Best Portable Chargers for iPhone 12 Mini, 12 Pro Max, 12 Pro, & iPhone 12 | Power Banks for iPhone 12

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The iPhone 12 series is the latest generation of Apple iPhones. Portable chargers for iPhone 12 series phones are an essential accessory as power banks give you peace of mind during travel, commutes, outdoor activities, social media browsing, or video/music playing or extensive gaming.

USB-C Fast-Charging for iPhone 12 series – Empty to 60% in 30 mins

All iPhone 12 series phones support 20-watt fast charging over USB-C PD (Power Delivery). You can charge your iPhone 12, 12 Pro/Pro Max/Mini phones from 0 to 60% in just 30 minutes with USB-C PD power adapters or USB-C PD portable chargers using the USB-C to Lightning Cable that comes in the box with the 12 series phones. You can also fast charge iPhone 12 series phones with Macbook Air/Pro or iPad Pro 2020/2018 USB-C chargers. Please note that the old Apple 5-watt charger that came with iPhone 11, XS/XS Max, XR/X/8/8+ will NOT fast charge your iPhone 12 series phones. iPhone 12 series phones do not come with any charger but you can easily get an inexpensive good USB-C charger for iPhone 12.

iPhone 12 USB-C Portable charger
Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 PD can fast-charge iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, 12 Mini from 0 to 50% in about 25 to 30 minutes

To fast charge your iPhone 12, 12 Pro/Pro Max/Mini you just need a USB-C PD charger or power bank that can deliver 18 or more watts. Some good 18+ watt USB-C PD power adapters that are much lower priced than Apple USB-C PD 18 watt wall charger are Aukey Swift 18-watt PD charger, Anker Nano 18-watt PD charger and Anker Powerport PD2 dual port USB-C PD wall charger. You can also use Macbook 29-watt/30-watt, 61 watt or 87, or 96-watt power adaptors from Apple for fast charging your iPhone 12, 11 Pro/Pro Max/Mini. Apple also offers a 20-watt USB-C PD charger.

Best Fast Charging USB-C Portable Charger for iPhone 12, 12 Pro/Pro Max, & iPhone 12 Mini

Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 PD

Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 PD is our top pick for fast-charging all iPhone 12 series phones at fast speeds (18-watt USB-C PD). This compact and rugged portable charger fast-charges all the latest iPhones including iPhone 12, 12 Pro, Mini, 12 Pro Max, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, XR, XS, X, 8, 8+ from zero to 60% in about 30 minutes with a USB-C to Lightning Cable . PowerCore Slim 10000 PD will also charges older iPhones 7/7+/6s/6s+/6 etc. at twice the speed of regular Apple 5-watt charger from its regular USB port.

USB-C portable charger for iPhone 12 Mini & 12 Pro Max
PowerCore Slim 10000 PD fast-charges latest iPhones 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, 12 mini, 11/XR etc., older iPhones, and latest Samsung/LG/Pixel phones

PowerCore Slim 10000 PD will give –

  • iPhone 12 and 12 Pro – Three recharges  from 20% to 100%
  • iPhone 12 Pro MaxTwo recharges from 20% to 100%
  • iPhone 12 Mini – Nearly four recharges from 20% to 100%

PowerCore Slim 10000 PD can be fully recharged in just about 3.5 hours using a 18-watt USB-C PD wall charger such as the  Aukey Omnia 20-watt PD charger.  You can also use the iPad Pro or Macbook adapters to fast-charge the power bank as well. We recommend Anker Powerport III 36-watt dual PD port wall charger or Aukey Omnia 20-watt PD charger for fast-charging this powerbank and your iPhone 12, 12 Pro/Max/Mini phones. As the iPhone 12 does not come with a charger, a dual-port USB-C charger for iPhone 12 is a good investment as it will recharge both your iPhone 12 and your fast-charging USB-C power banks.

Besides the iPhones, PowerCore Slim 10000 PD will also fast-charge most latest Android phones including Samsung Galaxy S20 series, Note 20/10 series, S10, S10+, S9, S9+, S8, S8+, S7, Note 9/8, all Google Pixels, LG G8/G7 etc. at speed of about zero to 50% in 30 mins.

