How to charge the iPhone 4S when staying in Saudi Arabia

Instructions on how to recharge the iPhone 4S with a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a USB 30-pin cable with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter, recharging the iPhone 4S using a Type G power charger and recharging the iPhone 4S using a Type B power charger

Saudi Arabian power outlet

When planning a trip to Saudi Arabia it's helpful to know if you'll be able to use all your common devices that you'll be bringing with you. By not knowing which wall socket to expect you are more likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, therefore having to buy or borrow a suitable charger when you arrive. Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your iPhone 4S in Saudi Arabia. This page has been specifically written to help prepare people wanting to charge their iPhone 4S abroad.This page contains step by step instructions telling you exactly how to power the iPhone 4S when visiting Saudi Arabia by using the standard types G, A, B or D Saudi Arabian 220 volt 60Hz wall outlets, most Saudis will normally use the Type G plug outlets. When you are travelling to Saudi Arabia from a different region make sure that your iPhone 4S can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check that your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overloading when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Saudi Arabia

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Saudi Arabia?

You can connect the iPhone 4S to a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4S in Saudi Arabia?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Saudi Arabia is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. Saudi Arabians use four different types of plug sockets (G, A, B and D) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPhone 4S is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying a multipurpose power charger like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Saudi Arabia

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] 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 converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Saudi Arabia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Saudi Arabia using 3 pinned type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Saudi Arabia.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4S in Saudi Arabia?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type G power charger to recharge your iPhone 4S from a Saudi Arabian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 4S using a Saudi Arabian power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 slots in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Switch on the Saudi Arabian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 4S will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge the iPhone 4S with a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a USB 30-pin cable with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 4S using a Saudi Arabian power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 adjacent slots.
  3. Plug in one end of the power cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Switch on the Saudi Arabian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is recharging taking between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type B power charger to recharge your iPhone 4S from a Saudi Arabian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 4S using a Saudi Arabian power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 slots with a hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Switch on the Saudi Arabian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 4S will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

Powering the iPhone 4S with a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type F power charger to power your iPhone 4S from a Saudi Arabian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 4S from the Saudi Arabian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with the iPhone 4S by Apple).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the Saudi Arabian power outlet. The recessed circular plug outlet, sometimes known as the Schuko plug, can be recognised by the two large circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Turn on the Saudi Arabian 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 mobile is charging which should take roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saudi_Arabia - Saudi Arabia country 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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  9. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  11. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters