Charging iPhone with case on, bad or good?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by divang, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. divang macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2008
    Just wanted to get everyones experience or thoughts on charging the iPhone while it's in a case?

    I've already read on apple that charging the ipod that you should remove it from the case as to get rid of excess heat.

    Has anyone noticed any extra heat from the phone while charging with a case on? I never really noticed if my phone got hot in the past while charging.

    The case I have isn't the EASIEST to take on and off so I'd rather not take if on and off if I had too. I'd rather just not use the case at all if it's going to be a problem.

    Also would using the computer usb vs the normal outlet cause more heat when charging then one another?
  2. Trajectory macrumors 6502a

    Nov 13, 2005
    My iPhone doesn't even get warm while charging. I charge it in the case.
  3. divang thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2008
    Ah I see thanks for the info.

    Anyone else have any experience with it on and off the case?
  4. eplchamps0304 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 31, 2008
    I charge my phone in the case and at the same time stream all night with it. No problem.
  5. AutomaticHaze macrumors regular

    Aug 4, 2008
    I charge me in a case, never really seems to get to warm..
  6. _Refurbished_ macrumors 68000


    Mar 23, 2007
    Heat has a tremendous impact on your battery. I always charge my phone out of its case. The most important part of charging is the location you are charging. Always charge in a cool location, especially out of direct sunlight.
  7. iBookfan macrumors 6502


    Feb 5, 2008
    If it gets hot then take it out.. If not.. well then leave it in the case.

    I always charge mine in a dock though
  8. ubersalad macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2008
    This thread is called "having too much free time".
  9. JML42691 macrumors 68020


    Oct 24, 2007
    I would only worry about it if you feel it getting too hot while charging, not just warm, but hot. So unless if you notice this, then don't worry about it. But if you do notice it getting hot, then take it out and let it cool down, and I would recommend taking it out every once in a while to make sure no sand or dirt got in there.
  10. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    I've charged in the dock, in the case and by itself. Still no burning or FIRES, yet! :eek:
  11. divang thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2008
    Yea Im not sure if i remember noticing it getting warm before I even got the case while charging. So I was wondering how everyone elses temp is while charging currently without a case.
  12. _Refurbished_ macrumors 68000


    Mar 23, 2007
    My iPhone gets "warm", not hot. Still though, you want to charge your phone out of its case so it can breath. On top of that, charging your phone by an AC vent or a nearby fan can also go a long way. The heat associated with charging can deteriorate your battery MUCH quicker than if you keep the phone cool. I'm talking 10 - 20 percent less capacity...not some miniscule number. Some may call it extreme to do this, but since there's no user replaceable battery, I'm doing everything I can to prolong the life of the battery. I created a thread just for these types of questions, take a look here:

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