Your iPhone X is about to wirelessly charge faster

Kristi Paul
November 15, 2017

Minimal display bezels, OLED display panels and wireless charging have all been in the Android domain for a few generations (or more).

In case you were wondering which version of iOS will enable 7.5 watts of fast wireless charging on iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X, now you know. This will give users a small, but noticeable boost in charging speeds over current 5W charging levels.

Qi chargers can support 15W of wireless charging, but it's not known whether Apple's iPhone lineup can do the same.

Apple had promised that faster charging via wireless pads would arrive in time, but gave no roadmap for when it might actually be added.

As MacRumors points out, an iPhone X running the iOS 11.2 beta got charged from 46% to 66% by a 7.5W Belkin wireless charger in about 30 minutes. On a non-7.5W charger, the same period of time only saw the phone charge from 46-percent to 60-percent. That should theoretically allow those devices to charge much faster than what's possible even with the iPhones' upgraded spec.

The trio of phones, released earlier this year, all support wireless charging using the universal Qi standard. Apple's working on its own AirPower wireless charging pad, one that will charge up to three devices at a time like (your iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch).

Since iOS 11.2 is now in beta, available to developers and those enrolled in Apple's public beta, tests on the upgraded charging speeds have already been possible.

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