How to charge the iPhone 6 when staying in Iran

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 6 with an Iranian power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power charger and charging the iPhone 6 using a 2 pinned Schuko Type F USB charger.

Iranian power outlet

Various region codes and sockets can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to stop visitors needing to worry if they can power the iPhone 6 when going to Iran.This useful guide shows what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone 6 when you're visiting Iran by using the standard Type F or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Power sources will change from country to country so please read the WikiConnections global power connections list where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If travelling to Iran from another country please ensure that the iPhone 6 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 6 came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Iran

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Iran?

You can connect the iPhone 6 to an Iranian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 in Iran?

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel power adapter for Iran to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Iranians use two different standards of wall outlets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets and using just a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Iran

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Iran and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Iran.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Iran.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 in Iran?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from an Iranian power outlet

Learn how to recharge the iPhone 6 with an Iranian power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 6 from the Iranian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already supplied with the iPhone 6 by Apple.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Iranian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two round holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Iranian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging taking between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from an Iranian power outlet

Powering the iPhone 6 with an Iranian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone 6 from an Iranian power outlet with a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 6 using an Iranian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 6.
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two holes 19 mm apart from each other, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Iranian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging which should take roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 with an Iranian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran - Iranian Wikipedia page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  5. USB to Apple Lightning cable - The Apple Lightning cable is a charging and syncing cable for more recent Apple devices and connects compatible iPhones and iPads to a USB port
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters