Apple's MagSafe Battery Pack can now charge at 7.5W speeds

Apple Magsafe Battery Pack Iphone 12 Pro Attached
Apple Magsafe Battery Pack Iphone 12 Pro Attached (Image credit: Christine Romero-Chan / iMore)

What you need to know

  • Apple released a new firmware update for the MagSafe Battery Pack yesterday.
  • Firmware version 2.7.b.0 brings with it faster charging for the accessory.

It turns out that yesterday's firmware update for the MagSafe Battery Pack had a trick up its sleeve.

According to Apple's support document, the firmware update brought faster charging to the accessory. The update, once completed, allows the battery pack to charge at 7.5W speeds, an improvement over the 5W charging speed it used to have.

Apple has also revealed that you can even force the update manually by plugging the MagSafe Battery Pack into a Mac or iPad for about five minutes.

In order to get 7.5W charging on the go, update your MagSafe Battery Pack to the latest firmware. The firmware update begins automatically after you attach your battery pack to your iPhone. The firmware update can take about one week.To update the firmware using a Mac or iPad, plug one end of a Lightning to USB cable into the Lightning connector on your battery pack, and the other end into your Mac or iPad. The firmware update will take about 5 minutes.

The MagSafe Battery Pack currently works with both the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 lineup.

If the MagSafe Battery Pack isn't for you, check out our list of the Best MagSafe accessories 2022 for some other ideas!

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.