seeforyourself

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Hey guys! I just happened to buy the USBC to Lighnting cable to charge my iPhone X.

I have a 2017 MacBook Pro 13" that has the 61W charging box. I plugged my iPhone x into the wall and it isn't fast charging my iPhone...

It won't even take the iPhone off 55%. It recognizes that it is plugged in, but the percentage won't move....

What am I doing wrong?
 

seeforyourself

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It has, but it moves up a percent every 2 minutes... MUCH slower than using a regular cube which was a tiny bit quicker.


It says on the Apple website that it can use the 61W charger as a fast charger, so I don’t understand why it’s slower!!!

Could it be my phone? How fast is the charger with your guy’s phone?
 

Wxchaser

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I don't think it is working well if at all for me either. I just use the wireless Mophie charging which does well but tested earlier today and my battery percentage wasn't even moving with fast charging (granted I was impatient and only waited about 5 minutes but don't think it even moved 1 percent.
 

Super Xander

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I was in the excact same boat as you. I’ve done a couple of test with the same charger and cable, and my iPhone X was able to reach 1,64% each minutes in increase (without airplane mode or any special thing on)

Update it to iOS 11.1 helps, but fun enough I had slow charging the first 2 times as well, but then the speed started to increase.
 

Wxchaser

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I'm using a 29W USBC power adapter from Apple & and Apple USB-C to Lightning cable.

On iOS version 11.1.2 currently

I need to give it a better chance, lol. The Mophie wireless QI charger works so well and really charges quickly so I just throw the iPX on it.

Been playing Grid Autosport Feral on the iPhone X since I downloaded the game and all the packs yesterday - if you want to drain your battery quickly just use that! It does have an energy saver function which I haven't used yet.
 

its Dale

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I'm using a 29W USBC power adapter from Apple & and Apple USB-C to Lightning cable.

On iOS version 11.1.2 currently

I need to give it a better chance, lol. The Mophie wireless QI charger works so well and really charges quickly so I just throw the iPX on it.

Been playing Grid Autosport Feral on the iPhone X since I downloaded the game and all the packs yesterday - if you want to drain your battery quickly just use that! It does have an energy saver function which I haven't used yet.

It shouldnt be faster than 5w on the Mophie Qi wirelss pad. 7.5W isnt enabled until 11.2 and its on beta right now.
 
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Wxchaser

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It shouldnt be faster than 5w on the Mophie Qi wirelss pad. 7.5W isnt enabled until 11.2 and its on beta right now.

I'm aware of that.
[doublepost=1511910005][/doublepost]I gave it another shot on the charger - and it went from 77 percent to 93 percent in about 25 minutes approximately, so fast charging is working ok for me after all.
 

its Dale

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I'm aware of that.
[doublepost=1511910005][/doublepost]I gave it another shot on the charger - and it went from 77 percent to 93 percent in about 25 minutes approximately, so fast charging is working ok for me after all.

but then how are you getting it to wireless charge "quickly"?
 

Apple_Robert

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"Fast" wireless charging will not be as fast as the wired 29w charger with USB-C that Apple sells. The wireless charging will be slightly faster than the standard Apple brick charging. And to my knowledge, fast wireless charging hasn't been enabled, yet by Apple, via the public release of 11.2.
 
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Wxchaser

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"Fast" wireless charging will not be as fast as the wired 29w charger with USB-C that Apple sells. The wireless charging will be slightly faster than the standard Apple brick charging. And to my knowledge, fast wireless charging hasn't been enabled, yet by Apple, via the public release of 11.2.

it is in the 11.2 beta.
 

The Game 161

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seeforyourself

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my testing was 0-80% in an hour then took about another 30-40 mins to finish off to 100%

So I tried it from 0% and left my phone on the charger for a half hour and it went to 53%. So it works fine. It turns out that it takes forever going from 80%-100% (cube is quicker at that point).

I thought that it would be fast above 80%.

Oh well... Guess it will be handy when I go out with my friends to bars late at night when my phone is at the low 20%'s lol
 

Arni99

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29W USB-C to lightning for the 8 plus took 30min to get to 52% and 60 min for 80%. After 2h6min it was at 100%.
Should be the same for the X since its battery is about the same capacity (2675mAh/8+ vs 2716mAh/X).
 
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