Using the Dock charger that came with 2G to charge 3GS

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by dangleheart, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. dangleheart macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2007
    I have the Dock charger that came with my 2G iphone. Can I use it to charge my 3GS? Asking because, it does not slide in neatly, I really have to push hard. If I do not push hard, it springs right back. I have been charging it that way for the past couple of days but this pushing thing make me wonder if I am somehow damaging something on the 3GS.
  2. aprofetto macrumors 6502a


    Dec 19, 2008
    Hamilton, Ontario
    I would definitely not force it in.

    The 2G was a completely different shape than the 3G/3GS.

    That being said, I've heard of people shaving the old docks down to fit a 3G/3GS.
  3. dangleheart thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2007
    OK. The lack of compatibility is in the outer shape and not the metal charging connector on the dock? If so, I will feel a bit better.
  4. jamesryanbell macrumors 68020


    Mar 17, 2009
    Yes, that's exactly right. The 2G was completely flat. The 3G's curvature in shape prevents it from fitting.

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