iOS 17.2 will solve iPhone wireless charging issues in some cars


Apple has announced the official release of the iOS 17.2 update which will be available to all users next week. In this update, Apple stated that it has solved the problem that some General Motors (GM) owners noticed in the iOS 17.1.1 version. The issue is that the iPhone 15 cannot charge wirelessly in the car. The company has now officially said that this update will take care of this issue. While General Motors owners have confirmed a fix for this issue, it is a common issue in other cars. Apple has also confirmed that this issue is not specific to General Motors alone.

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Background

Some users have reported issues with iPhones not charging wirelessly in certain cars. According to users complaints on Apple Community, the iPhone 15 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro are some of the models that have experienced this issue. The problem seems to occur when the iPhone’s camera bump or case interferes with the charging coil, making it difficult for the charger to establish a proper connection. According to Apple, here are some examples of cars where users have reported this issue:

  • 2022 GMC
  • 2021 Maserati
  • 2019 Chevy Silverado High Country

The issue is not limited to specific car models, as it has been reported in various car brands, including GM, Ford, and Maserati. Some users have suggested that the problem might be due to a design flaw in the iPhone, and they hope that future software updates could resolve the issue. In the meantime, users can try alternative solutions, such as using a charging cable or a different wireless charger, to charge their iPhones in their cars.

This issue has been a common complaint among users who have tried to charge their iPhones wirelessly in their cars. The new update aims to fix this problem for General Motors and improve the overall user experience.¬†This issue was first reported last month, General Motors confirmed to the media “The Verge” that they were aware of the issue and were investigating. However, they did not provide further information at the time.

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In the release notes of iOS 17.2, Apple clearly stated: “Fixed an issue that may cause some cars to be unable to charge wirelessly.” Although Apple did not specifically mention whether this fix is ‚Äč‚Äčspecifically for GM owners, GM owners have confirmed that their charging is fine now.

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iOS 17.2 Release Notes

According to Apple’s release notes, iOS 17.2 fixes an issue that may prevent wireless charging in certain vehicles. This update is designed to address the concerns of users who have experienced difficulties with wireless charging in their vehicles.

The iOS 17.2 update is particularly relevant for General Motors vehicles, as it allegedly fixes iPhone wireless charging issues in these cars. This includes the Bolt EV, which has been reported to have wireless charging problems. With the release of iOS 17.2, users can expect a smoother charging experience in their GM vehicles.

Conclusion

Previously, in the iOS 17.1.1 version released in early November, Apple had provided fixes for wireless charging and NFC issues for BMW owners. This is the second time Apple has fixed issues affecting in-car wireless charging in the iOS 17 version. The official release of iOS 17.2 marks a significant step forward in addressing the wireless charging issues faced by some iPhone users in certain vehicles. This update aims to improve the overall user experience and ensure that iPhones charge wirelessly without any issues in compatible vehicles. With the release of iOS 17.2, users can expect a more seamless and convenient charging experience in their cars.

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