No, charging your iPhone with an iPad adapter is safe. You can use an 18W, 20W, 30W, and 35W USB-C power adapter to charge an iPhone 8 and later. If you use an adapter above 20W, it fast-charges your iPhone.
Hi, I’m Devansh. Since I own both an iPhone and iPad, I only carry my iPad adapter when traveling and use it to charge both devices. This article discusses charging your iPhone and other Apple devices with your iPad and Mac adapter.
Want to ensure it’s safe to use your iPad adapter to charge your iPhone? Keep reading!
Charging Your iPhone with an iPad Adapter
iPhones have in-built charging circuits that regulate incoming power. When you charge your iPhone with a high-watt adapter (like 30W and 35W), it detects the higher wattage and only draws the amount of power it requires. So, charging your iPhone with an iPad adapter is safe.
To know the wattage of an Apple power adapter, check the top or bottom of the adapter.
Here are some common questions about charging your iPhone with an iPad adapter.
Can Your iPhone Overheat When Charging Using High-Watt Adapter?
Yes. Using a high-watt adapter may lead to increased heat generation. If your iPhone overheats to an extreme degree when charging, turn it off, improve airflow, and update iOS. Check this article to learn more about steps to regulate iPhone temperature.
Can You Charge an iPhone 5S and Earlier with an iPad Adapter?
Yes, but only with the Apple 12W adapter (open the page and check the Compatibility table). The 12W adapter is also compatible with other Apple devices like iPods and Apple Watches!
Can You Use a Third-Party Fast Charger to Charge Your iPhone?
Yes. You need an adapter above 20W to fast-charge your iPhone. Ensure it is MFi-certified to guarantee safety and compatibility.
It’s safe to charge your iPhone with an iPad adapter. You can use an 18W, 20W, 30W, and 35W USB-C power adapter to charge an iPhone 8 and later. An iPad adapter has many benefits, like faster charging and more convenience when traveling.
You should only use MFi-certified adapters for optimal safety and performance. If your iPhone overheats, take the proper steps to regulate temperature and avoid damage.
Do you have further questions about charging your iPhone with an iPad adapter? Let me know in the comments!