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  1. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    I just got back from Texas today after being there since Friday. I was wondering how many people takes separate cords to charge their iPhone/iPad or what do you do to make it where you don’t have to have so many cords or chargers
    08-02-2020 09:40 PM
  2. dmoskaluk's Avatar
    I keep a small pouch in my briefcase with a Griffin USB wall charger with 3 ports. 1 for a USB lightning cable ( iPad) another for a micro USB for QI pad for phone. Last USB micro port is for 'local phone' which provides wifi-hotspot for data.....
    Lee_Bo likes this.
    08-03-2020 02:32 PM
  3. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    I have a charging pad that charges my iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods all at the same time. I also keep an extra lightning cable for my iPad.
    08-03-2020 02:53 PM
  4. Ecm's Avatar
    I travel light. I use one charger plus two cables to cover all devices -- this charges my laptop by USB-C PD and phone/headphones, etc. by USB-A.

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    08-03-2020 03:09 PM
  5. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    if I understand everything correctly I have kind of been wondering if it’s better on the battery to charge it overnight with the iPad charger or the standard iPhone charger. I have been told by One of the tech guys I follow on YouTube says the iPad charger charge it quicker. I know everyone has their own opinions but I was just seeing what you guys do
    08-03-2020 04:19 PM
  6. dmoskaluk's Avatar
    I take my cue from what's worked well at home for several years, a dual USB Griffin powerblock at each bedside table

    https://griffintechnology.com/produc...ightning-cable

    So when mobile I use the small triple for an extra phone.

    https://www.imphonesmart.com/product...3-port-charger

    Phones while home are charged with Anker verticle style pads overnight, iPads with cable. When mobile I use a flat disc QI for phone.

    At desk, my lamp has a single USB power port into which I connect a QI disc for the phone.

    But having to collect & pack accessories as such each time travelling is a sure fire way to forget stuff so my 'go-kit' remains intact as such.
    Last edited by dmoskaluk; 08-03-2020 at 07:52 PM.
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    08-03-2020 04:40 PM
  7. Annie_M's Avatar
    I use the iPad charging brick all the time when charging my iPad and I do think it does charge faster. I have never noticed that Thai practice has had an adverse effect on my iPhone battery.

    When traveling I always carry a few cords, charging blocks and even a battery charger for just in case!
    08-03-2020 04:40 PM
  8. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    What charging block or whatever you call it, do you guys use to charge your iPhone 11/iPad mini 5
    11-14-2020 09:59 AM
  9. Tartarus's Avatar
    I have a power bank, lightning cable, iPad charger brick and Watch charger cable with me, as well as a micro usb cable for other peripherals.
    I keep those in my passport pouch so I have quick access to them whenever I need it.
    11-14-2020 12:30 PM
  10. Annie_M's Avatar
    I use a couple of qi chargers, and also my iPad brick to charge my devices. I have a couple of power banks, which are currently charging because we're due for some high winds tomorrow, and I want to be prepared. I keep them in a tech pouch which I can access any time.
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    11-14-2020 12:34 PM
  11. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    I know everything is personal preference. I’ve heard that QI charging will make the phone warm or even deplete the battery faster then regular charging. What do you guys think?
    11-18-2020 11:58 AM
  12. Tartarus's Avatar
    I know everything is personal preference. I’ve heard that QI charging will make the phone warm or even deplete the battery faster then regular charging. What do you guys think?
    I have yet to get a wireless charger for at home. I am going classic wired for now.
    I’m not worried about depleting batteries, as a replacement costs lest than 80 bucks.
    11-18-2020 12:04 PM
  13. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    What’s the difference between Mophie QI charger versus MagSafe.
    11-18-2020 12:28 PM
  14. dmoskaluk's Avatar
    I've used virtually nothing but QI for 2 years, my wife for almost 3, both on iPhone 8Plus. Her battery health still 90% mine 94%. Very slightly warm, sometimes, but no worse than with cable charge. Flat 'drink coaster' type chargers around at various places, Anker 'vertical stand' at both besides. Power source Griffin powerblocks.
    11-18-2020 12:53 PM
  15. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    Does the new MagSafe pretty much more magnets then QI? The QI I got last year for Christmas seems to only work if you have it positioned right. I don’t use it much because of that
    11-18-2020 10:33 PM
  16. dmoskaluk's Avatar
    Does the new MagSafe pretty much more magnets then QI? The QI I got last year for Christmas seems to only work if you have it positioned right. I don’t use it much because of that
    Since ( a year or so) we started using charge stands rather than the flat 'drink coaster type' the placement issue has mostly disappeared ie you have to be really wayyyyy off center for this type not to charge. It will work with phone set vertically or horizontally as well Do you have multiple cords to charge your iPhone / iPad?-img_3169.jpg
    Spencerdl and scruffypig like this.
    11-19-2020 04:29 AM
  17. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    I just got this message. Wondering if anybody had this “optimized battery charging” message before (iPhone 11). I have noticed this on my moms iPhone 7 but only once and awhile. Do you have multiple cords to charge your iPhone / iPad?-img_0251.jpg
    12-26-2020 10:10 PM
  18. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I just got this message. Wondering if anybody had this “optimized battery charging” message before (iPhone 11). I have noticed this on my moms iPhone 7 but only once and awhile. Click image for larger version. 

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    Yes, that’s normal.

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210512
    Chris Cook5 likes this.
    12-26-2020 10:17 PM
  19. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    Why wouldn’t it do it every time if it’s normal and not every now and then. Just wondering
    12-26-2020 10:34 PM
  20. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Why wouldn’t it do it every time if it’s normal and not every now and then. Just wondering
    Your iPhone uses on-device machine learning to learn your daily charging routine so that Optimized Battery Charging activates only when your iPhone predicts it will be connected to a charger for an extended period of time.

    Optimized charging is designed to engage only in locations where you spend the most time, such as your home and place of work. The feature doesn't engage when your usage habits are more variable, such as when you travel. Because of this, some location settings must be enabled for Optimized Battery Charging to activate.

    Source: the link I posted in my previous reply...
    12-26-2020 10:40 PM
  21. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I have yet to get a wireless charger for at home. I am going classic wired for now.
    I’m not worried about depleting batteries, as a replacement costs lest than 80 bucks.
    It's about time to come into the present. Plug in is so yesterday...LOL
    Tartarus likes this.
    12-27-2020 10:21 AM
  22. Tartarus's Avatar
    It just doesn’t have any benefits for my use case.
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    12-27-2020 10:52 AM
  23. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    It's about time to come into the present. Plug in is so yesterday...LOL
    Count me in among the “plug in is so yesterday” crowd.

    I had two wireless charging devices and gave them both away. It takes me a second to plug in my iPhone for the night to recharge to capacity.
    Spencerdl likes this.
    12-27-2020 11:05 AM
  24. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Count me in among the “plug in is so yesterday” crowd.

    I had two wireless charging devices and gave them both away. It takes me a second to plug in my iPhone for the night to recharge to capacity.
    It doesn't take me that long...LOL
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    12-27-2020 11:07 AM
  25. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    It doesn't take me that long...LOL
    (Laughing)....I hear ya!
    Spencerdl likes this.
    12-27-2020 11:09 AM
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