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IOS 11.2 Is Bringing Faster Wireless Charging

14 November 2017

Just as when Apple fans thought the problems with the iOS 11 couldn't get any worse, reports that the Youtube iOS app is causing battery drain shows up. However, Mac Rumours received a tip from accessory maker RAVpower about this new update and how it will be increasing the charging speeds. Previous firmware versions iPhone only supported charging at 5W using compatible Qi wireless chargers.

Apple had promised that faster charging via wireless pads would arrive in time, but gave no roadmap for when it might actually be added. Right now, Apple sells two third-party wireless charging pads that are capable of hitting that 7.5-watt charging rate. It looks like the feature is already part and parcel of the iOS 11.2 beta, which is available to developers and adventurous folk alike, and is enabling all three iOS devices to get topped up by at 7.5W by compatible Qi wireless chargers.

There are several officially supported Qi fast wireless chargers for the iPhones from Mophie and Belkin, but the Apple trio should be able to reach its new maximum 7.5W charging speed with any wireless charger that has the output.

If you're about to buy wireless chargers for the iPhone, make sure they support at least 7.5W speeds. Meanwhile, the iPhone X charged from 46 percent to 60 percent in half an hour when using a charging accessory that did not offer charging speeds at 7.5 watts.

Reuters/Beck DiefenbachApple launched the new iOS 11.1.1 update.

IOS 11.2 Is Bringing Faster Wireless Charging