Android charger for iPhone?

Miss Daredevil

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Hey guys!

So, I managed to lose my iPhone wall adapter and I am unable to buy one at the moment, so, until I do, I was wondering if I could use my HTC One M8's adapter to charge it? Charging on my computer via the cable only is terribly slow.

I checked the HTC's adapter power output, and it says: 5V, 1.5A. The iPhone's has 5V, 1A.

Thanks!
 

chilman

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I have been using my samsung S6 charger for my iphones, no problem at all, I figure many users are charging through the car outlet so samsung chargers must be identical. Sometimes I can help it when my battery is low and needs some juice, I use other chargers. Since I don't carry power banks.
 

I7guy

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Hey guys!

So, I managed to lose my iPhone wall adapter and I am unable to buy one at the moment, so, until I do, I was wondering if I could use my HTC One M8's adapter to charge it? Charging on my computer via the cable only is terribly slow.

I checked the HTC's adapter power output, and it says: 5V, 1.5A. The iPhone's has 5V, 1A.

Thanks!
Iphone 6, 6s and 7 can charge at a faster rate with higher amperage. There shouldn't be an issue using a non-oem charger with your iphone.
 

Wowereit

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It's just a USB-charger, those things are just using a universal standard, hence the U in USB.
Doesn't matter if the logo on your charger is Apple, Samsung, Anker, AmazonBasics, Motorola, LG or whatever.
 

maxjohnson2

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I tried charging my iPhone SE with charger that support QuickCharge. The phone did get a bit hot, the phone is supposed to be able to control in the input voltage, but still it got hotter than I felt was comfortable, maybe it won't explode but it could reduce the battery life over time. So I'm only going to use a non-QuickCharge adapter from now.
 

Stefan johansson

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I tried charging my iPhone SE with charger that support QuickCharge. The phone did get a bit hot, the phone is supposed to be able to control in the input voltage, but still it got hotter than I felt was comfortable, maybe it won't explode but it could reduce the battery life over time. So I'm only going to use a non-QuickCharge adapter from now.
If the charger has quick charge,it's not adapted for iPhones. Quick charge chargers are for toys and tablets,not for most phones,it will probably overload the charging regulator in the phone,and might cause fire.
 

Newtons Apple

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The phone or device controls the charging of the battery not the charger block. A charger block made for fast charging will not harm device that does not have fast charging capabilities, but will not be able to use the additional capacity of the charger. While a device with fast charging abilities will be able to use the extra power available to charge quickly. The phone with fast charging ability will taper off the charging as it reaches full, all handled and controlled by the device.
 
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Leonard1818

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My parents just use whatever plugs in together... they don't even pay attention. And that means anything they've gotten in the last few years will be used to charge something else, ha ha
 

srshaw

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Never had an issue using a quick charge charger with iPhone/iPad or anything else.

Unless the quick charge charger detects a compatible phone it just puts out the usual 5v.

I'm surprised apple hasn't got some kind of fast charging by now.
 

Applejuiced

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At the iPhone hacks section.
Never had an issue using a quick charge charger with iPhone/iPad or anything else.

Unless the quick charge charger detects a compatible phone it just puts out the usual 5v.

I'm surprised apple hasn't got some kind of fast charging by now.
I dont get the fact of regular charging and quick charging.
Shouldn't it all be quick charging? I dont think anyone would ever pick the slow charging option.
 

Gav.Winters

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I dont get the fact of regular charging and quick charging.
Shouldn't it all be quick charging? I dont think anyone would ever pick the slow charging option.
It's new technology that's only available on some Androids. If you have the choice then yeah forget the slow version.