If you bought an iPad Mini, you might have noticed that it came with the same 5w charger that Apple ships with the iPhone, instead of the 10w charger that comes with the iPad 3, 2, and 1 (the iPad 4 actually comes with a 12w charger). We’ve found that the iPad Mini, using the 5w charger it came with, takes around 3-3.5 hours to charge from 0-100%. What happens when you use the higher wattage charger? Well, it charges faster! Using the 10w iPad 3 charger, we were able to charge the iPad Mini from 0-100% in about 2.5 hours, a difference of around 25%. It’s probably not a best practice to use a higher wattage charge to juice up your tablet than what it came with, but if you’re in a pinch and need to charge your Mini as fast as possible, it probably wouldn’t hurt to use a 10w (or even 12w) charger occasionally.

You May Also Like
Google Pixel 4, Samsung Galaxy Tabs and more devices are on sale today
Today’s deals come from Amazon and Best Buy, where we find the Google Pixel 4, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 and more devices on sale
Xbox
iPhones and iPads can now stream games from an Xbox One via Microsoft’s new app
Unlike xCloud service, you will need an Xbox One console from which games are streamed on your connected iPhone or iPad,.
iPhone 12
Apple will charge $279 to repair the iPhone 12, 12 Pro’s display
With the arrival of iPhone 12, the price of screen replacement has gone up by $80 compared to the iPhone 11.