Charging Suggestion for 6s Plus Using Macbook Charger

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  1. salmankhan macrumors member

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    Well guys yesterday i got my hands ont he beautiful 6s plus in Rose gold 128gigs.
    The thing is as we all know apple does not provide a fast charger with the plus. Due to the bigger size of the plus battery it takes hours to get it charged. So what i did was that i used the 29W Retina Macbook Charger (as i also own a rMB) using the USB Type C to USB Adaptor. And guess what my 6s Plus charged Blazingly fast.
    so my question is it ok to keep on using this charger to charge my plus. ?
    thanks
     
  2. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    Should be. The phone will automatically draw what it will allow. I use my iPad charger and it charges faster, at about 1.2 amps give or take
     
  3. salmankhan thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for your input bro. Yes will keep on using the Macbook Charger. It creates a day and night difference when it comes to juicing the plus
     
  4. misterwilson macrumors member

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    In my bedroom where I typically charge my phone and iPad, I have USB receptacles on the wall. But when I'm moving around I usually have an iPad charger. Since I travel a lot, I keep the dinky iPhone chargers in every bag just in case.
     
  5. salmankhan thread starter macrumors member

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    You and I are same here. I too have these usb inlets on my wall but when i travel its my plus and rMB with me. I bought the Tucano carry bag for my rMB so carrying the charger is not an issue for me
     
  6. Joe1602 macrumors regular

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  7. rigormortis macrumors 68000

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    oooh i didn't try yet

    omg

    this is crazy

    well, this post is going to go viral

    well , i don't see how it charged it fast. i guess maybe il try running the battery down and trying again, maybe my test was invalid because the iPhone 6+s was at 95 %


    as far as i can tell the maximum current the 6s+ can take is back down to iPod / iPhone 5 levels and that means 500 ma base current + 500 extra ma = 1000 ma max. maybe this is something that will be fixed in a new mac or maybe this is something that will be fixed in el capitan, i don't think so , i think this is permanent change to the 6s series


    the iPhone 6 series phones used ipad charging current. and that means when you connected your ipad / iPhone 6, it was given 2100 ma. this was 500 ma usb current plus 1600 extra operating power for a total of 2100 ma. and this is what made the ipad charger charge the iPhone 6 faster

    but now that the 6s+ has gone back to iPhone current, that means the ipad charger and your macbook charger shouldn't have any effect on it, because its not asking for the extra current
     
  8. rigormortis macrumors 68000

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    this is going to involve side by side testing with two identical phones and different chargers., its out of my budget lol
     
  9. haruhiko macrumors 68040

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    I use the iPad charger for fast charging since the iPhone 6.

    Fun fact: the iPhone 6s is almost faster than the 2015 MacBook.
     
  10. salmankhan thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks bro for your comprehensive response to my query.
    well i have seen and tested myself the 6s plus charges damn rapidly when using retina macbook charger. let me run a personal test as well and note down the timings of the charging from 0 to 100%. lets c how the test turns out
     
  11. powerocool macrumors 6502

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    Would be interesting to see the results.
     
  12. rigormortis macrumors 68000

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    i posted what i said earlier in the iPhone tips section

    hopefully it will catch on and apple will respond


    from my experience , if a mac cant charge an iPhone past 1000 ma then i don't see a ipad charger being able to do it

    in order to get current you must first ask for it
     

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