What is the iPhone 12 hidden reverse charging feature?

Many may not know the most exciting feature that the new iPhone 12 comes with. What are exciting about this new feature is that just like the flagship Samsung devices, you can now charge your air pods and other wireless charging devices through your iPhone 12 through the hidden reverse charging feature. The news just went public yesterday through a series of FCC filings. It is believed that the iPhone 12 comes with a built-in charger having an inductive transmitter and receiver. Apple has not announced anything regarding it, but we are sure that the iPhone 12 hidden reverse charging feature exists and will be announced soon.


All the iPhone 12 models that were announced recently will be equipped with the wirelessly reverse charging feature but will charge using the maximum charging speed of 5W. The new iPhone 12 supports the new Magsafe standards that use magnets to align the compatible accessories properly. It is entirely unclear why Apple did not announce this wireless reverse charging feature during the launch, but Apple fans worldwide can expect this feature soon as per the reports we are getting.


The use of the reverse charging feature in the latest iPhone 12 is limited to few devices. The only device that can be charged using the wireless charging feature is the wireless air pods. Still, we are hoping for many more devices from Apple in the future, which can be incorporated into the wireless reverse charging family. There are many limitations to the wireless reverse charging features introduced by Apple as it can be used only when the phone is being charged through an AC power outlet.

What does Apple expect from this feature

Apple’s technology has been done primarily to reduce the charging clutter on standby periods at night. This means that you can wirelessly charge your air pods and the iPhone 12 when plugged to an AC output while you are on a night standby. The air pod gets charged through the wireless reverse charging feature only when the phone is connected to an AC output. Though there are several limitations, Apple’s step shows us more wireless charging capabilities in the future and many other devices that can be wirelessly charged in the future. 

We are hoping for better wireless reverse charging features in the future from Apple, which will allow Apple users to charge their wireless accessories by merely coming into contact with the wireless reverse portion situated at the back of the phone. This is in context with the news, which says that future designs and accessories from Apple will support true portable. This will allow Apple users to charge their accessories by placing their devices at the wireless charging portion available in the phone and placing it in their back pockets.

It is still uncertain why Apple did not announce this impressive feature during its launch, but we hope for significant developments in the wireless reverse charging sector. There are speculations that Apple did not announce it as the accessory that supports this feature yet to be released. If you want to know about other release features of the iPhone 12, visit the apple site.

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In this article, I discussed the iPhone 12 through the hidden reverse charging feature. So If you have any queries related to this article please leave your comment in the comment section below.



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