Your iPhone X is about to wirelessly charge faster

Your iPhone X is about to wirelessly charge faster

Still, that ramp up to 7.5W is barely touching the current limits of the Qi wireless charging technology, which allows for up to 15W of power to be transmitted to compatible devices. But iOS 11.2 will boost charging speeds, just as Apple promised.

Apple is unlocking faster wireless charging on the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus with the iOS 11.2 firmware update. You'll need the proper wireless charging pad to take advantage of the faster charging feature. Although the added support for 7.5W Qi charging won't introduce a dramatically quicker wireless charging experience, the evidence points out that users should expect marginally improved charging speeds.

The 7.5W Belkin accessory that Apple sells recharged an iPhone X running iOS 11.2 from 46% to 66% in 30 minutes. Samsung's $50 9-watt charging pad, as well as RavPower's $50 10-watt charging pad both support even faster charging speeds, and are compatible with the iPhone 8 and iPhone X due to the Qi wireless charging standard used in smartphones.


While 7.5 watts is still half the wireless charging speed supported by Qi 1.2, it should be a noticeable improvement for users.

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.

iOS 11.2 is in public beta right now, and usually a full release isn't far behind.

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