Here’s What You Need to Quickly Charge Your IPhone X
One of Apple’s big new features for the iPhone X (as well as the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus ) is wireless charging , but if you’re more concerned with speed than convenience, there’s another benefit you should be aware of. All of the company’s latest smartphones also support fast charging . Apple claims you can get from 0 to 50% charge in 30 minutes – just not with the included charger.
Verge has a handy guide to all the hardware you’ll need to quickly charge your iPhone X, 8, or 8 Plus. Here’s a rundown of the key details.
Fastest fast charging option
You will need a USB-C to Lightning cable to quickly charge your new iPhone, Apple says, but the company ships every phone with a regular USB-A cable instead. This means that you will need to buy a new cable, in which case you should really get one from Apple. ($ 25 for 1 meter cable or $ 35 for 2 meters .)
The company still has complete control over the Lightning input, so any third-party USB-C to Lightning cables you may see are not sanctioned and may not be safe to use. This is especially important when you are transferring as much power as possible to your new iPhone.
Luckily, you won’t need to spend as much on a USB-C charging block, as this technology is not controlled by Apple. If you have a new MacBook, you can use this brick for your iPhone. If not, The Verge has several deals, the cheapest of which is the $ 23.99 Aukey .
Cheaper fast charging options
If you want faster charging but don’t want to spend money on additional cables, you still have a few options. Just don’t expect your battery to reach 50% in 30 minutes if you follow this route.
The simplest solution is to just use an iPad charger if you have one. Apple added this option years ago with the iPhone 6, and it’s still a great way to improve charging speeds.