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    Question Will it hurt the iPhone 7 Plus to charge it with the larger iPad charger?

    Can you safely charge the new iPhone 7 Plus with the larger iPad charger?

    Will it charge any faster?

    I just don't want to damage my new phone.
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    Default ll it hurt the iPhone 7 Plus to charge it with the larger iPad charger?

    Yes, and yes.


    Edit: Clarifying that my answers are to your message questions. The answer to your topic title is No.
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    Default Re: Will it hurt the iPhone 7 Plus to charge it with the larger iPad charger?

    Thank You.
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    Default Re: Will it hurt the iPhone 7 Plus to charge it with the larger iPad charger?

    If you go to Apple's site, they say that the iPad charger is compatible with iPhone 7 and iPhone 7s. I used the same for my iPhone 6s plus last year.
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    Default Re: Will it hurt the iPhone 7 Plus to charge it with the larger iPad charger?

    Didn't believe me, huh? I see how it is.
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    Default Re: Will it hurt the iPhone 7 Plus to charge it with the larger iPad charger?

    Quote Originally Posted by felloffthetruck View Post
    Can you safely charge the new iPhone 7 Plus with the larger iPad charger?
    Yes. The charger will only deliver what the device plugged into it is drawing.
    Will it charge any faster?
    No.
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    Default Re: Will it hurt the iPhone 7 Plus to charge it with the larger iPad charger?

    For the sake and longer life of the battery would it be better just to use the tiny 5W charger?
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    Default Re: Will it hurt the iPhone 7 Plus to charge it with the larger iPad charger?

    Quote Originally Posted by felloffthetruck View Post
    For the sake and longer life of the battery would it be better just to use the tiny 5W charger?
    I don't think it will make much of a difference.
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    Default Re: Will it hurt the iPhone 7 Plus to charge it with the larger iPad charger?

    Quote Originally Posted by MizWylie View Post
    Didn't believe me, huh? I see how it is.
    Yes, My Dear. I believe everything but figured I would a second opinion. I don't want to pull a Note 7 on my new iTurd by feeding it too much juice.

    I just looked and the iPad charger I have puts out 12Watt
    Last edited by felloffthetruck; 10-12-2016 at 09:02 AM.
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    Default Re: Will it hurt the iPhone 7 Plus to charge it with the larger iPad charger?

    I've always used my iPad charger to charge my iPhones and I've never had an issue.
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    Default Will it hurt the iPhone 7 Plus to charge it with the larger iPad charger?

    Same here. Have always used the 12w iPad charger. I'm now using the 29w Apple charger on the 7 Plus. I have an iPad Pro 12.9 so using the 29w charger charges it fast.
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    Default Re: Will it hurt the iPhone 7 Plus to charge it with the larger iPad charger?

    What about in the long run, is it better for the battery to use the 5W charger? I don't want to decrease the lifespan of my battery.
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    Default Re: Will it hurt the iPhone 7 Plus to charge it with the larger iPad charger?

    I read many articles and spoke with Apple by telephone and at the Apple Store, before starting to use an iPad charger with my iPhone. The consensus was unanimous. It was OK to do so. Within the past few weeks, I have read two articles which stated that it was OK, but that it would obviously reduce the lifespan of the battery. Because the battery is not easily swappable, I guess I am back to square one on this issue.
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    Default Re: Will it hurt the iPhone 7 Plus to charge it with the larger iPad charger?

    I use my iPad Prop charger on my 7+ with no issues. I also notice that it does charge a bit faster. It's possible that is all in my head though.
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    Default Re: Will it hurt the iPhone 7 Plus to charge it with the larger iPad charger?

    It's all I use now. Regular chargers go into a drawer now days...
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    Default Re: Will it hurt the iPhone 7 Plus to charge it with the larger iPad charger?

    Quote Originally Posted by felloffthetruck View Post
    For the sake and longer life of the battery would it be better just to use the tiny 5W charger?
    I charge a tiny iPhone 4 that use as a music player with my iPad charger. No decrease in battery life. Still last a week or so of going to the gym, just like when it was new.
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    Default Re: Will it hurt the iPhone 7 Plus to charge it with the larger iPad charger?

    I can say just from my own anecdotal standpoint that the charge time seems lightly faster on a 10W adapter than it does on a 5W adapter. I have noticed this since the 6 Plus in 2014.
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    Default Re: Will it hurt the iPhone 7 Plus to charge it with the larger iPad charger?

    Quote Originally Posted by CrackOne View Post
    I read many articles and spoke with Apple by telephone and at the Apple Store, before starting to use an iPad charger with my iPhone. The consensus was unanimous. It was OK to do so. Within the past few weeks, I have read two articles which stated that it was OK, but that it would obviously reduce the lifespan of the battery. Because the battery is not easily swappable, I guess I am back to square one on this issue.
    Think I'll stick with the little cube for now..
    Last edited by felloffthetruck; 10-12-2016 at 03:54 PM.
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    Default Re: Will it hurt the iPhone 7 Plus to charge it with the larger iPad charger?

    Quote Originally Posted by CrackOne View Post
    I read many articles and spoke with Apple by telephone and at the Apple Store, before starting to use an iPad charger with my iPhone. The consensus was unanimous. It was OK to do so. Within the past few weeks, I have read two articles which stated that it was OK, but that it would obviously reduce the lifespan of the battery. Because the battery is not easily swappable, I guess I am back to square one on this issue.
    The general opinion would state that those articles are wrong. It should not reduce the battery life span at all. False and unproven information. They would need to show some valid evidence of that happening. But it's your phone, do as you wish.
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    Default Re: Will it hurt the iPhone 7 Plus to charge it with the larger iPad charger?

    Quote Originally Posted by CrackOne View Post
    I read many articles and spoke with Apple by telephone and at the Apple Store, before starting to use an iPad charger with my iPhone. The consensus was unanimous. It was OK to do so. Within the past few weeks, I have read two articles which stated that it was OK, but that it would obviously reduce the lifespan of the battery. Because the battery is not easily swappable, I guess I am back to square one on this issue.
    The general opinion would state that those articles are wrong. It should not reduce the battery life span at all. False and unproven information. They would need to show some valid evidence of that happening. But it's your phone, do as you wish.
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    Default Re: Will it hurt the iPhone 7 Plus to charge it with the larger iPad charger?

    Its fine to charge your phone with the larger charger. The phone will only pull as much power as it needs to do the charging at spec. Just because the charger is capable of providing more power than what the phone needs does not mean it will always provide the full charging power. Think of it as like a car. Just because the engine in it is capable of providing 300 bhp doesnt mean it is always going to do so. It only provides as much power as you demand from it with the accelerator.
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    Default Re: Will it hurt the iPhone 7 Plus to charge it with the larger iPad charger?

    I use the USB-C charger with lightning cable for my iPad Pro 12.9 and my iPhone 6 (work) and 7Plus (personal) no issues.

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