Fast charging is a must for basically any modern smartphone, and this is because smartphones these days use a ton of power. Phones now use very powerful processors and they also use tons of RAM. We’ve gotten to the point where phones are now using 12GB to 16GB of RAM. That’s a ton more RAM some computers and laptops use.
So the use of fast charging to keep up with battery consumption is more important than ever, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max, a phone that is capable of fast charging, is not known to be fast chargeable.
How do you fast charge the iPhone 11? You can fast charge your iPhone 11 using a USB-C Power Delivery charger with a Lightning to USB-C charging cable. The iPhone has been compatible with Power Delivery ever since the release of the iPhone X and the iPhone 8, but many people don’t know since iPhones have been shipping with 5W chargers only.
How Powerful Should your Power Delivery Charger Be?
When it comes to fast charging the Apple iPhone with a Power Delivery charger, you should aim for getting an 18W Power Delivery charger. 18W of charging power is the minimum that you need for fast charging for most Power Delivery compatible smartphones. That said, you can still use a 30W, 60W or even a 100W PD charger to charge your iPhone 11, and it will still fast-charge at 18W.
Using higher Power Delivery chargers will not damage your phone.
Also, another reminder, the iPhone 11 does not use a USB-C port, but you can still use it with a USB-C port by using a USB-C to Lightning charging cable. You cannot use a USB-C to USB-C charging cable.
Types of Lightning to USB-C Charging Cables we Recommend:
If you’d like to know of specific Power Delivery chargers that you can use to fast charge your iPhone 11, then take a look at our iPhone 11 guide of chargers. We’ll mention a few right here to get you started, though.
Aukey 18W USB-C Compact Power Delivery Wall Charger
If you have the regular iPhone 11, it does not come with a Power Delivery wall charger, and instead comes with a standard 5W charger. The iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max are the models that come with a Power Delivery wall charger.
The above Aukey compact charger is a great one to get if you want to get your first fast charger for your iPhone or get a replacement charger. This Aukey charger only uses a single USB-C port and it has an output of 18W, so you can fast charge your iPhone 11 with it.
What’s better is that this charger also has a foldable plug, and when you fold it in, the charger has an all-around dimension of 1 inch. It’s smaller than the charger that comes with your iPhone. This charger does not come with a USB-C to Lightning charging cable, so if you don’t have the cable, you’re going to have to purchase it separately.
Aukey 10,000mAh Fast Wireless Charging Power Delivery Power Bank
Also, the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro Max are compatible with 7.5W fast wireless charging. The above Aukey power bank is a jack of all trades type of a power bank because it uses three fast charging methods.
The power bank has two ports, with one being a Quick CHarge port and the other is a USB-C Power Delivery port with an 18W charging speed. So you can use the PD port to fast charge your iPhone 11.
Another way to fast charge your iPhone with this Aukey power bank is simply by placing your phone on top of the power bank. Your iPhone will charge at 7.5W, which is not nearly as fast as the 18W Power Delivery port, but it’s helpful if you don’t have a cable handy to charge from the port.
A Power Delivery power bank can be one of the best ways to charge your iPhone 11 because you can keep using your phone no matter where you are. Also, with this Aukey 10,000mAh power bank, you’ll be able to charge your phone to full power about two times.
Anker PowerDrive PD 2 30W Power Delivery Car Charger
A car charger is another charging product that you can use to fast charge your iPhone 11 Pro Max. We think that using a car charger for fast charging is one of the most useful ways to take advantage of Power Delivery because you might be low on battery power and you can charge your phone while driving.
This Anker PowerDrive PD 2 car charger has two ports. The USB-C Power Delivery port has an 18W charging speed, so it can fast charge your iPhone. The USB-A port has a 12W charging speed.
The max output of this car charger is 30W, and this means that you can fast charge your iPhone, and at the same time charge another phone at the same time.