Do 3rd party cables affect the actually day to day battery life of an iPhone 6?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Nat Sehati, May 3, 2016.

  1. Nat Sehati macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2016
    So, I have a question and I'm sure all of you staff and members can help me answer. This issue has been bothering me for quite some time. So I recently purchased two different 2-in-1 3rd party lightning to micro usb cables. This way I only carry one cable with me whereever I go. They both seem of high quality and don't look cheap at all; however, I think the battery of my iPhone 6 doesn't last as long when charging with the 3rd party. So my question is, is the actually battery life of an iPhone 6 (or any iPhone) changed by the 3rd party cable? It seems like the battery lasts longer when I charge it with the regular Apple cable and not with the 3rd party but that wouldn't really make sense, right? I have tried to test it but it is really hard and I haven't gotten sufficient results to make any assumptions. Is this true, or am I just going crazy? Thanks for the help.

    iPhone 6, iOS 9.3.1
  2. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2015
    Pune, India
    don't go by "looks". you can have a crappy non-standard cable covered in gold. non-standard cables may work great, in store, for a few days. Point is, charging cables need fundamentals correct - proper current carrying capacity, shielding. But only the apple MiFi certified ones. (amazon basics and tech armor both sell excellent certified cables.
  3. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Doesn't the device ultimately control how it charges? Wouldn't that mean that whether or not a cable might at times deliver more or less or be inconsistent in some way, the device would still regulate not to take more than it needs and at times when it would take in less that shouldn't be an issue as charging at a lower rate shouldn't be harmful (just takes longer)?

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