1. giggles88's Avatar
    Wondering if anyone else has had an issue using their iPad chargers for quick charger. Been using mine since Friday, and just now my phone won't turn on and the Touch ID is scorching hot. Have it sitting on the counter now and hoping there isn't any lasting damage. So if anyone else has had issues such as this, guess I'm hoping for some potential good news from others experiences.
    09-28-2015 08:58 PM
  2. phreddyl's Avatar
    My guess it is completely unrelated. I use an iPad charger all the time on my 6.


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    09-28-2015 09:07 PM
  3. SaMaster14's Avatar
    It's the same cable and charger... Isn't it? Seems to be an unrelated issue, I would get that checked out
    09-28-2015 09:41 PM
  4. giggles88's Avatar
    Thanks for the replies. I'm honestly stumped. It's been over an hour and the Touch ID is still hot and doesn't seem to be cooling off at all. Just wish an Apple Store was a lot closer to me.
    09-28-2015 10:12 PM
  5. FloridaG23's Avatar
    Overtime it will be an issue because of the difference in output. The iPad charger will make the iPhone battery weaker overtime and cause constant power loss.. It's also listed in Apple.com forums.
    10-03-2015 08:04 PM
  6. knotsure's Avatar
    Iphone6, 6 plus, 6s, and 6s plus charge faster on the iPad charger than the one that comes in the factory package. I have done this since I bought my 6plus last year and haven't had any charger related issues.
    10-03-2015 09:24 PM
  7. HankAZ's Avatar
    Overtime it will be an issue because of the difference in output. The iPad charger will make the iPhone battery weaker overtime and cause constant power loss.. It's also listed in Apple.com forums.
    Hogwash. It will cause no ill effects...the 12W iPad chargers are listed on the Apple site as compatible with iPads, iPods and iPhones.
    10-03-2015 09:27 PM
  8. j0celyn's Avatar
    I was using my iPad charger to charge my 6s+ but when I tried to charge it on Friday night, my phone didn't recognize the charger at all and I tried a different wall socket as well plugged the charger in the iPad which worked perfectly fine. I tried the charger that came with the phone and it took a minute for the phone to recognize that one. I set up a Genius Bar appointment just in case but I've just been using the original one since then.
    10-04-2015 12:50 AM
  9. nikkisharif's Avatar
    No issues...I've been using my iPad charger to charge my iPhone's since I had the 4s years ago with no problems at all.


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    10-04-2015 04:08 AM
  10. Gtech21's Avatar
    Wondering if anyone else has had an issue using their iPad chargers for quick charger. Been using mine since Friday, and just now my phone won't turn on and the Touch ID is scorching hot. Have it sitting on the counter now and hoping there isn't any lasting damage. So if anyone else has had issues such as this, guess I'm hoping for some potential good news from others experiences.
    You can use an iPad brick to charge an iPhone but not an iPhone brick to charge an iPad. Therefore you are fine. It sounds like your phone needs some troubleshooting for the software and a diagnostics run to test the hardware.

    As stated the iPad brick is 12 watts and works backwards to charge smaller devices but an iPhone brick is only 5 watts and does not have enough power to charge an iPad. I personally travel with one iPad brick as it works to charge more devices.

    Call AppleCare for help. 800-APL-CARE, 800-275-2273


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    10-04-2015 06:48 AM
  11. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I've been using my iPad charger since I had my 5s, 6 Plus and now I use it to charge my 6s Plus and I've had no problems.
    10-04-2015 07:40 AM
  12. ultravisitor's Avatar
    Wondering if anyone else has had an issue using their iPad chargers for quick charger.
    The 10W power adapter that comes with the iPad should be just fine. Apple even sells a 12W power adapter that is compatible specifically with the iPad, iPhone, and iPod.
    evorc likes this.
    10-04-2015 10:48 AM
  13. HankAZ's Avatar
    The 10W power adapter that comes with the iPad should be just fine. Apple even sells a 12W power adapter that is compatible specifically with the iPad, iPhone, and iPod.
    All of the new iPads come with the 12W charger block. The 10W charger blocks were included with the original (and early) iPads, but are no longer offered by Apple. The only exception was the original iPad Mini which shipped with the 5W charger block.
    10-04-2015 10:59 AM
  14. evorc's Avatar
    Overtime it will be an issue because of the difference in output. The iPad charger will make the iPhone battery weaker overtime and cause constant power loss.. It's also listed in Apple.com forums.
    If that's true, by the time that happens the iPhone have already been upgraded. I've use the iPad charger on my 6+ for a whole year and did not noticed a dramatic drop in battery health.
    Last edited by evorc; 10-05-2015 at 12:17 AM.
    10-04-2015 11:04 AM
  15. blueshapti's Avatar
    I have used iPhone 5 watt cube to charge my iPad. It works if you are not at same time using iPad. It will take forever though.all night. Bought several 12 watt iPad chargers, use them for all devices. Charges iPhone 6s Plus from zero dead to full in under two hours.
    Last edited by blueshapti; 10-05-2015 at 12:30 AM.
    10-05-2015 12:04 AM
  16. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Overtime it will be an issue because of the difference in output. The iPad charger will make the iPhone battery weaker overtime and cause constant power loss.. It's also listed in Apple.com forums.
    This is not true at all...in fact, when you look up the iPad charging bricks online, all of the lightning cable based iPhones are listed as capable on the spec list.
    moaningmyrtle likes this.
    10-05-2015 12:10 AM
  17. blueshapti's Avatar
    If that's true, by the time that happens the iPhone have already been upgraded. I've use the iPad charger on my 6+ for a whole year and now 6s+ dramatic drop in battery health.
    Exactly, and just because someone says something in Apple forums doesn't make it right. Apple officially approves 12 watt iPad charger on all phones and iPads. The phone regulates how much current it accepts based on charge level. As it reaches 99-100% charge only a trickle charge that cycles on and off is going to the battery. So you can leave charger attached for extended times without any damage to phone or battery.

    Since the iPhone 6, the phone can take full advantage of the higher wattage chargers. Prior iPhones would only accept up to 5-6 watts even with the 12 watt charger. However I and others had noted faster charging due to the extra capacity being able to run the phone while still providing full wattage to the battery. Remember the phone is still using it's radios, gps, for many functions while asleep.
    The absolute fastest charge will happen if you either turn phone completely off while charging or set airplane mode so radios don't broadcast. And use the 12 watt iPad charger.

    Apple engineers have made this bullet proof. User can't f this up. Only thing that will harm the Li ion battery is heat. If your phone is getting way hot, some app is hung up, or it's massively downloading resetting first day or so after setup. Beyond that it is possible to receive a defective unit which Apple will replace. Go to Apple Store if heating goes on for days.
    evorc likes this.
    10-05-2015 12:19 AM
  18. Septembersrain's Avatar
    This is unrelated to the charger. It's an issue that's been reported by quite a few with no common scenario.

    Only way to bring device back to life is with hard reset of power and home button.

    Everyone is thinking it's a software issue but that's just what I've read...


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    10-05-2015 09:31 AM

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