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You Can Charge Your iPhone 6 Much Faster By Using an iPad Charger!

You Can Charge Your iPhone 6 Much Faster By Using an iPad Charger!

Posted September 22, 2014 at 9:39pm by iClarified
The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus can be charged much faster by using an iPad charging adapter rather than the iPhone charging adapter included with the device, according to tests by iLounge and MacRumors forum member 2IS.

Using a Kill-A-Watt device and examining OS X system information, we can see that the charging profile of the new iPhones match that of the iPad. This allows them to charge using 2.1A. Earlier iPhone models would only draw 5W, no matter the charger used.

Initial tests found that iPhone 6 Plus could be charged in about two hours using the iPad adapter.


Give it a try and let us know if you notice a significant difference in the comments! Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, or RSS for more Apple news, tutorials, and videos.

Via: [iLounge] [MacRumors]


You Can Charge Your iPhone 6 Much Faster By Using an iPad Charger!

You Can Charge Your iPhone 6 Much Faster By Using an iPad Charger!
[iPhone 5s (left) versus iPhone 6 Plus (right) charging profiles from OS X system report]


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beks6
beks6 - September 24, 2014 at 9:14am
I charged already my iPhone 5 with an iPad Air charger. It was faster, but the phone went also hot :D
Raf
Raf - September 23, 2014 at 8:55pm
I use an in wall replacement socket - everything charges faster on that. From Home Depot.
What?
What? - September 23, 2014 at 4:28pm
Duh!!! Who didnt know this shyt? Only Apple. Lol
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - September 23, 2014 at 9:56pm
Who didn't show proof for such gimmicky rant? Wtf LAWL
Zipaz
Zipaz - September 23, 2014 at 1:39pm
I confirm that ipad charger does charge iphone faster than using provided iphone charger. after draining the battery out first time, I plugged in the ith ipad charger which I use for every iOS devices, I find my iphone 6 was fully charged after about 2 hour. I thought my battery was faulty as it was charged so fast.
CryMeARiver
CryMeARiver - September 23, 2014 at 1:15pm
I've been doing this since the iPhone 5. Works well. Doesn't damage the battery. Well, not that I have noticed anyways.
Iu
Iu - September 23, 2014 at 11:20am
Doesn't damage the battery?
Macer
Macer - September 23, 2014 at 4:06pm
After a while the battery won't hold power for long. This is old news. I've been doing this trick for years. I only use it when I need to charge my phone faster. Don't rely on it if you want to keep your battery healthy
jos1
jos1 - September 23, 2014 at 7:39am
Ipad charger on an iphone6= less wall hugging!
Nicko
Nicko - September 23, 2014 at 7:57am
Haha nice one!
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - September 23, 2014 at 9:09am
Or get a genneo.
Dan
Dan - September 23, 2014 at 6:14am
Been on it forever.....
Lees
Lees - September 23, 2014 at 5:58am
According to the bottom image, the iPhone 5s sees an additional 500 mA with the 2.1A charger; whereas, the iPhone 6 sees an additional 1600mA. That's a significant difference from the iPhone 5s to the iPhone 6.
Nicko
Nicko - September 23, 2014 at 7:56am
Yeah that's quite reasonable. It's also highly probable the charging manufacturers had more spare chargers on the lower spec amp value- tut tut Apple for selling us your spare inappropriate components that cost us in efficiency. Luckily I knew about how to determine the appropriate charger for my device.
rahilxx98
rahilxx98 - September 23, 2014 at 1:34am
Please update the app for iPhone 6 Plus!!
seq2
seq2 - September 23, 2014 at 12:06am
Ya~ riding a bicycle is faster than walking... Duh!
dustinhuber
dustinhuber - September 22, 2014 at 11:19pm
Charging at a lower amperage will prolong the lifespan of your battery, but if you need your phone powered up quickly, absolutely!
King Rollo
King Rollo - September 22, 2014 at 10:11pm
This is wrong the lightening devices all charge quicker in a iPad charger..
Jan
Jan - September 22, 2014 at 10:02pm
Duh been using it since iPad 1 came out
iHA69
iHA69 - September 22, 2014 at 10:01pm
Been using the iPad charger for ever. It's common sense...
6italia0
6italia0 - September 22, 2014 at 9:55pm
This is the type of post that deserves a Nicholas cage meme. I've been doing this since the iPhone 4 release.
stevenlacross
stevenlacross - September 22, 2014 at 9:48pm
Well they are claiming that if you charge the iPhone 5s and below on the iPad charger, it'll still charge slower because the older iPhones are programmed to not charge at the higher rate but that the iPhone 6 and 6 plus are programmed to allow the higher charge rate to work with them. I don't think this is true because I've been using my iPhone 5s on my iPad charger and it seems to charge faster on it. Could be because it's jailbroken and I have the battery life tweek on it and it shows me that it's getting more mah than the regular charger.
lees
lees - September 22, 2014 at 9:55pm
It seems like the difference is that the iPhone 6 may actually support that profile. i.e. there isn't a risk of damaging the device by using an inappropriate charger.
Mike
Mike - September 22, 2014 at 9:47pm
The best and fastest charge comes from turning off your phone and using the iPad charger adapter.
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - September 22, 2014 at 9:45pm
No duh. I owned an iPad and iPhone and got that idea myself. But since since it's mentioned, I will point out putting it in airplane mode will do much more better.
Aman
Aman - September 22, 2014 at 9:45pm
The same thing can be done with the iPhone 5s not only 6 and 6 plus.
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