Apple Releases New MagSafe Duo Firmware

Apple today released updated firmware for the MagSafe Duo charger that is designed to work with the Apple Watch and MagSafe-compatible iPhone models. The new firmware is version 10M3063, but in the settings app, you'll see a 256.1067.0 version number, up from 186.0.0.0.

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The ‌MagSafe‌ Duo was first released in 2020 alongside the ‌iPhone‌ 12 models, and it has not had a firmware update before. This is the first time Apple has tweaked the ‌MagSafe‌ Duo firmware, and with no notes available, it's not clear what's different.

Apple's ‌MagSafe‌ Duo is meant to charge an ‌iPhone‌ and an Apple Watch, but it does not work well with the oversized Apple Watch Ultra. In fact, Apple published a support document instructing people on how to best adjust the Apple Watch Ultra to charge with the device. In some cases, the band needs to be removed before the Ultra and the Duo can work together, and the Apple Watch Ultra is not listed as a supported device on the ‌MagSafe‌ Duo page on Apple's website.

There is no clear method for updating the ‌‌‌MagSafe‌‌‌ Duo'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 Duo firmware by following the instructions in our MagSafe how to.

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Top Rated Comments

crsh1976 Avatar
17 months ago
A few things:
- This charging mat/pad/thing has a firmware?
- How the hell do you update the firmware of a charging pad?
- Why does it need a firmware update anyway?
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Unregistered 4U Avatar
17 months ago
FINALLY… I’ve been waiting awhile for the patch that makes it compatible with the Apple Polishing Cloth (I’m on the beta).
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LawJolla Avatar
17 months ago
My magsafe duo works great with my Apple Watch Ultra.

?‍♂️
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
_Spinn_ Avatar
17 months ago
I wish Apple would provide release notes for these firmware updates.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
colmaclean Avatar
17 months ago
Does the firmware update reduce the price?
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tomtad Avatar
17 months ago
The pricing of this thing remains absurd. It’s more than a HomePod mini and the kicker is this “charger” doesn’t even include a charger in the box!
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)