How to Choose a Wireless Charger for iPhone? Tips and a selection of worthy options

Despite the fact that iPhones are slower to charge wirelessly than using a cable, many people still prefer this method of charging. Firstly, it is convenient – I put my iPhone down and it is charging, and if someone calls, you can quickly pick up the phone and not try to disconnect the cable. Secondly, so the charging connector wears out less… Well, it’s just beautiful, especially if you choose a beautiful wireless charger for these purposes. How to choose it? There are a lot of options in stores, 10 W, 15 W, and it’s not always possible to understand them.

Choose smart wireless charging

What kind of wireless charging does iPhone support

Apple first introduced wireless charging in the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, and since then, the company has added the feature to every generation of iPhones, including the lower-end second-generation iPhone SE. And at first, the iPhone had support for wireless charging. only 5W, and after the release of iOS 11.2 appeared support at 7.5 W.

Apple didn’t change the maximum wireless charging power until the iPhone 12 – even the iPhone 11 Pro Max only supports 7.5W (!) Wireless charging. IPhone 12 wireless charging power has been increased to 15W (almost doubled), but … only with the original MagSafe accessory. That is, despite the fact that, in theory, the iPhone 12 and other new iPhones can “receive” 15 watts from a charging accessory (there are many Qi-devices with such parameters), fast charging will only be available using the MagSafe standard.

Which wireless charger for iPhone to choose

In theory, new iPhones could easily be charged from any Qi-charging at maximum power (15 W), but … alas. While the manufacturers of Android smartphones give users this opportunity (to charge the phone quickly and wirelessly), iPhone owners are left on the sidelines. Therefore, if you choose wireless charging, it doesn’t matter, even if it says at least 20 watts of power, the iPhone will still not charge faster and “accept” exactly as much as iOS allows it. There are no miracles.

There are a lot of wireless chargers, and it’s easy to get confused in such an assortment. If you don’t want to overpay, the easiest way is to order them on Ali – but here you need to be careful.

Baseus Wireless Charger for iPhone

Always look at three parameters: price, reviews, and order quantities. Good wireless charging cannot cost 200 rubles, you have to understand that. It is optimal to take something in the region of 1000-1500 rubles. On Ali, the Baseus brand is very praised, its chargers are distinguished by their reliability and stylish design. For instance, such charging 15 W looks very interesting with an almost transparent body. Our author has this one, has been using it for almost six months, has not complained.

The design is of course very interesting

Or the same manufacturer has a similar charging from the same series for iPhone and Apple Watch at once – overheating protection, automatic shutdown so as not to overload the smartphone battery, full set. A little more expensive, but you can charge two devices at the same time.

Still, Baseus can do things (photo from reviews)

Of course, even such charging WILL NOT charge the iPhone at 15 W, but if you, for example, also have Xiaomi or Samsung, there are no such restrictions. Isn’t it dangerous to charge your iPhone with such a charge when it supports 7.5W maximum? No, Apple smartphones are “smart” and they themselves understand how much they need to “take” from the charge.

Inexpensive wireless charger for iPhone

Is there something cheaper? Quite an expected question. You can find chargers for about 500 rubles, but they usually come without a cable in the kit. With a cable – already in the region of 700 rubles, something like this from Essager… Also a well-known brand on Ali, but simpler, and this is noticeable: charging 10 W (although it makes no difference to us) and a micro-USB cable – Baseus still uses USB Type-C.

More budget solution, but the charging speed will be the same

There are no design delights here either, just a white or black plastic charger with a blue edging. In general, it’s a good option if the budget is limited, but I’d rather pay extra 300-500 rubles and take something more reliable… Although the reviews for this charger are generally positive, and there are quite a few orders.

Anker Wireless Charger

Anker is simpler and more minimalistic, but it is a reliable brand with many positive reviews.

Also a reliable and proven brand, which is quite a bit more expensive than Baseus. Anker does not get worn out and does not charge 15 W or 20 W – the manufacturer writes right on the product page that the iPhone the maximum will charge at 7.5W… But Samsung – please. I like this approach when you can study in advance what you order.

it minimalistic stylish charging with charging indicator and overheating protection system. I compared her to my Mophie, almost one to one. Only Mophie at one time cost me about 5 thousand rubles, while Anker offers good and reliable wireless charging for only 1300 rubles.

Buy Anker Wireless Charger

If you are the owner of the latest generation iPhone and want to charge your phone at maximum power (15W), the only option at the moment is buy a MagSafe charger for 3,990 rublesthat Apple sells on its online store. Belkin has already released their MagSafe chargers, too, but any other third-party accessory manufacturer must work with Apple – through its licensed MFi program – to do the same. But in this case, there will be no such prices for charging, this must be understood.

Owners of older iPhones may not bother and order regular chargers. How do you charge your iPhone? Share in the comments, you can leave the link right away, I think many will be useful.


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