Apple’s latest iPhone 15 lineup comes with a new USB-C port, offering users more versatility in terms of charging and connectivity options. However, it appears that not all USB-C power banks are compatible with these new iPhones, leading to charging issues for some users.
Reports on Reddit and the MacRumors forums have highlighted the problem, with users experiencing difficulties when trying to charge their iPhone 15 using certain USB-C power banks. It is speculated that this may be due to the iPhone’s reverse charging feature, which allows it to charge other devices such as Apple Watches or AirPods through the USB-C port.
The exact cause of the compatibility issue is unclear, and it is difficult to pinpoint which specific power banks are affected due to the vast number of models available on the market. One user reported that the Anker PowerCore Slim 10K PD is one such power bank that fails to work properly with the iPhone 15. According to Anker’s customer support, the only solution currently is to use the power bank’s USB-A port instead.
While most USB-C power banks with Power Delivery seem to be functioning as intended, iPhone 15 owners should be aware that some models may not be compatible. It is recommended to research and choose power banks that specifically state compatibility with the iPhone 15 or consult customer support for confirmation.
In the meantime, Anker has stated that it will conduct further tests on all of its power banks to determine if this is an issue with certain models and to find a resolution. Other companies may also investigate the issue and release compatibility updates for their power banks.
Overall, while the addition of a USB-C port to the iPhone 15 brings more convenience and compatibility with various devices, it’s important for users to be aware of potential compatibility issues when selecting a USB-C power bank to ensure seamless and reliable charging experience.