Unexpected surprise in iOS 14.3 update. According to a Reddit user and confirmed by MacRumors, this version of iOS now allows charging the HomePod mini with 18W AC adapter. This is relevant for several reasons, the first is that many users already had an 18W iPhone adapter at home which they can now also use with the HomePod mini.
But what is really interesting is that numerous portable batteries of 18 W and with power delivery
HomePod mini now supports 18W with iOS 14.3
The iOS 14.3 update for HomePods frees the mini to use 18W adapters. The iPhone 11 Pro brought this type of adapters in the box last year, so they’re compatible. Of course, these models have already been withdrawn from sale.
The HomePod mini now supports any adapter with this power supply, provided it meets a certain power profile. power delivery. It is a widely used standard in the industry, therefore they are easy to find in any store
So far, when you connect HomePod mini to an 18W or less power adapter, HomePod showed orange light. The power was found to be insufficient and the loudspeaker was not working. With this change, you can now use some adapters and even batteries.
The interesting thing precisely comes with the power banks of that power. The author of the article on Reddit tried out one of the Cygnett brands that meets the requirements. This allows you take the speaker anywhere simply with the battery connected. It can be used outside of Wi-Fi, simply by streaming audio through AirPlay.