This year, there is a change in the charging situation for the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro. As Apple’s Lightning port has been replaced with USB-C, you can now charge your phone with almost any USB-C cable and USB-C power adapter you can find online. But, in order to ensure that your iPhone battery charges as quickly as possible, what exactly do you need to do?
You can use any USB-C cable for charging, like the one included with your iPhone 15, or cables made for Android phones. However, if your iPhone seems to charge slowly, you likely need a new charging brick.
Apple used to include small, 5-watt power adapters with iPhones. Many people still have these, but they will only charge your phone slowly – it could take 4-5 hours to go from 0% to 100% battery!
To charge your iPhone 15 fast, you need a higher power adapter. The iPhone 15 can handle up to 27-watt charging speeds, but 20-watt is a sweet spot for balance between charging speed and battery health.
Using an Apple 20-watt USB-C power adapter means your iPhone will charge from 0% to 50% battery in just 30 minutes, and fully charge in under 2 hours. You’re not limited to Apple though – many third-party options like Anker also work great and can be more convenient than Apple’s adapters.
As long as the adapter is 20 watts or higher, it will charge your iPhone at maximum speed. You can even use your MacBook’s power adapter to fast charge your iPhone. Or connect your iPhone to your MacBook’s USB-C port for quick charging while you work.
Now you have more flexibility to fast charge all your Apple devices with the same cable and power adapter. Just be sure to use a USB-C cable and adapter rated at 20 watts or higher to get the quickest charging speed on your new iPhone 15!