iPhone 15 Owners Are Advised Not to Charge in BMW's New Vehicles
According to Gizmodo, there has been an issue with the iPhone 15 series when using the wireless charging station installed in certain cars.
Furthermore, certain iPhone 15 models that were put into in-car chargers ended up bricking them.
Particularly BMW drivers have been posting about these problems on social media platforms such as Reddit.
After purchasing an iPhone 15, one BMW driver is considering trading it in for an iPhone 14.
It is all explained in his Reddit post.
"I own a BMW and recently purchased an iPhone 15.
Since the 15 has issues and the specs aren't that different from the 14, I haven't activated it yet and am considering returning it and purchasing the 14.
Upgrading from 12, which functions flawlessly with the BMW charging pad."
BMW tells iPhone 15 users not to charge in new vehicles
According to MacRumors, Apple acknowledged that charging an iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Pro, iPhone 15 Plus, or iPhone 15 Pro Max with one of a few in-car wireless chargers could momentarily disable the phones' NFC capabilities in an internal memo sent to Apple Authorized Service Providers.
Some newer BMW and Toyota Supra cars are equipped with built-in chargers. Apple Service Toolkit 2 software is the recommended solution for Apple-certified technicians to restart the NFC chip.
The phone will need to be opened up so that the hardware may be fixed or replaced if that doesn't work.
Because Apple Pay requires NFC connectivity to function, impacted iPhone 15 series users may get an error message in the Wallet app stating, "Could Not Set Up Apple Pay," even if they have previously set up Apple Pay.
Apple promises to address this problem with a software update that will be available later in the year.
Given the release of iOS 17.1, it is possible that this bug will be fixed in iOS 17.1.1 or 17.2.
It is hoped that it will also address the issue of overheating and other problems faced by owners of the iPhone 15 series.
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