Does it have to be an Apple power supply for the iPhone 12?

Fast charging: does it have to be an Apple power supply for the iPhone 12?

Wide range of uses: If you already have a power supply unit with a USB-C socket for an Android device, you can easily use it for the iPhone 12. Photo: Zacharie Scheurer / dpa-tmn

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The following iPad models can be charged quickly when connected to a charger that outputs at least 18 watts: iPad Pro 12.9 inch But what about fast charging? If you want to charge your iPhone or iPad permanently, you don’t necessarily have to Apple-Accessories grab, reports the technology portal “Techstage.de”. Sometimes power supplies from third-party manufacturers are not only cheaper, but also better.

It starts with 20 watts

In order to switch to fast charging mode, the iPhone 12 series requires a power supply unit with at least 20 watts, according to the experts. Older iPhones from the iPhone 8 required a power supply unit with at least 18 watts for fast charging mode.

The following iPad models can be charged quickly if they are connected to a charger that outputs at least 18 watts: iPad Pro 12.9 inch (1st generation and newer), iPad Pro 11 inch (1st generation and newer), iPad Pro 10.5 inch, iPad Air (3rd generation) and iPad mini (5th generation).

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USB-PD as the gold standard

Important when buying a new charger that should be able to charge iPhone & Co quickly: The charging standard USB Power Delivery (USB-PD) should support. According to the information, this is absolutely necessary so that Apple devices switch to fast charging mode.

Practical: Not only iOS, but also many Android devices support USB-PD. If the power supply unit has significantly more watt reserves than the smartphone can accept, this is not a problem: With USB-PD, the power supply unit and end device negotiate which voltage can and should flow. A powerful charger can be used for both Apple and Android devices.

“Mfi” -Cable

If you have to replace your USB-C to Lightning cable, you should also take a closer look or even take a closer look. According to the experts, it doesn’t have to be an original Apple cable here either. However, there are more problems with energy transmission if the cable is not “Mfi” certified. You should therefore pay attention to the “Made for iPhone / iPad / iPod” label on the packaging.

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