Buying an iPad charger to charge iPhone 6 faster?

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  1. nouveau-apple macrumors 6502a

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    Is it true that iPhone 6 charges faster with an iPad or Mac charger?

    If so, would it be a good investment to only buy these types of chargers?

    I read somewhere that this is the case.
     
  2. zamboni52 macrumors regular

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    Yes, I've noticed that it does. The one that came with the iPhone is a 5W charger and I used the one that came with my iPad which is 12W. It's not twice as fast, but it seems like I can get a full charge from 20% in about an hour or so.
     
  3. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    Yes, the iPad charger does iPhones faster. To what extent I'm uncertain, but it is noticeable. Not quite Samsung turbo charger fast, but better than using the standard iPhone charger.
     
  4. nouveau-apple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Then why does Apple not sell faster chargers with the iPhone 6?
     
  5. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    Apple likes taking your money.
     
  6. Rayy42 macrumors 6502

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    I can also mention that it is faster. Once I noticed the change I quit using the 5w chargers that came in the box with the iPhone's.
     
  7. nouveau-apple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I just purchased a 12watt charger and it is faster.
     
  8. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    There's a thread on this and it found that the 6&6+ do indeed draw more and charge faster than previous generations. No placebo effect
     
  9. nouveau-apple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder why waste people's time with 5 watt chargers
     
  10. DeftwillP macrumors 6502

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    As mentioned, apple likes taking your money. Besides that, they've already got chargers out the wazzoo and packaging set up for the 5w brick. People can wishlist all they want, but iphones will continue to come with 5w chargers for some time.
     
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    Wow. Didn't know about that theory. Makes me want to pull out my original iPhone charger use from now on.
     
  13. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Ok, come on. The real reason is that it would be very un-apple like to have a phone charger as large as that. Many men put phone chargers in their pant pockets. Many women put them in tiny purses. Tons of people would be annoyed if they had to have that iPad brick with them to charge their super-thin cell phone.

    I use an iPad charger myself. I love it. But it would be a terrible default to include with the phone. Only those of us who value charging speed over convenience should get one.
     
  14. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    It's amazing what a difference the iPad charger makes for the 6Plus. I've purchased a few of them.
     
  15. nouveau-apple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't care. iPhones are disposable. I don't keep an iPhone longer than 12 months.

    With the iPad charger (which is the same price as an iPhone charger,) you can have your iPhone 6 fully charged in 30 minutes.
     
  16. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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    I own both, and an iPhone 6. Sorry, 30 minutes is a severe exaggeration unless you're less than half drained. It's quicker. It's not *that* much quicker.
     
  17. soupcan macrumors 6502a

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    Normal iPhone chargers charge at 5W, or 5V, 1A. iPad has a 5V, 2A charger, or 10W. 5V is standard USB power, they just double the Amps. So yes, iPad chargers charge an iPhone faster. Way faster. If it's good for your battery? Probably not. But if you want a fast charge it doesn't harm it too much.
     
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    Faster for an iPhone, but only for one that can support it, like the 6/6+.
     
  20. steponeman macrumors member

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    Totally agree with you, i cant say better
     
  21. Rayy42 macrumors 6502

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    I don't think it will damage the battery because the 6/6+ are designed to take advantage of the 10w and 12w chargers. I've been using the iPad charger for some time and never noticed anything.

    Though I will say I don't normally keep my iPhone's past 12 months anyways so I don't know how battery life will fare after that point in time. YMMV.
     
  22. I7guy macrumors G5

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    I beat my phones up; they are disposable. I'll get a new one as needed.
     
  23. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

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    the apple site says its fully compatible so no need to worry about anything bad
     
  24. Toocool macrumors newbie

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    I have been using the iPad charger for my iPhone from years, without any issues. It charges the iPhone about 30% quicker.
     
  25. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Wouldn't help as far as faster charging with iPhones prior to iPhone 6.
     

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