• Apple introduced the new MagSafe charger alongside the iPhone 12 series
  • The company announced that it will charge the iPhone 12 mini slower than other models
  • Apple made the announcement via an updated support document on its website

Apple recently announced that while the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and upcoming iPhone 12 Pro Max can be charged at a peak 15W via MagSafe, the same can't be said of the company’s smallest flagship in recent years – the iPhone 12 mini.

“For iPhone 12 mini, the MagSafe Charger delivers up to 12W of peak power delivery,” Apple said in the recently updated support document.

Apple indicated that in order for users to achieve 12W peak charging power on their iPhone 12 mini, they will need to use a power adapter that is at least 9V/2.03A with the MagSafe connected.

Consumers can use power bricks with higher wattage such as 9V/2.22A or 9V/2.56A or higher (up to maximum 3A), but the power delivery remains the same for the iPhone 12 mini: 12W.

Using power adapters that are 9V/2.22A or 9V/2.56A with MagSafe results in 15W peak power delivery for the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Higher wattage will still result in the same 15W peak power delivery.

Apple noted that users can also use power adapters that provide a minimum 5V/2.4A of power with the MagSafe connector. Doing this, however, will result in slower charging speed. This is not the ideal setup, but it’s still an option for users during emergencies.

Important things to remember

Apple reminds users of a few things they need to know if they plan on using a MagSafe charger to juice up their devices:

  • First, Apple said the MagSafe charger should be placed face up on a flat surface, like a table. The surface should be free of metal objects or other foreign items.
  • Second, users should connect the MagSafe connector to the correct power adapter, plug the power adapter into a power source next, then place the iPhone on the MagSafe charger last, making sure to align the magnets at the back of the handset to those on the charging device. This process ensures maximum power delivery.
  • Third, those who place the iPhone on an unplugged MagSafe charger will need to remove the iPhone, plug the MagSafe charger into a power source, wait for three seconds, then place the iPhone back on the MagSafe charger.
  • Lastly, Apple said using Lightning accessories such as wired earpods will lower power delivery to 7.5W to comply with regulatory standards.
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