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Despite the proliferation of wireless charging technology, you’ve probably realized by now that wireless charging is slower than using a regular cable. But even when using a cord, there are significant differences in charging speeds, depending on the power adapter you use. In this review, I’ll answer the question: What is the fastest way to charge an iPhone Xs?
The short answer is, you need a USB-C Power Adapter with at least 18W to achieve the highest charging speeds.
Unfortunately, Apple still includes a mediocre 5W charging brick, even with its latest iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone Xr. Upgrading to an Apple USB-C power adapter and the required USB-C to Lightning cable is relatively expensive, but there are third-party options of comparable quality available, such as the iClever 30W Type C Wall Charger.
Note that Apple introduced fast charging with the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. That means, if you own an older iPhone, you might still benefit from a more powerful power adapter, but you won’t be able to recharge your iPhone to 50% battery capacity in only 30 minutes.