Apple announced a MagSafe Battery Pack firmware upgrade on April 20, 2022, enabling 7.5W mobile charging, up from the previous 5W maximum.
Despite the fact that it still cannot match the 15W charging rates provided by connected MagSafe accessories, the improvement is at least comparable to the fastest currently available standard Qi charging speeds on iPhone and is hence well worth upgrading to.. Here’s how to do it.
The first step is to verify the MagSafe Battery Pack’s firmware version.
- Take use of the MagSafe Battery Pack by attaching it to a MagSafe-enabled iPhone
- Go to the Settings menu of your mobile device.
- Go to the General tab.
- MagSafe Battery Pack may be found under About.
In the “MagSafe Battery Pack” section, the firmware version is mentioned at the very bottom.
Version 2.7.b.0 is required to charge at 7.5W. Here’s what to do if you’re using an older version of the firmware.
MagSafe Battery Pack Firmware Update
MagSafe Battery Pack firmware may be updated in two ways. This is the quickest and simplest method, but it might take up to a week for Apple to update it, so be patient.
The second option is to use a Lightning to USB-C connector to connect the MagSafe Battery Pack to a Mac or iPad. With Wi-Fi enabled and the Mac or iPad connected, the firmware upgrade will take around five minutes to finish. Following the above steps, you’ll be able to use the faster charging speed while on the go.