Can you charge your iPhone with an iPad or Mac power adapter?

Apple power adapters for iPhone, iPad, Mac

Many Apple fans own a series of Apple products, such as the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac. But since different product corresponds with different power adapters, sometimes it can be cumbersome to bring all these accessories. Is it possible to pick just one of them, like the Mac power adapter, and use it to charge your Mac, iPad, and iPhone?

Apple power adapters for iPhone, iPad, Mac

The answer is definitely yes. Apple has just officially announced that you can charge your iPhone with an iPad or Mac notebook power adapter. Actually, you are able to use their USB power adapter to charge all Apple products, including iPod, Apple Watch, and AirPods. The latest iPhone 12 is rumored to be lacking a power adapter in the box, if that is the case, you can either choose to pick up a $20 18W power adapter from Apple or just use your old one for your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air instead.

Considering the higher power, does the Mac power adapter offer you a faster charge? Yes, some iOS devices are compatible with the 18W, 29W, 30W, 61W, 87W, and 96W adapters for fast charging. They are 

  • iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and later
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st generation and later)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation and later)
  • iPad Pro 10.5-inch
  • iPad Air (3rd generation)
  • iPad mini (5th generation)

 use USB to Lightning power adapter to charge iPhone

So if you charge your iPhone with a higher-powered Apple power adapter, you’ll possibly notice a full charge in a short time. Is it safe for your battery, then? Don’t worry about that, because your iPhone or iPad determines the power it receives, not the charger, and that will keep the voltage supplied within a specified maximum available current. 

To use a Mac power adapter to charge your iPhone, you may have to first connect it to the power adapter with the USB to Lightning cable. If you are looking for a more flexible one, Anker Powerline series, which is a comparable third-party USB-C to Lightning adapter admitted by Apple, can be the best choice for you. To fast charge both your iPhone and iPad simultaneously, you can also directly check Anker’s 2-Port USB-C Charger.


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