One of the best iPhone chargers is a necessity any time your iPhone needs more juice. With iPhones no longer coming with chargers in the box anymore, you'll need to grab one separately so it's even more important you find the right one.
That's where we're here to help. We've got loads of guides about the best chargers for your iPhone, so we've collated some of our favorites below in an easy to follow list. The guide includes MagSafe options, wall chargers, travel devices, and plenty of others for every scenario.
Before you dive in, remember that MagSafe only came in with the iPhone 12 so if your iPhone is older than that, you can't use it. Some of these chargers will require USB-C cables, so if you have an older iPhone and are still using your old cable, then you might need to upgrade that too. With that over, let's get started with the best iPhone chargers.
If you have many Apple devices, one of the best wireless chargers for multiple devices could be a better alternative.
Best Wall chargers for iPhone
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A wall charger is always a reliable charger to have at your disposal. Here is just a sample of what's out there, but you can also check out our list of the best iPhone 13 wall chargers which will still be compatible in the vast majority of cases. For something MagSafe-compatible, check out the best MagSafe chargers.
The Anker USB-C 20W charger is ideal if you need something small and easy to toss in your pocket. It comes in four fun colors and works with every iPhone, Apple Watch, and iPad too. The tiny charger provides high-speed charging while saving space in your bag or desk drawer.
Best budget charger
Mkeke's charger block gives you seven hours of playtime after only half an hour tethered to the wall. It has 20W output so it works with every iPhone 14 and older phones, along with your AirPods, Apple Watch, and iPad. It's about the same size as Apple's original wall charger but works out much cheaper.
Best for iPhone 13 Pro Max
The Anker 60W PIQ 3.0 and GaN Tech dual-port charger allows you to charge two devices at once. It's also powerful enough to handle both your MacBook and your iPhone 14, while still being about half the size of a regular MacBook charger. It's great for a smaller build yet just as much power.
Best iPhone car chargers
If you're often in your car, you'll know how useful it is to have an iPhone charger in the car. If you have a newer car with USB ports or even wireless charging pads, you're fine but for everyone else, here are the best iPhone car chargers.
Two USB-A ports on the Anker PowerDrive 2 mean you get a full-speed charge to two iPhones at once. It's tiny too so it sits flush against the charging port, taking up barely any room yet still pushing out 5v of power to any iPhone.
Simple, effective, affordable
Two for the price of one, each of the AILKIN car chargers gives you two USB ports and are quick and lightweight. The car charger is able to identify your device and safely charge at an appropriate full speed. It works with all iPhones, ipads, and other USB devices.
Works with everything
Able to output a total of 48W, the dual-port AINOPE is backed by PD with the USB-C port able to pump out 30W and the quick charge USB-A able to power at 18W. You can charge two devices in half the time. You just need a USB-C to Lightning cable to get the most from it.
Best Solar chargers for your iPhone
The best Solar chargers for iPhone are great if you want to be as environmentally friendly as possible. Included below are wired and wireless options, so you can easily use the sun's ray to fill your iPhone battery.
Qi and USB-C charging
BLAVOR's 10,000mAh solar power bank works with iPhone and USB-C portables and charges in the sun or with a 5V power cord. It's QI-certified, so you can simply set your iPhone down on the charger and let it do its thing. It's great to not be dependent on a charging cable. It charges in six hours and holds enough power to recharge your iPhone up to three times. It also has an onboard flashlight and compass for all your hiking or camping needs.
Folds down small
The large capacity FEELLE has a 25,000mAH Li-Polymer battery that can charge an iPhone up to 12 times before it needs more time in the sun. It unfolds into a large sheet with four panels so you can easily hang it off your backpack or a nearby tree. Any time you're done, it simply folds back down into its own carry case. You get dual smart USB 5V outputs that are compatible with all USB-C devices.
Chain panels together
It's simple to find the optimal position for the Goal Zero Nomad 28 Plus with its built-in kickstand helping matters. It's a foldable solar panel that directly charges your iPhone, along with GPS units, battery packs, and other small devices. It has a power output of 28W along with an LED indicator, USB, and 8mm power pack ports. You can even chain together multiple Nomad panels if you want to increase wattage output.
Best MagSafe charging stands
A MagSafe charging stand makes it easier to charge your iPhone next to your beside. With there being no shortage of the best Magsafe charging stands, we've collated our highlights.
Belkin is the gold standard when it comes to third-party charging accessories for iPhone, as you can see with how often it's featured on the Apple site. This 3-in-1 Wireless Charger will attach magnetically to your iPhone 12 or later, charging it along with an Apple Watch and Apple AirPods at the same time.
This warmly received charging stand offers a metal and glass design. Available in either black or white, it features MagSafe technology that makes it a breeze to charge your iPhone and Apple Watch at the same time, or you can use it for your AirPods too.
If you like Belkin but don't want to shell out for the fancy 3-in-1 charger, this Belkin 2-in-1 Wireless Charger is the next best thing. It's able to charge your iPhone and AirPods simultaneously but there's no Apple Watch charger here.
