Caveat emptor: Apple just lately added a brand new doc to its assist pages relating to using the iPhone 12’s MagSafe charger. It is fairly mundane and customary sense, however Apple has added a number of warnings on the finish of the doc that might be troubling for some customers who need to use the function.
Apple warns that the MagSafe can generate extra warmth. As a failsafe, iOS will restrict charging to 80 p.c if the cellphone will get too heat (this works for any charger). It says that this may “lengthen the lifespan of your battery,” however comes at the price of longer cost instances. Apple says you may keep away from this by shifting your cellphone to a cooler location if it will get too heat.
The assist doc additionally cautions that the MagSafe charger can harm the magnetic strip or RFID chip in your bank cards in the event that they get caught between the iPhone and the charger. This foible is especially regarding since Apple sells MagSafe wallets that connect to the again of the iPhone 12.
“In case you maintain your iPhone in a leather-based case whereas charging along with your MagSafe Charger, the case may present round imprints from the contact.” —Apple Assist
“When you have a case that holds any of those delicate gadgets, take away them earlier than charging or be sure that they don’t seem to be between the again of your system and the charger,” Apple advises prospects.
Moreover, customers ought to word that the charger could go away a round ring on instances if they’re left on whereas charging. Apple solely cautions customers with leather-based instances, however MacRumors stories that one among its readers posted footage to the discussion board displaying what the MagSafe did to his plastic case (above).
None of this stuff are significantly hazardous however can definitely be annoying for a cellphone that prices a lot. Eradicating your case each time it’s important to juice up will shortly get outdated. In hindsight, maybe the MagSafe function was not the perfect thought for the iPhone 12. Possibly Apple ought to have caught with the AirPower Qi charging dock in spite of everything.