1. Omer San Gabriel's Avatar
    Is it ok to use Samsung S4's 5V 2A Charger? Because the charger that come with the 6 Plus only is 5V 1A and it takes quite a long time to full charge.

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    02-06-2015 07:45 PM
  2. iEd's Avatar
    I would buy a good third party charger like a Belkin. I use a Belkin with rotating prongs and it charges my 6 Plus very fast in my opinion. I think it may go 20% to 100% in less than 30 mins maybe faster. I've never timed it.


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    02-06-2015 08:23 PM
  3. Cleveland's Avatar
    Is it ok to use Samsung S4's 5V 2A Charger? Because the charger that come with the 6 Plus only is 5V 1A and it takes quite a long time to full charge.

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    Better off to buy the iPad Charger and use that ... Anyone with an iPad is using it and it's just fine been using it with my 5/5S and now my 6 plus
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    02-07-2015 12:11 AM
  4. knotsure's Avatar
    +1
    just go with the iPad charger. Charges 1% per minute. 100 minutes or so from empty and I am 100%. Maybe a little faster than that but absolutely never slower.
    02-11-2015 10:00 PM
  5. sting7k's Avatar
    Is it ok to use Samsung S4's 5V 2A Charger? Because the charger that come with the 6 Plus only is 5V 1A and it takes quite a long time to full charge.

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    Your Samsung charger will charge your iPhone 6+ just fine. The iPad charger has the same output rating. There's no reason not use the one you already have. The electricity coming from the Samsung charger isn't any different than the electricity coming out of iPad chargers (or Belkin).
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    02-11-2015 10:20 PM
  6. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Your Samsung charger will charge your iPhone 6+ just fine. The iPad charger has the same output rating. There's no reason not use the one you already have. The electricity coming from the Samsung charger isn't any different than the electricity coming out of iPad chargers (or Belkin).
    Bingo...these "chargers" really aren't anything more than adapters so you can plug your usb charged device into a wall outlet. The standard iPad wall adapter is a 12W, 2.1 amp piece...and is perfectly safe to use on the iPhone. The Samsung wall adapter is perfectly fine as well, as are any other wall adapters that come with these kinds of devices. The Samsung adapter will not charge the iPhone quite as fast as the iPad version, but it will charge faster than the standard iPhone wall adapter.
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    02-12-2015 02:07 AM
  7. Jaggrey's Avatar
    What's the normal charging time for the 6+? I just switched from Android and I have a couple of Quick Charge chargers that I'd love to use if it'll make a difference. I get the feeling the chargers won't switch to the higher charging rates per the Quick Charge spec and it'll just charge at 5v 2amp, which is still better than the 1amp of the supplied charger.


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    07-21-2015 10:38 PM
  8. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    What's the normal charging time for the 6+? I just switched from Android and I have a couple of Quick Charge chargers that I'd love to use if it'll make a difference. I get the feeling the chargers won't switch to the higher charging rates per the Quick Charge spec and it'll just charge at 5v 2amp, which is still better than the 1amp of the supplied charger.


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    Why not charge it while sleeping?
    07-22-2015 12:06 AM
  9. Jaggrey's Avatar
    Why not charge it while sleeping?
    That's what I normally do but for those times during the day when I need a quick boost. Quick Charge on the newer Android devices really spoiled me. I haven't needed this yet on my iPhone but I wanted to know if I needed to get an iPad charger or if the chargers I already had would also charge faster than the stock one. QC2.0 allowed for.


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    07-22-2015 12:19 AM
  10. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    That's what I normally do but for those times during the day when I need a quick boost. Quick Charge on the newer Android devices really spoiled me. I haven't needed this yet on my iPhone but I wanted to know if I needed to get an iPad charger or if the chargers I already had would also charge faster than the stock one. QC2.0 allowed for.


