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What to Know When Buying an iPhone 4 to iPhone 5 Adapter

If you have an older iPhone charger but a newer iPhone, you don't necessarily need to get a brand new iPhone lightning cable when all you need to do is grab an iPhone 4 to iPhone 5 charger adapter. Those older, 30-pin adapters worked for iPhones version 4 and older. With a simple iPhone adapter you can update that technology to work with the newer generations of iPhone, and there are plenty of these types of adapters to choose from on eBay.

How does the iPhone 4 to iPhone 5 adapter work?

The iPhone 4 to iPhone 5 charger adapter is exceptionally simple. All you need to do is take your wider, 30-pin charging cable and attach it to the matching side of the adapter by pressing the charging adapter and the iPhone 4 gently together. Your charging cable is now ready to use by plugging the 8-pin side into your iPhone 5, effectively connecting the two iPhones.

Why would you want an iPhone charger adapter?An iPhone 4 to iPhone 5 charger adapter makes it so that you can hook your old iPhone 4 and 5 together in order to transfer data. It also makes it so that you can charge your device if you only have a certain type of charger instead of the one that's needed for your iPhone. For instance, if you don't have your iPhone 4's original charger, you can convert it to the type of charging port you need with the appropriate adapter. Can you use a 30-pin adapter for other iPhone generations?

Yes. As long as your device has a 30-pin connecting port, this 30-pin adapter will work with it. Likewise, if your iPhone has an 8-pin connector port, it would work with it to transfer data to a 30-pin iPhone if that's what you wish to do. Here are some of the common Apple products that 30-pin adapters will work with:

  • iPhone 5 - X
  • iPad
  • iPod Nano (7th generation)
  • iPod Touch (5th and 6th Generation)
  • Apple Airpods charging case
Are there different styles of iPhone charger adapters?

Yes, there are a handful of different styles to choose from. You can take your pick of short, stocky adapters that will do the job nice and easy, or you could grab an extended adapter that connects via a cable.

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