Recently, Apple released a 14.3 software update for the HomePod and HomePod mini, and it has since been found that this update permits the HomePod mini to be powered by select 18W chargers.
As noted in a Reddit string spotted by The 8-Bit, and affirmed by MacRumors, the HomePod mini presently works with Apple’s own 18W USB-C power adapter and select third-party 18W power adapters from brands like Aukey. One client was even ready to power the HomePod mini with an 18W battery pack from Cygnett, taking into consideration compact use.
Already, when attempting to use the HomePod mini with a power adapter rated below 20W, the speaker would basically display an orange light and not function. This may even now be the situation with certain 18W power adapters, as certain power profiles might be required.
Apple incorporates a 20W power adapter with the HomePod mini, yet numerous clients may have a 18W power adapter from an iPhone 11 Pro or other gadget.
To check if your HomePod mini is running the 14.3 software update, open the Home application on an iPhone, tap on the house icon in the top-left corner, tap on Home Settings, and tap on Software Update. HomePod software updates are installed automatically, except if the feature is disabled, however updates can likewise be installed manually.