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    From gottabemobile: "Ideally, you should use the charger that came with your iPhone to charge it, but were human beings and occasionally well misplace little gizmos with ease, and when youre iPhone is down to its last couple of drops, you may have no choice but to use a spare charger from another device that you have lying around.
    Heres what you need to know when you use a non-iPhone charger with your iPhone.
    LOOK AT THE AMPERAGE!
    You may have noticed that all of your chargers have a block of small text on them, and youve probably never bothered reading it. However, it contains some important information about the charger itself, and if youre thinking about using a non-iPhone charger with your iPhone, youll want to read the fine print."
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    "Specifically, youll want to look for a number that comes before a capitalized A. In most cases, this number will be between 1 and 1.5, so you might see a charger that says 1.2A. This is how many amps the charger delivers to your gadgets. Amps is the measurement of the amount of current flowing through a cable, and the larger the number, the bigger the device probably is.

    This means that most smartphones can charge effectively off of 1-1.5A, while tablets usually require a bit more (the iPad requires 2.1A to charge efficiently).

    Comparing my iPhone charger with my Nexus 5 charger, Ive discovered that the iPhone charger puts out 1A, while the Nexus 5 charger puts out 1.2A. This isnt a huge difference, and I can use my Nexus 5 charger with my iPhone to charge it up nothing will explode."
    "So you might be asking yourself, since the Nexus 5 charger has more amperage, wouldnt it charge an iPhone quicker than an iPhone charger? Not exactly, While the Nexus 5 charger could technically deliver more power than necessary for the iPhone, devices only draw as much power as they need. Thus, an iPhone would still only draw 1A from the 1.2A charger."
    While the everyday user doesnt technically need to know what voltage and wattage is, we think its still something that all people should know about.

    The only time you really need to worry about voltage when it comes to charging your iPhone is when youre traveling to a different country. The US uses a completely different system than Europe, so youll have to get a voltage converter if you want to use your American gadgets across the pond.

    Otherwise, all USB devices rely on the 5V standard, so all USB chargers for all smartphones use 5V. Thus, this is something you dont really need to worry about.

    The same goes for wattage, although Apple markets their various chargers by labeling them with their respective wattages. The iPhone charger is 5W, while the iPad charger uses either 10W or 12W. Wattage is nothing more than a measurement of volts multiplied by the amperage, and since all USB devices use 5V, you really only need to take a look at the amperage to get an idea of how much power it can deliver.
    Lets think of all these electrical terms as water flowing through a garden hose. Voltage is the amount of water pressure. So if theres more voltage, water shoots out of the hose faster. Amperage is the amount of water that comes out of the hose. More amperage means a bigger hose, and more water can flow through at a given time. Finally, wattage is simply the total amount of water flowing through the hose and at what speed its traveling at as it exits the hose.

    With USB chargers, we really only need to focus on the size of the hose (amperage). Most smartphone chargers are rated at 1-1.5A, which is enough to charge a phone sufficiently. However, if youve ever plugged your phone into your computer to charge, you might have noticed it charges a lot slower. Thats because USB ports on most computers have a max output of only 0.5A, so you can charge an iPhone through a computers USB port, but itll take a bit longer to refill the juices."

    Hope this helps!
    07-22-2015 01:40 AM
  11. Jaggrey's Avatar
    Thanks. I know that the chargers I have do put out a higher amperage. What I don't know is if the iPhone will draw that higher amperage or not. I figured I could tell by seeing if the phone charges any faster than stock, hence my question on what's the normal charging rate.


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    07-22-2015 04:53 AM
  12. Jaggrey's Avatar
    I suppose it is ok to use a charger not from apple. I used one from Motorola and it works great.
    Was it their Quick Charge charger by chance? That's what I have. I know it won't work as fast as with an android device but I'm wondering if there's any improvement at all over stock.


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    07-22-2015 04:55 AM
  13. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    The iPhone is made to only draw what it needs. You can't really "quick" charge the iPhone. Similarly, you can't overcharge it by leaving it on the charger overnight.
    07-22-2015 07:04 AM
  14. Jaggrey's Avatar
    The iPhone is made to only draw what it needs. You can't really "quick" charge the iPhone. Similarly, you can't overcharge it by leaving it on the charger overnight.
    Right, but I've read that the iPad Chargers will charge them quicker than the ones that come in the box. That's the kind of charging performance I was looking for.


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    07-24-2015 10:51 PM
  15. jpgti's Avatar
    Who wants to plug an Apple device into a Samsung charger? There has to be some Apple by-law against that, its just the principle behind it.
    07-25-2015 11:05 AM

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