IOS 11.2 Is Bringing Faster Wireless Charging

iOS 11.2 will allow your iPhone to charge faster wirelessly: 7.5W of Qi goodness

iOS 11.2 will allow your iPhone to charge faster wirelessly: 7.5W of Qi goodness

Updating your phone isn't enough to boost your charging speed, however.

Apple's iOS 11.2 beta shows iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X users will soon be able to charge their devices faster when using wireless charging accessories, according to MacRumors.

Qi chargers can support 15W of wireless charging, but it's not known whether Apple's iPhone lineup can do the same. Although the added support for 7.5W Qi charging won't introduce a dramatically quicker wireless charging experience, the evidence points out that users should expect marginally improved charging speeds.

Liang Chen of KeenLab has successfully cracked the iPhone X and demonstrated a functional jailbreak for Apple's latest flagship. Right now, Apple sells two third-party wireless charging pads that are capable of hitting that 7.5-watt charging rate.

Up until iOS 11.1 the Qi-enabled iPhones could charge wirelessly by up to 5W and after 11.2 they can go as high as 7.5W - this was divulged by accessory maker RAVpower.

However, even with the iOS 11.2, the new iPhone will not be supporting the maximum charging speeds available on the current Qi 1.2 standard which is 15 W. But this 7.5 W charging speed is certainly an improvement over the current 5 W charging speeds offered. Still, if you're a supporter of wireless charging, faster charging speeds can only encourage you to embrace the cable-free future (and will probably get you to stop fiddling with your phone). Liang Chen earlier projects include a jailbreak for iOS 11 beta 2 and iOS 10.3.2 that never launched publicly.

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