iPhone X My fast charging experience with iPhone X

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  1. vhl71 macrumors 6502

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    First of all I as quite surprised to know that my $1000 phone came with no fast charging adapter. Only Apple can pull this kinda stuff. Unreal!!
    Anyway I ended up getting a $10 charger (label says Key) and this seemed to charge it quite fast. I get about 70% in an hour. Still nothing close to pixel 2. But for the money I paid I think it’s ok
    Here is the picture of it. Looks like it delivers 2.4Amp which is why it’s charging a lot faster then the power adapter that comes with iPhone X
    [​IMG]
     
  2. MarcMller macrumors regular

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    where did you get this? Do you use the same charger?
     
  3. vhl71 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    From Kijiji.. I just tried last night - noticed it was about 70% in little less than an hour
    The 5W charger that came with the phone isn't even close to this..
     
  4. SoN1NjA macrumors 68000

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    USB PD delivers up to 3A, you're not even reaching full speeds mate
     
  5. vhl71 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    In this adapter? what should i buy for 3A??
     
  6. SoN1NjA macrumors 68000

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    Idk I bought the Apple 61W for $35, came with an extender and 2m USB C cable too (all brand new ofc) but to charge your phone you’ll also need to buy a USB C to Lightning cable
     
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Why were you surprised it did not include a fast charger, in no way did Apple say there was one in the box.
     
  8. Brookzy, Feb 27, 2018
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    • One good reason for not shipping a fast charger is that it would then require a USB-C to Lightning cable which would then mean that most iPhone buyers wouldn’t be able to connect it to their computers without buying/having another cable.
    • The charger you have supports up to 12W. What Apple calls “fast charging” is 18W (9 volts, 3 amps, which is regulated down to 2A by the cable) on iPhones, and 29W (14.5 volts, 2 amps) on iPads.
    • To fast charge an iPhone you can use any of Apple’s 29W, 61W, or 87W USB-C power adapters, or any other certified USB-C power adapter that provides at least 18W.
    • No matter which charger you buy, you have to use Apple’s official USB-C to Lightning cable to fast charge.
     
  9. SoN1NjA macrumors 68000

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    Maybe not literally surprising that there’s not one in the box, but you’d think a $1200 phone would ship with a charger that everyone else happily includes
     
  10. vhl71 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I know they didn’t say that.
    But only Apple can sell a $1000 phone and ask you to pay separately if I want fast charging. I’ve had many android and windows devices and all of them came with fast charging if the device supported it.
    I’m not saying Apple didn’t disclose this. But it’s crazy for us to pay on top of what they charge for the phone.
     
  11. vhl71 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks

    Is there a way to see whether it’s fast charging or not! Any indication similar to android where it says rapid charging?
     
  12. Brookzy macrumors 601

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    Often (but not always) after connecting a fast charger, you’ll notice the iPhone charge, then stop charging, and then start again, as if you had reconnected the cable. This is it negotiating (i.e. switching) from standard charging speed to fast charging speed.

    Other than that you’ll notice the iPhone getting a lot hotter than when you normally charge it.
     
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    For what the phone cost and the price of repair, I would not even consider using a generic charger. Too much at risk.

    Good luck, OP.
     
  14. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    Fast charging on the iPhone 8 / X requires
    1. USB-C to thunderbolt cable
    2. Apple 29W, 61W, or 87W USB-C Power Adapter OR
    3. A comparable third-party USB-C power adapter that supports USB Power Delivery (USB-PD)
    Citation: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208137

    The iPhone 8/X don't have a lot of indications when fast charging is occurring... I believe the battery has to be below 60% in order to initiate fast charging. I can verity when I plug my Apple USB-C -> Lightning cable into Apples 29W USB-C charger it dings twice. The iPad charger only dings once.
     
  15. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    We all have choice. You made yours.
     
  16. vhl71 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Update on the charger I bought:
    It’s been working great. I get 70-73% with one hour charge which is quite good for me.
    So I’m happy and not buying anymore wireless charger or other USB c to lightening cables.

    In addition to this my iPhone X is all very good with battery. I’m a heavy user and from 7 am at 100%bit lasts easily one full day. About 7-8 hours of on screen time. Lots of talking browsing emails etc

    No other phone gave me this kinda battery life. So happy so far.
     
  17. Ralfi macrumors 68030

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    Glad it's ok....for now.

    I'm curious to see how your battery's travelling a few months down the track.

    Apple have admitted to throttling performance on deteriorated batteries, so I'm also curious if you notice a performance hit before anyone else does.
     
  18. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    If your battery lasts all day why even worry about fast charging? Just plug it in at night before bed and move on.
     
  19. Brookzy macrumors 601

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    That's good. Yes, there isn't that much difference between 12W and 18W really, because most of the time the iPhone never draws anywhere near 18W anyway. I've been impressed with the battery life on my X too.

    You're a grumpy so and so, aren't you...
     
  20. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    and you are judgmental. Having a great day in Jax, FL!:)
     
  21. 0014 macrumors 6502a

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    I tried a few methods

    Anker 2.4a 24w plug and anker lightning cable. 0-100% in 2hrs 28mins

    Anker 26800mah 3a battery pack and anker lightning cable. 0-100% 2hrs 17mins

    Genuine Apple iPad Plug and Apple Lightning Cable.
    0-100% in 2hrs 34mins

    Genuine Apple 29W USB-C Plug and Apple USB-C to Lightning Cable.

    0-100% in 2hrs 3mins.

    They all get to around 50% after 30mins.
     
  22. nStyle macrumors 65816

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    That's some mega flawed logic...did Apple also plan for their user base to have mostly wireless headphones when they eliminated the headphone jack? And wouldn't it make far more sense to buy a $10 adapter for USB-C > USB-A rather than a whole new charger and cable? Bottom line is they're cheap.
     
  23. Brookzy macrumors 601

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    You’ve got that back to front, if they included a USB-C cable you’d need a USB-A (male) to USB-C adapter (female), which does not exist.
     
  24. Brookzy macrumors 601

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    They violate the USB-C spec, they are dangerous, it isn't an option for Apple. Rather than accuse me of "mega flawed logic", educate yourself. Much derision is drawn from the fact that you can go to an Apple Store and buy a brand new MacBook and a brand new iPhone and not connect to the two without an adapter. If Apple could make a USB-A to USB-C adapter, they would, to save the embarrassment. But they can't. So the only rational decision is to include the right cable for the biggest group of customers. Which is USB-A.
     

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