iPhone 7 plus charging

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kankan7175, Sep 25, 2016.


Is it bad for my iPhone 7 plus

  1. Yes!

  2. No!

  1. kankan7175 macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2016
    I have a smart charger that charges my iPhone 5s with 1 amp and the same charger charges my iPhone 7 plus with 2 amps, is this bad for my battery because the standard charger is only 1 amp.
  2. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601


    Mar 18, 2009
    I've been charging my iPhones with a 2.1A charger for years with no problems at all. You'll be fine.
  3. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    Your phone will only draw as much current as it can handle to charge the battery.

    It's fine. Don't worry about it.
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    It's a good question, but other have stated above, no concerns.
  5. iOnAsJ macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2016
    I had the same question. So it's ok to charge your iPhone with the iPad charger?
  6. leesweet macrumors 65816


    Feb 1, 2009
    Northern Virginia, USA
    This comes up EVERY year. You can charge any Apple device with any 5 V DC charger. 5 Volts is the pressure, 2 Amps, etc., is the LIMIT of what the charger can produce. The device will take what it wants to charge. If you search, you will find tons of threads on this...


    The standard iPhone charger is what it is because it's cheap and gets the job done. The iPad charger is larger because it needs to be. (Have you ever SEEN an iPad battery(ies)?). The iPhone charger takes forever to charge an iPad. Either are technically fine for either device, it's a matter of time. The battery *may* get a little warmer with more current inrush, but (1) it doesn't really matter and (2) if it matters after a few years, who still has their device then? :)
  7. andragon macrumors newbie


    Oct 2, 2018
    You can charge your iPhone with 2 Amps charger without any issue. As previously stated, battery is protected from overcharging, so it will take only as much as it can handle.
    You can measure the actual amount it can take by using a free app: Amperes Lite.


    You will see then how much are you getting with one charger or another.
    Btw...quality of your charging wire matters as well. Cheep wire might reduce your charging speed, so its a good idea to check it as well.

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