rjp1

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I checked on 11.1 with coconutBattery and it showed charging around 2.75w. With the 11.2 update it now shows around 3.0w. Is it really just this slow (even with fast charging)? Someone said fast charging with a chord makes 2 beeps when plugging it in - is there something similar for wireless fast charging?

The regular charger shows around 3.5w and iPad chargers shows 7.5w.

Is the 7.5w claim just theoretical?
 

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You made this post in another thread on the same subject a little while ago. No need to make a new thread. Follow the other thread for answers.
I realized the other thread was about fast charging with a cable. People explained there is second sound to tell if it is working. Hopefully, there is something similar for wireless to find out. They are 2 different things. Hence the reason I made this thread.
 

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Step 1. Wireless charge without fast charge update from 0% to 100%
Step 2. Note the time it took
Step 3. Wireless charge with fast charge update from 0% to 100%
Step 4. Note the time it took and compare with time in Step 2
Step 5. Congratulations, you are one step closer to being a resourceful problem solver.
 
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rjp1

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When it doesn’t take 4 hours to charge it
Cute.
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Step 1. Wireless charge without fast charge update from 0% to 100%
Step 2. Note the time it took
Step 3. Wireless charge with fast charge update from 0% to 100%
Step 4. Note the time it took and compare with time in Step 2
Step 5. Congratulations, you are one step closer to being a resourceful problem solver.
Why even bother posting?

I already updated to 11.2. I'm wondering if there is something the OS does to indicate it is fast charging.
 

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Cute.
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Why even bother posting?

I already updated to 11.2. I'm wondering if there is something the OS does to indicate it is fast charging.

No indication. Only way to know is what was described. Not really something to worry about.
 

rjp1

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No indication. Only way to know is what was described. Not really something to worry about.
I guess I'll go buy one from Apple and check it with coconutBattery. Running it down to 0%, charging to 100%, downgrading to iOS 11.1, running it down to 0%, charging it to 100%, and restoring from backup would take all day.
 

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id like to know this also without going through the hassle of testing it without touching my phone for that long and keeping an eye on it for that long. Thats a hassle. Is there no app that shows the power its charging at?
 
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maka344

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7.5w with my Morphie pad from Apple charges from 0-100% in around 2.5 hours rather than 3.5 hours thus, it's an hour faster. It isn't true fast charging per say, just faster than 5w.

However, the fast charging via the USB C PD cable and 29w Apple block is super quick. I'm seeing 0-55% in 30 minutes.
 

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I was all in for this fast charging wireless but then realized I use my amazon $15 wireless pad at night for charging and I have a wired fast charging set up downstairs in my family room for everyone to use.

I thought about making an Apple store run this morning to pick up the Belkin wireless charger but then looked at the actual difference and decided to stick with my 5w Yootech for overnight until it plays out or something
 

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id like to know this also without going through the hassle of testing it without touching my phone for that long and keeping an eye on it for that long. Thats a hassle. Is there no app that shows the power its charging at?

7.5w with my Morphie pad from Apple charges from 0-100% in around 2.5 hours rather than 3.5 hours thus, it's an hour faster. It isn't true fast charging per say, just faster than 5w.

However, the fast charging via the USB C PD cable and 29w Apple block is super quick. I'm seeing 0-55% in 30 minutes.

I was all in for this fast charging wireless but then realized I use my amazon $15 wireless pad at night for charging and I have a wired fast charging set up downstairs in my family room for everyone to use.

I thought about making an Apple store run this morning to pick up the Belkin wireless charger but then looked at the actual difference and decided to stick with my 5w Yootech for overnight until it plays out or something

I went and bought the Belkin Boost Up Wireless charger and checked it with coconutBattery. It was charging with 4.02-4.91w. This is in between my results with an iPhone block (showed ~3.5w) and iPad block (showed ~7.5w).

Now I know my Samsung ones were NOT fast charging (only showed around ~3w). Apple needs to add an indicator like a second ding sound or something. They are going to frustrate a lot of people that buy chargers that don't fast charge even though they support it.
 
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