Apple iPhone 12 Mini supports only up to 12W charging speed via MagSafe
Looks like Apple iPhone 12 Mini users might not be getting all the features that the larger screen iPhone 12 has. Although the screen size and the battery capacities will differ since they are different in sizes, the Mini users will also miss out on MagSafe wireless charger’s full potential. According to Apple’s own support page, the small-size smartphone will support only up to 12W of peak power delivery via MagSafe. The tech is said to deliver up to 15W peak power delivery for iPhone 12, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max.
“The MagSafe Charger is designed to quickly and safely wirelessly charge your iPhone 12. The system intelligently adapts to conditions in order to optimize charging iPhone 12 at up to 15W of peak power delivery for faster wireless charging. The actual power delivered to the iPhone will vary depending on the wattage of the power adapter and system conditions. For iPhone 12 mini, the MagSafe Charger delivers up to 12W of peak power delivery,” says the support page.
Apple says that MagSafe can touch 12W delivery on iPhone 12 Mini with a power adapter that is at or above 9V/2.03A.
What has been added is that when the Apple iPhone 12 devices are connected with Lightning accessories such as EarPods, the MagSafe Charger will be limited to 7.5W charging in order to comply with regulatory standards.
As a precaution, Apple adds that one should connect the MagSafe charger with the power source and then put the iPhone 12 on it. This lets the charger verify that it is safe to deliver maximum power.
MagSafe hasn’t been able to shine bright in the market ever since it has been found out that achieving 15W delivery is too difficult to achieve on it. Recently it was revealed that MagSafe can touch 15W only with Apple’s 20W power adapter. It is not possible to touch 15W with third-party 20W adapters.