You’ve probably already noticed, but the bigger your iPhone, the longer it can take to charge it due to its bigger battery and more power, which can be less than ideal in certain situations.
However, there are a few solutions on the market for faster charging to help you quickly resume full use of your phone and continue to get the most out of it, including:
Apple USB-C Power Delivery Fast Charging Adapters
Apple currently produces an entire line of USB-C Power Delivery fast charging adapters that enable you to quickly charge your iPhone 13 series, iPhone 12 series, iPhone 11 series, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and other Apple devices, such as your MacBook or iPad.
The USB Power Delivery standard was first created by Apple in 2017 to fast charge the iPad before being further developed to also charge the iPhone.
These fast-charging adapters produce from 18W up to 96W; however, since the most an iPhone can support is 20W, all you need is the 20W power charger to quickly charge your iPhone.
You will also need a USB-C to Lightning cable, which includes new chip technology that supports a higher current.
How Do USB Power Delivery Fast Charging Adapters Work?
USB Power Delivery fast charging adapters were created to deliver faster power to charge or top off your iPhone over the, then, standard 5W charger, which took a lot longer to charge your device. In fact, the new power adapter can charge your iPhone more than twice as fast.
The USB Power Delivery fast charging adapter also differs from other power adapters in that it can deliver a range of voltages from 5V up to 20V.
The way it works is each voltage is numbered in subsequent PDO numbers, which is based on its voltage delivery type.
This way, the charger can locate and determine the voltage that supports the charger itself as well as the iPhone before charging it.
For instance, when using PD fast charging to charge your iPhone, it will first seek out the PD02 voltage to provide a boost of power to both the charger and the phone.
Then, once the battery is charged a bit, it will then find the PD01 voltage, which is a lower voltage than PD02, to reduce the charging rate.
When the iPhone reaches 80%, the charger will slow the charging rate even more.
Do Fast Charging Power Adapters Damage the iPhone’s Battery?
The initial boost of power that fast chargers provide, in the beginning, will cause your phone to get hotter than usual; however, it typically won’t damage the battery.
This is because the iPhone has a temperature module inside it that instantly reduces the input power delivery rate to below 50 degrees Celsius to prevent the battery from overheating.
To also protect the battery, once it is charged 50%, the iPhone will also reduce the input power.
And as we saw earlier, the charger also reduces the input power even more once the battery reaches a certain point and then again once it is charged 80% to also help preserve its life.
How Do You Know If Your iPhone is Fast Charging?
First, enable fast charging on your phone using the battery settings option in the Apps menu.
Then, once you connect the fast charger to the phone, it will either ding or cause your device to vibrate to let you know it’s charging.
Or you could invest in a USB power meter to track the performance metrics of your charger.
Consider the Air Omni Lite for Fast Charging of Your iPhone Without Cables
The Air Omni Lite charging platform enables you to enjoy fast 20W charging for your iPhone without the need for a fast-charging charger or additional cables.
Instead, it features a lightning connector that supports the USB power delivery 20W fast charging standard, so all you do is connect it to the lightning interface on your iPhone to enjoy fast charging.
It also includes a USB-C connector, which you can switch to by pushing a button to also charge other devices.
In fact, it’s a 6-in-1 wireless charger that supports iOS, Android, smartphones, and other devices.