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    Question Does the iPhone 7 support fast charge?

    Does it support fast charging yet? I love the idea of putting my Galaxy S7 on the wireless charging pad for an hour or so and seeing it full again while I know Apple products take ages to charge. Do they have fast charging yet?
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    Default Re: Does the iPhone 7 support fast charge?

    It's not mentioned in the Keynote, so apparently it doesn't. But you can always use an iPad charger to charge faster than the stock iPhone charger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartarus View Post
    It's not mentioned in the Keynote, so apparently it doesn't. But you can always use an iPad charger to charge faster than the stock iPhone charger.
    That's exactly what I use. Cuts charging time in half!
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    Default Re: Does the iPhone 7 support fast charge?

    Quote Originally Posted by Snappy Phoenix View Post
    Does it support fast charging yet? I love the idea of putting my Galaxy S7 on the wireless charging pad for an hour or so and seeing it full again while I know Apple products take ages to charge. Do they have fast charging yet?
    If you go iPhone 7+, you likely won't have to worry about fast charging in most situations. The battery life is phenomenal.

    It's that pesky 7 I'm worried about. The battery life on the 6s is passable and the 7 looks to improve on that but I'm still thinking there will be more battery anxiety days than I'm comfortable with.
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    Default Re: Does the iPhone 7 support fast charge?

    Hard to believe people still get bent out of shape over the battery. I don't pay any attention to it. If it needs charging, I charge it. I do set things in Settings to get the most I can. I don't worry about fast charging. I don't care if it takes 1 hour or 2 hours. Doesn't matter. Rapid charging will not hurt your iPhone battery, unless it causes it to heat up. Just be aware of that.
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    Default Does the iPhone 7 support fast charge?

    It's been widely discussed (blogs, podcasts, etc.) that fast charging accelerates battery wear. That's ultimately my concern. My 6s Plus has great battery life and I don't mind the time it takes to charge. There's a give and a take, and I prefer slower battery wear over a quicker charge.
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    Default Re: Does the iPhone 7 support fast charge?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Phillips View Post
    It's been widely discussed (blogs, podcasts, etc.) that fast charging accelerates battery wear. That's ultimately my concern. My 6s Plus has great battery life and I don't mind the time it takes to charge. There's a give and a take, and I prefer slower battery wear over a quicker charge.
    That reminds me, when I had a BlackBerry 9900, if I charge it slowly using the USB cable connected to my computer I could swear the battery life is lasting longer than if I were to charge it fast via the charger. Maybe it's all in my head but I felt that the slower you charge, the better the battery life is. Maybe I'm wrong
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    Default Re: Does the iPhone 7 support fast charge?

    Using iPad charger to charge iPhones might damage it as the internals are designed in keeping mind a particular charge Amp. Always prefer to use the reco charger, even if it's slower.
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    Default Re: Does the iPhone 7 support fast charge?

    Quote Originally Posted by Snappy Phoenix View Post
    Do they have fast charging yet?
    No they don't, when they do, many will think Apple will be to first to offer it. Just as many think Apple is first to get rid of the headphone jack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinal_JCS View Post
    Using iPad charger to charge iPhones might damage it as the internals are designed in keeping mind a particular charge Amp. Always prefer to use the reco charger, even if it's slower.
    This is not true. The iPad charger is a certified charger for the iPhones.
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    Yea using the iPad charger does charger quicker. But over time I believe it does damage the battery. I used a ipad block and another after market charger that charged at a high rate. My iPhone 6 after a year had started to have battery problems. Turning itself off at 30% then saying the battery was dead.
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    Default Re: Does the iPhone 7 support fast charge?

    I have been using an iPad charger on my old 4s for two years now and have seen no obvious accelerated battery wear so far.
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    Default Re: Does the iPhone 7 support fast charge?

