12w charger for iPhone

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  1. Susurs macrumors 6502

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    Would it be safe to always charge iPhone Plus with a wall charger designed for an iPad (12w). It charges quicker (I think) but could it possibly impact iPhone battery capacity in a long term perspective? :)
     
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    Heard it can damage the battery but i'm not too sure.
     
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    If it wasn't safe to use with an iPhone, do you think Apple would list every iPhone as compatible devices?

    http://www.apple.com/shop/product/MD836LL/A/apple-12w-usb-power-adapter

    No, it doesn't.
     
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    Never a single issue using it to charge my 6+ over 2 years. Yes the battery on my phone became crap over time but that's normal with any iPhone and has nothing to do with the charger I used.
     
  9. mi7chy macrumors 68040

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    It helps to read the article.

     
  10. itisme1760 macrumors 6502

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    I've always used my iPad charger to speed charge my phone. It's a huge difference!
     
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    The article also states this:

    "Speculation among netizens" is a less than convincing argument. And then I just have to laugh at "voltage of 2.5A." Seriously?

    Apple lists the 12w charger as compatible with every iPhone sold. If it wasn't compatible or could potentially cause a fire, they wouldn't be selling it.
     
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    Been doing it for 3 years -- no issues here
     
  14. hr10 macrumors member

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    I have the iPad charger given by my previous colleague.
    Can I bring it to the Apple Store and have them to make sure it's not third party charger?
     
  15. Susurs thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I've been allways using an iPad charger as well. What made me ask this questinon was that my 6s battery is at 80% of it's original capacity at the moment (as reproted by Coconut). The phone is 11 month old. Although it might be that this is another issue cause it has a lot of battery cycles behind it already.
     
  16. mi7chy macrumors 68040

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    Assuming you have 1 month warranty left if it drops below 80% capacity it's covered for replacement. Probably wouldn't change anything at this point. Once the battery is replaced and out of warranty normal charging is less wear and tear. I've got a four year old battery that's now just dropping to 80% but I've always used normal charging so your 11 month battery is relatively new.
     
  17. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    It's fine. Heck you can use the 29W for the iPad too.
     
  18. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    Been doing that with my 4S since I got it, without issues.
     
  19. Geert76, Sep 19, 2016
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    heck, I am even charging my wife, since 2013, with the 12W iPad charger. She is always fully loaded!
     
  20. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    I've been using the 12W charger on a 5S, 6S, 6S+ and a 6+ with no problems at all. The 6S, 6S+ and 6+ will charge faster with this charger then with the included charger.
     
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    I never even take the charger of cable out of my iPhone boxes and have sue an iPad charger for years.
     
  22. jbachandouris macrumors 68040

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    Search the forum. There's already been at least one post asking the exact same question. This way you have pages of responses already.
     
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    Now if she would just give you the unlock code!!
     
  24. zhenya macrumors 603

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    The phone controls the charge rate not the wall plug!
     
  25. ec51 macrumors 6502

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    Never use an underpowered charger for a device. More power is okay.
     

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