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Can we use MacBook Pro charger for iPad or iPhone fast charging?

Owners iPhone, iPad and / or MacBook Pro they would be tempted to say that each device is best charged with the charger received in the product box upon purchase. To some extent, this is recommended. Use it original chargers and cables for device sites Appleor MFI.
For fast loading (fast charging) there are several models of chargers of different powers, but if you already have one MacBook Pro with USB-C charger, you can easily use it when charging iPhone and iPad. Even if fast chargers have a power of 30W and the MacBook Pro charger has it 87W, the device will not be affected. The power of the electric current when entering the device is determined by this, and not by the charger used.

Although it would seem risky to use a MacBook Pro USB-C charger for iPhone and iPad charging, Apple assures us that there is absolutely no problem. Moreover, Apple has performed compatibility tests on the entire range of USB-C chargers.

In the scenario where you have a MacBook Pro and an iPad Pro, with USB-C chargers, it is sufficient to take only the MacBook Pro charger and power cord with you on vacation. They will easily charge both iPad Pro and iPhone. For iPhone charging you need in addition to a cable Lightning to USB-C.

As a parenthesis, with this type of cable you can charge an iPhone, AirPods or Apple Watch from the iPad Pro iOS 13.

In the same scenario, we can safely charge an iPhone, using iPad charger.

However, you must keep in mind that these upload scenarios are compatible only on Apple devices that allow fast charging.

IPhone models that support fast charging and can be charged with Apple USB-C adapters from 29W, 30W, 61W, and 87W USB-C. Note that they can also be charged with standard Apple USB adapters of 18W, 12W and 10W.

  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • 8 iPhone Plus

IPad Pro models that support fast charging and can be charged with Apple USB-C adapters from 29W, 30W, 61W, and 87W USB-C.

  • 12.9-inch (3rd generation) iPad Pro
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch
  • iPad Pro 11-inch
  • iPad Pro 10.5-inch

If you do not know with which adapter your iPhone or iPad came, look at the bottom of its specifications.

Older models of iPhone, iPod and Apple Watch accessories, AirPods or others can be charged with any USB standard adapter by 10W or 12W. Do not force them to load on MacBook Pro adapters.

Can we use MacBook Pro charger for iPad or iPhone fast charging?

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