Fast Charge cables with iPhone 7+ works

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  1. Renho macrumors 68000

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    I just got my 29W Wall Charger and Apple
    usb-c to lightning cable and it charges my 7+ alot faster than the normal in box 5w Charger. It wasn’t 50% in 30 min but it was darn close! I also ran a charging test with both setups, in box cables and brick and out of box cables and brick and the 29w setup doubled the charging score...Anybody else tried this?
     
  2. 0000757 macrumors 68040

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    The iPhone since I'm pretty sure the 6 has supported faster charging rates than the included wall adapter.
     
  3. MacDevil7334 macrumors 65816

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    The 6, 6S, and 7 all support charging at 10W or 12W from the iPad chargers so it should be faster than charging with the 5W default wall plug. It just won’t be as fast as the 29W the iPhone 8 is capable of drawing.
     
  4. Renho thread starter macrumors 68000

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    So why have they never said anything about it till this year?
     
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    I believe it was very briefly mentioned in the iPhone 6 keynote (or maybe on the spec sheet). But it has never been very widely publicized by Apple even though it is a great feature.
     
  6. Renho thread starter macrumors 68000

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    They either didn’t think it worked that good or are still working on there own that hasn’t been perfected yet. No way in company in the world makes a product and doesn’t announce a feature to help it sale. Just no way!
     
  7. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Perhaps not a significant enough of a difference in their eyes to make it a feature that they would really call out and advertise.
     
  8. Renho thread starter macrumors 68000

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    That kinda doesn’t make sense by them cause anybody who sells something will usually tell the consumer about a better feature for sales! Specially with there frenemey (Samsung)with a better version and advertises it..
     
  9. Adelphos33 macrumors 6502a

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    I have the fast charging setup at home. What I do is use it primarily for my iPad Pro.

    I will sometimes switch it out to charge my iPhone 8+. But more of then than not I use my iPad 12W with a traditional USB A to lightning to charge my iPhone overnight. Charging with the full fast charger is better.

    At work, I have a mophie wireless pad. My phone is sitting at 100%.
     
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    I have no idea why Apple chose not to advertise it. But iPhones have been able to charge at up to 12W (5V at up to 2.1A) since the iPhone 6.

    https://9to5mac.com/2014/09/22/iphone-6-and-6-plus-faster-charging/
     
  11. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Perhaps it might bring more attention to it all and have more people question why Apple isn't supporting actual fast charging (as in the type they are supporting now with iPhone 8). In which case the reward vs risk type of analysis perhaps didn't make it a worthwhile thing for them to really advertise it somehow.
     
  12. MacDevil7334 macrumors 65816

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    Might also make people question why Apple continues to only ship a 5W wall charger in the box! :D :rolleyes:
     
  13. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    anything will be faster than the slow charging 5w brick. been using a 10w iPad brick charger at work since my iPhone 5 and now use it for my iPhone 6. charges both a ton faster than the 5w brick but won't spend the change for the "fast charging" feature. i'll stick with the 10w iPad brick.
     
  14. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Right, that too basically.
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    Realistically a 5 wouldn't be able to use more than what the 5w charger would provide to charge the battery.
     
  15. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    I’m picking up the 29w charger with USB type C to lightning cable tomorrow morning and will do some tests on my 7 plus. Will be interesting the differences.
     
  16. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    so they say..but it did.
     
  17. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Might have been more of a placebo effect than anything, unless we are talking about the slight difference of the device doing something while it's charging, in which case some extra power beyond what 5w could provide could be used to power the phone itself doing something, while 5w would be used for charging (vs. getting some of that 5w to power the phone and only what remains to charge the battery). I can't quite recall the video exactly, but I recall a few people doing some actual charging comparisons and it all coming out to be pretty much the same basically.
     
  18. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    i also remembering some stating theirs charged faster, so i wasn't the only one who noticed it. It was quite faster opposed to the 5w brick i had here at work. brought over the 10w brick and immediately noticed the difference.
     
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  20. MacDevil7334 macrumors 65816

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    You’ll need a 12W iPad brick to compare it to. Charging a 7 plus with a 29W brick should not be any faster than charging with a 12W brick since the 7 plus should not be able to draw more than 12W, even if the wall supply is capable of providing more. Both should be much faster than the 5W plug though. I’ll be curious to hear your results!
     
  21. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    Yeah i only charge with my ipad charger on both my iphone and ipad so will test it out by doing half an hour test on one then another half an hour later and see the difference.
     
  22. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    ok. thanks.

    not sure what else to say but it indeed charged faster.
     
  23. Rhonindk macrumors 68040

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    Been this way since at least the 6. I tend to avoid the default charger and cable once I discovered a higher power charger charged the iPhone faster. I now use a smart port unit and a better quality cable. Works well.

    That said, I have noticed that iOS 11.x appears to take longer to charge not only my 7+, but my IPP 12 g2 also.
     
  24. Renho thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Now i can get that part, cause there's isn't like QC3.0 so they don't want to seem inferior...
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    yes you're right. But i got the 29w for the iphone X and was just using it with my 7+ till the X comes. i got 0-50% in 40min using it half the time while charging. Real world stats...
     
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