Is the MagSafe animation not working for anyone else?

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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.
 

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Re: Magsafe animation

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.
 

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Re: Magsafe animation

It was working fine last night… I have it on my nightstand so I’ll check at bedtime and report back.
 

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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!
 
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Re: Magsafe animation

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.
 

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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.
 
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Re: Magsafe animation

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.
 

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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.
 

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Re: Magsafe animation

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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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.
 

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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!
 

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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!
 

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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.
 

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Ok, so the QuadLock case is compatible but the charger isn’t.

This was with an Apple MagSafe portable charger:

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Apple cases have a magnet and an NFC thingy embedded in them. Same with the Apple wallet.

Other cases may or my not have the magnet and NFC thingy embedded in them. So YMMV.

Personally, I haven’t used a case other than Apple leather case in a long time. They are timeless classics and appropriate for any situation.

I only use Apple chargers. I would love to get a MagSafe Duo Charger, but for some reason Apple insists on still using Lightning plug, and I just can’t do it. Same with the MagSafe Bettery.
 

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Re: Magsafe animation

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).

So, when you take your Apple MagSafe case off and put it back on, do you get an animation. I just noticed that I no longer get the purple (dark cherry or whatever Apple called it) animation when I put my Apple MagSafe leather case back on.
 

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