I found that my iPhone is no longer being charged from my iPad, both of which are connected via USB-C to Magsafe cable. In the past, whenever I lost the battery of my iPhone (or AirPods Pro), I just connected it to my iPad via cable (though not Magsafe) and the battery of iPad was drained into the iPhone.

  • 11-inch iPad Pro (2020)
  • iPhone 14 Pro (2022)

Is this something that Apple changed or is there anything other that I’m missing here?

  • What if you go directly USB-C to USB-C? The only wireless charging referenced is the Apple Watch. See support.apple.com/en-us/HT209186
    – Allan
    Commented Jul 4, 2023 at 7:34
  • Works here with an iPad Pro (12.9 inch)(4th generation) and an iPhone 11 Pro , both on iOS 16.5.1, connected via USB-C from iPad to USB-A adapter to lightning on the iPhone.
    – Redarm
    Commented Jul 4, 2023 at 15:53

1 Answer 1


As @Allan suggested in the comment using the link, surprisingly(!) you cannot charge your iPhone from iPad using MagSafe connector.

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