It’s another year, and that means there’s a release of a new iPhone, and in this case, it’s the iPhone 13. Like every year, the newly released phone going to be a somewhat smaller iteration of the past one, and we think that MKBHD put it best that new smartphones are like the new Toyota Camry that releases every year; most people aren’t going to buy the new one, but for those that find the upgrade to be necessary, the iPhone 13 brings improvements that some may consider being a leap from the previous one.
Firstly, the iPhone 13 now uses the A15 Bionic chip that makes it faster, and if you’re getting one of the higher-end models, such as the iPhone 13 Pro or Pro Max, you’re able to get 6GB of RAM. One of the major upgrades for the iPhone 13 Pro and the 13 Pro Max models is that they finally use higher refresh rate screens, also known as variable refresh rate that goes all the way up to 120Hz. This difference of fluidity that you need when it comes to high-refresh rates is incredible, and most will never want to go back to a 60Hz screen. Along with the better display, the iPhone 13 models use much larger batteries, with the 13 Pro Max using the largest battery that an iPhone has ever used with a size of 4,352mAh.
With incremental improvements in some areas, and a bit more dramatic in others, the iPhone 13 is a phone powerhouse. With these better specs, the phone does end up using a lot of power, resulting in faster depletion. In this guide, we’re covering power banks that you should consider using for the iPhone 13, with the ones in this guide being able to fast charge the Apple phone and some featuring the compatible tech known as MagSafe.
JIGA 10,000mAh MagSafe Wireless Charging Power Bank with 20W PD
If you were wondering or didn’t know, the iPhone 13 still uses Apple’s MagSafe tech from the iPhone 12, which enabled the phone to be connected to a magnetic wireless charger and charge from it. This charging tech is handy for wireless charging because there’s no need to use the port on the phone, and you can still use your phone while it wirelessly charges. This first JIGA power bank that we’re recommending features MagSafe wireless charging on top where’s there’s a white charging pad. You can place your iPhone 13 on top, and it will magnetically attach; note that having a case on your phone does affect the magnetic attachment.
Wireless charging from this JIGA power bank is 7.5W for iPhones, which is better than the 5W standard. Samsung phones can receive 10W from wireless charging. In addition to wireless charging, this power bank also has two fast charging ports. One port is a 20W USB-C Power Delivery port, and the other is a USB-A Quick Charge port. You can fast charge your iPhone 13 at 20W via the USB-C PD port, but you must use a Lightning to USB-C cable as the iPhone 13 still uses a Lightning port.
The power bank is also recharged via the USB-C port, and it can be recharged at 20W. The size of this JIGA power bank may be the second-best part as it has such a small size that it easily fits into a single hand.
|JIGA 10,000mAh 15W Magnetic Wireless Power Bank with Power Delivery Specs|
|Wireless Charging||15W |
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||5V/3.0A | 9V/2.22A | 12V/1.67A (20W)|
|USB-A Port||5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)|
|USB-C Input||5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A|
|Size||5.7 x 3.9 x 1.2 inches|
Baseus 20,000mAh 65W USB-C Power Delivery Power Bank
If you’re searching for a high-capacity power bank that can charge your iPhone 13 to full power multiple times and features faster charging, this Baseus power bank will serve you well. The power bank has a 20,000mAh power capacity. This is enough power to charge even the iPhone 13 Pro Max with its largest battery to full power about three times.
Charging from the power bank is even better because it has one USB-C Power Delivery port and two USB-A ports. The Power Delivery port has a 65W charging rate, and the two USB-A ports use Quick Charge. You can use the Power Delivery port to fast charge the iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 Pro models at 20W; however, the iPhone 13 Pro Max has reportedly been able to fast charge at 27W, so this Baseus power bank can do just that. Fast charging your iPhone isn’t the only reliable way to use them because if you have a Macbook or an iPad, this power bank can also fast charge them.
The USB-A port is useful for fast charging Android smartphones as iPhones are not compatible with Quick Charge. You can either use the USB-C PD port or the Micro-USB input port to recharge the power bank. We recommend using the USB-C PD port to recharge as it has a 60W input, but you need a 60W Power Delivery wall charger to recharge it at that speed.
|Baseus 20,000mAh 65W USB-C Power Delivery Power Bank Specs|
|Single Port Charging||USB-C PD Port: 65W |
USB-A Port: 30W
USB-A Port: 30W
|Two Port Charging||USB-C PD Port: 45W |
USB-A Port: 18W
USB-A Port: 18W
|Three Port Charging||30W Shared|
|Input||60W via PD Port |
18W via Micro-USB input port
|Size||6.06 x 2.55 x 1.06 inches|
Momax 10,000mAh 5 in 1 Wireless Charging Power Bank with Power Delivery
This Momax power bank is quite different from many other portable chargers on the market, and that’s because it features three ways to wireless charge from. You can open this power bank, and inside, you’ll find charging pads where you can place an Apple Watch, an AirPods case, and a charging pad for the iPhone 13. The charging pad for the iPhone 13 has a 7.5W charge rate. There is also a compartment where you can place an Apple Pencil. However, it won’t charge as it’s just a place to put it. So if you’re a heavy Apple user and own an Apple Watch and AirPods Pro that uses a wireless charging case, then you may want to consider getting this Momax Airbox power bank.
