Charging iPad with a macbook charger?(Answered)

You may have noticed that your iPad doesn’t charge as quickly when you use the charger that came with it compared.

The $20 18W power adapter from Apple or comparable from a third party is often recommended for fast-charging iPhones and iPads, but if you have a higher-powered USB-C charger for your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air,

Can you use that MacBook charger to charge your iPad? Will it damage the battery or it is fine to use it.

The answer is Yes you can use the High wattage USB-C charger that comes with your Macbook to charge your Ipad. It will make your iPad charge faster without any damage to the battery.

In this article, We will explain why it is perfectly ok to charge your iPad with a MacBook charger and why it won’t cause any damage at all.

Using a higher wattage charger on Ipad

By the sound of it. it seems like this will be the iPad or something because if you think about it you are basically supplying the iPad with more power than it needs. But this is not true.

It is perfectly fine to fast charge your iPad with higher wattage because the iPad will control the amount of power entering the battery you don’t have to worry about it.

Just like a light bulb let’s say it requires 60 watts but if you supply it with 100-watt, It will not start using 100 watts now it will still utilize the power it can and the same goes for an iPad.

Technology like the iPad has the ability to negotiate how much current or power to charge with as their charging technology is based on the USB standard which has this ability.

If you’re using a higher Watt charger or a charger with higher amperage, that is better because it will allow the iPad to negotiate its maximum charging speed.

Can I charge my iPad with a 61W charger?

Yes, you can use a 61W charger on the iPad only if that charger is from Apple. The reason for that is that a third-party charger might supply higher voltage.

Wattage isn’t the issue. As long as the power supply outputs USB standard 5V an iPad will only draw as much current as its design allows for. The device controls the current that will enter the battery.

As long as the wattage is up to or exceeds what the device needs it’s fine and safe to use.

The good thing about the apple charger is that they supply a wide rand of voltage depending on the device that they are plugged in like,

Apple 20W power adapter can give an output of 5v–3A as well as 9v–2.22A. That’s why it is ok to use high-wattage apple chargers on devices like Ipad and iPhones.Check out this article for more detail on apple chargers.

But we would not recommend using a charger from a different manufacturer as you can never be too safe unless they are from a good company and they also can supply different ranges of power depending on the device.

What apple recommended

Apple has said that you can use their 29W, 61W, or 87W USB-C Power Adapters to charge your iPad Pro.

You can use any of those MacBook chargers to fast charge your iPad without any worries whatsoever about damaging the battery or overcharging it.

Apple says the following iOS devices are compatible with its 18W, 20W, 29W, 30W, 61W, 87W, and 96W adapters:

  • iPhone 8/8 Plus and later
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st generation and later)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation and later)
  • iPad Pro 10.5-inch
  • iPad Air 3rd generation and later
  • iPad mini 5th generation and later


In conclusion, it is perfectly fine to say you can charge your iPad with your Mac charger. It will be fine.

The iPad and other devices have a circuit in the battery management system that only allows a certain amount of power to enter the battery. Apple charger will just adapt to it.