Fast Wireless Charging on iPhone 8 and iPhone X with iOS 11.2

Yolanda Curtis
November 17, 2017

The good news is Apple is working on iOS 11.2 update which will bump up the wireless charging support to 7.5W as mentioned by MacRumors.

The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X all support wireless charging using the Qi standard. But it's not a groundbreaking feature as you still have to plug your charger to the wall.


With the iOS 11.2 refresh, which is by and by accessible in a designer beta adaptation, Apple looks set to empower 7.5W remote charging support on the new iPhone models. 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.

We first heard that iOS 11.1 would enable 7.5W wireless charging, which is the maximum speed you can expect for wireless chargers. Still, if you're a supporter of wireless charging, faster charging speeds can only encourage you to embrace the cable-free future (and will probably get you to stop fiddling with your phone).


IOS 11.2 is now available to beta testers, which the final release to consumers tipped to arrive before the holidays. However, since the third beta version of the new iOS platform is already out, the general update can be expected to debut in the coming weeks. A device that doesn't support 7.5W wireless charging only got the iPhone X's battery up to 60% during the same timeframe.

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.


This is encouraging and more useful than wireless charging in its current form.

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