How reported in calendar week 40, it can happen with iPhone 15 models that the NFC chip is deactivated when you charge the smartphone in a BMW or other cars. This probably has to do with the interaction of the charging surfaces there for wireless charging of the battery and the placement/management of the NFC chip in the iPhone 15 series. In calendar week 43 it was saidthat Apple acknowledges the problem and is working on a solution. Now we are in calendar week 45 and the problem seems to be solved. Because after the update to iOS 17.1.1, the NFC problems should no longer occur.
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iPhone 15: Wireless charging in the car should be safe again
Apple has this in September of this year iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus As well as the iPhone 15 Pro and the iPhone 15 Pro Max brought on the market. It didn't take long before the first problem reports and descriptions began to appear regarding wireless charging in the car.
Users who charged their new smartphone wirelessly on the designated areas or in the respective shells of their BMWs and Toyotas had disabled the NFC chip. According to the description of the update to iOS 17.1.1, such cases should occur Settings -> General -> software update now no longer give.
If the NFC chip doesn't work, Apple Pay, digital keys, etc. are affected
NFC stands for “Near Field Communication”. It is a short distance radio method. Unlike Bluetooth and WLAN, there is no attempt to realize data streams over greater distances or over longer periods of time. Rather, the focus is on short, secure data exchange within reach.
That's why NFC is ideal for contactless payments with Apple Pay or similar services. It can also be used for digital keys (car, hotel room, etc.). If the NFC chip no longer works, all of this no longer applies. So anyone who relies heavily on the technology should definitely not ignore the current iOS update.
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