We once believed that it is possible to use the Apple Watch charger somehow to charge an iPhone. But unfortunately, Apple Watch chargers are only built to charge your iWatch, which means they will likely not offer any charging compatibility with your iPhone.
Then again, if it were possible to use the Apple watch charger for both of them, then that would be highly convenient. But, as a matter of fact, that is not possible and vise versa. Anyway, it is possible to charge your iPhone on your iWatch charger if you buy an extra charger, a dual charger.
How To Charge iPhone With Apple Watch Charger?
The power adapter makes these two different from each other—the Apple Watch charger with a USB-C to Lightning cable and a 20-W USB-C power adapter. A factory iPhone connects directly to a USB-C to Lightning cable with a 5 W power adapter.
On the other hand, the iPhone has a female charging port in addition to cordless charging features. But this is for some newer models.
Apple Watch charger
Usually, Apple Watches use a magnetic charging strip, so it is easy to wirelessly charge your iWatch on a charging dock. The magnets create a lock between your iWatch, and that locking system keeps your watch in a safe, sideways position.
Dual chargers are built to charge multiple devices simultaneously and can be a highly beneficial investment for people who own many Apple devices. These dual chargers are especially for those who need to charge them at the same time.
MagSafe Duo Charger
The MagSafe Duo is a compact, flat charging dock that lets the smart devices sit side-by-side on the surface while they charge. This charger appears small but can charge your iPhone and Apple Watch at the same time. The MagSafe Duo uses a USB-C to Lightning cable and charges the devices completely wirelessly.
Belkin Powerhouse Charge Dock
The Belkin Powerhouse Charge Docks compact design takes up minimal space as anyone can easily charge their smart devices at the same time using this 2-in-1 docking station.
The Belkin Powerhouse has designated charging ports. One port is for the iPhone and a dedicated, magnetic charging dock for your iWatch. The weighted bottom of the Belkin is heavy, but despite the heaviness of this device, it is surprisingly light and can withstand charging your devices.
Veach Wireless Charger
Veach wireless charger is another wireless charger for your iPhone. This wireless charger eliminates the need for your USB-C cable. The instruction of using it is easy to follow. Just place your phone on top of the dock and wait for your phone to reach a full charge.
JoyGeek Wireless Charging Station
JoyGreek offers a 3-in-1 wireless charging station. The GeekJoy has three charging points, one of which is designed only to charge the iWatch, and the other two charging points can be used to charge another tech completely wirelessly.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How about using the other way around?
2. Can I charge an apple pen on this?
Answer: As we have mentioned, the magnetic technology does not recognize other devices besides the iWatch. So, the answer is no.
3. What is the Charging Speed?
Answer: The charging speed will depend on the adapter you choose to plug the lightning cable into. It does not come with a power adapter for the wall. So that is why you cannot find the charging speed in the description.
4. Does it come with a puck-like magnetic cable that attaches to the watch or do I have to use the one you have or buy an additional puck cable?
Answer: The puck-like magnetic thingy is built into the stand. So all you need is a cable, which comes with the package.
An iPhone cannot be charged with an Apple Watch charger because the watch charger is made specifically for the Watch. The Watch uses exclusive, magnetic technology that helps lock your Apple Watch in place while charging to guarantee the fastest, most efficient charge. You cannot transfer the power in your iPhone to refill the battery of your Apple Watch using a cable or any other connecting accessory.