Charging your iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Saudi Arabia

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 6 with a Saudi Arabian power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type A power charger, recharging the iPhone 6 using a Type G USB plug and how to power the iPhone 6 using a 3 pin Type B USB plug

Saudi Arabian power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your iPhone 6 . These simple instructions will show how to supply power to the iPhone 6 when you're in Saudi Arabia using their standard G, A, B or D type Saudi Arabian 220 volt 60Hz power outlets, most Saudi Arabians will use the Type G plug outlets. If you are visiting Saudi Arabia from another region check that the iPhone 6 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 6 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure your iPhone 6 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating during charging. If you're planning to stay somewhere such as Riyadh or Jeddah read the Saudi Arabia Wiki page [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Saudi Arabia

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Saudi Arabia?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 to a Saudi Arabian power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 in Saudi Arabia?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 the best international travel charger for Saudi Arabia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. There are four types of power outlets in Saudi Arabia (types G, A, B and D) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPhone 6 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Saudi Arabian trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your iPhone 6 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Saudi Arabia

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Saudi Arabia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Saudi Arabia using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 Saudi Arabia.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 in Saudi Arabia?

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type G USB charger to charge your iPhone 6 with a Saudi Arabian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 from a Saudi Arabian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the Saudi Arabian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three vertical holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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. Switch on the Saudi Arabian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 6 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging which typically takes around 1-4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 6 with a Saudi Arabian power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type A power charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 6 using the Saudi Arabian power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already included with the iPhone 6).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the 2 thin adjacent slots where the plug outlet blades slide into.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 situated at the bottom of the iPhone 6.
  4. Turn on the Saudi Arabian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

Using a Lightning connector and a 3 pin Type B power adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 with a Saudi Arabian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 6 using a Saudi Arabian power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone 6).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. The wall outlet, technically called the Type B power outlet [8], can be identified by the two slots next to each other where the plug outlet blades sit with a semicircle hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB power cable into the bottom of the USB 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. Switch on the Saudi Arabian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

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

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Schuko Type F USB charger to charge your iPhone 6 with a Saudi Arabian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 from a Saudi Arabian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the Saudi Arabian power outlet. This recessed round power outlet (known as a Schuko outlet or Type F power outlet [10]) can be recognised by two circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go, plus two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Saudi Arabian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is powering up and takes around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 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 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/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 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/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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters