Keeping your Apple MagSafe charger in tip-top condition is key for efficient charging. In this blog post, I’ll walk you through how to check and update your Apple MagSafe charger’s firmware on iOS 17 to make sure everything runs smoothly.
As an Apple user, you are familiar with frequent device updates. Apple also rolls out firmware updates for the MagSafe charger to boost charging speed and improve its performance. Even though Apple doesn’t dish out any release notes for these updates, they’re usually bundled with system updates.
The latest firmware for MagSafe charger, version 258.0 (10M3761), is bundled with the iOS 17 beta update. Here’s how you can check and update your magsafe charger’s firmware.
What Is MagSafe Charger Firmware?
Firmware is essentially the built-in software that controls how the hardware behaves. The firmware in your MagSafe charger manages power delivery and device communications. And ensuring the charger works efficiently with your iPhone or other compatible gadgets.
Why Should Update the MagSafe Charger Firmware?
Upgrading your charger’s firmware is a smart move for several reasons:
- Better Performance: The latest firmware can supercharge your charger’s efficiency and reliability.
- Bug Squashing: Updates also tackle any known glitches or issues.
- Stay Compatible: Make sure your charger works seamlessly with the newest devices or software rollouts.
How to Check MagSafe Firmware Version
To find out which firmware version your MagSafe Charger is rocking, just do the following:
- Attached MagSafe Charger to your iPhone or another compatible device.
- Unlock your device and go to the “Settings” app.
- Hit “General,” then tap “About.”
- Scroll down and hit “Apple MagSafe Charger.”
- The firmware version will show up here.
How to Upgrade MagSafe Charger Firmware
Right now, Apple doesn’t let you manually update the MagSafe firmware. Firmware updates are auto-piloted when the charger is connected to a device running the latest iOS 17 update. To keep your charger up-to-date, make sure your iPhone is running the freshest iOS version.
Which Devices Are MagSafe Charger-Friendly?
The MagSafe Charger is good to go with a variety of Apple devices that are MagSafe-compatible. Right now, these devices are on the list:
- iPhone 15 Series
- iPhone 14 Series
- iPhone 13 Series
- iPhone 12 Series
- iPhone 11 Series
- iPhone X Series
- iPhone SE (2nd/3rd Gen)
- iPhone 8 / 8 Plus
- AirPods Pro
And there you have it! Firmware updates usually fly under the radar, but they’re essential for making sure your MagSafe charger is up-to-date and compatible with the latest gear. Just follow this guide, and you’ll be able to check and update your charger’s firmware in no time.
Can I update the MagSafe Charger without an iPhone or iPad?
No, you’ll need a compatible device running the latest iOS 17 or iPadOS 17 to update your charger’s firmware automatically.
Will my MagSafe Charger crap out if I don’t update the firmware?
Your charger will still work, but it’s a good idea to keep it updated for peak performance and compatibility.