eagleglen

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If you have one of the wireless chargers officially endorsed by Apple, either the Belkin or the Mophie, and have upgraded to iOS 11.2, have you seen a marked improvement in how fast your iPhone 8/8+/X charges? I had a RavPower wireless charger (the up-right, standing version for $19.99) connected to a 12W wall charger and saw no difference after upgrading to 11.2. I've now gotten the $59.95 Belkin charger sold at the Apple Store, and have seen a pretty dramatic improvement. Unfortunately, I haven't made any controlled measurements of charging times to compare the two, so I was curious what others have experienced.
 

esharon

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I've got the Mophie yesterday, drained the battery to 18% and put it on the Mophie.
I looked at the coconutBattery app on my Mac several times and it never pace the 5w, most of the time it was under the 5w.
I did not measure the exact time it take to reach the 100% but I think it was something like 3 hours (maybe little more).
little disappointed... the iPhone X is on 11.2.

Any more accurate way to measure the charging watts then coconutBattery app?
 

eagleglen

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https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/15/7-5w-fast-wireless-charging-small-effect-on-qi-charging-speed/

Seems like Belkin and Mophie are the only chargers that are able to provide fast wireless charging for iPhones at this point.
If you click the link for where the article gets it's percent charge vs time data, they used a Samsung "Fast Charge" charging pad. So I think you're right, only the Belkin and Mophie chargers seem to provide the faster charge, not just one that's rated 7.5W or more, like used in the article.
 
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dojoman

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I've got the Mophie yesterday, drained the battery to 18% and put it on the Mophie.
I looked at the coconutBattery app on my Mac several times and it never pace the 5w, most of the time it was under the 5w.
I did not measure the exact time it take to reach the 100% but I think it was something like 3 hours (maybe little more).
little disappointed... the iPhone X is on 11.2.

Any more accurate way to measure the charging watts then coconutBattery app?

Why are you looking at battery status of iPhone on your Mac? Or there's something I don't understand? There's no coconutBattery app on App store either. Jailbreak?
 

boto

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I've got the Mophie yesterday, drained the battery to 18% and put it on the Mophie.
I looked at the coconutBattery app on my Mac several times and it never pace the 5w, most of the time it was under the 5w.
I did not measure the exact time it take to reach the 100% but I think it was something like 3 hours (maybe little more).
little disappointed... the iPhone X is on 11.2.

Any more accurate way to measure the charging watts then coconutBattery app?
Could you try registering for the free trial for coconut battery's PLUS option? If you can please enable WiFi sync on iTunes and connect your device to the wireless charger to see the rate it charges in the "Device details..." selection. I purchased the PLUS for $10 and it tells me the Samsung convertible wireless charger charges at 6W.
 

esharon

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Why are you looking at battery status of iPhone on your Mac? Or there's something I don't understand? There's no coconutBattery app on App store either. Jailbreak?

No jailbreak
If you install coconutBattery plus on Mac you can connect to the iPhone via wifi and see the charging watts rate of the iPhone in the coconutbattery app.

Could you try registering for the free trial for coconut battery's PLUS option? If you can please enable WiFi sync on iTunes and connect your device to the wireless charger to see the rate it charges in the "Device details..." selection. I purchased the PLUS for $10 and it tells me the Samsung convertible wireless charger charges at 6W.

I have the the plus version, it shows me max 5w with the Mophie
 

ducatiti

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If you have one of the wireless chargers officially endorsed by Apple, either the Belkin or the Mophie, and have upgraded to iOS 11.2, have you seen a marked improvement in how fast your iPhone 8/8+/X charges? I had a RavPower wireless charger (the up-right, standing version for $19.99) connected to a 12W wall charger and saw no difference after upgrading to 11.2. I've now gotten the $59.95 Belkin charger sold at the Apple Store, and have seen a pretty dramatic improvement. Unfortunately, I haven't made any controlled measurements of charging times to compare the two, so I was curious what others have experienced.

So when you have either the Mophie or Belkin charger from the Apple Store, no need to purchase any extra cables or adaptors to be able to fast charge?

Can someone confirm please prior to my upgrade to 11.2?
 

eagleglen

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No jailbreak
If you install coconutBattery plus on Mac you can connect to the iPhone via wifi and see the charging watts rate of the iPhone in the coconutbattery app.



I have the the plus version, it shows me max 5w with the Mophie
Interesting app you’ve found. Besides showing the charge rate in watts, which I’m assuming varies with how fully the battery is since it begins slowing once the battery is more than 50% full, it also shows charger adapter wattage, in the Device Detail pop-up. I’ve tested it on the included 5W chargers, with a both a 10 and 12W iPad charger, and connected to my MBP (showed 10W). What’s then unusual is that the RAVPower Wireless Charging Stand, which should charge at 5W, shows 6W, and the Belkin, which should be 7.5W, shows up also as 6W. These are the device details, not the actual charging wattage. I’ll have to see what those measurements are later when my batter level is lower.
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Could you try registering for the free trial for coconut battery's PLUS option? If you can please enable WiFi sync on iTunes and connect your device to the wireless charger to see the rate it charges in the "Device details..." selection. I purchased the PLUS for $10 and it tells me the Samsung convertible wireless charger charges at 6W.
Same with both my Belkin and RAVPower wireless chargers. Perhaps it’s how all wireless charges are identified?
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So when you have either the Mophie or Belkin charger from the Apple Store, no need to purchase any extra cables or adaptors to be able to fast charge?

Can someone confirm please prior to my upgrade to 11.2?
That’s correct, you don’t need to buy a special cable for WIRELESS fast charging. You would need to for the 29W (wired) fast charging that uses a USB-C to Lightning cable.
 

The Game 161

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Need to do full testing but so far it’s been a difference but not huge though


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So when you have either the Mophie or Belkin charger from the Apple Store, no need to purchase any extra cables or adaptors to be able to fast charge?

Can someone confirm please prior to my upgrade to 11.2?
Correct

I have the Mophie one and it comes with a cable that is a good size cable too.
 
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