If you’re a longtime iPhone owner, you probably have four or five of the iPhone cube charger lying around. If charging your phone seems really slow with cube chargers, that’s because it is. There’s a much faster way to charge. Unfortunately, Apple just doesn’t pack the solution in the box.
Here’s what you need to know to charge your iPhone way faster than you’re used to. Those little white cubes support a five-watt power draw.
But if you have an iPhone 8 or iPhone 10, your phone supports an 18-watt power draw. The more draw, the faster your phone can charge. But here’s the rub. Apple only gives you those five-watt chargers when you buy a new iPhone. To make use of fast charging, you have to go out and get yourself the right charger.
There are two parts you’ll need. The first is a USB-C to a lightning cable, which runs about $20 from Apple. Anker has one with a few dollars less.
Now to replace the white cube, you can use pretty much any charger with a USB-C port. You can even use your laptop’s charger if it’s USB-C or even the ports on your computer. Your iPhone will only draw the 18W ports, so you don’t need to worry about damaging your phone with too much power.
If you want a basic replacement for your little white cube, I recommend the Aukey 18W power delivery wall charger. It’s barely bigger than the 5W charger that comes with your phone. The charge is two and a half times as fast.
A full charge to an iPhone XS from 0 to 100% on the standard Apple wall charger takes about three hours. With a USB-C cable and a fast charger, it takes half that time. That’s a huge difference.
Ankers PowerPort II wall charger is the best USB-C wall charger out there. Not only it has a 30W USB-C port beyond max speed for your phone is even fast enough to charge a MacBook or a MacBook Air. There’s also a 12w standard USB port for charging a second device at the same time as your AirPods or a Bluetooth speaker. For $30, it’s a great deal.
If you want fast charging on-the-go, you will be like AUKEY 10000mAh power bank with power delivery. It has enough power to charge an iPhone three times and two extra USB ports. It’s super handy.
I hope this helps.
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