PowerCore Slim 10000 PD Pros

  • Compact at 6.8 oz or 200 gms
  • 18-watt USB-C PD output charges new iPhone 12 series & iPhone 11, 11 Pro/Pro Max, XS/XS Max/XR/8/8+/X at zero to 50% in 30 minutes
  • 12-watt regular USB port charges older iPhones 7/7+/6s/6s+/6 at zero to 50% in 45-50 minutes 
  • Also fast-charges iPad Pro 2020/2018, iPad mini 2019, iPad Air 3, via USB-PD
  • Gets charged in 3.5 hours with any USB-C PD charger or Macbook Air/Pro chargers, or iPad Pro 2020/2018 charger or iPhone 11 Pro/Max charger
  • Can also charges most Android phones including Samsung Galaxy S20/S10/Note/A series & all Pixels at fast-charging speeds
  • Trickle charging for low-power devices such as Bluetooth headphones and smartwatches
  • Charges Nintendo Switch while playing
  • Easy to grip textured design
  • Excellent build quality
  • Included USB-C to USB-C cable
  • Anker’s 18-month warranty & great customer service

Cons

  • Offers maximum 18-watt PD charging while the iPhone 12 series supports max 20-watt PD charging. The 2-watt difference is hardly noticeable and leads to just 3-4 minutes difference in most use cases.

Best Fast Charging USB-C Portable Charger for iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, & iPhone 12 Mini

(2-3 charges)

RAVPower 10000 USB-C PD Power Bank

USB-C power bank for iPhone 12 with fast-charging
RAVPower 10000 PD fast-charges iPhone 12, 12 Pro/Max/Mini to 50% in 25-30 mins at 20-watt

RAVPower 10000 PD is the latest 29-watt maximum output capable USB-C PD portable charge by RAVPower, easily the second most well-known brand in portable chargers after Anker. RAVPower 10000 PD is our next pick as best fast-charging portable charger for iPhone 12 series as it can easily deliver maximum supported 20-watt charging for the 12 series and also has a compact, sturdy design with low-weight and excellent build quality.

RAVPower 10000 PD has a USB-C PD port with maximum output of 29-watt for charging all iPhones 12 series phones as well as XR/11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max, XS Max/XS/X/8/8+ etc. with a USB-C to Lightning Cable. It charges iPhone 12 Pro Max from zero to 55% in 30 mins, and iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12 Mini from empty to 60% in just 30 mins. The second port is a regular USB port that will fast-charge all older iPhones (or a second iPhone 12/11 at same time!) twice as fast as Apple 5-watt charger as well as Samsung/LG Android phones.

RAVPower 10000 PD  will also fast-charge most Android phones including Samsung Galaxy S20, Note 20, S10, S10+, S9, S9+, S8, S8+, S7, Note 9/8, etc. at their fastest charging speeds (18 watt or Quickcharge 2.0 equivalent).

You can recharge the RAVPower 10000 PD in just about 3.5 hours using a 20 or 18-watt USB-C PD adapter charger. The new iPad Pro 2020 or 2018 adapters or Macbook adapters will also fast-charge the power bank. We recommend Anker Powerport III 36-watt dual PD port wall charger or  Aukey Omnia 20-watt PD charger for fast-charging this power bank and your iPhone 12/11 series phones.

RAVPower 10000 PD will give about two full recharges (zero to 100%) for the iPhone 12 Pro & iPhone 12, as well as 11, 11 Pro, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus. It will give three full recharges for iPhone 12 mini and the iPhone 8, 7, 6, 6s etc. It charges the iPhone 12 Pro Max from 20% to 100% two times.

