7 plus charge time?

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  1. blco02 macrumors member

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    Is it just me or does the 7 plus take forever to charge? It's certainly much longer than my 6 was.

    I tried charging it with my iPad charger but the phone got way too hot...
     
  2. formerpc macrumors 6502

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    I haven't noticed anything unusual. I also use an iPad charger, and my car charger is 2.1v. It charges quickly.
     
  3. Whtchdr macrumors regular

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    I use my MacBook charger. No issues with it getting hot and it charges pretty quickly. I haven't bothered using the charger that comes in the box with the iPhone since the 5S.
     
  4. ohms12 macrumors 6502

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    I was always told not to use the iPad charger with my iPhones. I use the Anker Power Port 5 USB charger - works really well and I've yet to have it overheat. According to the blurb, it has this:

    I stopped using the standard chargers a long time ago. This works better! :)

    (Link, if you're interested: https://www.anker.com/products/A2124221)
     
  5. Shark5150 macrumors 6502a

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    Me too. I use the same. Works great.
     
  6. ohms12 macrumors 6502

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    Especially when you're travelling, it's a godsend.
     
  7. Sunny1990 Suspended

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    if you use the same charger for both it will take long time to charge because it has much bigger battery than iPhone 6S
     
  8. Snot Rox macrumors 6502

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    Probably won't mean much, but mine charges pretty quick. I plugged mine in at 78% and 20 mins later it's now at 99%.
     
  9. bboucher790 macrumors 68000

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    You can use the iPad charger to safely charge your iPhone. Confirmed this about two weeks ago with Apple.
     
  10. macstever macrumors regular

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    Same here. Those anker chargers are the best. It took me 1:41 minutes to charge a completely dead 7 Plus. About 1% a minute.
     
  11. ohms12 macrumors 6502

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    Whilst you can, I've had two iPhones die from battery related issues/battery ballooning - they were regularly charged with the household iPad adapter. Now that's not scientific proof of anything, but it's enough to stop me doing so with mine.
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I been charging all the iPhones in my house with iPad plugs. They charge faster and no problems at all. They never got hotter than usual or had any battery issues.
     
  13. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Same here. Even my Apple Watch charges in half the time with the iPad charger.
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I hear you.
    I got spoiled with fast charge times and if I use a regular plug or connect to a computer to charge it feels like it's taking a year:)
     
  15. ohms12 macrumors 6502

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    Horses for courses! As I said, I solely use the Anker one now - works just as quick as the iPad one. :)
     
  16. xotigu macrumors member

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    actually iPad chargers are recommended by Apple so it should definitely work.
    and yep, I also have the Anker one since I don't have an ipad :D
     
  17. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  18. Slowpc macrumors 6502

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    iPad charger here since my 6. No issues seen yet throughout.
     
  19. big samm macrumors 65816

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    Like others said the ipad charger is the best way to charge your iPhone specially the + since the battery is larger which takes more time to fully charge. Also there's 2 different ipad charger 10 watts and 12 watts. 12 watts obviously is better since it will charge a bit faster than the 10 watts.
     

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