12 best power banks compatible with iPhone and iPad (2023 update)
If you buy an item via this post, we may get a small affiliate fee. Details.
In this overview, you will find high-capacity, multiple-port, USB-C PD enabled power banks tested to work seamlessly with iPhone, iPad, or both.
At first, picking up a power bank for your iPhone should be an easy and enjoyable task. But when you start looking for options, doubts start to pop in.
The thing is that most probably you have more devices than just your iPhone – and that you would like to be able to charge them on the go, as well. Apple Watch, iPad, Bluetooth headphones, a digital camera?
Plus the cables with all possible plug configurations to make sure that any device can be charged. Looks like a lot of stuff to take, while the only thing you need is to emergency charge your iPad or iPhone once every few days.
The more devices you have, the bigger the power bank you would need. On the other hand, high-capacity battery packs are heavy and big. A big power bank capable of charging all your mobile Apple devices could weigh more than all these devices combined.
Plus, there are parameters to consider such as capacity, maximum power output, compatible plugs and ports, and extra features, such as built-in cables, wireless charging, or pass-through technology.
Below, you will find a list of the newest, most innovative power banks that are compatible with iPhone and iPad (some of them can charge your Apple Watch and MacBook, as well).
I personally don’t recommend solar power banks, so you won’t find them in this round-up. Solar power banks are heavier and less reliable than non-solar battery backs, and they can’t be treated as emergency charging solutions, so in the end they won’t give you peace of mind.
My general advice: choose for your iPhone and/or iPad the power bank that meets most of your needs without being too bulky.
Power banks for iPhone and iPad – things to know
Here are the parameters to take into consideration when choosing a power bank:
▸ Capacity – measured in milliampere hours (mAh) – shows the power bank’s maximum charge that can be transferred by a steady current of one milliampere flowing for one hour. The bigger the capacity, the more times you will be able to charge your iPhone.
▸ Power output – measured in watts (W) – shows the power bank’s maximum rate of energy transfer. iPads need chargers with higher power output. So, even if the power adapter has a high capacity, it may not be able to charge the iPad if it has a low power output. Here is a list of original iPhone and iPad power adapters, which is a good power output reference when looking for compatible power banks.
▸ Power delivery – this is the USB port related specification showing how fast a specific port can be in charging the devices with greater power demand. Usually, the fastest power delivery is provided by USB-C ports.
▸ Output ports – the number and kind of ports used to charge connected devices. Please keep in mind that in some power banks USB-C ports work only one way – to charge the power bank itself. That’s why it’s important to double check if the USB-C port is “two-way,” ”in-out,” or “input-output.”
▸ Input ports – the number and kind of ports used to charge the power bank itself. Some ports in a single power bank can be used for both input and output – but some for input only. You should analyze which port serves which purpose if you want to avoid disappointment.
▸ Pass-through technology – if you find this phrase in the description, it means that the power bank is capable of charging the connected devices while it’s connected to the wall power socket.
Power bank flight information
Power banks use lithium-ion batteries which are liable to catch fire, therefore it is prohibited to put them in the check-in luggage (the luggage you leave at the airport to take to the cargo space of the plane).
However, you can keep two power banks in your carry-on luggage (the small luggage you take with you to the plane’s cabin). Their combined capacity should not exceed 27000mAh.
For instance, you can have in your carry-on luggage:
- One power bank with a capacity 25000mAh, or
- Two power banks – one with 6000mAh and one with 20000mAh capacity
If you want to take with you on board the power bank that’s capable of charging your iPad, you should pick up the one that has the capacity below 27000mAh but power output 20W or higher.
Best small iPhone and iPad compatible power banks
1. 50000mAh battery pack with USB-C input-output port
Our pick: The best power bank to charge both the iPhone and iPad
▸ This is one of the most powerful and reliable battery packs that are currently available on the web. It offers 50000mAh capacity which is enough to charge an iPhone 11 as many as 10 times, and an 11-inch iPad Pro (2021 release) 3 times.
▸ There are 4 ports to charge your devices and 3 ports to charge the power bank itself. It’s worth noting that the USB-C port is two-way – you can use it both for energy input and output.
▸ The fast USB-C output port combined with 18W power output will let you quickly charge not only your iPhone (all models) but also the iPad, even if you have the model that comes with a 20 W power adapter. It will just take a bit more time to fully charge it.
▸ Additionally, the power bank is equipped with an ultra-bright flashlight. There is also a small display showing the battery level – a helpful feature if you want to plan ahead when you should recharge the battery pack.
▸ The power bank is offered on Amazon by Nuxgal. The company offers a free replacement of the product one you encounter any problems, plus there is an 18-month warranty.
▸ The price at the time of updating this post is $52, but it will go up to $56 after the limited-time offer ends.
✨ Compatible: All current iPhone models, all current iPad models.
Our score: 8.1/10
2. Magnetic 20W USB-C iPhone power bank stand supporting wireless charging
Our pick: Best wireless charging enabled iPhone compatible power bank
▸ Are you looking for a cable-free power bank that can charge your iPhone wirelessly also when you are using it? Take a look at 633 MagGo (Magnetic Battery) from Anker – a renowned producer of power supply gear.
▸ This compact iPhone-sized battery pack is really clever. Two prominent benefits are combined in this beast: the wireless charging option (no need to take cables with you), and a built-in kick-stand that will let you use your iPhone hands-free.
▸ Anker MagGo 633 comes with 10000mAh capacity, 20W power output, and USB-C port. Thanks to that, you can fast-charge your iPhone 13 almost two times.
▸ To start the wireless charging, just snap the power bank onto the back of your iPhone. The perfectly aligned, strong magnets provide stable charging and strong grip. There is no way the Anker MagGo will fall away while you are holding the iPhone in your hand.
▸ A small but solid kickstand will allow you to place the iPhone on a desk at the vertical position. There is no need to take with you an extra stand, if you want to watch a movie or read an ebook, hands-free.
▸ It’s worth keeping in mind that you can charge your iPhone almost 3 times faster if you do it via the USB-C to Lightning cable.
▸ 2 ft (60 cm) USB-C to USB-C cable is included in the box. There are three colors to choose from: Black, White, and Light Blue.
▸ Anker 633 MagGo comes with a 24-month warranty, and costs $79.99 based on the list price. I haven’t spotted any price deals yet.
✨ Compatible: All iPhone models supporting wireless charging (for wireless charging to work), all iPhone models (for cable charging).
3. Thin affordable power bank with an accurate battery level display
▸ Charmast is one of the leading producers of power supply accessories. One of the company’s most popular models is this USB-C enabled battery pack, which, compared to other power banks with the similar capacity, is extremely thin. Its depth is only 16 mm, so you can easily slide it into a pocket or a tablet sleeve.
▸ LED displays showing the level of the remaining power are relatively new, and they are usually offered in higher capacity battery packs. This 10400mAh power bank comes with the LED display, as well.
▸ The four color battery level display is highly accurate (still not a common feature in the power bank category). It will display the current battery level to the last 1%.
▸ The power bank’s capacity is 10400mAh, which means you can charge your iPhone between 3 and 8 times (depending on the model). You can also charge your iPad mini 6 at least one time.
▸ Charmast battery pack is offered in four variants: Black, Black with cables, White, and Blue.
▸ The price depends on the variant you choose. The Black color is the cheapest, and you can get it for $19.99. Other variants cost between $25 and $30, but you can expect price cuts from time to time.
✨ Compatible: All current iPhone models, iPad mini (all generations).
4. Compact 20W 32000mAh power bank with built-in cables
▸ Although offering as much as 32000mAh of electric charge, this external iPhone and iPad compatible battery pack is extremely compact. It measures 5.7 in (14.5 cm) and weighs 15.9 ounces (450 grams).
▸ The biggest benefit of this particular model are two built-in cables that come with three plugs. One cable ends with a Lightning plug for your iPhone. The cable on the other side is equipped with USB-C and micro USB plugs. Thanks to that, you won’t need to take with you any cables – these three plugs are compatible with most mobile devices.
▸ The 20W power output delivered via the Type-C port means that the power bank can handle even the most power consuming iPad Pro models that come with 20W power adapters.
▸ The power bank is equipped with as many as 13 safety features including the ones protecting against overcharge, overheat, and short circuit. Thanks to that, the life’s battery is prolonged and the power bank is more stable. It can perform 400 high-cycle recharge tests, and the battery will still offer the 80% capacity.
▸ The regular price of the power bank is $49, but at the time of updating this overview we see it dropped to $38.
✨ Compatible: All current iPhone models, all current iPad models.
5. Anker PowerCore 40000mAh 30W power bank for iPhone, iPad, and MacBook
▸ From Anker comes the most efficient and versatile battery pack in this overview – the newest Anker 347 PowerCore 40K. It offers 40000mAh capacity, 30W power output, two 2 USB-C, and two USB-A ports.
▸ You can use Anker 347 to charge your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and even MacBook Air – four devices at the same time. The company claims the PowerCore 40K has enough capacity to fully charge iPhone 13 7.5 times and MacBook Air over 2 or more times.
▸ There are two color variants to choose from: Black and White. Each one costs $99.99, but you can see occasional price cuts, usually via featured deals during Black Friday or Prime Day.
