Best portable battery packs for iPhone 2023: travel-ready power supplies

Backup power for your devices is important for anyone travelling or working on the go, and picking up a portable battery pack for iPhone can help you feel reassured that you're never going to run out of juice when away from a wall outlet.

While cribbing up on how to fix battery life problems is a smart move if your device keeps running out of power unexpectedly, having a power bank for iPhone in your bag or pocket will help you avoid getting caught off guard by a dead device. Travel with confidence with one of our top picks for the best portable battery packs.

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Picking the right portable battery pack for your iPhone

A portable power bank is the best way to ensure your iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, or any of the other best iPhones keeps going until the end of the day. There's nothing worse than being caught in a precarious position with low battery. Luckily, there are many portable battery pack options to choose from, so you always have backup power on hand. 

UGreen's 145W power bank is our current top pick. It's a larger battery pack, but that's because its big charge capacity makes it so. That trade off allows you to fast charge an iPhone up to five times along with some power to spare for your other smaller devices like AirPods, while a fully-charged 25,000mAh max capacity is enough for a MacBook charge, too.

We also love the Zendure 10000mAh Mini Portable Battery Pack for its versatility with both USB-C and USB-A ports, compact credit card size, and big 20W power delivery. It comes in a large assortment of colors so you can really personalize this iPhone accessory. 

The VimPower Portable Charger 22000mAh PD 3.0 Power Bank is a good pick if you just want something powerful and fairly inexpensive that you can toss in your tech bag when you're on the go. It packs so much power that it can quickly charge just about any portable device, including a MacBook Pro. It'll charge your iPhone several times over. You can even charge several items at once. Just be sure to bring your charging cables.

Looking for something smaller? Technology has come a long way with the card-sized TravelCard 1500mAh. This portable power bank is impressive when you struggle for space and just need a little bit of an extra power boost. You can literally just toss it into your wallet and go. No need to bring cables, since they are built right in.

If you have an iPhone 12 or newer, you can take advantage of MagSafe charging with Apple's compact MagSafe Battery and leave the cables at home. The Apple MagSafe Battery is a nice compromise between power and portability. It's compact and super easy to use — no cables needed. Just pop it onto the back of your iPhone and go. If you don't have an iPhone with MagSafe capability but you do have wireless charging (iPhone 8 or newer), you can still use this charger, it just won't stick to the back.

Whether you're looking for something that's capable of charging both your iPhone and your MacBook, need versatility in your ports, or want a great MagSafe option, these are the best portable battery packs for iPhone. 

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Living in London in the UK, Gerald was previously Editor of Gizmodo UK, and Executive Editor of TechRadar, and has covered international trade shows including Apple's WWDC, MWC, CES and IFA. If it has an acronym and an app, he's probably been there, on the front lines reporting on the latest tech innovations. Gerald is also a contributing tech pundit for BBC Radio and has written for various other publications, including T3 magazine, GamesRadar,, Real Homes, MacFormat, music bible DIY, Tech Digest, TopTenReviews,, Brandish, Kotaku, Shiny Shiny and Lifehacker. Gerald is also the author of 'Get Technology: Upgrade Your Future', published by Aurum Press, and also holds a Guinness world record on Tetris. For real.

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