At the end of last week, Apple announced that the overheating problem of the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max smartphones is software-related in nature and does not require reducing the performance of the devices to solve it. Now it has become known that owners of the new Apple flagships may face another problem related to the failure of the NFC chip when using a wireless charging pad in BMW cars.
A few days ago, reports about this were posted by users who encountered this problem. According to them, the NFC chip simply stops working after charging the smartphone using the car’s wireless charging pad. It is noted that the device enters data recovery mode while charging and after rebooting the NFC chip stops working. At the same time, a message appears in the wallet application “Apple Pay cannot be set up”.
In the iPhone 15, the NFC chip enables various functions, including contactless payments and the ability to use the smartphone as a digital car key. Some users of new iPhones who have encountered a problem have already contacted Apple service centers. After the NFC chip failure was confirmed, the devices were replaced. However, this does not solve the entire problem, as the new iPhone can also fail if the user tries to charge it using wireless charging in the BMW.
According to the source, complaints about the NFC chip failure are currently coming from iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max owners, but it is possible that the problem also affects the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus. Apple officials have not yet commented on this issue, so it is unknown why the NFC chip in the new iPhones is damaged when using a BMW car charger.