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

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In case you were wondering which version of iOS will enable 7.5 watts of fast wireless charging on iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X, now you know. Updating your phone isn't enough to boost your charging speed, however.

MacRumors tested the upcoming feature using the Belkin charger. 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. However, it looks like Christmas has come early for those wanting faster Qi for their iPhone 8s and Xs. Using a non-7.5W wireless charger topped the same iPhone X from 46% to 60% in over 30 minutes, which speaks of marginal gains here and there, but gains nonetheless. Smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and Galaxy Note 8 all support the Qi 1.2 standard, which allows for 15W charging.

Apple has yet to release its AirPower charging pad; however, there are some third party options that work well with the iPhone.

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Faster charging is pretty much always a plus, especially when it comes to wireless charging. It will, it's said, upgrade the 2017 iPhone range's wireless charging power support to 7.5W.

In addition, there's also the factor that wireless charging usually requires you to place your phone on a charging pad, making it impossible to use and charge at the same time (unless you want to hover over your phone like a weirdo).

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