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- YouTube users tried connecting the iPhone 15 to an Android phone using a USB-C cable.
- One immediately started charging the other upon contact.
- The presenters failed to transfer files between the two phones using a USB-C cable.
Apple’s move to USB-C has opened a Pandora’s box of things you can do with the iPhone 15 series. Android phones are also unofficially on the list of devices you can now connect to the new iPhones via the USB-C port. While we wait for the iPhone 15 units to arrive and test this out for ourselves, folks Petapixel I was able to connect the iPhone 15 to my Android phone to see what happens.
A YouTube Short shared by the publication shows how an iPhone 15 and an Android phone interact with each other when linked together using a USB-C-to-USB-C cable. Almost immediately after connecting, your Android phone starts drawing power from the iPhone 15, and its battery starts charging.
The iPhone battery doesn’t do the same thing at first. However, when you reconnect the duo, the iPhone 15 also starts drawing power and charging through the Android phone. The connection seems to be behaving somewhat erratically at the moment, especially regarding charging. We plan to test why and how this happens when we get our hands on the new iPhones.
The presenters also tried sharing files from an Android phone to an iPhone 15 over a USB-C connection, but unsurprisingly, they were unable to do so. Data transfers in the opposite direction (from iPhone to Android) didn’t work either.
The iPhone 15 series has now reached reviewers and will start reaching buyers on Friday. We’re sure we’ll see many more of these experiences in the future, thanks to the USB-C port on the phones. Apple says you can connect iPhone 15 and 15 Pro to a variety of devices, including Macs, iPads, AirPods Pro (2nd generation), external storage devices, displays, and more. The devices can also charge AirPods, Apple Watches, and other small devices that support USB Power Delivery at up to 4.5 watts.
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