iPhone X Apple's iPhone X Facing Major Battery Problems?

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  1. Wyckham macrumors regular

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    Hi All,

    I have iPhone 8 Plus which is also seeming to have the same issues with wireless charging. I was considering buying one because the desk I put my phone on and off is hard and causes a bit of micro scratching on the glass back (sigh) so I figured I might as well buy one so I can protect the glass and get a bit of charge at the same time.

    It seems wireless charging is pushing through tons of extra charging cycles ruining the battery faster!?

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/ewansp...ne-qi-wireless-battery-problems/#7225f4b0747f
     
  2. SquireSCA Suspended

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    I have been reading this as well. I don't know if it is actually harming the battery or not. It doesn't seem to on Samsung phones, but they have had this for years and might have worked out the bugs. Or if it is more of a case of the "battery cycles" being reported incorrectly?

    I mean, slow charging generates less heat within the battery, so you would think that wireless charging would extend the life of the battery, not shorten it. Rapid charging is usually the battery killer.
     
  3. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68030

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    I’m curious about this too. I gather the concern is when wirless charging, the phone is powered by the battery while it is being charged at the same time so it is charged while being subjected to a load at the same time. When you charge with a cable, the phone is powered by the cable and the battery is being charged without the constant load. Someone can correct me if this isn’t what is actually occurring or isn’t the concern..
     
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    That's a good point. I can't imagine that if this is an issue, that they didn't account for it in the development and testing process.
     
  5. psac macrumors 6502a

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    I think the past has shown that Apple hasn't taken long term battery usage/life into account... EVER.
     
  6. SquireSCA Suspended

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    Well, you can say that. Despite currently running an iPad Pro 13", an iPhone 8+ and Apple Watch 3, I am an Android fanboy... so if I say those things, I get set upon and yelled at. haha

    But despite the areas where Apple could use a lot of work(software capabilities and customization) I have always found the hardware part of the equation to be top quality, well thought out(for the most part), etc...
     
  7. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68030

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    Does anyone know if you can charge the iPhone wireless with the power off?
     
  8. SquireSCA Suspended

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    Good question. I just shut my phone off and tossed it on the wireless charger. The charger turned green and the apple logo came up on the screen, but it isn't showing the battery indicator or any animation to show that it is charging...

    And now the apple logo stays on, and the phone will not boot up or respond at all. Cool, putting it on the wireless charger with it off, seems to have bricked it.

    Wonderful....
    --- Post Merged, Mar 15, 2018 ---
    Yeah, my phone is now unbootable. Can't get it to reset, will not go into recovery mode. Phone is dead.
     
  9. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68030

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    Wow! Sorry about throwing that question out there... I was talking about shutting it off while it’s on the charger. I know when you shut the phone down and then plug it in to charge, it powers the phone back on.. when you shut it down while plugged in, it stays shut off.
     
  10. adamhenry macrumors 68000

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    I won't read the garbage from forbes. Sounds like it might be a regurgitation of a zdnet article discussed in this thread.
     
  11. SquireSCA Suspended

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    I dunno, I finally got it into recovery mode and had to do a factory reset to bring it back up.
     
  12. Brookzy macrumors 601

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    Is there any evidence to support the author's contention that when you charge using a cable the device is powered by the cable rather than the battery?

    This is not how other Apple products work.
     
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    Not sure, but after yesterday's debacle of bricking my phone by trying to charge it via wireless with it turned off, I am not testing anything. haha
     
  14. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    We need some people here to post how many cycles you battery has and if you use wired or wireless for charging.
     

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