For those cruising in a BMW with an iPhone 15 in hand, it’s advisable to steer clear of using the car’s wireless charging pad at the moment.
In recent developments, several BMW owners have reported a concerning issue on the digital platform X (previously known as Twitter). After utilizing the vehicle’s integrated wireless charging pad for their iPhone 15 devices, they’ve observed a subsequent malfunction within the phone’s NFC chip.
Following the charging process, the affected iPhones transition into a data recovery mode, characterized by a distinct white screen. Upon rebooting, the NFC chip appears to be non-functional, raising questions about potential compatibility issues between the iPhone 15 and BMW’s charging technology.
“Could Not Set Up Apple Pay”
Within the iPhone’s ecosystem, the NFC chip is integral to functionalities such as Apple Pay and the utilization of digital car keys. Users impacted by this anomaly are confronted with a “Could Not Set Up Apple Pay” error notification when accessing the Wallet application.
As of now, no direct remedy seems to be available. Some users have reported that Apple provided replacements after verifying the NFC chip malfunction. However, these replacement units remain susceptible to the identical glitch, indicating the absence of a lasting resolution.
While the grievances primarily emanate from iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max users, there’s a potential risk for the base iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus models as well. Hence, it’s prudent for all iPhone 15 series owners to exercise discretion until a definitive solution emerges.
The exact cause of the problem is still unknown. Additionally, the exact number of impacted customers and the specific BMW models involved in this situation have yet to be determined.