Pack, Apple states that users can update their battery back to the latest firmware to get 7.5W charging. The firmware update will take one week if installed automatically, and up to 5 minutes, if installed via a Mac or iPad.
- The firmware update begins automatically after you attach your battery pack to your iPhone. The firmware update can take about one week.
- To update the firmware using a Mac or iPad, plug one end of a Lightning to USB cable into the Lightning connector on your battery pack, and the other end into your Mac or iPad. The firmware update will take about 5 minutes.
A faster 7.5W charging speed is likely to enhance users’ experience of using the battery pack for an additional charge. Depending on the model, its settings, usage, and environmental condition, MagSafe Battery Pack provides the following amount of additional charge:
- Up to 40% additional charge with iPhone 12 Pro Max or iPhone 13 Pro Max
- Up to 60% additional charge with iPhone 12 Pro or iPhone 13 Pro
- Up to 60% additional charge with iPhone 12 or iPhone 13
- Up to 70% additional charge with iPhone 12 mini or iPhone 13 mini