RAVPower 10000 PD Pros

  • Lightweight at 6.7 oz (190 gm).
  • 29-watt max USB-C PD output charges all iPhone 12s at maximum supported 20-watt – zero to 60% in 30 minutes
  • Also charges iPhone 11, 11 Pro/Pro Max, XS/XS Max/XR/8/8+/X at zero to 55-60% in 30 minutes
  • The regular USB port charges older iPhones 7/7+/6s/6s+/6 2x faster than Apple 5-watt charger
  • Also fast-charges iPad mini 2019, iPad Air 3, iPad Pro 2018 via USB-PD
  • Can be fully charged in 3.5 hours with 20-watt or 18-watt USB-C PD charger or Macbook Air/Pro chargers, or iPad Pro 2020/18 charger
  • Charges Macbooks at decent 29 watt charging speed
  • Also fast-charges almost all Samsung/Pixel/LG Android phones including Samsung Galaxy S20 etc. at fast speeds
  • Trickle charging for low-power devices such as Airpods.
  • Can charge Nintendo Switch while playing
  • Solid build quality

Cons

  • One inch thick. Slim design is more pocket and easy to hold in hand with phone

Best USB-C Portable Charger for iPhone 12, 12 Pro/Pro Max, & iPhone 12 Mini

(Fast-charging, 2-3 charges)

Aukey 10000 PD Slim Power Bank

Power bank for iPhone 12 Pro Max
Aukey 10000 PD fast-charges all latest iPhone 12/11 phones, older iPhones and almost all Android phones

Aukey 10000 PD is our next fast-charging USB-C portable charger for iPhone 12 series phones. Aukey 10000 PD fast charges latest iPhone 12 series, as well as the iPhone 11, 11 Pro/Pro Max, XS Max, XS, XR, iPhone 8/8+/X and the older iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6s, 6, 6 Plus, 6S Plus, SE etc.

Aukey 10000 PD has two charging ports – an 18-watt capable USB-C PD port for fast-charging iPhones 12 series, and  11, 11 Pro, XR/XS Max/XS/X/8/8+ etc. with a USB-C to Lightning Cable. The second port is a 2 amp output regular USB port.

The power bank can fast-charge most Samsung/LG/Moto phones including Samsung Galaxy S20/Note 20/10 series.

The powerbank itself can be recharged in about 3.5 hours with a 18-watt or 20-watt USB-C PD adapter or the new iPad Pro or Macbook adapters . We recommend Aukey Omnia 20-watt PD charger for fast-charging this powerbank and your iPhone 12 phones.

Just like its other 10000mah counterparts Aukey 10000 PD  gives –

  • iPhone 12 and 12 Pro – Three recharges  from 20% to 100%
  • iPhone 12 Pro MaxTwo recharges from 20% to 100%
  • iPhone 12 Mini – Nearly four recharges from 20% to 100%
  • Nearly three recharges from 20% to 100% for iPhone 11, 11 Pro/Max, XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus, and other large screen iPhones (7+/6s+, 6+)
  • Four recharges from 20% to 100% for the iPhone 8, 7, 6, 6s etc.

Pros

  • Fast-charges new iPhone 12 phones from empty to 55-60% in about 30 minutes with 18-watt USB-C PD port
  • Fast-charges older iPhones 7, 6s, 6 etc. twice as fast as Apple iPhone charger via the regular USB port
  • Fast-charges latest iPads
  • Gets charged in 3.5 hours with a PD charger or Macbook Air/Pro, or iPad Pro 2020/18 charger
  • Can be charged in two ways! – through USB-C or micro-USB ports
  • Supports Quickcharge 3.0  to fast-charges nearly all new Android phones
  • Supports charging of low-power devices such as Airpods and Apple Watch
  • Can charge Nintendo Switch while playing
  • Half-inch (15mm) slim design
  • 24-month warranty

Cons

  • None

Best USB-C Portable Charger for iPhone 12 series and iPads (Fast-charging, 4-6 charges)

Anker PowerCore Essential 20000 USB-C PD

Anker PowerCore Essential 20000 PD is our pick as fast charging high-capacity power bank for iPhone 12 series. It is a strikingly designed compact 20000mah capacity PD portable charger for the latest PD compatible iPhones, iPads, and Android phones. When combined with a good PD charger such as Powerport III Duo dual PD port 36w charger, it is a convenient premium fast-charging combination for the latest iPhone 12 series as the dual port PD chargers can charge both the iPhone 12/11 and the power bank super-fast. The iPhone 12 phones get charged from zero to 50% in 20 (mini), 25 (iPhone 12, 12 Pro), & about 30 mins (iPhone 12 Pro max).

