How long to charge iPhone X


Of a large amount of new features the iPhone X has taken in, its wireless charging ability might be the most attractive one. Apple is finally getting into wireless charging field, Cheers! It’s not just an improvement of charging convenience but also charging speed. How long to charge iPhone X is appropriate and good for battery lifespan?

According to the test result from tech-savvy users, the battery capacity of iPhone X is 2716 mAh , exactly as the Chinese authority TENAA exposed. Apple keeps quiet about the detailed specs as usual,citing from Apple, iPhone X lasts up to 2 hours longer than iPhone 7. However, the size of 2716 mAh makes iPhone X the 2nd biggest ever on iPhone. More interestingly, iPhone X sports a battery even bigger than iPhone 8 Plus, which features a battery of 2691 mAh. 

How long to charge iPhone X from 0 to 100%?

The charging speed technically depends on the charger you use.

1.Use the original charger in the box

The charger is limited in the box, so as the speed. Just as the iPhone 8 and 8+, the charger Apple pack in the box has nothing changed with iPhone 7, a genuine 5W adapter, so it isn’t any faster. It takes about 3.5 hours to charge iPhone X from 0 to 100%. What if not fully charge iPhone X ? It can be charged up to 22% in 30 minutes, not an impressive index in the competitive fast charging market. 


2.Use a faster power adapter 

The fast charging method officially recommended by Apple is to use a 29W or higher rated power adapter and a USB-C to lightning cable. The charging speed can be lift up to 50% loaded in 30 minutes. With a 29W power adapter the full charging time can be reduced to 2.1 hours, which is relatively time-efficient but not cost-efficient. An Apple authentic 29W USB-C power adapter costs from $47.93 at Amazon, additionally, you need to purchase a USB-C to lightning cable to match the new adapter, which takes extra $19, and make it nearly $67 in total.




Considering the high cost, the optimized methodology is to use a 12W power adapter instead, the charging speed is slightly slower than the 29W adapter, it takes 2.2 hours to fully charge iPhone X. The speed doesn’t make a big difference but the price does. A 12W adapter is only $17 to $19.99 at Amazon and there’s no need to buy an extra USB-C to lightning cable. Alternatively, you can take a even better choice to pay only $10.59 for an Anker dual port 24W charger ( each for 12W ), it’s more affordable and match the fast charging need as well.



3.Use a Qi wireless charger to charge iPhone X

Since the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8+ all feature wireless charging capability, wireless charging pad is another option to charge iPhone X. How long does it take to charge iPhone X using wireless charging pad? It depends on the power output of the pad you use, as the Airpower is not released yet, you can search for some third-party Qi-enabled charging pad.

Unlike traditional 3.5W-5W wireless chargers, Ravpower fast wireless charger outputs 7.5W and supports all Qi-enabled devices, including iPhone X, iPhone 8, 8+, Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+. It takes about 3 hours to fully charge iPhone X from flat.




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