How Can I Charge my iPhone Faster?
Ever forget to charge your iPhone overnight?
You wake up in the morning and take a look at your screen. It’s at 9%. Maybe you have some time to charge while getting ready. But not enough to reach an acceptable level of battery confidence before unplugging and heading out the door.
Wouldn’t it be nice to charge your iPhone faster? If you’re using an iPhone 8 model (or later), you already can.
Generally, the more watts your iPhone will accept when charging, the faster your iPhone will charge. However, there’s a limit to how much power (or watts) the iPhone can take at once.
First, you’ll need an 18W PD USB-C charger. These are typically available as a Fast Wall Charger, or Portable Charger, if you prefer something to let you fast charge on-the-go. “USB-C” refers to the latest industry-standard connector for transmitting power and data really quickly. “PD” refers to “Power Delivery,” a specification for handling high-current charging and allows a range of devices to charge quickly over a USB connection. It’s designed to be a single charging standard across all USB charging devices, and could potentially reduce e-waste in the future by removing the need for different chargers across various products.
Next, you’ll need a USB-C to Lightning cable to transfer the appropriate amount of power. For the cable, be sure it’s MFi-certified (Made for iPhone) to ensure a safe, reliable connection.
Early rumors indicate the next generation iPhone will include an 18W PD USB-C wall charger in-box, ditching the standard 5W USB-A charger packaged with previous models. This means 18W charging speeds could become the new standard for iPhone.
Until then, you have options.