How to Share Battery on iPhone [iPhone 14 Supported]

You may want to share your battery on your iPhone to others or vice versa in some situations. In this article, you will learn what is battery sharing and how to share battery on iPhone.

Gorilla updated on Jul 25, 2023 | Home > iOS & Mac Topics

Nowadays, the mobile phone has become one of the necessary tools for us to go out. When you get lost, you may need to pull out your phone to check a local map; when you want to buy something in a store and you don't have any cash with you, you may need to take out your phone to pay up...Therefore, we would take advantage of mobile phones in many scenarios.

In that case, smartphones are also constantly being upgraded and being created new features. As a leading mobile phone brand in the industry, Apple has made a great contribution in the area of battery sharing on the iPhone series and tried to provide users with convenience when they want to charge their iPhones.

Now let's come straight to the point - How to share battery on iPhone?

Part 1. What Is Battery Sharing and How Does It Work?

It seems not easy to understand the complex working principle of battery sharing between devices. We will tell you the truth about battery sharing in simple and clear language.

The way battery power is shared is by electromagnetic induction. When a current runs through a coil of wire and moves closer to another coil, electromagnetic induction will happen. With the battery-sharing feature, phones may charge other phones wirelessly from their own batteries without the need for cables or adapters. Simply connect your low-battery device to another device with a greater battery, and the battery transfer will begin.

Part 2. How to Share Battery on iPhone?

What do you do if you almost run out of your iPhone's battery and there's no place to recharge it where you are currently? You must be thinking: It would be nice if you can share the battery on your iPhone right now.

When it comes to battery sharing, you must have a lot of related questions in your mind. For example, do I share my iPhone's battery with wire or wirelessly? Can I share the battery between iPhone and Android devices? Can Airdrop be used to share batteries?...

Now let's start to explore them one by one together!

1. Is It Possible to AirDrop Battery?

No. You can use AirDrop to transfer music, airdrop photos from iPhone to iPad, and back up more types of files on Apple devices that are nearby. But unfortunately, you cannot use the AirDrop feature to share the battery from one Apple Device to another.

By the way, you can refer to "How to Turn on AirDrop on iPhone" to access the guide for Airdrop to transfer your files and data on your iPhone.

2. Can I Share the Battery from One iPhone to Another Wirelessly?

No. It was said that the iPhone 12 and 13 support wireless power sharing, but it turns out that this is not true. As for iPhone 14/iOS 16, it's the same case so far.

In addition, even though battery sharing is not available on iPhones, Samsung has supported this feature on its Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra, and other models. Let's wait and see Apple's release of this feature on the iPhone in the near future.

3. Can I Share My iPhone's Battery When Wired?

Sadly no. As far as we know, some Bluetooth earphone devices of other brands can be charged by using phones with USB cables. However, this feature is not available with iPhone yet. When you connect two iPhones when wired, the purpose is the same as the Airdrop, that is, to transfer data and files rather than to share battery power.

4. Can I Share the Battery From Android to iPhone?

No. Sharing your battery from Android to iPhone is feasible. When sharing your battery wirelessly from an Android, your Android phone is served as a basic magnetic wireless charger and may be used with any iPhone that complies with the Qi standard. So a compatible Android phone that supports wireless power-sharing over the Qi standard is the key to sharing batteries from Android to iPhone successfully.

5. How to Share Battery on iPhone 14 in the Future?

When iPhone battery sharing finally releases on iPhone 14 and lower versions someday, you may share your battery on your iPhone by the following steps, perhaps:

Step 1. Go to Settings.

Step 2. In Settings, scroll down and tap Battery.

Step 3. The Power Sharing option will appear on the screen. Tap on the slider to toggle it on.

Note: This battery-sharing feature on iPhone 14 (iOS 16) is not released yet.

Part 3. What Are the Charging Methods of the iPhone?

Battery charging methods

With the development of technology, there are more and more ways to charge your phone. In addition to traditional charging with wire, wireless charging is the most popular emerging way. If Apple launches charging sharing, that would be a great boom perhaps.

The regular methods to charge your iPhone:

  • Charge your iPhone to a power outlet with the charging cable and an Apple USB power adapter
  • Use a MagSafe Charger or MagSafe Duo Charger or a Qi-certified charger to charge your iPhone wirelessly (only for iPhone 8 or later).

Final Thoughts

In this guide, we have covered what is battery sharing, whether iPhone supports battery charging, and the possible steps to share batteries on iPhone in the near future. Although there are still no definite release dates for iPhone's battery-sharing service, the feature for iPhone 14 or other lower versions will soon be available for use.

FAQs about How to Share Battery on iPhone

For more information about how to share battery on iPhone or other issues related to iPhone batteries, proceed to read the following common-asked questions.

1. What phones can share batteries?

This feature isn't available on iPhone yet and is only available on Qi-certified devices and some Samsung models (Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra, etc.).

2. Can you share your battery power with iPhone, iPad, and other iOS devices?

Although the battery-sharing technology required for reverse wireless charging exists on iPhones, it's not available for iPhone, iPad, and other iOS devices according to Apple's performance criteria.

3. How long does it take for an iPhone battery to wear out?

A lithium-ion iPhone battery typically lasts up to 500 charge cycles, or roughly two years, before degrading to 80% of its original capacity.