Recommendations for fast charging your iPhone or iPad often include getting the $ 20 18W power adapter from Apple or similar from a third party, but if you already have a higher-power USB-C charger for your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, you’re ready to go.
Michael Potuck for 9to5Mac:
The latest iPhones and iPads work with all USB-C chargers for Mac laptops, even the 96W model that comes with the 16-inch MacBook Pro. Although it may sound risky at first, it is safe to use any of Apple’s USB-C chargers, as the iPhone or iPad is what determines the power it receives, not the charger. Apple even does its own testing with the full range of USB-C power adapters.
Apple notes that you can use USB-C for the Lightning cable or that “a comparable third-party USB-C power adapter that supports USB Power Delivery (USB-PD)” will also work as the Anker Powerline series.
MacDailyNews Take: Apples Support document states that you can use Apple 10W and 12W USB power adapters to charge iPad, iPhone, iPod, Apple Watch and other Apple accessories, such as AirPods and Siri Remote. Simply connect the device to the power adapter with the USB to Lightning cable, 30-pin to USB cable, or Apple Watch charger that came with the device.
You can use an Apple 18W, 29W, 30W, 61W, 87W or 96W USB power adapter to charge some Apple devices and accessories faster than a 5W power adapter. These USB-C power adapters and Apple USB-C to Lightning cable are fast charging compatible with the following iPhone and iPad models:
• iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and later
• 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)
• iPad mini (5th generation)
With the iPhone, you can quickly charge up to 50 percent battery in around 30 minutes.