iOS 17.2 Brings Qi2 Support to iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 Models

The iOS 17.2 update that Apple is set to release to the public in the near future will bring support for the next-generation Qi2 wireless charging standard to the iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 models. Qi2 was mentioned in the release notes for the RC version of the update that came out today.

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With the addition of support for the new standard, ‌iPhone 13‌ and ‌iPhone 14‌ models will work with Qi2 wireless chargers. Qi2 is a next-generation Qi wireless charging technology that incorporates a Magnetic Power Profile. Qi2 devices will work like accessories that support MagSafe, using magnets for alignment and speedier charging. Apple added Qi2 support to the iPhone 15 models ahead of release, so they are already compatible with the standard.

The Magnetic Power Profile was designed based on ‌‌MagSafe‌‌ contributions from Apple, and it is being combined with the new Extended Power Profile (EPP) to form what is considered "Qi2." Qi2 is meant to ensure that phones and other battery-powered mobile products are perfectly aligned with chargers for improved energy efficiency and faster charging. It will allow for new accessories that would not be chargeable wirelessly using existing flat surface-to-flat surface devices.

While Qi2 chargers will be able to charge devices at up to 15W, it is not yet clear if Apple's iPhones will support faster wireless charging speeds with Qi2 accessories. For the ‌iPhone 15‌ models, for example, Apple's technical specifications page says that the devices still support Qi wireless charging "up to 7.5W" despite the fact that they work with Qi2.

The first Qi2 accessories are set to launch during the holiday season.

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Top Rated Comments

spikeymike Avatar
11 weeks ago

Oh! My mistake. I upgraded from a 12 mini (which doesn’t have it) and misremembered that didn’t apply to the whole line.
12 mini has MagSafe as well.


* Wireless charging up to 15W
* Magnet array
* Alignment magnet
* Accessory Identification NFC
* Magnetometer
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fwmireault Avatar
11 weeks ago

Apparently this only applies to the 12 mini
What are you talking about? iPhone 12 mini has the same MagSafe hardware as the rest of the lineup
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kiranmk2 Avatar
11 weeks ago

Just to clarify, this won't mean you can charge your phone with your watch charger, correct? The article photo...
...shows a Magsafe charging puck.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sorinut Avatar
11 weeks ago

iPhone 12 doesn’t have the magnetic ring in the back for MagSafe, so no MagSafe, no Qi2 (because it’s based on that magnetic alignment).
The iPhone 12 has Magsafe (the magnetic ring). The SE 2022, which is newer, does not.

Wireless charging up to 15W
Magnet array
Alignment magnet
Accessory Identification NFC
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mCahill389 Avatar
11 weeks ago

Oh! My mistake. I upgraded from a 12 mini (which doesn’t have it) and misremembered that didn’t apply to the whole line.
12 mini definitely supports MagSafe. Maybe you had a non-MagSafe case and didn’t realize it?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jz0309 Avatar
11 weeks ago
Well, that is good.
Now if we’re going to see Qi2 devices for 1/2 the price of MagSafe, even better. But I doubt that
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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