The Cupertino-based tech giant Apple this year launched the iPhone 15 Series with USB-C ports, enabling compatibility with USB-C cables, USB-C power banks, and more. However, a new report now claims that USB-C battery power banks are not working properly with Apple’s iPhone 15 and the users are reportedly facing charging issues.
According to a report from MacRumors, not all existing USB-C power banks are compatible with the iPhone 15 models and it is likely because of the iPhone’s reverse charging feature. In some cases, the iPhone 15 may not charge, or it may charge the power bank instead.
The report said that a range of different power banks are affected, and because of the wide number of them on the market, it is impossible to list the models that are non-functional.
“One version that fails to work is the Anker PowerCore Slim 10K PD, and a customer who contacted Anker was told that the only way to get the power bank to charge the iPhone is to use the USB-A port,” MacRumors said.
Because of the reverse charging feature in the iPhone 15 series, the USB-C port charging on the Anker PowerCore Slim 10K PD is affected, and there is currently no solution for this issue. To charge your iPhone, the only option is to use the power banks with USB-A port, it added.
It also mentioned that Anker will do more tests on power banks to see whether this is the issue with certain power banks and try to get a solution.
Meanwhile, Apple has released the first developer beta for iOS 17.1, along with some new features that couldn’t make it to the final release of iOS 17. This developer beta update comes roughly two weeks after iOS 17 was launched for compatible iPhones. iOS 17.1 is compatible with all iPhones that support iOS 17.
This means, all iPhones launched in 2018 and later will get iOS 17.1 when the public build is released.