Will an old charger work with a new iPhone?

We all know that a charger is one of the most important accessories that you should have to make your phone work and if you are not using the right charger then your phone might be at risk. But a new trend has been followed by Apple since the launch of their iPhone 12 series and they have now excluded chargers from their phone boxes. Even the newly launched iPhone 14 series just comes with the lightning cable and there are no adapters in the boxes.

But one question that everyone is thinking about is can their new iPhones be charged by their old chargers. And the answer to this question is yes you can do so. If you already have an iPhone charger then you don't need to buy a new one. You simply need to attach one end of the lightning cable that you already have to your iPhone and the other one to the adapter and your phone is ready to get charged.

Why is Apple not including chargers in their new series?

Apple did include chargers with their phones in the older models but the change of trend was seen since the release of the iPhone 12 series and then chargers were missing even in iPhone 13 and 14 series. The primary purpose behind this was the reduction of carbon emissions by reducing the box size in a bid and also minimizing package waste.

So, all new iPhones can be easily charged by your old chargers if they are in perfect condition. Otherwise, you have to buy a separate charger as the box will not have a charger in it though a lightning cable will be available adapter is not included in it.

What will happen if a new phone is connected to an old charger?

If you are thinking of charging your new phone with an old charger then you don't need to worry about the battery of your phone getting damaged as your phone and battery will be safe. The only issue you will face is slow charging as your new phone will be compatible with a high-voltage charger and your old charger will have low voltage. 

But still, your phone will adjust itself with the low voltage of your old charger and it will start charging. But despite your phone offering fast charging, you will have to face a slow charging process.

Can an iPhone 13 be charged by an old charger USB A?

As mentioned earlier, you can safely charge your new phones with the old chargers very easily but the new series is coming up with USB C lightning cables to ensure fast charging. So iPhone 13 will also come up with a USB C lightning cable that can be used to charge it but the problem lies with the adapter as it is not available in the box.

So if you have an adapter that can fit with a USB-C lightning cable then you are good to go but if your charger has a USB-A port that is rectangular then your USB-C cable will not fit in it and you have to buy a new adapter.

MagSafe Charging

Another important thing you need to know about the iPhone is that the new models now support MagSafe charging. Your phone will have a magnetic attachment where your charger will stick automatically and your phone will be charged safely. This practice is mainly for Macbooks so that they can be placed anywhere and charged safely. 

The MagSafe charger resembles with the large charger of the Apple Watch and you simply need to plug in the USB-C cord of the MagSafe connector to a power source and your phone will start charging.