iPhone 11 is a follow-up to Apple’s top selling XR and offers incredible value for money with best-in-class photography. iPhone 11 has a large 3000 mah battery but ships with a very slow 5-watt Apple charger that takes very long to charge the huge battery.
The great news is that the iPhone 11 supports fast 18-watt USB-C PD charging, and can be charged from zero to 50% in just 25 minutes with a USB-C PD charger or a USB_C PD portable charger. All you require to fast-charge iPhone 11 is a USB-C to Lightning cable to connect your iPhone 11 with PD charger/power bank.
If you want a very low cost solution, you can also charge iPhone 11 at twice the speed of its Apple 5-watt wall charger with 12-watt chargers or Quickcharge/12-watt portable chargers at speed of zero to 50% in about 1 hour. This is nowhere as fast as PD power banks or PD chargers, but it is still much faster than the Apple 5-watt/1-amp charger that comes in iPhone 11 box.
Here are all the ways to charge iPhone 11 fast –
Charge iPhone 11 Fast with USB-C PD charger
iPhone 11 supports 18-watt USB-C PD fast charging and a high-quality USB-C PD charger with 18-watt or higher power output will charge the iPhone 11 at its fastest charging speed from zero to 50% in just 25 minutes.
If you charge only one phone at a time, then we recommend the Anker PowerPort III Nano or Aukey 18-watt PD charger or the original Apple 18-watt USB-C PD charger. If you often charge two phones at a time, then a better option is a dual port PD charger such as Anker 30-watt PowerPort Speed Duo as this lets you charge an iPhone 11 and an iPad, or the 11 and a power bank, or any other phone at the same time from a single power outlet. If you have two iPhone 11/XR/XS/XS Max/8/8+/11 Pro/Max in the family, you can also use a dual PD port charger such as Anker 36-watt PowerPort III dual PD charger to fast-charge two iPhone 11s or an iPhone 11 and an XR/XS/XS Max/8/8+/11 Pro/Max at the same time.
If you have a Macbook, you can use a high output dual PD port charger such as Anker PowerPort 60-watt dual PD charger to charge the Macbook and fast-charge the iPhone 11 at the same time. Anker PowerPort 60-watt dual PD charger will charge latest USB-C Macbooks at 60-watt when charging the Macbook alone. When it charges the Macbook and iPhone 11 at the same time using both PD ports it will charge Macbook at 30-watt PD and the iPhone 11 at its fastest possible 18-watt PD. This is possible as PowerPort 60-watt dual PD charger can output 30-watt PD + 30-watt PD from both PD ports simultaneously.
Another excellent high output dual PD port alternative for Macbooks and iPhone 11 is Aukey 63-watt PD charger. The Aukey 63-watt PD charger charges Macbooks at high 60 watt output and charges iPhone 11 at 18-watt. It can also simultaneously charge Macbooks at 45-watt and fast-charge iPhone 11 at 18-watt.
Gallium Nitride (GAN) chargers are the latest charger technology. These chargers use GAN components instead of silicon components and weigh almost half as traditional silicon chargers and are also almost half the size. Good GaN chargers for iPhone 11 are Aukey single-port 30-watt Gan PD charger and Anker Atom III PD 60-watt charger.
Fast Charge iPhone 11 with USB-C PD Portable Chargers
USB-C PD portable chargers are another way to charge the iPhone 11 at its fastest possible charging speed of zero to 50% in 25 minutes. PD power banks are future-ready and most suited as portable chargers for all iPhones as well as all latest and upcoming iPhones and iPads.
Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 PD is a premium 18-watt USB-C PD portable charger for iPhone 11 and it is our top recommendation as best compact PD portable charger for iPhone 11. The PowerCore Slim 10000 PD will fully charge the iPhone 11 about two times or charge it from 20% to 100% about three times. The power bank can be fully charged in just 3.5 hours with any 18+ watt PD charger such as the iPhone 11 Pro/Max chargers, Anker PowerPort III Nano or Aukey 18-watt PD charger or the original Apple 18-watt USB-C PD charger.
Two other good 18-watt PD portable fast-chargers for iPhone 11 are Aukey 10000 PD and RAVPower 10000 PD. Both these chargers have good and reliable build quality and come with an additional micro-USB port for charging the power bank. Aukey 10000 PD even comes with an Lightning input port, and you can charge it directly with the Apple iPhone 11 charger in about 12 hours with the same Apple cable that you use to charge the iPhone 11.