    The 9W charger what they give you when you buy the travel kit for your phone. It's not damaging your battery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kazp3r17 View Post
    Yea using the iPad charger does charger quicker. But over time I believe it does damage the battery. I used a ipad block and another after market charger that charged at a high rate. My iPhone 6 after a year had started to have battery problems. Turning itself off at 30% then saying the battery was dead.
    That was because of the After Market one most likely. I use the Apple iPad charger to charge my 6s+ and I haven't had any issues at all. I've been using it since I got the phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiXoLoGiSt View Post
    That was because of the After Market one most likely. I use the Apple iPad charger to charge my 6s+ and I haven't had any issues at all. I've been using it since I got the phone.
    It's ok as long as the phone doesn't get hot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snappy Phoenix View Post
    Does it support fast charging yet? I love the idea of putting my Galaxy S7 on the wireless charging pad for an hour or so and seeing it full again while I know Apple products take ages to charge. Do they have fast charging yet?
    This was something I expected Apple to include this year, i wasn't to hopeful about wireless charging but fast charging i thought had a decent change of getting in there. To be its not that important, i don't mind it taking a little longer to charge. its a small price to pay to own a gorgeous device.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Phillips View Post
    It's been widely discussed (blogs, podcasts, etc.) that fast charging accelerates battery wear. That's ultimately my concern. My 6s Plus has great battery life and I don't mind the time it takes to charge. There's a give and a take, and I prefer slower battery wear over a quicker charge.
    A phone won"t draw more power than it can take. There are chips in phones to prevent shortened life. Int he first generation of Qualcomm quckcharge this was a slight issue but is now not even a thought
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    Default Re: Does the iPhone 7 support fast charge?

    The iPhone 6S Plus battery is great on WiFi in your living room.

    It's pretty pathetic when you're riding shotgun down the east coast and have to use LTE for extended periods of time (i.e. more than a few minutes at a time). Unless you're using it with the screen off (i.e. just listening to music), the drain is real.

    This has always been the Achilles' Heel of the iPhone for me. Battery life under moderate use on LTE.

    The standby times are miraculous, but if you are a moderate-heavy user Android flagships tend to outpace the iPhone since you won't lose nearly as much power to their weaker standby power management than if you used your phone only lightly; due to the larger batteries (substantially larger in some cases).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zach Charlie View Post
    A phone won"t draw more power than it can take. There are chips in phones to prevent shortened life. Int he first generation of Qualcomm quckcharge this was a slight issue but is now not even a thought
    I wasn't claiming that the phone doesn't regulate the amount of power it draws. The fact is that the quicker you try to charge a lithium ion battery the faster it will wear over time. This is why iPhone doesn't allow, for example, 20W of power to be drawn in. The battery would charge faster but it would shorten its lifespan.
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    Default Re: Does the iPhone 7 support fast charge?

    Using 12w charger charge my 7 Plus from 11% to 100% in about 2 and half hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TLD1 View Post
    That's exactly what I use. Cuts charging time in half!
    Yes, but does it also cut battery life in half?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kazp3r17 View Post
    Yea using the iPad charger does charger quicker. But over time I believe it does damage the battery. I used a ipad block and another after market charger that charged at a high rate. My iPhone 6 after a year had started to have battery problems. Turning itself off at 30% then saying the battery was dead.
    Yes, I'll stick with the little 5W cube charger that came with the phone.
    I started using the iPad charger on my new 7 plus but changed my mind after a couple of charges.
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    Default Re: Does the iPhone 7 support fast charge?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Phillips View Post
    It's been widely discussed (blogs, podcasts, etc.) that fast charging accelerates battery wear. That's ultimately my concern. My 6s Plus has great battery life and I don't mind the time it takes to charge. There's a give and a take, and I prefer slower battery wear over a quicker charge.
    I owned the Note 5 about 10 months. Can't remember which app it was but it suggested that my capacity had degraded to about 88% IIRC from new. It was routinely put on wireless charger a couple of times per day and put it on wired charging just before bedtime. I've owned the Plus a few weeks now and have not had to charge the thing once during the day.
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    Default Re: Does the iPhone 7 support fast charge?

    I have not noticed any charge time difference in using the standard "cube" over an iPad charger, etc.. Only faster charge I have actually seen is putting the phone in Airplane Mode, which seems to charge about 20-30% faster. Of course if you want to receive calls, that won't work.
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    Default Re: Does the iPhone 7 support fast charge?

    a dream having fast charging...
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