The PowerCore Essential 20000 PD power bank will fast-charge the iPhone 12 series, as well as 11, 11 Pro/Max, XR, XS, XS Max, X and iPhone 8/8+ phones with a USB-C to Lightning Cable. It will gives an incredible six recharges (from 20% to 100% five times) for the iPhone 12 & iPhone 12 Pro, and eight recharges (from 20% to 100%) for the iPhone 12 Mini.

PowerCore Essential 20000 PD supports 18-watt maximum USB-C PD output and input and gets charged with PD chargers in 6 hours. The portable charger can also charge almost all latest Android phones such as Samsung Galaxy S20/S10, Note 20/10/9 Pixel 5, 4/3/2 etc. at fastest charging speeds (18 watt PD).

Best Fast-Charging USB-C PD power bank for iPhone 12 mini
PowerCore Essential 20000 PD is a compact fast-charging high capacity 
PD power bank for latest iPhone 12, 11, XR etc. and iPads

The PowerCore Essential 20000 PD comes with a high quality USB-C to USB-C cable. The power bank is notable for its more compact build and much superior build quality compared to most other competitors, and has the added advantage of Anker’s stellar customer service .

The PowerCore Essential 20000 PD gets charged in just 6 hours with a 18-watt or higher USB-C PD charger or iPad 2020/2018 chargers, or Macbook chargers in 6-hours.

We recommend the PowerCore Essential 20000 PD with the ultra-compact (1 inch x 1 inch) Aukey Omnia 20-watt PD charger or Anker Powerport III Duo dual PD port 36-watt charger.

PowerCore Essential 20000 PD Pros

  • Zero to 55-60% in 30 minutes for iPhone 12 series phones
  • Gives five full charges for 12/12 Pro and 4 full charges to 11 Pro Max, 12 Pro Max 
  • Fast-charges latest iPad Pros 11 & 12.9 and other 2020/2019/2018 iPads at fastest speeds via USB-C PD
  • Fast-charge older iPads as fast as the stock Apple iPad chargers.
  • Fast-charge old iPhones 7/7 Plus/6s/6s+/6/SE/5s at twice the speed of stock Apple iPhone chargers.
  • Long, narrow, stylish design
  • Can charge Samsung Galaxy S/Note/A phons and all Pixels at fastest speeds
  • Charge Nintendo Switch while playing
  • Solid build quality
  • Anker 18-month warranty & customer service

Cons

  • None

Best USB-C Portable charger for iPhone 12 series and iPads (Fast-Charging, 4-6 charges)

Aukey 20000 PD

Aukey 20000 PD is our next best pick for charging iPhone 12 series and iPads if you want a high capacity fast-charging USB-C PD portable charger (5 to 8 recharges). The higher capacity is especially useful if you have an iPad as iPads have two to three times larger batteries than iPhones. The power bank supports 18-watt USB-C PD output for fast-charging latest iPhone 12 and older iPhone 11/XR/XS/X/8 etc. to 55-60% in 30 mins via a USB-C to Lightning Cable. It even supports Lightning input and can hence be charges with older Apple iPhone/iPad chargers.  Aukey 20000 PD stands out due to its reasonable price when compared to other similar capacity PD power banks.

Aukey 20000 PD has a true battery capacity of 20000 mAh which means it will give the iPhone 12, 12 Pro six charges from 20% to 100%, the iPhone 12 Pro Max nearly five charges from 20 to 100%, and the 12 Mini eight charges from 20 to 100%. The 18-watt PD charging output charges the latest iPhone 12/11/XR etc. from zero to 60% in about 30 minutes. The Aukey 20000 PD  has three recharging ports for charging the power bank itself – a USB-C port, a Lightning port and micro-USB port. It takes about 6 hours to get recharged by any 18-watt USB-C PD wall charger or any Macbook chargers.

