Saturday, 25 November, 2017

Your iPhone X is about to wirelessly charge faster

Your iPhone X is about to wirelessly charge faster Your iPhone X is about to wirelessly charge faster
Sherri Watson | 14 November, 2017, 20:03

Apple is unlocking faster wireless charging on the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus with the iOS 11.2 firmware update.

As a reminder, all new iPhones support wireless charging, but as of iOS 11.1.1, which is the latest official software, only 5W Qi wireless chargers are supported.

For people using the iPhone with old iOS 11 is like living in Apple's walled garden.

Most notably, it's significantly slower to charge an iPhone X, iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus via a wireless charger right now, compared to a wired charger. Liang Chen earlier projects include a jailbreak for iOS 11 beta 2 and iOS 10.3.2 that never launched publicly. In MacRumors' trial, the iPhone X running iOS 11.2 on a Belkin 7.5W wireless charger took thirty minutes to go from 46-percent to 66-percent. A device that doesn't support 7.5W wireless charging only got the iPhone X's battery up to 60% during the same timeframe. Needless to say this charges their batteries faster and is overall a user-friendly trait that Apple will likely catch up on sometime in the future provided that the hardware inside the all-new trio of 2017 iPhones allows it. However, tech-savvy users who jailbreak their phones discover a completely new world and claim that as long as you stay away from shady sources, there's no need to worry about having your device compromised. That requires a compatible smartphone, of course, and not all charging pads are compliant with that maximum rate.