How long does it take the Apple iPhone SE 3 (2022) to fully charge?

How long does it take the Apple iPhone SE 3 (2022) to fully charge?

Apple revealed the affordable iPhone SE 3 (2022) during its Peek Performance virtual event. This budget-friendly phone features the same outdated chassis design of the previous-gen model. It looks almost identical to 2017’s iPhone 8. However, it comes with mighty internals, including 5G network support and the A15 Bionic chip — which powers the high-end iPhone 13 lineup. For $429, you can buy the iPhone SE 3 in Red, Midnight, or Starlight. If you go for it, don’t forget to grab a protective case — as it has a glass build and accidents could potentially crack that. Additionally, its box doesn’t include a charging brick, so you might want to buy a charger of your own separately. Speaking of charging, you must be wondering how long it takes to fully charge a drained iPhone SE 3. Here’s everything you need to know about the matter.


How long does it take the iPhone SE 3 to fully charge?

It’s essential to know how long it takes a device to fully charge before making the purchase. We have recorded the time it takes the Apple iPhone SE 3 (2022) to charge from 0% to 100%. Before we share our results, it’s worth noting that:

  • The iPhone SE 3 wasn’t used during the charging process.
  • It had Wi-Fi on.
  • The phone didn’t have a SIM card or an active eSIM plan.
  • We used Apple’s official 20W USB C charging brick and the company’s official Lightning to USB C cable.
  • The Optimized Battery Charging setting was turned off.

As for the speed — from 0%, it took the iPhone SE 3:

  • 23 minutes to reach 47%.
  • 49 minutes to reach 81%.
  • 85 minutes (1 hour, 25 minutes) to reach 100%.

As you can tell, the iPhone SE 3 charges quickly from 0% to 50%. It then slows down a bit till it reaches around 80%. The final 20% are the slowest to charge. Ultimately, you just need to know that under the mentioned conditions, it’ll take around an hour and a half to fully charge from 0%.

    The all-new iPhone SE 3 (2022) packs Apple's A15 Bionic chip, 5G support, and a dated design. It is available in three colors to choose from.

Will you be buying the Apple iPhone SE 3 (2022)? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Mahmoud Itani
Mahmoud Itani

Mahmoud is an Istanbul-based Beiruti who has always sought freedom through writing. His hobbies include keeping up with tech news, writing articles about Apple devices & services, crocheting, meditating, and composing poetry. You’ll likely find him jogging at a park, swimming in open water, brainstorming at a coffeehouse, or merely lost in nature. He can be reached on Twitter @Mahmoudzitani or via [email protected]

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