Best USB-C charger for iPhone 12 mini
Aukey 20000 PD will give iPhone 12/12 Pro/11/XR five full charges and charges iPhone 12/12 Pro to 50% from empty in 25 mins

The Aukey 20000 PD power bank also supports Quickcharge 3.0 input/output and hence can fast-charge all Samsung S10/S10+/S9/S9+ and LG/Moto/Mi phones from zero to 50% in 30-40 minutes.

Aukey 20000 PD weighs 13.5 oz (385 grams) and measures 6.98 x 2.71 x 0.97 inches (17.7 x 6.9 x 2.5 cm). It also has a ‘low current charging mode’ to charge Airpods, Bluetooth Headphones, Apple Watch etc.

Pros

  • 18-watt USB-C PD fast-charging gives the iPhone 12/11/11 Pro,XS/XR/X/8/8+  zero to 60% charge in about 30 minutes
  • Reasonable price
  • Five full charges for iPhone 12/11/XR
  • Seven full charges for iPhone 12 Mini as well as 8/7/6s/6/5/SE 
  • Three ports to recharge the power bank with any charger available – USB-C Port, micro-USB port, Lightning Port
  • Gets recharged in just 6 hours by 18-watt USB-C PD charger
  • Weighs 13.5 oz (385 grams)
  • Low Current Charging Mode for Airpods etc.
  • 24-month product replacement warranty

Cons

  • None really

Best High Capacity Fast Charging USB-C Portable Charger for iPhone 12, iPads, & Macbooks with bundled USB-C charger

Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD 45-watt with 60-watt PD charger

Fast charging USB-C powerbank for iPhone 12 Pro Max
PowerCore+ 26800 PD 45-watt can fast-charge iPhone 12/11 series, XR/XS/X/8/8+, iPads & Macbooks 

Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD 45-watt is our top recommendation as fast charging USB-C PD power bank with bundled USB PD wall charger and highest TSA-allowed capacity for iPhone 12 series phones. This power bank has three charging ports – one USB-C PD port and two standard USB ports.

PowerCore+ 26800 PD 45-watt has maximum USB-C PD output of 45 watts. The high capacity and high output make it perfect portable charger for Macbooks and latest iPads that support USB-C PD fast charging such as iPad Pro 2020/2018, iPad mini 2019, iPad Air 3 etc.  PowerCore+ 26800 PD 45-watt will charged all latest Samsung smartphones such as S20/S10/Note 20/10 etc. at fast speeds.

This powerbank can charge the iPhone 12, 12 Pro, an incredible eight times from 20% to 100%! Alternatively, it will charge the iPad Pro 12.9 2020 once and still charge the iPhone 12 Pro from 20 to 100% four times!

The power bank comes with a bundled 60-watt USB-C adapter. The adapter can fully-charge this massive capacity power bank fully in just 3.5 hours! It can also be used as backup charger to fast-charge the iPhone 12 series phones from zero to 50% in 30 minutes.

PowerCore+ 26800 PD 45-watt Pros

  • Highest TSA-allowed capacity for cabin luggage
  • Zero to 50% in 25 to 30 minutes for iPhone 12, 12 Pro/Max/Mini
  • Charges Macbook Air and Pro at fast 45 watt charging speed
  • Can give one full charge for Macbook Air 2018 and can still charge a iPhone 12/12 pro fully once
  • Fast-charges iPad mini 2019, iPad Air 3, iPad Pro 2020/2018
  • Fast-charges older iPads as fast as the stock Apple chargers.
  • Gets fully recharged in just about 3.5 hours with included charger
  • Can also fast-charges old iPhones from USB ports at more than twice the speed of stock Apple iPhone chargers.
  • Can charge Nintendo Switch while playing & Samsung Galaxy S20/S10/Note 20/10 etc.
  • Solid build and reliability
  • Anker 18-month warranty & great customer service

Cons

  • No option to purchase without the bundled wall charger

Best High Capacity Fast Charging USB-C Power Bank for iPhone 12, iPads, & MacBooks (without bundled USB-C charger)

RAVPower 26800 USB-C PD 30-watt 

RavPower 26800 PD power bank is our pick as the best highest TSA-allowed capacity fast charging USB-C portable charger for the new iPhone 12 series phones, if you want to buy your own PD wall charger to get a better overall deal. It is also a good choice if you already have a spare USB-C PD adapter or if you want to use your Macbook chargers or dual PD port power adapters.

The portable charger is best charged with a 30 watt or higher USB-C PD adapters or Macbook Air/Pro chargers and can be fully recharged in just 4 to 4.5 hours. We recommend the excellent Aukey Omnia 63-watt dual port charger or the Anker PowerCore II PD 49.5 watt dual port charger for charging this power bank. This power bank + charger combo will save you a good amount over expensive bundled PD portable charger + adapter options and give you an extra fast charging port on the adapter!

USB-C portable charger for iPhone 12 mini
RavPower 26800 PD gives excellent value for money, fast-charges iPhone 12, can charge Macbooks at 30-watt 

Just like the Anker 26800, this powerbank will also charge the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro eight times from 20% to 100%! Alternatively, it will charge the iPad Pro 12.9 2020 once and still charge the iPhone 12 Pro from 20 to 100% four times!

 RavPower 26800 PD power bank has a maximum 30-watt USB-C PD output. This makes it an excellent power bank to charge your Macbook Air as well.  RavPower 26800 PD has three charging ports in all – one USB-C PD port and two high speed USB ports.

The  RavPower 26800 PD power bank also has a micro-USB input port and can be recharged using older Android phone chargers though in quite high time of about 12-15 hours.

Pros

  • Highest TSA-allowed capacity for in-flight carry (in cabin)
  • Zero to 60% in 30 minutes for iPhone 12 series
  • Charges Macbook Air and Pro at 30 watt charging speeds
  • Fast-charges latest iPads & iPad Pros
  • Fast-charges older iPads as fast as the stock Apple iPad chargers.
  • Fast-charges iPhones 7/7+/6s/6/6+/6s+ at more than twice the speed of stock Apple iPhone chargers (0 to 50% in 40-50 mins).
  • Powerbank get recharged in just 4 to 5 hours using Macbook chargers or 30+ watt USB-C PD wall chargers
  • 3 charging ports – one USB-C + two USB
  • Can charge most Samsung/LG/Pixel/Moto phones at fastest speeds
  • Can charge Nintendo Switch while playing
  • Solid build and robust construction
  • RAVPower 18-month + 12 month warranty

Cons

  • An option with bundled USB-C wall charger would have been great.

Best Fast Charging USB-C Power banks for iPhone 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, 12 mini & iPhone 12

We recommend Aukey Omnia 20-watt PD or Omnia Focus 36-watt Dual PD port chargers for fast-charging these power banks and your iPhone 12/11 series iPhones

FeaturesNew Release! RAVPower 10000 USB-C PD 18W New Release! Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 PD USB-C PD 18W Anker PowerCore 20000 PD PowerCore+ 26800 USB-C PD with 60-watt USB-C wall chargerRAVPower 26800 PD
Number of full charges for iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 11, XR, 11 Pro/Max, XS, XS Max, 8 Plus 2 2 4 5 5
Number of full charges for iPhone 12 Mini, 8, 7, 6s, 6, 5s, SE 3+ 3+ 6+ 8+ 8+
Maximum USB-C PD Output for charging Macbooks, iPad Pro 29-watt 18-watt 18 watt 45-watt
Great for Macbooks
30 watt
Samsung Galaxy S20, S10, S9, S8, Note 20/10 fast charge
Time to charge the powerbank 3.5 hrs with PD charger or 11 Pro Max charger
9 hours with USB charger
3.5 hrs with PD charger or 11 Pro/Max charger 6 hrs with PD charger/ 11 Pro/Max charger 3.5 hrs with included charger 4.5 hrs with any 30-watt PD charger, 16 hrs with regular USB charger

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