Best wireless chargers for multiple devices
Got more than one device to charge? One of the best chargers for multiple devices is what you need, so you can easily wirelessly charge your AirPods and your Apple Watch at the same time as your iPhone. Below, we've included both MagSafe devices and those with standard wireless charging standards too.
Sleek and stylish
This charging stand supports the MagSafe standard, with enough spaces for a pair of AirPods, an Apple Watch and an iPhone. A slick looking metal bar keeps the Watch and iPhone floating in the air, so there's more room on your desk than with other options.
Stack and charge
A kind of track is how this charging system works with you able to align things to your needs with charging pads on the inside of your device. There's room for an iPad, as well as the usual devices, but you'll need to plug it into one of the USB ports on the device to charge it.
Monolith of charge
The JoyGeek charging stand looks a lot like the monolith from 2001, but this one charges your phone rather than kickstarting the development of humanity. It has room for your iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch. It's also not MagSafe so you can put other wireless charging devices on it too.
Best iPhone travel chargers
If you travel regularly, you want a charger that's compact and easy to pack away. However, you also want one that can charge lots of different devices so you don't need to carry extra cables with you. Here are the best iPhone travel chargers for when you're on vacation.
Versatile and foldable
The Ampere Unravel is foldable so it's easy to fit into your bag. It also folds into a triangle so you can use it as more of a stand. Lay it out flat and there's room for three different charging devices, including an iPhone, Apple Watch, and some AirPods. We were big fans of the Ampere Unravel travel charger when we reviewed it.
Included fabric case
There's a slick looking case in the box with this charger, and you can fold it up inside. The charger has a MagSafe panel for an iPhone, room for an Apple Watch, and a divot for your AirPods to sit in. In our Mophie 3-in-1 travel charger review, we gave it four and half stars.
For mobile power users
Not exactly a travel charger but one that would work well for the task, the UGREEN DigiNest is not too big so you can easily fit it in your bag. You can also plug a lot of devices in it and that includes a MacBook Pro. You'll need cables for it, but it's very dependable. In our UGREEN DigiNest Pro review it received four and a half stars.
Best wireless charging pads for iPhone
Hate cables? A wireless charging pad is the solution you need for charging your iPhone. It's neater and just requires you to plop the iPhone down on the charging pad. It's not as fast as cable charging or MagSafe but it's a viable option at your desk. Here are some more best wireless charging pads for iPhone.
Very much like Nomad's original Base Station, this station has one key difference: the Nomad Base Station Apple Watch Edition has a built-in Apple Watch charger. That means you can't fit two iPhones on it at once, but the base does have three charging coils so it's ideal for charging your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods (if the case supports wireless charging) all in one place.
The Mophie Wireless Charge Pad will work great with any iPhone that supports wireless charging. It supports charging up to 7.5W, and its rubber surface will keep your new iPhone in place while it charges.
Able to provide up to 7.5W of power to your iPhone, the Belkin Boost Up is also a sleek wireless charging pad. It has a raised ring in the middle of the charger which keeps your phone in place, while the indicator LED will tell you if it's charging.
Best iPhone charging cradles for your car
A car charger is useful but you could also do with a charging cradle to keep your phone at a good angle for Maps or Apple Music. Here are the cradles that will keep your phone propped in the right way while you're traveling.
Wireless and fixed
This car mount fixes into the air vents on your car's dash, clamping around the vent's fins to keep secure. It also has a wireless charging pad on the other edge that charges your iPhone when you've placed it in the cradle. It charges up to 15W wirelessly.
Suction powered sticking
This cradle sticks onto your dash with a suction ring, so you'll need to clean the surface for it to get a good grip. It's also possible to fit it on the windshield. The charger inside is a QI-based one so you can use it with other phones too.
What does fast charging mean?
Fast charging lives up to its name. It gets your phone back up to 100% more quickly than a regular charger. It ups the current that goes into your iPhone, so the more amperage is put back into the battery. That can create extra heat so don't be surprised if your phone gets warmer. It's well-tested though so there's nothing to worry about.
Is wireless charging fast for iPhone?
Wireless charging is always slightly slower than normal wired charging, depending on the cables and plugs involved. However, it's been brought up to speed in newer iterations with MagSafe making the process even quicker. It's almost as fast as the best cable setups.
What is MagSafe?
MagSafe is the Apple wireless charging standard, and many of its mobile devices use it. The iPhone 12 and above use the standard, as well as Apple Watch and some AirPods models that have a wireless charging case. MagSafe surrounds a wireless charging pad with a halo of magnets that keep the charging puck in place with a satisfying ‘clack’. You can buy chargers direct from Apple, but third-party companies also make MagSafe accessories.
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As iMore's Senior Staff writer, Tammy uses her background in audio and Masters in screenwriting to pen engaging product reviews and informative buying guides. The resident audiophile (or audio weirdo), she's got an eye for detail and a love of top-quality sound. Apple is her bread and butter, with attention on HomeKit and Apple iPhone and Mac hardware. You won't find her far away from a keyboard even outside of working at iMore – in her spare time, she spends her free time writing feature-length and TV screenplays. Also known to enjoy driving digital cars around virtual circuits, to varying degrees of success. Just don't ask her about AirPods Max - you probably won't like her answer.