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    My IPhone 7 seems to be charging a bit slow. It took about 40 minutes for the phone to get from 46% to 70%. It also took like 15 to get from 97 to 98%. This was my first time charging the device. Is this normal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by StlVols View Post
    My IPhone 7 seems to be charging a bit slow. It took about 40 minutes for the phone to get from 46% to 70%. It also took like 15 to get from 97 to 98%. This was my first time charging the device. Is this normal?
    iPhones charge slow anyway, just put your phone into airplane mode or low power mode to charge it faster
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    Default Re: iPhone 7 charging slow

    For new phones, best to put it on charge overnight. It takes a few days to cycle to your way of using the device.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StlVols View Post
    My IPhone 7 seems to be charging a bit slow. It took about 40 minutes for the phone to get from 46% to 70%. It also took like 15 to get from 97 to 98%. This was my first time charging the device. Is this normal?
    No issues here so far
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    Quote Originally Posted by StlVols View Post
    My IPhone 7 seems to be charging a bit slow. It took about 40 minutes for the phone to get from 46% to 70%. It also took like 15 to get from 97 to 98%. This was my first time charging the device. Is this normal?
    Quote Originally Posted by MooMooPrincess View Post
    iPhones charge slow anyway, just put your phone into airplane mode or low power mode to charge it faster
    Also, if you have one available, try using an iPad charger (it's USB power adapter) to shorten the charging time.
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    Default Re: iPhone 7 charging slow

    So have any of you had charging speeds similar to mine?
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    Actually I think the iPhone charges at a good speed. Clearly not on par with QC 2 or QC 3 but fast enough to avoid running out of juice on a busy day.

    The 7 seems to charge even a bit faster than the 6S that my wife is using.
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    Yeah but I still don't understand why Apple doesn't implement charging speed similar to quick charge 2
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    So do you guys think the slow charging was just because that was the first time and it will speed up as the device settles?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterDarque View Post
    Also, if you have one available, try using an iPad charger (it's USB power adapter) to shorten the charging time.
    Omg! I totally forgot about that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by StlVols View Post
    So do you guys think the slow charging was just because that was the first time and it will speed up as the device settles?
    No it's usually a 3-4 hr charge rate for iPhones
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    Default Re: iPhone 7 charging slow

    My 6s charges in just over an hour from around 15%
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    No problems here
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    Quote Originally Posted by StlVols View Post
    So have any of you had charging speeds similar to mine?
    I actually feel like mine charges slower than my 6s and SE, but I'm not sure it's not just in my head bc I'm so excited to play with it again. I'll keep an eye out and see over the next handful of days.
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    I'm used to charging with a block meant for tablets and a thicker cable. For whatever reason I grabbed the Apple block and cable from the box to charge this evening and it's significantly slower in comparison. I haven't used the Apple chargers in years, now I remember why.
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    The new iPhones have a bigger battery also so that could increase the time. I say just go pick up a 12w iPad charger if you don't have one and that will speed it up or use the regular one over night when speed don't matter.
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    What charging port have you been using? Standard USB 2.0 ports on PCs may not be supplying enough current, which will result in long charge times. Some PCs are equipped with high current USB ports, these can recharge USB devices faster and are denoted by an electricity icon next to the port:

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    Using the dedicated iPhone wall charger or even jumping to an iPad charger may help.

    If you are still experiencing slow charges when using a dedicated charger, something may be causing your iPhone to use electricity at a higher rate than usual. Often for new phones this could be the phone indexing all of your apps, media content, and synching via iCloud. This can affect your charging for up to a week after purchase, and will level off afterwards. (This was the case when I first used the iPhone 6, it would charge really slowly or sometimes even go down while plugged into a PC) [source - Reddit]

    When your battery percentage approaches 100%, the charge rate will become slower. This is normal and a result of the battery technology used in the iPhone. [source - Quora]
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    Update: My phone is charging much faster now. The outlet I was using had a cover that makes it difficult to plug things in all the way. I used a different one and also performed a hard reset, not sure what it was but it's fixed
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    Default Re: iPhone 7 charging slow

    I use the 12w power adapter no complaint
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    I use Anker chargers all the time. The one I use can charge my device from near cut off to 100% in just a couple hours.
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    Default Re: iPhone 7 charging slow

    Quote Originally Posted by StlVols View Post
    So have any of you had charging speeds similar to mine?
    As has already been said, it will take a few charge cycles to settle down. Also, remember that as the charge gets up above 90% it slows right down.
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    This is just a habbit of iPhones. Just get in airplane mode if you are not going to get any calls.
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    Hey! I have a 7 plus and it is also taking forever. This was after putting it in airplane mode as well to speed up the process. nearly 30 min to go from 23-33%.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StlVols View Post
    So have any of you had charging speeds similar to mine?
    Mine is being incredibly slow as well. Been on charger for 4 an hour and only up to 36
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    Default Re: iPhone 7 charging slow

    What kind of battery life have you guys been getting?
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