My car broke down last week, and my iPhone battery was at 1%.
I was out of power and had to call a tow truck. But, there was no wall socket anywhere. Thank goodness I had my iPad with me!
Did you know that you can charge your iPhone with your iPad?
How to Charge Your Devices with Your iPad
If you need to charge your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or other USB device and you don’t have a power outlet handy, you can use your iPad to share its battery with them. Just connect the correct cable or adapter to your iPad, and it’ll start charging up.
To charge an earlier-model iPad or iPhone with a Lightning port, connect it to your iPad using the Apple USB-C to Lightning Cable. If you have a Lightning to USB cable, you can combine it with the Apple USB-C to USB Adapter, then connect the adapter to your iPad.
Using a USB-C cable, you can connect two iPad models with USB-C ports. The battery in one iPad will be charged by the other. If you want to switch which iPad charges, unplug the USB-C connection and reconnect them.
You can even charge your Apple Watch by connecting its magnetic charging cable to your iPad using the Apple USB-C to USB Adapter. If you have an Apple Watch Magnetic Charger to USB-C Cable, you can use that to connect directly with your iPad.
More Than Enough Power
Your iPad has more power to offer than you might think. A 12.9-inch iPad Pro has a 10,758 mAh battery. And the 11-inch iPad Pro has a 9,720 mAh battery.
Considering the iPhone 13’s battery is only 3,095 mAh, the iPad is capable of fully charging your iPhone.
Even the 5,178 mAh battery in the iPad mini has more than enough juice to charge your iPhone.
So remember that in a pinch, your iPad can come to the rescue and charge your iPhone, another iPad, or your Apple Watch.
Even if your iPad is running low on battery, it will still have enough power to give your iPhone a full charge.
So, next time you’re in an emergency situation with a dead iPhone, don’t forget that you can use your superhero iPad to save the day!
Mary Ellen says
Wow, great to know this will work if you have all the necessary adapters to connect devices to one another. But probably you don’t.
This is something I might need to know in the future! I always carry my iPad with me and my iPhone. I do not understand the instructions here. Please resend this WITH PICTURES,
I never have my iPad w/me in the car, so that won’t work for me. I do however carry a full charged external battery in my purse….
Pat Reck says
It would help if you could show the cables, for those of us who have no idea, or cannot remember what the cable ends look like. Thanks.
Esther Nesselroad says
I don’t what all those adapters are; could you please post a picture of them?
Great idea, but I have no idea what those cables are.
Please send pictures. My iPad Pro cable won’t fit my iPhone 8 Plus.
Makes great sense but its all Greek to me. Need pics. Thank you
iPad Pete says
If you click on the links, it’ll take you to Amazon with pictures of what cables you need.
Would like to transfer my photos from my iPhone to my iPad but have no idea how to do it. I don’t use the cloud. Thought I read once that there was a cable I could connect between the two to complete this process. Help please!
I would like to know as well, please. Thanks, Danielle
What a wonderful idea to use your iPad to charge your phone in an emergency! However I have no idea what those cords are that you’re talking about or where you get those cords at what you do with them. Do you just stick a cord into your iPhone and then the other end into your iPad? As others have said I think we need pictures and explanations of what kind of cord you’re talking about otherwise it makes no sense.
Betty Gardner says
I need to see it, I don’t understand how to do the plug ins