People are only just realising their iPad can power their iPhone

The iPad can do a lot of things. You can use it to watch media, play games, draw and even work. But it seems that a lot of people didn't realise it has another trick built in, and one that could help you our if your phone dies.

A tech YouTuber has shared a video pointing out that the iPad can charge an iPhone. All you need is a USB-C to lightning cable (at least until we get a USB-C iPhone), and you charge up your phone from your tablet (if you're looking for a new iPad, see our list of the iPad generations to see all your options).

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.