Can I perform tasks while iPhone is charging/plugged in?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by torndownunit, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. torndownunit macrumors regular

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    Is it ok to watch video while my iPhone is plugged into a wall charger, or use gps while it's plugged into car the car charger? I am a newb to the phone. Both things, especially the gps seem to suck power. Thanks
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Yup. I watch movies, stream music and do other things while plugged in.
     
  3. Mliii macrumors 65816

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  4. twelve56 macrumors member

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    Yes you can. But sometimes with my old 3g and now my iphone 4 if it gets too hot it will stop charging until it cools down again.
     
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  6. Lostanddamned macrumors 6502a

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    Absolutely you can. I have mine just showing the date and time most of the time, or the weather, its handy.
     
  7. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    With GPS you would really need to use it plugged in.
     
  8. layziegtp macrumors regular

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    Depending on the source of the power, and the apps you are running, you may find your device still loses power while plugged in - albeit at a slower rate. I think screen brightness and 3G/GPS use cause this the most.
     
  9. ich1ban macrumors regular

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    Ran into this on a 5 hour drive. GPS was sucking battery, so I had to keep exiting out of the app for it to charge up a little bit. Rinse & repeated.
     
  10. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    I think you have a problem with either your car charger, car battery or cigarette charger.

    I always end up with 100% charged at the end of a long trip using GPS.
     

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