How To Charge Your iPhone 12 Without A Regular Wall Charger

How to charge your iPhone without a regular wall charger

The iPhone 12 launch is now about one month away, and with its imminent release has come rumors and leaks in all shapes and sizes.

But of all of these rumors, the one causing the most stir is the departure of the wall charger. Having been shipped with every iPhone since 2007, its elimination is causing quite the controversy and numerous questions.

Assume the wall charger is no longer included in the iPhone 12 box, how could you charge it?

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Ways to Charge an iPhone 12 Without a Wall Charger

To help you adjust to a charger-less iPhone, we've put together a shortlist of the best alternatives to charging your iPhone with a wall charger.

Using a Computer

charge the iPhone 12 through the computers USB port

One of the simplest and oldest tricks in the book is to use a computer to charge your smartphone. This is especially helpful if you own a laptop and regularly carry it with you. If you're a MacBook owner, you'll need a USB C to Lightning cable. This method will drain your laptop's battery, so you'll need to make sure that you have enough power to charge your device without killing your computer.

Carrying a Portable Battery

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No list of phone charging methods would be complete without the classic portable battery. Ever since removable phone batteries stopped being the norm, power banks have become as ordinary as sunglasses and cellphone cases.

Many cellphone cases now dual as portable batteries, though these are typically cumbersome. You can find non-case portable batteries at every grocery store and convenience outlet in any form you can imagine. It's all about finding the one that is the most convenient for your needs. Just be sure to avoid single-use portable batteries, as these are costly and bad for the environment.

In the car

charge the iPhone 12 from the car charger

Another classic of on-the-go charging is using your car to charge your smartphone. Every car from the last twenty years has a 12-volt charging port that you can connect a phone charger to, and most vehicles from the previous five years have at least one USB port that you can directly plug a cable.

The drawback of charging a phone in the car is that these outlets tend to deliver significantly less power than a wall outlet, so it'll take longer to charge a phone to 100%. This method is better for getting a few extra minutes of charge here and there throughout the day when running errands but isn't beneficial for most users.

Don't leave your phone to charge in the car, either. The sun's heat can easily cause your phone to overheat, reducing your battery's lifespan significantly. On the other hand, cold weather can also reduce your phone's lifespan.

In conclusion, if you're not in your car, your phone shouldn't be either.


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The Power of the Sun

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While the summer heat can kill your phone's battery, it can also be used to refill it through the magic of solar power. Though most solar-powered phone chargers are pricier than a standard phone charger, there's a whole host of options that can charge your phone without carrying a portable battery.

You don't have to remember to charge a portable battery or look for a wall outlet. Just carry your solar charger in your bag and pull it out whenever you're outside. A cloudy or rainy day can quickly make your solar charger useless, however, if you've charged it beforehand, on a sunny day, you can still charge your phone as the energy is stored for later use. Unfortunately, they can take several hours to charge your phone, but if you're traveling or spend lots of time outdoors, it's an excellent investment.

Wireless Charging

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Last but certainly not least, there's wireless charging. Wireless charging has been a feature of many smartphones for several years now, and while it's grown in popularity, it's still one of the most underrated features on your mobile.

Wireless charging is an excellent alternative to a traditional charging cable for several reasons: it works with most of your devices, and it's easier on your battery than a standard cable charger, which can damage your battery through faster charging.

Additionally, you never have to worry about "preparing" a wireless charger. Unlike a portable battery or laptop, you don't have to charge your wireless charger, and it can be used under any conditions, unlike a car charger or solar-powered charger.

Ultimately, a wireless charger for the iPhone 12 is the most reliable option for those who need an alternative to old school wall chargers.

How to Choose a Wireless Charger for Your iPhone 12

Finding the right wireless charger for your iPhone is all about balancing convenience, features, and style. Too often, users are stuck picking between the three, choosing a charger that is convenient but shoddy, reliable but bland, or stylish but useless.

A Magnetic Wireless Charger for the iPhone 12

A magnetic wireless charger for iPhone 12

Luckily, it doesn't have to be this way anymore. The MagEZ Juice is a magnetic wireless charger that combines all of these components into one sleek and practical design.

It is a wireless charger that helps you form a charging habit to maximize your iPhone's battery life and top up your battery even when you're out and about. The more often you charge your phone, the better.

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Check how our customers do that with the MagEZ Juice.

"This is a great product. It sits on my desktop where I can keep my phone charged only an arms length away. And when I travel, I just take the backup battery with me and use it as needed to ensure that I have a full charge. It's the perfect combo with the MagEZ cases so I couldn't be happier. Keep creating great products!" (Stanley A.)

"The MagEZ Juice is such a great addition to the Pitaka ecosystem! Perfect phone holder/charger at my office desk and then the most convenient battery pack ever on the go! I have already been traveling with it and it’s great for hotels as a nightstand! Then, when I’m out all day, having the magnetic battery pack on the back of my phone is a lifesaver! No need to bring extra cables, wall plugs, bulky batteries, etc. Love this and all my other Pitaka products! " (Michael M.)


Check what tech and gadget lovers say about the wireless charger.

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Every week, it seems more apparent that Apple is moving away from including a wall charger with the iPhone 12. While this is great for the environment, it means that Apple users will have to adapt their charging methods after this Fall.

Using these alternative methods and picking up a MagEZ Juice wireless charging stand for iPhone 12, you'll forget you ever cared about the missing wall charger.


About the Author

Claire was an amateur writer for different platforms, covering from technology to literature; now, she's the blogger of PITAKA. As a fervent minimalist, a reader, and a lifelong learner, Claire uses her experience and curiosity to unfold the world of science and technology gradually, and bit by bit, she explores how PITAKA is making your life easier and more convenient.

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