What you need to know
- You can charge the MagSafe Battery Pack wirelessly through your iPhone 12.
- This proves that the iPhone 12 supports some version of reverse wireless charging.
Without admitting it directly, Apple has shown that the iPhone 12 lineup definitely supports reverse wireless charging.
Earlier today, Apple quietly released the MagSafe Battery Pack for the entire iPhone 12 lineup. The new battery pack connects to your iPhone 12 magnetically using the new MagSafe connection on the back of the phone.
In a support document also released today, Apple has revealed that you can not only charge your MagSafe Battery Pack by plugging a lightning cable into it but that you can also charge it through your iPhone if you are charging it as well.
The fact that this is possible proves that the iPhone 12 is in fact capable of reverse wireless charging - at least when using MagSafe. That doesn't necessarily mean, however, that you can drop an AirPods case on the back of your iPhone and charge them. The feature seems to be limited to Apple's own battery pack right now.
If you want to find other ways to charge your iPhone 12, check out our list of the Best iPhone 12 battery cases 2021.
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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.