iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X are all fast-charge capable, allowing users to achieve up to fifty percent charge in 30 minutes with the right cable and power adapter.

As we explained earlier, Apple has adopted the USB Power Delivery (USB-PD) specification to implement the Fast Charge feature in not only the latest phones but across iPad Pros as well.

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According to Apple’s support document, fast-charging your iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X or any iPad Pro requires one of the compatible wall chargers listed below:

You’ll also need an Apple USB-C to Lightning cable to connect your device to a charger.

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Apple’s chargers are pretty pricey, but some reviewers have successfully used several USB-PD-compatible Android chargers to fast-charge their iPhone 8.

If I were you, however, I’d steer away from cheap Chinese no-name chargers.

You could damage your iPhone or completely kill the battery using them. I know MFi-certified chargers carry a premium price tag, but I’m cool with that knowing they’ve passed Apple’s stringent “Works With iPhone” self-certification test.

  • Wilber Alexander Flores

    So I recently bought the Anker powertouch 10 USB C (10 watts) it supports fast charge but Apple hasn’t enabled it. I’m also using it with a Nintendo Switch USB C charger that outputs 39 Watts. Is that good or no? The charger will still only do 10 I assume since it’s a 10 watt? Unless I’m wrong

  • bradmacpro

    I spoke with Apple support who got more info from an engineer on this subject. The report was the smaller and cheaper 29W watt charger will not charge anywhere as fast as the 61W charger, but still faster than the 5W normal and included charger, so if one where to buy a charger to fast charge, it should be the better ones. Of course if you already have a 29W charger for your 12″ Retina MacBook, then to save money, it may seem a reasonable compromise.

  • Anonymouse

    What about using fuse chicken’s Armour Charge C instead of Apple’s cable; does it get the thumbs up?