Is it possible to charge iPhone X, 8 or 8 Plus with the Apple Watch charger?

Is it possible to charge iPhone X, 8 or 8 Plus with the Apple Watch charger?

Apple USB power adapters work with almost all range of Apple gadgets, namely with:

  • IPhone smartphones;
  • iPod players;
  • iPad tablet computers;
  • Apple Watch;
  • with various accessories, such as Siri Remote, AirPods headphones, and many others.

Types of adapters

There are several adapter types that differ in output power:

  • 5 Watt;
  • 10 Watt;
  • 12 Watt and above.

Devices with power of 10−12 Watt allow charging much faster than 5-watt models.

Is it possible to charge iPhone X, 8 or 8 Plus with Apple Watch charger: Apple USB-C model

For quick charging of the iPhone 8, Apple USB-C models with a capacity of 29 Watts or more will be the best option. In this case you will need:

  • Apple USB-C Lightning cable;
  • USB Power Delivery (USB-PD) similar to standard.

With such configuration you can charge:

  • iPhone 8 Plus;
  • iPhone X;
  • IPhone 8;
  • You can even use a power unit for Mac laptop;
  • iPad Pro.

It can restore the battery level up to 50% in 30 minutes. If you want to know why the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus do not see the Apple Watch, click the above-mentioned link.

How to know the configuration of the adapter for charging?

It’s not that hard to find out what modification of the adapter you’ve got: just have a look at the bottom of the device, there you can see the model name and its maximum power. You can also get additional info about applicability of your adapter on the official Apple website.

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