How to charge your iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Iran

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus with an Iranian power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a Type C power charger and charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type F power charger.

Iranian power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a foreign country if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 Plus when you're abroad.This page contains step by step instructions telling you exactly how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus when you're travelling to Iran by using the standard Type F or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Iran from another country please ensure the iPhone 6 Plus can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure the iPhone 6 Plus is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up. If you are planning on travelling to a city such as Tehran or Mashhad please read the Iranian Wiki page [1] for further details prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Iran

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Iran?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 Plus in Iran.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Iran?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 6 Plus then the best travel charger for Iran is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Iranians use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPhone 6 Plus can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip to Iran. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend buying this type of flexible power charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Iran

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6 Plus, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to Iran.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi only has 2 USB charging ports but offers 6 AC outlets. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, B, E, F, G and I making it perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Iran.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Iran?

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

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus with an Iranian power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a Type C power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using the Iranian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically supply this cable with your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by 2 circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Iranian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from an Iranian power outlet

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

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus with an Iranian power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 6 Plus 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 cable when you first purchase the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the Iranian power outlet. This round wall supply, sometimes known as the Schuko plug or Type F power outlet [6], can be recognised by the two large circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other along with grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Iranian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus 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 Wiki 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