Apple's MagSafe Charger just got a firmware update

Magsafe Charger Iphone
Magsafe Charger Iphone (Image credit: Jaclyn Kilani / iMore)

What you need to know

  • Apple has released a new firmware update for the MagSafe Charger.
  • Firmware version 10M229 is likely to bring performance improvements and bug fixes.

Apple's MagSafe Charger has received its first firmware update in a while.

As reported by MacRumors, Apple has released a new firmware update for the MagSafe Charger, the company's magnetic charger for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13. The charger is now being updated to firmware version 10M229.

Apple today released updated firmware for the MagSafe Charger that's compatible with iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 models that have magnets inside. The new firmware is version 10M229, up from 9M5069.

Unlike software updates, Apple does not tell anyone what is contained in a firmware update. While they usually don't bring any new features to a product, they usually bring some performance improvements and bug fixes.

If you are trying to manually update the firmware for your MagSafe Charger, you don't have a surefire way to do so. Apple updates firmware for its devices in the background, so there is no way to tap a button and manually initiate the update. However, the update will most likely occur when your MagSafe Charger and iPhone are connected, so you can try to do that to potentially initiate the update.

If you want to learn more about updating your MagSafe Charger firmware or how to check to ensure you are on the latest version, you can use our article about How to update the firmware on your AirPods as guidance.

Bottom line: Finally, a comfortable pair of AirPods with active noise-canceling. What more could you ask for?

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.