People who have purchased the new iPhones such as the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR have noticed that these smartphones charge slowly compared to the older iPhones like the iPhone 6. There is no battery related defect in the new iPhones. It is only because they have larger batteries, they take longer time to charge. Here are some handy tips to carry out fast charging on iPhone XS, XS Max and XR smartphones.

One should be aware of the fact that the charger that comes in the retail package of the 2018 iPhones support a charging rate of 5W. All the iPhones that have launched in the past such as the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus all carry support for 5W charging through the bundled charger. The 5W charger can take less time to charge the iPhone 6 that includes a 1,715mAh battery, but for the new iPhones certainly need a highly-rated charger, 9 to 5 Mac reported.

The 6.5-inch iPhone XS Mx has a 3,174mAh battery. The 5.8-inch iPhone XS and 6.1-inch iPhone XR respectively feature 2,658mAh and 2,942mAh batteries. It takes around 4 hours for the bundled 5W charger to charge the iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR models. Using the new 12W charger with a price tag of $15 available with Apple can significantly speed up the charging times on the new iPhones.

With the 12W charger, the iPhone XS Max or XR can charge to 50 percent in nearly 45 minutes. For faster charging experience, users can purchase Apple’s 29W USB-C power adapter that carries a price tag of $49 along with the company’s USB-C to lighting connector worth $29, iPhone Hacks reported. If it sounds like an expensive combo, users can also purchase a power adapter and a charging cable from a third-party seller. The Aukey 18W charger and Anker 30W charger are some of the third-party products that can charge the new iPhones to full capacity in less than 30 minutes.

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Apple’s iPhones reportedly dominated the premium smartphone market in the third quarter. Pictured: The new Apple iPhone XS (L) and iPhone XS Max (R) are displayed during an Apple special event at the Steve Jobs Theatre on September 12, 2018 in Cupertino, California. Getty Images/Justin Sullivan