If you want extra long power backup or want to charge an iPad along with the iPhone 11, then higher capacity PD power banks give you maximum TSA-allowed power backup.
RAVPower 20000 PD 3.0 45-watt is our favorite high-output and high-capacity USB-C PD portable charger. This power bank can charge Macbooks at 45-watt power output and will also fast-charge iPhone 11 at its fastest 18-watt PD charging speed. RAVPower 20000 PD 3.0 45-watt will fully fast-charge any iPad fully one time and still have enough capacity remaining to charge the iPhone 11 fully once. It will also fast-charge the latest PD enables iPads such as iPad Pro 11/12.9, iPad mini 5 or iPad Air 3.
Anker PowerCore Essential 20000 PD and Aukey 20000 PD are slightly more compact power banks but are only good for fast-charging iPhones/iPads (not Macbooks) as they have maximum 18-watt PD charging speed. Aukey 20000 PD even has a Lightning port for charging it directly with the Apple iphone 11 charge. To charge these 10000 or 20000mah PD power banks in lowest possible time (4-5 hours), we recommend only using PD chargers such as Anker 30-watt PowerPort Speed Duo charger or Anker PowerPort III Nano or the Aukey 18-watt PD charger. Of course, another huge advantage of PD chargers is that you can use them directly to charge iPhone 11 to 50% in 25 mins.
If you require the maximum possible TSA-allowed capacity portable charger with USB-C PD output for iPhone 11 and Macbooks/iPads, we recommend RAVPower 26800 PD 30-watt or the Anker PowerCore PD 26800 45-watt (better for Macbooks). Both these massive capacity PD portable chargers get charged in just around 4 hours with a 30-watt PD charger such as any Macbook 29/61/87 watt charger or the Anker 30-watt PowerPort Speed Duo charger .
Charge iPhone 11 fast with Macbook USB-C port
If you have a MacBook Air or Macbook Pro with USB-C ports, you can fast-charge the iPhone 11 by connecting the Macbook to the iPhone 11 with a USB-C to Lightning cable.
Fast Charge iPhone 11 with iPad Pro 11/12.9, iPhone 11 Pro/Max chargers
The iPad Pro 11 or 12.9 come with a 18-watt Apple USB-C PD charger and you can use this charger to fast-charge the iPhone 11 from zero to 50% in 25 minutes. The latest iPad mini 5 and iPad Air 3 also support 18-watt USB-C PD charging and can also be fast-charged with the iPad Pro 2018 (11 or 12.9) chargers. iPhone 11 is the only phone in Apple’s 11 series that does not come with a 18-watt USB-C charger in box. The Apple USB-C power adaptors that come with the new iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max will also fast-charge the iPhone 11.
Charge iPhone 11 fast with 2.4 amp chargers or power banks
While the fastest charging speed (zero to 50% in 25 mins) for iPhone 11 can only be achieved with PD chargers or PD power banks, the iPhone 11 can also be charged at less fast speed (zero to 50% in about 55-60 minutes) with any 12-watt (or 2.4 amp) chargers. The 12-watt/2.4 amp chargers cost very less and are if you will be satisfied with the zero to 50% in 1 hour charging speed, then chargers such as Anker Elite 24-watt dual port charger or power banks such as PowerCore 20100 are the lowest cost method to charge the iPhone 11 at twice the charging speed of its stock Apple 5-watt charger.
Charge iPhone 11 fast with QuickCharge adaptors or power banks
Quickcharge 3.0/2.0 are widely popular fast-charging standards that are supported by all new Samsung phones including S10/S9/S8, Note 10/9/8 and most other Android phones such as LG/Moto etc. Most Samsung and other Android phones come with Quickcharge compatible phone chargers. All these Samsung/Quickcharge power adapters and Quickcharge power banks support 2 amp charging for the iPhone 11 and will charge the iPhone 11 at zero to 50% in about 1 hour. This is almost half as fast as PD charger/power banks but still more than twice as fast speed as original Apple iPhone 11 charger.
If you already have Samsung/Android phone chargers available and/or if you need a cost-effective faster charging solution for the iPhone 11, then we recommend using Samsung/Quickcharge chargers or power banks such as Anker PowerCore II 10000 Slim. This is because the Quickcharge portbale chargers get charged twice as fast as 2.4 amp power banks.
For example, the PowerCore II 10000 Slim will get fully charged in just 4 hours with a Samsung phone adapter or any low-cost Quickcharge charger while the older 2.4 amp PowerCore 10000 Redux or PowerCore Lite 10000 will take about 8-10 hours to charge at minimum.