Apple Warns iPhone 12 Owners That MagSafe Charger Can Leave Circular Imprints on Leather Cases

Apple Warns iPhone 12 Owners That MagSafe Charger Can Leave Circular Imprints on Leather Cases

iPhone owners that keep their device encased in a leather case while charging it with Apple’s new MagSafe Charger may find that the case will have a circular imprint from the contact with the charger.

A new Apple support document published today warns users of the possible imprint on the iPhone case. While Apple’s leather cases for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro won’t be available until November 6, photos have surfaced on the internet (via MacRumors) of a circular imprint on an Apple silicone case, so other cases can be imprinted too.

In addition to the imprint warning, Apple’s support document also offers up some other information about the MagSafe Charger:

  • Apple says users should not place credit cards, security badges, passports, or key fobs between the iPhone and MagSafe Charger, because this might damage magnetic strips or RFID chips in those items.
  • Apple says that if an iPhone’s battery gets too warm while charging with MagSafe, software might limit charging above 80 percent.
  • If an iPhone has both a MagSafe Charger attached and a Lightning cable plugged in, charging will occur via Lightning only.
  • To clean the MagSafe Charger, Apple says to first disconnect the charger from power and brush off any debris from the metal ring. Then, Apple says to use a soft, slightly damp, lint-free cloth to wipe the silicone middle of the charging area. Apple says window cleaners, household cleaners, aerosol sprays, solvents, ammonia, abrasives, or cleaners containing hydrogen peroxide should not be used.

Apple has also added information tot heir support site telling how to clean MagSafe accessories:

MagSafe Charger contains magnets that might attract debris during everyday use. Brush off any debris from the metal ring before cleaning this accessory.

Unplug your MagSafe Charger from power. Then use a soft, slightly damp, lint-free cloth to wipe the silicone middle of the charging area. Don’t use window cleaners, household cleaners, aerosol sprays, solvents, ammonia, abrasives, or cleaners containing hydrogen peroxide to clean MagSafe Charger.

The new iPhone 12 lineup offers a MagSafe feature that offers fast induction charging through new Apple MagSafe chargers, as well as the ability to attach accessories magnetically to the backside of the iPhone.

The MagSafe charging system automatically aligns the iPhone correctly in the charger, relieving the user of the worry of not properly aligning the device for an efficient charging experience.

To purchase MagSafe accessories, visit Apple’s online store.

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