iPhone 7/7 Plus Charging Slow?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DC Hurricane, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. DC Hurricane macrumors member

    Feb 16, 2009
    I just recently upgraded from the 6s to the 7 Plus this week.

    I love the fact that the 7 Plus has such a larger battery but it seems like it's taking forever to charge. I've never timed it officially but I'd estimate my 6s would charge to full in about an hour and a half. My 7 Plus is taking that long just to get close to 50%. Taking a little over 3 hours to get to full.

    Is this normal? I've owned every iPhone since the 3GS and have never experienced charging speeds this slow.
  2. alee macrumors 6502

    Jul 13, 2008
    New York, NY
    Use the iPad 10W/12W charger. The small 5W charger in the box is worthless.

    And yes, it's safe.
  3. rawlus macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2009
    Use an iPad charger and also, a larger battery takes longer to charge.
  4. mi7chy macrumors 603


    Oct 24, 2014
    6S battery size is 1715 mAh compared to 7 Plus 2900 mAh so at the same charge rate it would take 1.7x longer. Sounds normal.
  5. werked macrumors regular


    Sep 11, 2016
    This will probably take some getting used to for me....coming from a note that has fast charge.

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