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Days ago, users started sharing that the wireless charging pads of BMW permanently damaged their iPhone 15 NFC chip. More reports have followed this. However, this time, users claim they have been experiencing issues that include overheating. Even more, problems can reportedly also occur on older iPhone models being charged on other vehicles with wireless charging pads.
The issue started with iPhone 15 users who claimed that charging on the wireless pads of BMW vehicles causes the units to undergo recovery mode with just a plain white screen. Ultimately, the Apple Pay chip will no longer work after the reboot. As a result, the Apple features the NFC chip supports won’t be able to work. According to reports, units with the said issue will display a Wallet error that reads “Could Not Set Up Apple Pay.”
Other users confirmed the details in different threads on Reddit. The claims mention that the issue can also affect iPhone 12, 13, and 14 models when they charge their units wirelessly using Audi, Tesla, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Ford charging pads.
Some vehicle models mentioned in the conversations include the Mercedes Benz E; BMW M2, X5, and series 4; Audi S3, Q8, and A5; Tesla Model S and Model 3; and Porsche 911. Interstingly, aside from older iPhone models, some said they also observed this in Android phones. One user claimed to see this in the Samsung S22 Ultra.
Interestingly, it seems the overheating issue is not new. According to some users, they have been encountering this every time they charge their units wirelessly using their car’s charging pads, pushing users to instead use cable charging. If this is true, it might be an issue that is just magnified by the problematic iOS 17 update Apple recently pushed to newer iPhone models, which is causing the overheating problem in iPhone 15 Pro models.
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