How to Get Fast Wireless Charging on iPhone X and iPhone 8

Posted November 15, 2017

Apple is unlocking faster wireless charging on the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus with the iOS 11.2 firmware update. Updating your phone isn't enough to boost your charging speed, however. In MacRumors' trial, the iPhone X running iOS 11.2 on a Belkin 7.5W wireless charger took thirty minutes to go from 46-percent to 66-percent. However, iPhone X jailbroken actually means that the Apple's latest phone does have vulnerabilities that can be exploited to offer users a jailbreak.

The smartphones, which can charge wirelessly with Qi-based accessories like the Belkin and Mophie pads, will be able to charge at 7.5 watts with iOS 11.2.

If you own an iPhone 8, 8 Plus or X, you are probably already aware that they are only capable of using the slowest Qi speed (five watts). Still, 7.5W is faster than what you can get right now, so if you're buying your first Qi charging pad, check the box to make sure it outputs at least that much of a charge.

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Apple has yet to release its AirPower charging pad; however, there are some third party options that work well with the iPhone. Needless to say this charges their batteries faster and is overall a user-friendly trait that Apple will likely catch up on sometime in the future provided that the hardware inside the all-new trio of 2017 iPhones allows it.

The Qi 1.2 standard is capable of up to 15W so iOS is only tapping 50 percent of the potential of the technology.