What Charges The Phone Faster? Computer or Wall charger

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Rob Mclovin, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. Rob Mclovin macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2008
    So ive been wondering this for a while now since i got the phone. Which charges the phone faster, USB on the comp, or the wall charger. I get really slow charges on the USB, so i was wondering if you guys knew?
  2. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    The wall charger will give you more consistent charge times. A charge from a USB connector MIGHT give you the same charge time, or it might be a shorter or even longer time. This is because not all USB hubs are created equal, and not all of them give the same level of current. So, one computer or USB hub might charge faster than another.

    So it's not easy to compare computer charge times with the wall charger, because my result will be different from yours. All we do know is that the wall charger is "just right" current-wise for the iPhone, all the time.

    But, don't use your wall charger just yet. Apple is recalling them, and recommending you avoid using the wall charger until you get a replacement.

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