✨ Compatible: All current iPhone models, all current iPad models, 30W powered MacBook Air variants.
Our score: 8.1/10
6. Ultra-compact direct plug-in iPhone power bank
▸ Here is a clever power bank that can charge your iPhone while you are using it, without all the mess and ugliness created by adding the cables.
▸ This ultra-compact power bank from iWalk is the size of a lipstick. With a Lightning connector that’s mounted directly on its body, you can attach it right under your iPhone. For extra protection, the Lightning connector comes with a cap made of flexible rubber.
▸ With 3350mAh of electric charge, this ultra-small battery pack is a perfect emergency charging tool. You can use it to recharge most iPhone models to their full battery level.
▸ The charger comes with a pass-through technology. It means that you can use it to charge your iPhone at the same time you charge it. It’s a helpful feature if you don’t have the cables and the power adapter to charge your iPhone directly from a wall socket.
▸ You can get iWalk iPhone power bank in one of six colors, including Pink, Light Blue, and Signal Green. The price is set at $25, and I haven’t seen any price cuts in the recent months. You can also have the 2-pack (Black and White variants) for $45.
✨ Compatible: All current iPhone models.
Our score: 7.8/10
7. 100W iPad and MacBook thin tablet power bank with 2 USB-C ports
▸ If you are looking for an effective tool to charge your iPad or MacBook, you should look for tablet-first battery-pack.
▸ From Baseus comes a power bank that’s tailored to charge tablets and laptops. Its main visual point of difference is the ultra-flat design – it’s only 0.7 in (17 mm) thick. Thanks to that, you can easily put it into the MacBook bag or your iPad sleeve.
▸ The capacity of the power bank is “only” 20000mAh, but when it comes to more power-hungry devices, the main factor is not the capacity but power output. And this power bank offers 100W. It means you can charge not only all iPad or iPad Pro models, but also your MacBook or MacBook Pro.
▸ The 20000mAh capacity is also suitable, if you want to take the power bank with you to the plane. As I mentioned in the facts section of this overview, only two power banks with a combined capacity no higher than 27000mAh are allowed on board.
▸ What’s most important, the battery pack features two in-out USB-C ports supporting 100W output. As a result, you can charge two large devices at the same time, be it your iPad and MacBook. It will take about 30 minutes to charge the battery of the 16-inch MacBook Pro to 35%.
▸ The list price of Baseus iPad-friendly power pack is $130, but any time I checked the product page, the price was down to $99.
✨ Compatible: All current iPhone and iPad models, all MacBook and MacBook Pro models.
Our score: 8.0/10
8. Cheap power bank with four built-in cables and hand loop
▸ Are you looking for an affordable power bank that will recharge your iPhone and most other small mobile devices, old and new, at no extra cost? Take a look at this slim 10000mAh power charger that costs less than $20.
▸ The biggest benefit of this particular battery pack is about connection options. You won’t need to buy extra cables with specific plugs for specific devices, because most output options are provided by four built-in cables.
▸ The power bank comes with cables featuring the following plugs: Lightning, micro USB, USB-C, and USB-A. Thanks to that, you will recharge your iPhone, your next iPhone (which may come with a Type-C port instead of Lightning) or a really old device that you can recharge only via USB-A connection.
▸ A clever thing about this power bank is the Lightning cable that doubles as a hand loop. Plus, there is also a small LED screen that displays the current battery status.
▸ The battery pack comes with Amazon Choice badge, and is highly popular on Amazon. You can choose from two color variants: Black and White. The regular price is $32, but for a long time the price was reduced to $18.99 (42% off).
▸ For extra $10 you can get a version with 20W power delivery and 20000mAh capacity, which is also enough for your iPad.
✨ Compatible: All current iPhone models.
9. Innovative 5-in-1 iPhone-ready 10000mAh power bank charger
Our pick: Most versatile power bank for iPhone
▸ From Charmast comes an innovative battery pack that offers five features in one:
- 10000mAh compact-size power bank,
- USB-C port for both input and output,
- LED display with a remaining battery capacity,
- built-in cables with three plugs: Lightning, USB-C, and micro USB,
- built-in, foldable, AC plug
▸ The biggest benefit and the most innovative feature is the foldable AC plug. You can plug the power bank directly to the wall socket for fast recharging without the need to use any cables. What’s more, while the power bank sits in the wall, you will be able to recharge the connected devices, so it works like a power strip.
▸ The built-in cables let you charge even three devices simultaneously: one iPhone via the Lightning port, one iPad via the USB-C port, and one more device via the micro USB port. Please note that, while the iPad is shown in the visualization, you will only be able to partially recharge it, as the power bank’s capacity is too low.
