Best Replacement Lightning Cables for iPad mini 5 in 2022

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iPad mini 5 (Image credit: iMore)

While Apple ships it's iPad mini 5 with the standard Lightning cable you get with every iPad and iPhone, if you've used them before, you know that those cables eventually show wear and tear. Nothing is more frustrating than going to charge your iPad only to realize your Lightning cable has crapped out on you. Not only will a high-quality replacement make your life easier, having extra cables will allow you to charge your iPad mini 5 in multiple locations too!

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You can't underestimate the value of a high-quality Lightning cable; it will make your life easier and certainly less frustrating. The Anker Powerline+ II is by far the one I recommend the most to friends and family. It's tough, long, and comes with a lifetime warranty, so if something ever happens to it, I know Anker has my back.

If you don't want to spend as much, but still want a durable cable, then check out the AmazonBasics Nylon Braided Lightning Cable. This affordable nylon cable is rated to withstand 95-degree bends up to 4,000 times. Plus, this cable comes in a variety of sleek looking colors, making it a great all-around value.

Luke Filipowicz
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