This is how you can charge your iPhone 8 faster. With this trick you will be able to charge 50% of your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus battery in 30 minutes. This only works on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, and you’ll need a special cable and a special charger to pull it off.
If you travel, find yourself short on battery life at the end of the day or just want to get the most power as fast as possible, then you’ll want to invest in the tools you need to charge your iPhone 8 faster.
Apple added this capability to the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and it is also built-in to the iPhone X. You need to buy a Lightning to USB C cable and you will need a compatible fast charger. You can buy all of this from Apple, but it’s much cheaper if you buy a third party charger. You can also use your MacBook or MacBook Pro USB C charger if you already have one.
There is no special notification on screen to let you know that you are charging your iPhone 8 faster, or a special sound. You don’t need to enable Airplane mode or use any other special tricks.
First off, you need to buy the USB C to Lightning Cable. This allows you to charge faster as it supports a new way to send power to your iPhone 8 faster. Apple sells a 1 meter cable for $25 and a 2 meter cable for $35. You can also buy a third-party option on Amazon for $11.99, but it isn’t Apple certified.
You also need a compatible charger. Apple recommends the 29W, 61W, or 87W USB-C Power Adapters that are designed for the MacBook and MacBook Pro, but those are expensive if you only need to charge your iPhone 8 faster. You can also buy a USB C charge that supports USB Power Delivery, or USB -PD.
Aukey makes a very nice USB wall charger that will fast charge the iPhone 8, and that you can also use to charge up tow normal USB devices with an included adapter when you don’t need to fast charge. This is $17.99 on Amazon and it’s one of the best you can get.
Once you have a compatible charger (or battery) and the USB C to Lightning cable, just plug it into the wall and into your phone and you’ll get 50% of your battery in about 30 minutes.
Speck Presidio Ultra iPhone 8 Case
Generally when you have to pick an iPhone 8 case you have to choose between style and durability or thickness and protection. Speck already did a great job of delivering just enough protection and a lot of style, and the new Presidio Ultra for iPhone 8 takes this to another level.
This is a multi-part iPhone 8 case that allows you to carry a Speck Slim Presidio case on your phone at all times. This slim case includes a raised bezel a great amount of protection and easy clickable buttons. There is a large opening for charging and lear access to the speakers.
When you need more protection -- like when working out, going outdoors or being more active -- you can snap on the include Impactium Ultra Bumper. This adds another layer of shock protection from drops, added screen protection on the front of your iPhone 8 and also keeps dust and debris out of the charging port.
It's a slim iPhone 8 case all the time and a rugged iPhone 8 case when you need it, without the need for two cases. There's even a holster included to secure it to you or to use as a kickstand.
$49.95 at Speck