Which iPhones Have Fast Charging? 2022 List

Just a few years ago, the fastest charging speed of an iPhone was 5 Watts and that takes more than 2 hours to fully charge the device from 0% to 100%. Today, we have iPhones with a fast charging speed of 15 Watts and even above 20 Watts. So, which iPhones have fast charging? Well, let’s get to it.

Which iPhones Have Fast Charging?

  • iPhone 14 Pro Max – 27 Watts (Wired) and 15 Watts (MagSafe Wireless)
  • iPhone 14 Pro – 23 Watts (Wired) and 15 Watts (MagSafe Wireless)
  • iPhone 14 Plus – 23 Watts (Wired) and 15 Watts (MagSafe Wireless)
  • iPhone 14 – 23 Watts (Wired) and 15 Watts (MagSafe Wireless)
  • iPhone SE (2022) – 20 Watts (Wired)
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max – 27 Watts (Wired) and 15 Watts (MagSafe Wireless)
  • iPhone 13 Pro – 23 Watts (Wired) and 15 Watts (MagSafe Wireless)
  • iPhone 13 – 23 Watts (Wired) and 15 Watts (MagSafe Wireless)
  • iPhone 13 mini – 18 Watts (Wired) and 15 Watts (MagSafe Wireless)
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max – 22 Watts (Wired) and 15 Watts (MagSafe Wireless)
  • iPhone 12 Pro – 20 Watts (Wired) and 15 Watts (MagSafe Wireless)
  • iPhone 12 – 20 Watts (Wired) and 15 Watts (MagSafe Wireless)
  • iPhone 12 mini – 20 Watts (Wired) and 15 Watts (MagSafe Wireless)
  • iPhone SE (2020) – 18 Watts (Wired)
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max – 20 Watts (Wired)
  • iPhone 11 Pro – 18 Watts (Wired)
  • iPhone 11 – 18 Watts (Wired)
  • iPhone XS Max – 15 Watts (Wired)
  • iPhone XS – 15 Watts (Wired)
  • iPhone XR – 15 Watts (Wired)
  • iPhone X – 15 Watts (Wired)
  • iPhone 8 Plus – 15 Watts (Wired)
  • iPhone 8 – 15 Watts (Wired)

Does iPhone 7 Have Fast Charging?

No, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus support up to 10 Watts which isn’t fast charging.

Does iPhone XR have fast charging?

Yes, iPhone XR has a fast charging speed of 15 Watts.

Does iPhone 11 support 20W fast charging?

Only the iPhone 11 Pro Max has a fast charging speed of 20 Watts. Both the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro have 18 Watts fast charging speed.

So, What is Fast Charging?

First, let’s get to the basics of how battery charging and depletion work and we can get to how fast charging works.

A battery comprises of a positive end and a negative end. When your phone is fully charged, the ions are negatively charged (they are at the negative end) and they move to the positive side while you use them, which depletes your battery.

Your battery is dead when all the ions have completely moved from the negative end. And when you plugged in your phone and it starts charging, the ions start moving from the positive end back to the negative end.

There is a medium called liquid electrolyte through which these ions move from one end of the battery to the other. This medium sometimes gets clogged from the inability of some ions to successfully moved through the two ends.

So, fast charging is the maximum rate at which these ions can quickly move back to the negative side from the positive.

It is worth noting that the advertised charging speed such as 120 Watts isn’t the constant rate at which the device charges from 0 to 100%.

The charging speed only hit the maximum charging speed between the time the charging starts until it gets to like 40% or 50%, the speed then starts dropping continuously until the battery is 100% filled up.

This is to reduce things like heat which can rapidly reduce the life span of the device battery. Just so you know, batteries do degrade over time as a result of charging and depletion. It is why it is recommended to not charge up to 100% before unplugging and not used up to 0% before plugging it in.

There are numerous things that smartphones manufacturer have put in place to make sure that fast charging does not affect the life span of your battery quickly.

I am looking forward to iPhones with a faster charging speed in the future as battery and charging technology improves. Here is what Apple has to say about iPhone’s battery and performance.

Final Thought

While the fastest charging speed on an iPhone is in the 20s, we have various Android phones with 120 Watts fast charging capabilities. And no, one of those Android phones isn’t Samsung.

The fastest charging speed on a Samsung phone is 45 Watts. The Android phones I am talking about are from OnePlus, Xiaomi, and Oppo.

While fast charging will change as technology improves, as of now, iPhones with fast charging are one with at least 15 Watts charging speed.

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