Can I use the iPad charger to charge my iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Afbar1114, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    Can i use the ipad charger to charge my iphone? I would like to know so i dont carry around alot of them
     
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    I do it all the time
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks just sucks i still need two cables tho
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Do you have an adapter? Smaller than an entire cable and works to charge.
     
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    maflynn

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    OP, I updated the title of the thread to make it bit less ambiguous
     
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    iapplelove

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    since my ipad 2 i have only used one wall charger for all my devices,it won't charge any faster but it won't hurt the phone either.
     
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    So do I.
     
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    GoCubsGo

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    And me.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok thanks all so I can bring one charger now. I'll look into the adapter but i already got an extra cable
     
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    It does charge faster than the regular iphone charger.
     
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  12. macrumors regular

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    That is my understanding, too. When I need a faster charge, I use my ipad charger.
     
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    mattroman246

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    of course, fast charge too!
     
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    iapplelove

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    really? for two years i have been charging my iPhones with the iPad charger lol figured it didn't matter
     
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    Yeah and I think it charges faster.
     
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    Yes you can
     
  17. macrumors 6502a

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    I charge with the ipad charger, connected to a USB extension cable to my lightning cable. Lots of stuff going on, but no problems with charging!

    The only thing I notice sometimes is that the usage starts once it fully charges. It will have some usage and show a standby of a few hours when i wake up.
     
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    Rocko1

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    There could be something to be said for carrying a spare charger in case the first one dies on you during a trip and there's no Apple store nearby.
     

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