iPhone Charging Times

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by psionicsin, May 22, 2015.

  1. psionicsin macrumors 6502


    Dec 6, 2011
    Metro-Detroit, MI
    I'm failing to understand this as it really doesn't make sense...

    iPhone 6+ plugged into wall outlet takes FOREVER to charge. After 1hr, I'm around 30%.

    iPhone 6+ charged into Macbook Pro, 100% in 1.5hrs.

    How does this make any sense? What kind of voodoo sorcery is going on here?

    I mean I'm pretty sure the wall outlet has way more juice than a USB port.

    (Charge is stock charge from Apple iPhone 6+ box)
  2. BigMcGuire Contributor


    Jan 10, 2012
    It all depends on the source. Yes, wall outlet has a ton of juice - but the little brick between the wall plug and your phone dictates what gets to the phone. The iPhone brick is a 1amp power plug that ships with the 6 and 6+. Your phone is more than able to charge at rates higher than 1 amp per hour.

    Your USB port on your Mac will charge much faster than 1a per hour.

    Check out: http://9to5mac.com/2014/09/22/iphone-6-and-6-plus-faster-charging/

    I use an iPad charger (10w and 12w) to charge my iPhone 6+. It will charge at 2.1a - a ton faster than the included old iphone brick.

    You can't hurt your phone by charging it faster - the phone will ONLY draw what it wants - so you could plug it into a 10amp charger and it will only draw a max of 2.1amps.

    Or get yourself this: http://www.amazon.com/Anker-Desktop-Charger-PowerIQ-Technology/dp/B00GTGETFG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8

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