IQOS Charging Times and Battery Life

By Samuel Lawrence


IQOS is the #1 smoke-free product in the UK1, which heats tobacco instead of burning it, using advanced HeatControl technology in every device. To do this the IQOS device needs electrical power. But how long does IQOS take to charge, and how long is the battery life of an IQOS device?

Find out the average charging times and battery life of the IQOS 2.4 PLUS, IQOS 3 DUO and IQOS 3 MULTI below.



  • The IQOS 2.4 PLUS Holder needs to be recharged in the Pocket Charger after each use, the Pocket Charger is recharged via Micro-USB.
  • IQOS 2.4 PLUS Holder charging time: 4 minutes 10 seconds
  • IQOS 2.4 PLUS Pocket Charger charging time: 90 minutes
  • IQOS 2.4 PLUS Pocket Charger battery life: 20 sessions



The IQOS 3 DUO benefits from faster charging, meaning that the holder can recharge in the Pocket Charger and be ready to use in under two minutes. On a full charge, the IQOS 3 DUO Holder delivers 2 consecutive uses, the Pocket Charger is recharged via USB-C.

IQOS 3 DUO Holder average charging time2:

  • 0-1 use avg. 1 min 50 seconds
  • 1-2 uses avg. 3 min 25 seconds
  • 0-2 uses avg. 5 min 15 seconds

IQOS 3 DUO Pocket Charger charging time: 120 minutes

IQOS 3 DUO Pocket Charger battery life: 20 sessions



For those who would prefer an IQOS device which works without the need of the Pocket Charger, we developed the IQOS 3 MULTI, an all-in-one integrated design. The IQOS 3 MULTI recharges via USB-C, a full charge of the device providing 10 consecutive sessions.

  • IQOS 3 MULTI charging time: 75 minutes
  • IQOS 3 MULTI battery life: 10 consecutive sessions

You can find out more about extending the battery life of your IQOS here.


Important Information: IQOS is not risk-free. It delivers nicotine, which is addictive.


1Source: Nielsen data as of September 2020, which encapsulates “smoke-free” product categories - e-cigarettes (hardware and consumables) and IQOS (Device and HEETS) specifically - in multiple grocers and General Trade in retail. IQOS and HEETS surpassed the products of PML’s nearest competitor in June, 2020.

2Charging time of IQOS 3 DUO Holder is on average 1 min 50 sec to charge from 0-1 use, 3 min 25 sec to charge from 1-2 use, 5 min 15 sec to charge from 0-2 uses. The initial full charging of IQOS 3 DUO Holder takes 10 min 05 sec. Holder charging time may depend on the conditions of use, such as battery lifecycle, environmental [weather] conditions and device usage.

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