How to Charge iPhone 8 Faster: iPhone 8 Fast-Charge Guide

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iPhone 8 was Apple’s first iPhone that came with USB-C PD fast-charge capability that allowed it to be charged from zero to 50% in just 25 mins. However, the iPhone 8 comes with the same old 5-watt Apple stock charger that takes very long to charge its 1,821 mAh battery. To fast-charge the iPhone 8 from empty to 50% in just about 25 minutes, all you need is a PD charger or PD power bank and a USB-C to Lightning cable.

iPhone 8 can also be fastly charged (zero to 50% in 35 mins) with 2.4 amp chargers or a Quickcharge/2.4 amp power bank. This is not as fast as the PD charging, but it is still twice as fast as the 5 watt/ 1 amp Apple charger and also a more reasonably priced option.

Here are all the ways to charge iPhone 8 fast –

Charge iPhone 8 fast with USB-C PD charger

iPhone 8 can be fast-charged by any USB-C PD charger with 18-watt output at speed of zero to 50% in just about 25 minutes. Single port chargers such as RAVPower 18-watt PD charger or the Aukey 18-watt PD charger are the most reasonably priced options.

Dual port PD chargers such as Anker 30-watt PowerPort Speed Duo charge can charge two devices at once. For example, they will charge the iPhone 8 along with your Macbook, or power bank, or any other PD supporting phone simultaneously.

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Anker 30-watt PowerPort Speed Duo can charge two devices at once 

A high output dual port charger such as RAVPower 61-watt PD charger (Read RAVPower 61-watt PD charger review) is a good option if you have a Macbook as it will charge the Macbook at high 30/45 watt output and iPhone 8 at 18-watt PD speed.

A new trend in the market of chargers is coming with the GAN chargers that use Gallium Nitride components instead of Silicon components. They are almost half  the weight of traditional chargers, and are also way more compact. Aukey single-port 30-watt GAN PD charger and Anker Atom III PD 60-watt charger are our recommended GAN chargers for iPhone 8.

A dual PD port charger such as Anker PowerPort 60-watt dual PD charger is the ultimate option for quick charging the iPhone 8. It will charge Macbooks at 30 watt with one PD port and simultaneously charge iPhone 8 at 18 watt with another PD port. It supports 30 watt PD + 30-watt PD output, allowing it to charge two PD devices simultaneously.

Another way to fast-charge iPhone 8 is through the latest Macbook Air/Pro USB-C wall chargers including MacBook 29/31/61/87-watt chargers.

Fast-Charge iPhone 8 with USB-C PD power bank

USB-C PD power banks will fast-charge iPhone 8 from empty to 50% in just 30 minutes as they are very similar to PD wall chargers in terms of charging. PD portable chargers for iPhone can fast-charge all the latest iPhones and iPads, and hence, are a future-proof choice for iPhone 8.

Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 PD is the best compact, slim, and most premium 18-watt USB-C PD portable charger for iPhone 8 in the market. It will fast-charge the iPhone 8 three times (or four  full charges from 20% to 100%). The power bank will itself get recharged in about 3.5 hours by any 18+ watt PD charger.

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PowerCore Slim 10000 PD is the best compact PD power bank for iPhone 8

If you have a PD supporting iPad such as iPad Pro 2018, iPad Mini 5, or iPad Air 3, we would recommend you to go for a higher capacity PD power bank such as RAVPower 20000 PD 3.0 45-watt. It will supply a current of 45-watt while charging a Macbook and 18-watt with the iPhone 8. RAVPower 20000 PD 3.0 45-watt has a large battery capacity and can fully charge any iPad one time fully along with one full charge to iPhone 8.

Anker PowerCore 20000 PD and Aukey 20000 PD are two of the most compact 20000 mAh PD power banks. These power banks support the fastest possible charging speed of 4-5 hours through the PD chargers such as Anker 30-watt PowerPort Speed Duo charger, RAVPower 18-watt PD charger or Aukey 18-watt PD charger. They can also get recharged by the Apple stock charger in about 12 hours through the Lightning port.

Aukey 10000 PD and RAVPower 10000 PD are our two most cost-effective recommendations for iPhone 8. They are quite similar to each other in terms of function and build quality and are way better than the other cheaper PD chargers. Aukey 10000 PD can be charged directly by the iPhone stock charger in 12 hours  as it has a Lightning port.

For a maximum possible TSA-allowed PD power bank, we would suggest RAVPower 26800 PD 30-watt or the Anker PowerCore PD 26800 30-watt for your iPhone 8. These high capacity PD portable chargers can be recharged in about 4.5 hours by any 30-watt PD charger such as any Macbook 29/61/87 watt charger or the Anker 30-watt PowerPort Speed Duo charger.

Charge iPhone 8 fast with Macbook USB-C port

If you have MacBook Air/Pro with USB-C port, then you can connect the MacBook to the phone via a USB-C to Lightning cable and fast-charge the iPhone 8.

Fast-Charge iPhone 8 with iPad Pro 2018 charger

iPhone 8 can also be fast-charged from empty to fifty percent in just about 25 minutes through the iPad Pro 2018’s 18-watt Apple PD charger. It can also fast-charge the other USB-C PD compatible devices such as iPad Mini 5 or iPad Air 3.

Charge iPhone 8 Quick with 2.4 amp chargers or power banks

fast-charging techniques 2.4 amp charging
Anker Elite 24-watt dual port charger is twice as fast as iPhone stock charger

iPhone 8 can be charged to 50% through 2.4 amp chargers at a slightly lower speed than PD chargers (10 minutes more) from zero to 50% in about 35 minutes. If you can settle with the little extra charging time, then these low-cost 2.4 amp chargers such as Anker Elite 24-watt dual port charger or power banks such as PowerCore 20100 are one of the best choices for iPhone 8. They take almost half the time taken by the Apple stock charger to charge the iPhone 8.

Charge iPhone 8 Faster with QuickCharge chargers or Power Banks

Charging through QuickCharge 3.0/2.0 fast-chargers is another way to rapidly charge iPhones. iPhone 8 can be fast-charged through QuickCharge wall-chargers from zero to half charge in about 35 minutes (twice as fast as the Apple stock charger). QuickCharge 3.0/2.0 also supports most of the new Samsung and other Android phones and most Samsung/Android phones these days come with Quickcharge compatible phone chargers.

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PowerCore 10000 Slim get recharged faster than 2.4 amp power banks

Anker PowerCore II 10000 Slim is a Quickcharge supporting power bank and is one of the best choices for charging the iPhone 8 if you have a Samsung or Android phone in family or if you are looking for a lower cost idea for your phone. Quickcharge power banks are preferred over 2.4 amp power banks as they get recharged way quicker than 2.4 amp ones.

For example, it takes around 4 hours for PowerCore 10000 Slim to get charged with any Quickcharge charger or a Samsung/Android phone charger whereas it takes 8-10 hours to fully recharge a non-Quickcharge 10000mah power bank.

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