It is well-known that your phone needs to be charged every day, intermittently throughout the use of it. Unfortunately, this will become increasingly harder as a new trend has taken over: wireless charging. With wireless charging, you will allegedly be able to charge your phone by placing it on any flat surface. However, many security problems with wireless charging have been brought up in the past, including recently with Samsung devices which left millions of people vulnerable to data thefts. Overall though, as technology advances and we improve productivity even more (iPhones have a built-in “find my iPhone” feature!) there may soon come a time when wirelessly charging is the best way to go.
Why should be you looking for a different charger?
When you are buying an iPhone, you may be tempted to stick with the same charger that came with your previous iPhone. However, this could lead to some problems down the line. Different chargers can charge your phone at different rates, which can impact the battery life and speed of your device.
If you’re planning on getting an iPhone 6 or newer model, make sure to invest in a new Lightning cable and charger. Not only will this ensure a fast charging experience for your device, but it will also last longer thanks to updated circuitry. For older models, consider purchasing a travel adapter or another compatible charger so you don’t have to miss out on important calls while on holiday.
How do you charge your iPhone?
Charging an iPhone using its original charger is the most common way to charge the device, but there are other options if you need them. Many new Apple Watch chargers that come packaged with the watch can also charge an iPhone. You can also buy a USB-C to Lightning cable, which will plug into any USB-C port and give you fast charging for your iPhone. If you’re traveling and don’t have access to a wall outlet or a USB-C adapter, some airlines offer power banks that can recharge an iPhone.
Differences Between Charging Your iPhone and Plugging In Your Phone
Your iPhone needs a different charger? Not so fast! Apple’s new 2017 iPhone models require the same Lightning connector and charging cable as previous models. What you need to know if your old charger won’t charge your new phone.
If your old charger is still working, it will likely charge your new iPhone. However, if your old charger isn’t working or you just bought a new one, you’ll need to buy the correct charger for your phone.
The most common type of charger for iPhones is a USB-C port adapter, which can be found at most electronics stores and sometimes on Amazon. Chargers with this port typically have a rectangular plug that fit into the USB Type-C port on the back of an iPhone X or newer model.
If you have an older iPhone, it may use a mini-USB port. A mini-USB cable and an appropriate mini-USB to Type-C adapter can be used to charge these devices.
What Chargers Should You Buy Now?
There are a few different types of chargers you can use with your iPhone. The first type is a lightning charger. This is the most commonly used charger and it plugs into the bottom of the phone.
The second type of charger is a wall adapter. This plugs into an outlet and converts the power from your computer or an outlet into a USB charge for your device.
The third type is called a portable battery charger. This is similar to the wall adapter, but it has its own battery so you can take it with you as needed.
What Type of Charger to buy: HV, Lightning, USB C
If you’re upgrading to an iPhone 11 or later, you’ll need to buy a different charger than if you were buying an iPhone 10 or earlier.
The Apple-made Lightning adapter will still work with the newer iPhones but it’s not compatible with the older adapters that use the USB-C connector. If you’re using a USB-C equipped computer or laptop, the best option is to get an Apple-made Lightning adapter.
Other third-party adapters will work with both the old and new iPhones but they may not be as fast or as powerful as the Apple adapters. It’s also important to note that some laptops and other devices only support certain types of chargers (like micro-USB), so it’s worth checking before you buy.
If you’re in the market for an upcoming iPhone, be sure to check out Apple’s officially-licensed Lightning Cable. As it turns out, using a standard charger can damage your device – and even cause it to not charge properly.
The best option? investing in Apple’s own official cable. Not only will it keep your phone healthy, it also comes with a longer life expectancy – ensuring that you won’t have to replace your charger as often as you may think.