▸ This iPhone-ready power bank and charger comes in two color variants: Black and White. Each one costs $39.99, but you can hunt for frequent deals that will let you get it for under $30.
✨ Compatible: All current iPhone models. Partial recharge of current iPad models.
10. Powerful 60000mAh 22.5W battery pack for your current and future iPhone and iPad
▸ With the capacity at 60000mAh, this battery pack beast from Romoss is among the most powerful power banks that are currently offered online.
▸ The producer claims that on average you can use it for three weeks on one charge. You can recharge the power bank with the 9V 2A power adapter in less than 16 hours.
▸ Romoss offers 22.5W power output (enough for any iPad) and PD 3.0 fast charging via USB-C port. It can recharge your iPhone 12 times, and the iPad Pro (the model is not specified) – even 4 times.
▸ Please keep in mind that, while looking pretty slim, this power bank is not lightweight. It weighs 2.9 pounds (1.3 kilograms).
▸ The red-colored LED display will let you check out the charging status, voltage, and remaining battery level.
▸ The list price is set at $90, but you can get it for under $70 pretty often.
✨ Compatible: All current iPhone and iPad models.
11. Ultra-portable 9000mAh wireless power bank for iPhone and Apple Watch
▸ The first thing to decide when picking up the power bank is which of your devices are you going to charge the most. If you need to recharge your iPhone and Apple Watch during the day, take a look at the wireless charging power bank from iWalk.
▸ The design has a round shape and strong magnets on the front side. It’s done on purpose – you can wrap your Apple Watch around the power bank to immediately start the wireless charging on the go.
▸ The 9000mAh capacity is enough to charge your Apple Watch about 20 times and iPhone between 1 and 2 times.
▸ The built in Lightning cable lets you charge the iPhone the same time you charge the Apple Watch. Plus, the power bank sports the pass-through technology, so that you can plug it into the wall socket to pass the energy to two connected devices.
▸ The power bank is available in four color variants: Black, White, Pink, and Light Green. The regular price is set at $45.99. The device is selling very well all year long so it’s hard to find any price deal.
✨ Compatible: All current iPhone models, all Apple Watch models except Series 1.
12. 25W 33800mAh iPhone and iPad power bank with wireless charging pad
Our pick: Best value-for-money power bank for iPhone and iPad
▸ This slim and lightweight power bank combines the almost perfect set of features designed for the heavy user of both the iPhone and iPad.
▸ The power bank comes with wireless charging pad, so when it comes to the latest iPhones, you don’t even need a cable. The wireless charging offers 5, 7.5, 10, and maximum 15W power output, and can fast charge most other Qi-enabled devices.
▸ You can obviously charge your iPhone and iPad via the cable. With 25W and PD 4.0, you can fast charge your iPhone to the full battery level in less than 30 minutes.
▸ What’s more, the battery pack offers 5 simultaneous charging outputs. The 25W output/input is performed by USB-C port. 33800mAh is enough to fully recharge your iPhone up to 10 times.
▸ The list price of this feature-packed wireless power bank is $39, but quite frequently it goes down to a bit more than $30.
✨ Compatible: All iPhone models (wireless charging available for wireless charging enabled models), all current iPad models.
Our score: 8.1/10
• • •
We removed a comment system to increase your privacy and reduce distractions. Let’s discuss this article in your WordPress Reader, or on Twitter and Facebook. You can also follow us on Google News.
Are you interested in the iPhone and iPad? Keep exploring:
How to identify a song on the iPhone and open it directly in the Spotify app
– March 7, 2023
10 best digital planner apps for iPad and iPhone to use in 2023
– February 1, 2023
Unique composition notebook iPad and iPhone cases and sleeves
– January 27, 2023
Several iPad-ready power banks are on sale right now
– January 27, 2023
Twitter timeline fix: how to quickly see the tweets of users you follow
– January 25, 2023
Top gifts for geeks to get in 2023
Based on recommendations from top tech sites and customer reviews.
Vintage composition notebook iPhone case
This unique, intensive, pseudo-marbling composition notebook pattern with a preworn label is available on the latest iPhone cases in several colors, including green, brown, and purple.
Innovative 5-in-1 power bank with AC plug
This 10000mAh smartphone-size power bank comes with USB-C port, LED display with a battery capacity, three built-in cables, and a foldable AC plug. You can plug the power bank directly to the wall socket for fast charging.
Portfolio tablet case with accessories compartment
This customer favorited case bag from Tomtoc is compatible with all tablets up to 11 inches. It has passed the Military Standard Drop Test, and comes with an internal mesh pocket for accessories. Available in over ten colors.