How Long Should it Take to Charge the 6S Pkus battery?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jaybar, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. jaybar macrumors 6502a


    Dec 11, 2008

    Using the charger that came with the 6S Plus phone, it's taking 2-3 hours. Is that to be expected?

  2. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601


    Mar 18, 2009
    Try to get an iPad charger or a charger that puts out at least 2.1A. That will charge it much faster.

    Apple should have included the higher capacity charger in the box, in my opinion.
  3. riomp300 macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2015
    With an Ipad charger, from 10% to full it should take less than 2 hours. The included charger will take longer.
  4. DynamicSausage macrumors 6502


    May 29, 2015
    Leicestershire, UK
    Perfect answers above already but I also noticed that my charge time became a lot quicker after 3 days or so. I'm not sure if this was some kind of break-in period for the battery but I thought it was noteworthy.
  5. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    Four hours for a Plus model using the standard charger.
  6. ajm222 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 19, 2012
    any danger in routinely charging with an ipad charger? i would imagine not given that the batteries are probably exactly the same, just different capacities.
  7. magbarn macrumors 68000

    Oct 25, 2008
    Nope. None whatsoever. Modern Lithium ion batteries can be charged at 1C rates (means charge in 1 hour) without any damage. We're being limited by the Lightning port at this point... I fly drive RC vehicles on lithium batteries and I routinely charge them at 4C all the time (means 1/4 of 1C so 15 minutes!). Some android phones are Qualcomm fast charge capable which means if both the phone and charger are compatible it will raise the voltage much higher than 5 volts which allows the tiny micro usb cable/connector to handle much more current than regular usb/lightning.

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