IOS 11.2 Will Feature Faster iPhone 8, iPhone X Wireless Charging

Bill Rogers
November 15, 2017

The tech giant is set to release its own wireless charger in 2018, although iPhone owners can use third party products now to juice up their handsets.

MacRumors was able to confirm via representatives for RAVpower that 7.5W charging speeds will be unlocked via iOS 11.2, which is now undergoing developer/public beta testing.

Apple's latest update to iOS 11 is set to offer faster wireless charging for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X owners. This will give users a small, but noticeable boost in charging speeds over current 5W charging levels.

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Not every wireless charging pad supports the faster 7.5-watt charging rate, meaning you might need to shell out for a new model if you want to take advantage of faster speeds. On a non-7.5W charger, the same period of time only saw the phone charge from 46-percent to 60-percent.

MacRumors' testing suggested a slightly faster charge. A number of users of the app have reported problems with the battery on their device draining whilst using the app. Users are reporting problems with the app on both the iPhone and iPad.

Still, that ramp up to 7.5W is barely touching the current limits of the Qi wireless charging technology, which allows for up to 15W of power to be transmitted to compatible devices. Under the iOS 11.1.1 version, which was released last week, the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X can charge at 5 watts using the Qi chargers.

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