1. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Is the MagSafe animation (green sharing ring) not working for anyone else? I’ve tried several cases and chargers and nothing. Searched around the inter webs some and there are reports of “a bug”, and the Apple forums are about worthless.

    Just wanted to see if it was just me.
    01-04-2023 03:36 PM
  2. Tartarus's Avatar
    That green ring is working just fine for me whenever I connect my iPhone to the MagSafe charger on my bedstand.
    I hope you resolve your issue soon.
    01-04-2023 05:16 PM
  3. Annie_M's Avatar
    It was working fine last night… I have it on my nightstand so I’ll check at bedtime and report back.
    01-04-2023 07:04 PM
  4. Annie_M's Avatar
    Mine is still working. I did read that somewhere that the phone needs to be locked. Im not sure if that’s accurate but wanted to mention it just in case!
    Last edited by Annie_M; 01-05-2023 at 10:03 AM.
    01-05-2023 03:25 AM
  5. gnirkatto's Avatar
    Is the MagSafe animation (green sharing ring) not working for anyone else? I’ve tried several cases and chargers and nothing. Searched around the inter webs some and there are reports of “a bug”, and the Apple forums are about worthless.

    Just wanted to see if it was just me.
    did you try Apple Cases & chargers?
    Mine works fine if I use the Apple Magsafe charger or case. If I put on a non-Apple-case, there is no animation, even though the case is Magsafe compatible.
    Not Quite Right likes this.
    01-05-2023 09:17 AM
  6. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    did you try Apple Cases & chargers?
    Mine works fine if I use the Apple Magsafe charger or case. If I put on a non-Apple-case, there is no animation, even though the case is Magsafe compatible.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    This is the way ...
    01-05-2023 09:41 AM
  7. Annie_M's Avatar
    Actually, I have a 3rd party case on my phone and the animation works for me.
    01-05-2023 10:05 AM
  8. gnirkatto's Avatar
    Actually, I have a 3rd party case on my phone and the animation works for me.
    maybe some (non-Apple) work, others not
    01-05-2023 10:15 AM
  9. Annie_M's Avatar
    maybe some (non-Apple) work, others not
    I think it has to do with the thickness of the case. My case is a transparent soft TPU protective clear case and rather thin, which is probably why the animation works for me!

    Edited to add: my MagSafe charger is an Apple MagSafe charger.
    Last edited by Annie_M; 01-05-2023 at 10:50 AM. Reason: clarification
    01-05-2023 10:23 AM
  10. gnirkatto's Avatar
    to be more precise:

    a non-Apple Magsafe OR an Apple Magsafe case on an Apple Magsafe charger: the CHARGING animation works.
    Putting my non-Apple Magsafe case on an iPhone 13: no CASE ON animation
    Putting any Apple Magsafe case on an iPhone 13: CASE ON animation works.

    Unfortunately, I do not have a non-Apple Magsafe charger, so I cannot test such a configuration.
    01-05-2023 10:25 AM
  11. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Thanks for the info. It all makes sense now.

    The issue I’m having is I see a lot of companies advertise their products with the charging animation when in reality it doesn’t work. I’ve already sent back several cases and chargers to Amazon and wrote negative reviews.
    01-08-2023 09:27 AM
  12. Up_And_Away's Avatar
    Is the MagSafe animation (green sharing ring) not working for anyone else? I’ve tried several cases and chargers and nothing. Searched around the inter webs some and there are reports of “a bug”, and the Apple forums are about worthless.

    Just wanted to see if it was just me.
    To add my two cents, I just took mine of the MagSafe charger and put it back on. Green ring did pop up (I have an Apple MagSafe case).
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    01-09-2023 02:55 AM
  13. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    To add my two cents, I just took mine of the MagSafe charger and put it back on. Green ring did pop up (I have an Apple MagSafe case).
    I have a “MagSafe compatible” case and an Apple MagSafe charger. No animation. Sent email to manufacturer (very popular brand that I’ve used for years). Oh well. At least I know it’s not my phone.
    Annie_M and Up_And_Away like this.
    01-09-2023 06:51 AM
  14. Annie_M's Avatar
    I have a “MagSafe compatible” case and an Apple MagSafe charger. No animation. Sent email to manufacturer (very popular brand that I’ve used for years). Oh well. At least I know it’s not my phone.
    That’s the important thing!
    01-09-2023 07:08 AM
  15. Up_And_Away's Avatar
    I have a “MagSafe compatible” case and an Apple MagSafe charger. No animation. Sent email to manufacturer (very popular brand that I’ve used for years). Oh well. At least I know it’s not my phone.
    Do you have a MagSafe charging stand? TBH when I read your post it made me realize I never notice the MagSafe animation though I might notice the audible beep. Do you get the audible beep?
    Being MagSafe with a stand, it either engages(magnets align) or it falls . I've completely tuned any other visual feedback.
    BOL!
    01-09-2023 06:24 PM
  16. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Do you have a MagSafe charging stand? TBH when I read your post it made me realize I never notice the MagSafe animation though I might notice the audible beep. Do you get the audible beep?
    Being MagSafe with a stand, it either engages(magnets align) or it falls . I've completely tuned any other visual feedback.
    BOL!
    I have a “MagSafe compatible” charging stand.

    But I did try it with an Apple case and Apple charger (both MagSafe) and I see the animation. At least I know why it’s not working.

    Thanks for all the info.
    Annie_M and Up_And_Away like this.
    01-16-2023 06:48 AM
  17. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Ok, so the QuadLock case is compatible but the charger isn’t.

    This was with an Apple MagSafe portable charger:

    01-24-2023 06:30 AM

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