Apple's Smart Battery Case for the iPhone XS also works with the iPhone X

Apple's Smart Battery Case for the iPhone XS also works with the iPhone X
Yesterday, as we already told you, Apple introduced smart battery cases for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and the iPhone XR. Priced at $129, the cases can be ordered from Apple's online store and they will ship starting this Friday, January 18th. But suppose you want such a case for the Apple iPhone X? Can you use the case designed for the iPhone XS? After all,  both phones are nearly identical in size.

According to Apple's support page, "The Smart Battery Case isn't compatible with iPhone 8 or iPhone X." But that isn't the end of the story. As noted by iMore, the iPhone XS Smart Battery Case will work with the iPhone X once you dismiss the pop-up message that says "this accessory is not supported by this device." If it doesn't work after the pop-up leaves the screen, rebooting the phone should do the job. Keep in mind that the cameras, mics, speakers and charging port on the 2017 unit might not align perfectly with the case. 

If you do indeed own the Apple iPhone X and are in the market for a battery case, you might want to consider Mophie's Juice Pack Air. Available in Navy and Black, the case will extend the battery life of the phone by 30 hours and is priced at $99.95.

Apple says that its Smart Battery Case will not work with the iPhone X

Apple says that its Smart Battery Case will not work with the iPhone X

Related phones

iPhone XS
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A12 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2490 MHz
  • Storage 512 GB
  • Battery 2659 mAh
iPhone X
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2716 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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5 Comments

1. kennybenny

Posts: 180; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

This is the "Suckers" battery case........

2. libra89

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Considering the cost of this, I would rather follow directions and not use it for the X.

3. japkoslav

Posts: 1244; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

DUUUH?

4. shiv179

Posts: 122; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

Seems more like a workaround to get the case working

5. JRPG_Guy

Posts: 91; Member since: Jan 13, 2019

How about a bigger battery?

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