1. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    Hey guys I've noticed my 6+ takes ages to get from 0%-100%. It takes roughly 3 hours to get full. Is this normal? I'm using the charger I got from my,6+. I'm not sure if this is a bad thing.
    09-24-2014 08:01 AM
  2. EmceeGeek said: Best Answer

    Because the batteries are bigger it is taking longer. The same with my 6. I don't even want to touch it while charging because of how long it takes when I'm not bothering it. I thought the purpose of the lightening cable was speed but I guess they didn't improve charging time this time around.
  3. kataran's Avatar
    Is this while your using the device?
    09-24-2014 08:07 AM
  4. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    Is this while your using the device?
    On light use like texting or on imore. At work it takes pretty long to charge. I noticed that last night
    09-24-2014 08:08 AM
  5. kataran's Avatar
    I don't have a new device to compare to but assuming a bigger battery will take more time
    Sekelani Zwambila and srb125 like this.
    09-24-2014 08:10 AM
  6. fb2's Avatar
    Just use a charger with more output, like the iPad charger which has more than 2.x Ampere

    That gives you more than 10W instead of 5W, which your standard charger gives you
    EmceeGeek and decypher44 like this.
    09-24-2014 08:11 AM
  7. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    Just use a charger with more output, like the iPad charger which has more than 2.x Ampere
    Oh...i don't have an iPad. Oh well I guess I gotta wait it out.
    09-24-2014 08:13 AM
  8. dcharleyultra's Avatar
    Or just buy the iPad wall charger, or similar.
    09-24-2014 08:40 AM
  9. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    Or just buy the iPad wall charger.
    Ugh. It's pretty expensive $45. No thanks lol.
    09-24-2014 08:41 AM
  10. dcharleyultra's Avatar
    Apple sells the USB 12W Power Adapter for $19.
    09-24-2014 08:44 AM
  11. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    Apple sells the USB Power Adapter for $19.
    Oh I thought you were referring to the cable and wall adapter. I'll look into it.
    09-24-2014 08:45 AM
  12. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    Because the batteries are bigger it is taking longer. The same with my 6. I don't even want to touch it while charging because of how long it takes when I'm not bothering it. I thought the purpose of the lightening cable was speed but I guess they didn't improve charging time this time around.
    09-24-2014 08:53 AM
  13. Steven Sabo's Avatar
    You can find a power strip with a 10w usb port for $6.99 on amazon. Does the same thing as apples iPad adapter.
    Iphonejackson and decypher44 like this.
    09-24-2014 08:58 AM
  14. Designed4Him's Avatar
    I use my iPad charger or put it on the charger right before I go to sleep.
    09-24-2014 09:07 AM
  15. mommybetts's Avatar
    I was having the same problem.


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    09-24-2014 09:13 AM
  16. EmceeGeek's Avatar


    I'll definitely be getting this for my truck.
    09-24-2014 12:49 PM
  17. Big Dookie's Avatar
    Because the batteries are bigger it is taking longer. The same with my 6. I don't even want to touch it while charging because of how long it takes when I'm not bothering it. I thought the purpose of the lightening cable was speed but I guess they didn't improve charging time this time around.
    Note, data speed and charging speed, while handled via the same cable, are two completely different things. How fast your battery is charged is purely a function of how large the battery is and how much current you can push through it. Different types of chargers will allow more current than others, but eventually you will reach a limit in how much current will be allowed by both the charger and the USB standard. The lightening port makes no difference in this regard.
    09-24-2014 01:03 PM
  18. jmr1015's Avatar
    Sounds fine. With the little 5w/1a iPhone charger, my 5S can take a up to a couple hours from 5% to 100%... and that is a much smaller battery to fill.
    09-24-2014 01:09 PM
  19. PeltFrelken's Avatar
    I don't know about the iPhone 6, but with my iPad 3, it takes a long time to fully charge. Many hours. It's because the batteries are getting so huge in these devices in order to power the larger, Retina displays.
    You might want to get in the habit of charging overnight.
    09-24-2014 01:31 PM
  20. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    Hey guys I've noticed my 6+ takes ages to get from 0%-100%. It takes roughly 3 hours to get full. Is this normal? I'm using the charger I got from my,6+. I'm not sure if this is a bad thing.
    Use the iPad charger. And if you don't have one go out and buy one. The 6 supports it.
    09-24-2014 01:36 PM
  21. Lesawags's Avatar
    Designed4him is right. I read that the new iPhones have the same .. I don't know voltage capacity as the iPads.. 2.1 I think. They do charge slit faster using IPad charger.
    09-24-2014 04:45 PM
  22. moloes's Avatar
    Sounds normal considering its a much larger battery. My iphone 6+ takes roughly 3 hours from almost empty. It don't bother me as my phone now lasts a full day with juice left over, I just plug it in when I go to bed. If I need a quick charge I will use my iPad Air charger.
    09-24-2014 04:51 PM
  23. HankAZ's Avatar
    Ugh. It's pretty expensive $45. No thanks lol.
    Less than half of that. $19.
    09-24-2014 04:53 PM
  24. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    Thanks guys. Appreciate the advice
    09-24-2014 05:00 PM
  25. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    It charges really slow on the 5W charger it shipped with. I noticed that on day one. I charge with an old 10W ipad charger now. Now you see why I was curious about the charger when you posted about first getting the 6+? lol
    09-24-2014 05:47 PM
  26. HankAZ's Avatar
    I really don’t know how long it takes. I’m asleep when it’s charging. I use it all day, charge it all night.
    09-24-2014 05:53 PM
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