Charging current for iPhone SE

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dukebound85, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    What is your charging current? I am using the following app: Battery Life: Check internal battery statistics to see what my charging current was as I thought I had some bad cables. What I noticed was:

    iPhone charger: ~600mA current for the charger max output of 1000ma

    iPad charger: ~600mA current for the charger max output of 2100ma

    Is this normal? I have an iPhone SE. Shouldn't the iPhone charge faster than this?

  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida

    The phone regulates how fast it will charge. Using an iPad charger will possibly decrease the charge time slightly but will not cut the time in half.
  3. imagineadam macrumors 65816

    Jan 19, 2011
    If you are below 80% the charger should output full power. If you are using the standard 1000mA charger it should charge at almost that. My 6 will charge at about 980mA or so with that charger. If I put it on the 12w charger it charges at 1103mA! It does make a slight difference in speed! Also you need to use the apple cable or an apple approved cable. I bought some knockoffs from eBay and they don't charge as fast! They charge at about 600-700mA on both chargers! Gotta be careful! Hope this helps!

    I should add as you get closer to full charge the current will decrease in a linear fashion if you aren't using the device until it reaches the full voltage.

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