Apple Releases New MagSafe Charger Firmware [Updated]

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. Note that in the Settings app, you'll see a version number rather than the firmware number. The new version is 247.0.0.0, and the old one was 174.0.0.0.

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The ‌MagSafe‌ Charger initially came out in fall 2020 alongside the ‌iPhone 12‌ models, and it has previously seen at least one firmware update.

Because firmware updates are done quietly over the air, Apple does not provide release notes, so we do not know what new features or bug fixes might be included in the software.

There is also no clear method for updating a ‌MagSafe‌ charger's firmware, but it needs to be plugged in and connected to an Apple device for a firmware update to initiate.

You can check your ‌MagSafe‌ Charger's firmware by following the instructions in our MagSafe Charger how to.

Update: Apple has also updated the MagSafe Battery Pack firmware. The build number is 2.5.b.0, up from 2.0.2c.0 previously. Use our guide to find your ‌MagSafe Battery Pack‌'s firmware version.

Top Rated Comments

macduke Avatar
7 months ago
IDK about you guys but my magnet definitely feels snappier.

It snaps on so tight now.
Score: 55 Votes (Like | Disagree)
moabal Avatar
7 months ago
These get firmware updates?
Score: 38 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CyberGene Avatar
7 months ago
Mine shows 174.0.0.0
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Goldfrapp Avatar
7 months ago
Next up: Apple updates their retail shopping bag firmware to 2B0rN0t2B
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macduke Avatar
7 months ago

I had no idea the MagSafe charging puck was update-able. I wonder if this update will improve my Covid vax Wi-Fi connectivity?
You're having problems with your vax WiFi? I'm having problems with my vax 5G. Everyone said I was supposed to get 5G but all I got instead was AT&T's crappy fake "5G E", which is basically just re-branded LTE, and it's intermittent at best. Maybe because I have such a thick skull? When I'm not at home, how am I supposed to connect to FauciNet for further instruction?

I'm also not magnetic, which was kind of a let down because I wanted to be a super hero like all of those people posting videos online. I thought maybe the booster would get me there, but unfortunately it did not. However, I always know which way is north now, like a bird. So that's useful.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Picapau21 Avatar
7 months ago
Since the update I’ve been using mine to charge my car.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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