IOS 11.2 Will Feature Faster iPhone 8, iPhone X Wireless Charging

Angelica Greene
November 15, 2017

Apple's latest update to iOS 11 is set to offer faster wireless charging for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X owners.

The Mophie Wireless Charging Base and Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad (both $59) should deliver fast wireless charging to the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

The problem appears to be affecting all devices running iOS 11 when using the YouTube app. People are reporting that their device is running hot whilst using the app and also draining the battery, one user reported a battery drain of around 20 percent whilst using the app for 15 minutes.

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In that update, the phones will accept 7.5-watt charges on Qi charging pads, rather than the current 5 watts.

If you own an iPhone 8, 8 Plus or X, you are probably already aware that they are only capable of using the slowest Qi speed (five watts). The same phone took more than 30 minutes to get from 40 percent to 60 percent while charging wirelessly on a Qi pad. That should theoretically allow those devices to charge much faster than what's possible even with the iPhones' upgraded spec. It will, it's said, upgrade the 2017 iPhone range's wireless charging power support to 7.5W. Apple has not announced when 11.2 will be ready but Mac Rumors says that since it is in its third beta version, the official release should be coming soon - most likely within the next month. The Qi standard, now at v1.2, actually supports up to 15W being delivered.

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