The iPad Pro Magic Keyboard is incompatible with some charging accessories
What you need to know
- Some third-party charging accessories do not work with the Magic Keyboard.
- Users are reporting issues when trying to use brands like Anker and Mophie.
- It is unclear if the issues lie with Apple or the third-parties.
The Magic Keyboard for the iPad Pro comes with the USB-C port that allows you to charge your iPad Pro without having to plug your charging cable directly into the iPad Pro. This pass-through charging is great as you can charge your iPad Pro while also having another accessory connected to it at the same time, such as a hard drive or camera.
According to a report from MacRumors, some users are reporting issues when trying to use pass-through charging with third-party accessories.
MacRumors has confirmed that they too were unable to charge the iPad Pro through the Magic Keyboard's USB-C port using Anker's PowerPort Atom charging brick. Some users also reported similar issues when using some Mophie charging accessories.
It is currently unclear if the issue lies with the Magic Keyboard or with the third-party accessories, as other users are reporting no issues using non-Apple brands to charge their iPad Pro through the Magic Keyboard. If you want to make sure you don't encounter an issue, use Apple's own charging accessories.
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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.
Not Anker and Mophie. I could accept some third rate manufacturer, but this reeks of a chargegate conspiracy ;)
I'm a professional artist . I have a iPad Pro 12.9" in front of me, brand new! Just installed Procreate . when I need gestural work, Procreate with the Pencil is wonderful. Far nicer than the XP-Pen drawing tablet I use with my iMac.