Before the end of last month, it was reported that iOS 12 was causing some issues for iPhone and iPad owners when it came to charging their devices.
The issue was cropping up for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max mostly, but other iOS devices were seeing the problem as well. For those who weren’t aware of what was going on with “chargegate” (because there always has to be a “gate” problem), the affected iOS devices were not registering a connected Lightning cable, and therefore not charging when the phone’s display was not on.
Now, iMore‘s Rene Ritchie has confirmed that the latest iOS 12.1 beta, which was seeded to developers earlier today, includes a fix for the charging issue:
Today’s iOS 12.1 beta includes a fix for the charging issue some people were experiencing with iPhone and iPad.
With it, no more delay or uncertainty about charging. You’ll be back to just plugging it in and getting power.
(Pretty much what I said in my video yesterday.)
— Rene Ritchie (@reneritchie) October 2, 2018
It’s worth noting that this seemed like a minor issue across the board, with many iPhone and iPad owners not affected by it. However, with millions of devices out there, even a “small pool of users” can be pretty big. Either way, it appears that Apple has already worked on a fix and will have it out to the public sooner rather than later. Of course, we don’t know an exact launch date for iOS 12.1 at this point, but we do know the new software will also come with more than 70 new emoji when it arrives later this year.
Is your iOS device running into this chargegate issue?