Manufacturers like Apple seem to love making larger and larger phones, so a portable charger or power bank for iPhones may be more practical than Battery casewho tend to make a phone extra heavy and bulky to carry around.

For this purpose, I have summarized the best portable power banks and chargers for the iPhone. Although they cost more, I personally like batteries that have a Lightning cable built in, so I don't have to worry about carrying a charging cable around quickly load. But I've also added some budget fees for those who want to spend as little as possible on charging their iPhone. And while we have a similar list of best powerbanks for android phonesAnything here without an integrated Lightning cable will work just fine when charging an Android smartphone (or other portable device), provided you provide a USB-C or micro-USB compatible cable.

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The PowerStation Plus from Mophie is made of fabric and has a 6,040 mAh battery and an integrated Lightning connector. If you buy one of the exclusive Apple versions, the battery conveniently charges an iPhone and iPad with any Lightning cable (instead of Micro-USB), but you'll have to pay the full list price of $ 80. The Amazon version is charged via the included Micro-USB / Lightning cable and is currently reduced to just over $ 50. The USB output allows you to charge or charge two devices at the same time.

The larger 10,000 mAh PowerStation Plus XL is also available from Amazon, but thicker. The XL can be fully charged wirelessly on a wireless charging pad, while the standard PowerStation Plus does not offer wireless charging.

Note: Ignore Amazon's product description that the smaller PowerStation Plus has Qi wireless charging – it's not a wireless charger.

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You can buy the RavPower 10,000mAh Power Bank for around $ 17. This power bank is nothing special, but it is slim for a 10,000 mAh power bank, has two USB-A outputs and is dirt cheap.

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The Anker PowerCore Slim 10,000 mAh costs about $ 25. Though thicker than some of the portable chargers in this summary, it is one of the thinnest 10,000 mAh portable chargers and has a USB-C input to charge the battery, but no USB-C output. No cables are included.

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MyCharge HubPlus Turbo is the company's newest power bank with an integrated foldable wall plug as well as Lightning and USB-C cables. The wall charger is referred to as a turbo because it has Power Delivery and Quick Charge 3.0 (USB-C cable), which offer fast charging speeds (up to 75% faster charging time than the standard 5V charger that comes with most) iPhones is delivered). This charger has a 6,700 mAh battery.

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The Ventev Powercell 6010 Plus Power Bank (currently $ 51 at Amazon) has built-in folding tines as well as an integrated Lightning cable and a micro USB cable. The Ventev has a 6,000 mAh output battery. There is also a USB output on the wall charger that allows you to charge or charge another power bank with an additional cable.

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This anchor model is basically an oversized charger that connects like a power supply with a built-in 5,000 mAh output battery. The wall charger has two standard USB charging ports for charging multiple devices such as your phone and a secondary device (or two phones) at the same time. With a small LED display on the side, you can check the charge status at the push of a button. The charger is available in white, black, or lipstick red for $ 30 to $ 36.

The Atom XS is available in two versions: a smaller 800 mAh output model and a larger 1,300 mAh output model. These fit on a keychain and are about the size of an electronic car key. But be warned, they won't fully charge your phone. The idea is to have them available for charging in case your phone dies and you need a juice stain to last a few hours.

Both Atom XS models have an integrated Lightning connector and do not strain your phone while it is charging. At around $ 40 for the larger 1300 mAh output variant (which I would choose), the Atom XS is quite expensive, and you may be disappointed that only some of the larger iPhones charge about 25%. But here, too, it's about the convenience of having a tiny charger for emergency charging. A model with USB-C charging is a little cheaper at $ 35.

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The MyCharge Adventure series batteries are available in different capacities and can withstand falls and offer both dust and water resistance. This also includes a snap hook, which you can use to attach the battery to a backpack.

The Adventure Mini pictured here costs around $ 27 and has a 3,350 mAh battery that can be used to fully charge most phones. It has a USB output (no charging cable is included), while the Step-up Adventure Plus has two USB outputs that can be used to charge or charge two phones at the same time. There are many ports.

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The MyCharge Unplugged series is available in 3K (3,000 mAh output), 5K (5,000 mAh output), 8K (8,000 mAh output) and 10K (10,000 mAh output) models. All of these are portable batteries with wireless charging capabilities. They also have a USB output or connections for wired charging with one cable (you can charge two devices at the same time). It's like a cordless charger.

At Amazon, only the 5K, 8K, and 10K models are available with the 10K version for just over $ 30.

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Moshi's 5,000 mAh Porto Q 5K output isn't cheap at around $ 85, but like the MyCharge Unplugged, it's a portable battery that doubles as a wireless charging pad. It is fancier and more elegant than the MyCharge Unplugged and is charged via USB-C instead of micro-USB. There is a USB port for wired quick charging, and you can charge two devices at the same time.

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The Belkin Boost Charge is available in 5,000 ($ 21) and 10,000 mAh ($ 42) versions. The higher capacity model (pictured above left) is a very slim 10K power bank weighing 212 grams. While neither comes with a Lightning cable, one of the main differences of the Boost Charge is that you can charge or charge with a Lightning cable, so you don't have a micro-USB or USB-C cable to charge it have to carry around.

The 5K version (shown at the top right) has a USB port for charging. The 10K has two USB outputs for charging two devices at the same time.

What to look for

When buying a battery or power bank, keep the following in mind:

  • A higher nominal power (mAh, short for millamp hours) means more charges – but also a higher weight.
  • For the latest iPhones (everything after the iPhone 7), you should buy a battery with a capacity of at least 3,000 mAh, which will give you at least one full charge for one device. With the exception of the Atom XS, all of the above models have reached this mark.
  • With multiple built-in charging cables or USB output ports, you can charge multiple devices at the same time.
  • These products all use rechargeable lithium-ion batteries (Li-ion) and should therefore always be kept in hand luggage when flying. Airlines and regulators are increasingly banning lithium-ion batteries in checked baggage.
  • For maximum performance, choose USB-C PD (Power Delivery) chargers that should charge almost any small device (smaller than a laptop), including a tablet or Nintendo Switch.

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