Is it bad that ive been charging my iphone with an ipad charger?


Sumter

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No. In fact I'd say it's better because it charges the phone faster.
 

Eileen89

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I've been using my iPad charger to charge my iPhones for years and it hasn't hurt either of them. It's perfectly safe so go ahead and use it.
 

divergirl

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When I bought my 6s I used the included charger once. When I returned it to buy the sim free model I didn't even bother taking it out of the box. I use both my iPhone and iPad daily, but rarely at the same time. What would I need two chargers for?
 

Eileen89

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When I bought my 6s I used the included charger once. When I returned it to buy the sim free model I didn't even bother taking it out of the box. I use both my iPhone and iPad daily, but rarely at the same time. What would I need two chargers for?
You don't. Unless both devices need to be charged at the same time. I just take my husbands iPad charger and use mine too when my iPhone and iPad both need charging.
 

redman042

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I haven't used an iPhone charger (1 amp output) to charge my iPhone since maybe 2013. We have 2.1 amp chargers in the living room, bedroom, and car. The iPad charger puts out 2.1 amps as does a variety of charging accessories from quality companies like Anker. The phone charges at least twice as fast, in comparison to an iPhone charger.

Heck, previously when using my phone in the car for navigation with the display on the whole time (particularly if I was using a power-hungry app like Navigon), the old 1 amp charger couldn't even keep up, and the power would still slowly drain. The higher amp charger solves this.

Fast charging is the only way to go.

I have heard of rare accounts of the "phone frying" but am quite certain this is another defect in the phone rearing its head while the phone is charging, not due to the charger its plugged into. I know for a fact the iPhone is designed with sophisticated circuitry to regulate power flow to the battery. It cannot be overcharged.
 

nickchallis92

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I think Samsung chargers output at a higher ampage than iPad chargers anyway so it is unlikely to damage your iphone.
 

Zune55

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does it hurt my phone?
iPhone 6s comes with 2.0 amp capability charging. I have iPad Air 2 charger which is 2.4 Amp output. Used it twice nothing bad happened. I wanted to open a thread for this topic but saw yours. People is it safe to charge from 2.4 amp charger even though the iPhone is only capable of fast charging with 2.0 amp? I want to use iPhone's this fast charging feature.
 

adamhenry

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iPhone 6s comes with 2.0 amp capability charging. I have iPad Air 2 charger which is 2.4 Amp output. Used it twice nothing bad happened. I wanted to open a thread for this topic but saw yours. People is it safe to charge from 2.4 amp charger even though the iPhone is only capable of fast charging with 2.0 amp? I want to use iPhone's this fast charging feature.
Yes, it is safe. The phone will only draw the current it needs for charging.
 

The Game 161

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iPhone 6s comes with 2.0 amp capability charging. I have iPad Air 2 charger which is 2.4 Amp output. Used it twice nothing bad happened. I wanted to open a thread for this topic but saw yours. People is it safe to charge from 2.4 amp charger even though the iPhone is only capable of fast charging with 2.0 amp? I want to use iPhone's this fast charging feature.
It doesn't make any difference...if it's an apple charger it's fine
 
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rasputinj

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Same as others here I have been exclusively been using iPad chargers, gets the job done faster. Which is nice when you have a good number of apple iPads and iPhones