You can charge the battery of Apple’s iPhone 15 in a number of ways, not just via the USB-C port new to the iPhone.
How to charge the iPhone 15
The iPhone 15 is Apple’s first model to feature a USB-C port for charging the battery. Previous iPhone models had Lightning connectors. The iPhone 15 can be charged in several ways.
- USB-C port: Use the USB-C port to charge the iPhone 15 and the other models in the 15 series with a cable. According to Apple, the iPhone 15 should use it to charge the battery up to 50 per cent in about 30 minutes with a 20W power adapter.
- MagSafe: Use a MagSafe charger to charge the iPhone 15 battery at 15 watts.
- Qi: The iPhone 15 is also Qi enabled. So you can charge the iPhone with any compatible Qi charger, but then only with 7.5 watts.
Battery of the iPhone 15 – the stated runtimes
The battery runtimes stated by the manufacturer depend on the network configuration as well as other factors.
- For the iPhone 15, Apple claims a runtime of up to 20 hours for video playback, for the iPhone 15 Plus even 26 hours. For streamed video playback, the figures are 16 and 20 hours respectively.
- If you get an iPhone Pro, you can watch up to 23 hours of videos on one battery charge, and 20 hours for streaming. Watch movies the longest with the iPhone 15 Pro Max, up to 29 hours, and up to 25 hours when streaming.
- The batteries last even longer with audio-only playback. For the iPhone 15, Apple specifies a battery life of up to 80 hours, for the iPhone 15 Plus it is 100 hours.
- You can get up to 75 hours of audio playback with the iPhone 15 Pro and up to 95 hours with the iPhone 15 Pro Max.