IOS 11.2 Is Bringing Faster Wireless Charging

iOS 11.2 Is Bringing Faster Wireless Charging

The company will increase the maximum wattage intake from wireless charging to 7.5 watts.

This will be able to wirelessly-charge a number of devices at the same time, including its next-generation Bluetooth earbuds - AirPods, iPhone 8 or iPhone X and Apple Watch Series 3.

Wireless charging is nice if you don't want to plug your phone every time you want to charge it. You'll need the proper wireless charging pad to take advantage of the faster charging feature.

But if you tend to pick up your phone very often and the cable gets in the way, you might want a wireless charger for your desk or nightstand.

iOS 11.2 Is Bringing Faster Wireless Charging

For those of you that prefer the wired method and own one of the latest iPads, you can use the charger that comes with it to charge your iPhone much faster than the charger that comes with the phone.

The list of supported wireless chargers to enable the faster experience includes the affordable Belkin BoostUp Wireless Charging Pad that was launched in India earlier this month.

MacRumors tested iOS 11.2 with a 7.5W charger and a 5W charger. Still, wireless charging is markedly slower than direct charging via USB cable, and even with that boost to 7.5 watts, the iPhone 8 and iPhone X will charge more slowly using wireless charging pads compared to the Samsung Galaxy S8, which supports 9-watt quick-charging with the proper charging pad (though it's still considerably slower than wired charging).

Right now, only the beta version of the iOS 11.2 has been released and we still do not know when the update will be released to the public but it is estimated that we might only be weeks away from the update. Some chargers on Amazon also support 10W or even 15W. You'll have to buy it separately, but it makes a big difference.

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