iPhone 4 charges while off. (good thing)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by joe3681, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. joe3681 macrumors member

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    Back in the v1 days the iPhone used to charge while off. Didn't know if anyone knew but iPhone 4 does now too! 3G and S don't. Plug in, turn off. Doesn't show it's charging when off but it does. If you're like me and give your iPhone a rest, it's a good thing. Just thought I'd let y'all know!
     
  2. impulse462 Suspended

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    I knew my 3GS didn't so i assumed the 4 didn't either, but thats good to know thanks.
     
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Both the 3G and 3GS could be powered off once the charger was plugged in.
     
  4. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

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    I give my iPhone 4 a rest, however, it's not very often. I never tried to charge it while it was off, so I didn't know this.
     
  5. RRmalvado macrumors 6502

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    this is true
     
  6. Statusnone88 macrumors 65816

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    This was the only way TO do it, also. If you turned it off, THEN plugged it in, the phone would come on. But plugging it in then shutting it off was totally doable with the 3G.


    +1
     
  7. joe3681 thread starter macrumors member

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    Dont think I ever tried on the S, sorry. Knew for sure the 3G didn't do it.
     
  8. iSaxon macrumors 6502a

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    I had a 3GS and I'm pretty sure mine always charged while it was off...
     
  9. ozzyman500 macrumors 65816

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    I never turn my iPhone off...just once in a while to restart it.
     
  10. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    If true this is a good change. If my phone is off and I want to charge, I never liked that apple turned it back on.
     
  11. Statusnone88 macrumors 65816

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    Read above. The 3G COULD do it.
     
  12. DiamondGCoupe macrumors 6502

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    Will charge faster by putting in Airplane mode, no need to turn it off.
     
  13. db67fm macrumors regular

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    I noticed that my iPhone 4 will turn its self back on when I plug it into a charger.

    If I turn it off (hold power button then slide to power off) then plug it into the AC charger with USB cable it turns back on.

    Same thing if I let the battery completely drain to 0%. The phone wont even turn on when pressing the power button, but when I plug it in, a few minutes later, it turns on.
     
  14. tallyho macrumors 6502a

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    This is what my iPhone4 does: no change from the 3G.
     
  15. helloimD4NNY macrumors regular

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    Inception. Mind = blown.
     

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