iOS 13.1 puts a 5W cap on some wireless chargers

Michail, 04 October 2019

According to new reports, Apple’s iOS 13.1 is putting a 5W cap on certain wireless chargers. The issue seems to be affecting both Apple certified and non-certified wireless pads. According to some reports, Qi wireless chargers from Belkin, Mophie and Anker are not affected.

iOS 13.1 puts a 5W cap on some wireless chargers

Now, ChargerLab reports that with iOS 13.1, Apple is only supporting 7.5W wireless charging for pads that support fixed-frequency voltage regulation which is recommended by Apple. This means that even the new iPhone 11 lineup which supports up to 10W fast wireless charging tops out a mere 5W on chargers which delivered 7.5W back on iOS 13.

iOS 13.1 puts a 5W cap on some wireless chargers

Back in 2017, Apple brought 5W wireless charging to its lineup with the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X. Later on, with the release of iOS 11.2 those models could also benefit from faster 7.5W speeds with Apple-certified Qi wireless chargers. The iPhone XS lineup and the new iPhone 11s can go up to 10W provided you have the right charging pad.

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  • al

amen bro

  • James

They just want to secure... Additional profits off of their genuine apple accessories. Thus, creating demand. Hahaha. Crapple.

Well, Apple might be using low quality battery circuit so I can understand your claim. We on Android phones, however, with phones capable of 27, 30, 45, 55 or even 65 and soon 100 watt chargers have much more advanced and high quality battery circuit...