Best iPhone chargers in 2024: Tested and rated

The silver lining in Apple no longer supplying iPhone chargers with new phones is that you are now free to pick the best iPhone charger for you from the options on this list. Not all power bricks are the same, so let us guide you through the best we've tested.

Take a look at our best wireless chargers and best portable chargers and power banks guides if charging without cables or away from a wall socket is a key consideration for you. But for an overall look at the best iPhone chargers, don't go anywhere.

Best iPhone chargers

How we test iPhone chargers

To evaluate charger performance, we measured the charge percentage reached on a dead iPhone battery after 15 minutes and 30 minutes of being plugged in. All testing was completed with an iPhone 13 running iOS 16

iPhone charger test results

Swipe to scroll horizontally
Charger % charged after 15 minutes % charged after 30 minutes
Mophie 3-in-1 travel charger with MagSafe 15%

26%

Belkin BoostCharge Pro Wireless Car Charger with MagSafe 15W 17%

33%

Ugreen GaNX 100W charger 29%

54%

ESR HaloLock Kickstand Wireless Power Bank 5% (7% plugged into wall)

10% (20% plugged into wall)

Apple MagSafe Charger 13%

25%

Anker GaN Prime 27%

51%

MagSafe vs. Non-MagSafe chargers

MagSafe is an Apple technology that uses a ring of magnets on the back of the iPhone 12 and newer to snap wireless chargers and other accessories into place. Note that “Made for MagSafe” chargers officially licensed by Apple have a charging rate up to 15W, while those that are “MagSafe compatible” reach only 7.5W. While MagSafe wireless chargers offers some convenience and work with other compatible devices like the Apple Watch and Apple AirPods as well as older Qi charging, non-MagSafe chargers that utilize USB-C to Lightning charge significantly faster than those with MagSafe technology. 

Things will soon be shaken up however with the introduction of Qi2 chargers. This is the newest open standard of charger, but one that's based on MagSafe in no small part. So expect to see more wireless chargers that play nicely with iPhones in the near future.

What to look for in an iPhone charger

There are a few important factors to consider when selecting an iPhone charger. The first is whether you want a wireless MagSafe or a wired connection that charges via your device’s Lightning port. Note that Apple’s USB-C-to-Lightning cable used with certain Apple and third-party power adapters offers the fastest charging—up to 50% battery in 30 minutes—and while Apple’s MagSafe standard will charge an iPhone 12 and newer at 15W, older iPhones (as well as the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 13 mini, and other compatible devices) will juice up more slowly when charged wirelessly. 

You’ll also want to consider where and when you’ll need to charge your device, as some chargers double as power banks or are compatible with car charging when you’re on the go. Finally, if you often need to charge several devices at once, consider a 3-in-1 or 4-in-1 charger. 

More from Tom's Guide

Emily Long

Emily Long is a Utah-based freelance writer who covers consumer technology, privacy and personal finance for Tom's Guide. She has been reporting and writing for nearly 10 years, and her work has appeared in Wirecutter, Lifehacker, NBC BETTER and CN Traveler, among others. When she's not working, you can find her trail running, teaching and practicing yoga, or studying for grad school — all fueled by coffee, obviously.