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How to Charge iPhone 13 Wirelessly & With Old Charger

One of the popular and recently asked questions by newly iPhone 13 users is how to charge iPhone 13 devices. Well, it’s Apple’s decision not to include a charger adapter on the iPhone 13. There is nothing we can do about it. But still, you will learn how to charge your iPhone 13 even in the car.

Does iPhone 13 come with a charger?


No. But there is a USB-C to lightning cable in the box of your iPhone 13. So you won’t be getting the brick or AC adapter on your new iPhone 13. However, this does not mean that you won’t be able to charge your iPhone out of the box. Yes, you can still charge your iPhone in many ways which include wireless charging and charging it in the car or via your computer.

All you need is to plug the cable’s lightning end into your phone and plug the other end into the USB-C port of your car or your computer. As you can see, you don’t necessarily need an Apple adapter before you can charge your iPhone right from the box.

Can I Charge the iPhone 13 with Old Charger?

Yes, you can charge your iPhone 13 with your old charger. Although the iPad and other iPhone model chargers vary in size, still you can charge your device with the old charger. There is nothing wrong with charging your iPhone 13 Pro or the iPhone 13 Mini with your old charger that comes with your phone.

Charge Your iPhone 13 Pro Max with a Third-Party Charger

This is another option you can use to charge your iPhone. This time around, you need a third-party charger to power your device when the battery is down. You can use power docks, wall plugs, and power packs to charge your device as long as you have a USB-C port. The good thing is that some chargers come with a lightning cable, so with this, you are good to go.

Charge your iPhone 13 Mini Wirelessly with MagSafe 

Apple MagSafe is a new line of accessories that attach to the iPhone magnetically. You will see the MagSafe charger attaches to the back of your iPhone and charges your iPhone using its Qi wireless charging coils. However, the MagSafe does not come with a charging brick, so you will have to buy one separately.

The MagSafe has a 12W (5V/2.4A) of power output and can also function with up to 15W of peak power. This shows it will work with any USB-C port.

Best Way to Charge iPhone 13

The best way to charge your iPhone 13 is the traditional way you normally use to charge your iPhone. Although many may prefer charging their iPhone via wireless charger which is a good thing. But I would prefer to charge my iPhone the normal way we do. That is via USB lighting cable and power adapter. It’s best you charge your iPhone 13 via a power adapter than via your computer.

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James T.

James, a distinguished alumnus of MIT, where he specialized in Computer Science and Communications Technology, has an impressive academic foundation that underpins his expertise. With over a decade in the industry, he deciphers complex technology into easy how-tos. Known for his keen insights, James is dedicated to helping readers navigate the rapidly evolving digital landscape.

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