To add to the wireless charging, this Airbox power bank also has a 20W USB-C Power Delivery port that can fast charge the iPhone 13.
|Momax Airbox 5 in 1 Wireless Charging Power Bank Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||5V/3.0 | 9V/2.22A|
|Wireless Smartphone Charging||10W|
|Wireless Apple Watch Charging||5W|
|Wireless Earbud Case Charging||5W|
|USB-C Input||5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A|
|Size||7 x 3 x 1 inches|
UGREEN 10,000mAh Power Bank with Built-in Lightning Cable
Since the iPhone 13 still uses a Lightning port, you may want to consider getting a power bank that has a built-in Lightning cable, such as this UGREEN portable charger. This way, the power bank will always be reliable to use as long as it has the power to operate. The better part of the built-in cable on this power bank is that it has an 18W Power Delivery charging speed, so you can fast charge your iPhone and don’t have to use the USB-C Power Delivery port for fast charging.
Also, yes, this UGREEN power bank has a USB-C PD port and a USB-A Quick Charge port. You can recharge the power bank at 18W with a PD wall charger. The 10,000mAh power capacity of the power bank is relatively low; if you’ve got the top-tier iPhone 13 Pro Max, then you may be fair only one full charge, but you will have spare power left over to use.
Included in the box is a USB-C to USB-C cable and a USB-C to USB-A cable, which you can use either to recharge the power bank or to use with the two ports that the power bank has. When you’re not using the power bank, the built-in Lightning cable conceals completely into the charger for easier portability.
|UGREEN PB172 10,000mAh PD Power Bank with Built-in USB-C Cable Specs|
|Built-in Lightning Cable||5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A|
|Quick Charge USB-A Port||5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||5V/3A | 9V/2.22A | 12V/1.5A|
|Max Output when charging Multiple Devices||5V/3.0A|
|USB-C PD Input||5V/3A | 9V/2A|
|Size||4 x 2 x 0.8 inches|
INIU 10,000mAh 15W Slim USB-C Power Bank
If you don’t care much about fast charging and want a standard power bank that you can use to charge your iPhone 13 at a low cost, this INIU power bank is a good option. The power bank has a 10,000mAh power capacity, not bad, and should get you one full charge for your iPhone 13 with some excess power.
This INIU power bank does not have fast charging, and instead, the power bank has two standard 3A USB-C ports and a single 15W USB-C port. It’s best to use the USB-C port to charge your iPhone 13 via a USB-C to Lightning cable to get the fastest charge possible. However, using the USB-A ports is just as good.
|INIU 10,000mAh 15W USB-C Power Bank Specs|
|USB-C Port||5V/3.0A (15W)|
|USB-A Port 1||5V/3.0A (15W)|
|USB-A Port 2||5V/3.0A (15W)|
|USB-C Input||5V/3.0A (15W)|
|Size||5.2 x 2.7 x 0.5 inches|
TEGIC 10,000mAh 30W USB-C Power Delivery Power Bank
This TEGIC portable charger is somewhat on the steep price side for being a 10,000mAh power bank, mainly because of its design and build quality. The charger has an Aluminum body. It also features a glass shield that shows circuitry within the power bank; other power banks don’t do this, and what you get is a portable charger that looks and feels incredibly high quality.
Charging power is not lacking as the TEGIC power bank has a 30W UBS-C Power Delivery port and a USB-A Quick Charge port. So if you’ve got an iPhone 13 Pro Max, you can charge it at 27W, while the other two models can charge at 20W via the USB-C PD port. You can also recharge the power bank at 30W.
|TEGIC BLOCK 30 10,000mAh 30W Power Delivery Power Bank Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||5V-3A | 9V-3A | 12V-2.25A | 15V-1.8A | 20V-1.35A (30W Max)|
|USB-A Port||5V-4.5A | 9V-3A | 12V-2.5A (18W Max)|
|Input||5V-3A | 9V-3A | 12V-2.5A | 15V-2A (30W Max)|
|Size||5.3 x 2.5 x 0.6 inches|
CHOETECH 10,000mAh Power Bank with built-in USB-C and Lightning Cable
We already mentioned a power bank that used a built-in Lightning cable, and this is another one from CHOETECH. This power bank is more stringent with its usage because the charger features two built-in lines and an input port. So there are no output ports that you can use to charge your devices, as the USB-C Power Delivery port on this power bank can only be used to recharge it.
The good news is that the two built-in cables use an 18W USB-C Power Delivery charge rate, so you’re able to fast charge your iPhone with the power bank. When you’re not using the charger, the two cables go inside the power bank and are entirely out of the way; the charger itself has a slim form factor that makes it simple to place into your pocket.
|CHOETECH 10,000 B688 Power Delivery USB-C / Lightning Built-in Cable Power Bank Specs|
|Built-in USB-C Cable||5V 3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A|
|Built-in Lightning Cable||5V 3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A|
|USB-C (Input)||5V/3A | 9V/2A|
|Size||5.75 x 2.72 x 0.67 inches|
JIGA 30,000mAh 3 Output and 3 Input Power Bank with Lightning Input
One of the more rare parts of power banks is one featuring a Lightning input, as it’s not something that can easily be found, but thankfully this JIGA portable charger does use a Lightning input port. In addition to that, the power bank has a USB-C and Micro-USB input port. The USB-C port can only be used to recharge and cannot be used as an output.
Instead, this JIGA power bank has three USB-A ports with a 5V/2.0A (10W) charge rate. There is no fast charging with this JIGA power bank, but what you do get is a massive 30,000mAh power capacity that can last many days, and that’s one of the best reasons to get this JIGA portable charger. Also, the same cable you use with the USB-A ports to charge your iPhone 13, a USB-A to Lightning cable, is the cable you can use to recharge the power bank via the Lightning input port.
|JIGA 30,000mAh 3 Output - 3 Input Power Bank Specs|
|USB-A Ports (Output)||5V/2.0A|
|Size||6.1 x 3 x 1.3 inches|