Best portable battery packs for iPhone iMore 2021

Having a way to charge your iPhone 12 or any other of the best iPhones on the go is paramount nowadays, especially since heavy use — looking at you Instagram, Snapchat, and Pokémon Go! — can kill your battery before the day's end. When that happens, and there's no outlet in sight, a battery pack will be your best friend. But which battery pack? Here are some of the best portable battery packs for iPhone.

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Best overall: VimPower Portable Charger 22000mAh PD 3.0 Power Bank

Staff pick

This power bank is fast, simple, and inclusive of all devices. It can have your iPhone XS charged to 50% in just 30 minutes or fully charge your MacBook. Many reviewers have tested this product to the max, and it has risen to the challenge. This is one of the best portable battery packs for just about anyone's iPhone.

$23 at Amazon

Built-in light: Portable Charger RAVPower 16750mAh Power Bank

This RAVPower portable charger is, for lack of a better word, a powerhouse. This small device can charge an iPhone X fully more than two times. It is compact and has the connections for any device you will need. It has dual charging ports for simultaneous charging of multiple devices. There is also a built-in flashlight that is very useful.

From $28 at Amazon
TravelCard 1500mAh

Credit card-sized: The TravelCard 1500mAh

You can grab a TravelCard that's made specifically for the iPhone with a built-in Lightning cable. The 1,500mAh battery won't give you a full charge, but it should help you make it to the end of the day, which is all you can expect out of a credit card-sized battery pack.

$29 at TravelCard
Anker Astro E1

Candy bar-sized: Anker Astro E1 Ultra Compact Portable Charger

If you're looking for an exceptionally portable charging option, the Anker Astro E1 is perfect. It's roughly the size of a chocolate bar and should charge your iPhone at least once, if not one and a half times.

$22 at Amazon
Jackery bolt Powerbank

Pocket-size: The Jackery Bolt 6000mAh

Jackery's Bolt is a slim option with a built-in Lightning cable, so there's no need for you to carry one around with you. With 6,000mAh, it should be able to juice up your iPhone at least once. It comes in gray and vibrant orange.

$25 at Jackery
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LED Screen: The GETIHU Portable Charger 10000mAh

Getihu's portable charger has an LED screen to let you know where it's at on battery. It is lightweight, compatible, and easily travelable. Most importantly, however, is that it is well-reviewed by people who have purchased this device and used it, so you know you are getting a trustworthy device.

$18 at Amazon
anker powercore 10000

A popular and trusted option: Anker PowerCore 13000mAh Portable Charger

Anker is one of our favorite brands, and the PowerCore 13,000mAh packs in a reasonable amount of power in a small and compact form factor. It's enough for three and a half iPhone charges, and it even features fast charging capabilities.

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Warms the hands: OCOOPA Hand Warmer Portable Charger

OCOOPA combines the functionality of a hand warmer with a 5,200mAh battery in one compact device. Take it on your next camping trip and get three levels of warmth, plus you can charge your phone at the same time.

From $23 at Amazon
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All-in-one solution: The myCharge HubMax 10050mAh Portable Charger

The myCharge HubMax is a fantastic solution when you use multiple devices. It holds 10,050mAh of charge, has a built-in micro USB, and includes Lightning cables. Plus, it comes with a USB-A port for additional devices. The HubMax also has its own folding wall outlet plug so that you can plug it in directly.

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A portable power bank is the best way to make sure your iPhone keeps going until the end of the day or even a couple of days if you go with the right one. The VimPower Portable Charger is my favorite charger; with its quick charging and trusted reviews, it's one of the most reliable options on this list, along with the MyCharge HubMax.

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. If you are also looking for something small but a little more mighty, the Anker Astro E1 Ultra Compact Portable Charger is a small and all-inclusive power bank that will charge your phone at least 1.5 times. Knowing how many options you have is a stress reliever when deciding what you will need the most.

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