1. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Can you safely charge the new iPhone 7 Plus with the larger iPad charger?

    Will it charge any faster?

    I just don't want to damage my new phone.
    10-11-2016 07:26 PM
  2. diggity's Avatar
    Yes, and yes.


    Edit: Clarifying that my answers are to your message questions. The answer to your topic title is No.
    10-11-2016 07:30 PM
  3. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    10-11-2016 07:46 PM
  4. MCube74's Avatar
    If you go to Apple's site, they say that the iPad charger is compatible with iPhone 7 and iPhone 7s. I used the same for my iPhone 6s plus last year.
    10-11-2016 08:30 PM
  5. MizWylie's Avatar
    Didn't believe me, huh? I see how it is.
    Jude526 likes this.
    10-11-2016 08:44 PM
  6. gordol's Avatar
    Can you safely charge the new iPhone 7 Plus with the larger iPad charger?
    Yes. The charger will only deliver what the device plugged into it is drawing.
    Will it charge any faster?
    No.
    10-11-2016 10:17 PM
  7. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    For the sake and longer life of the battery would it be better just to use the tiny 5W charger?
    10-11-2016 10:38 PM
  8. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    For the sake and longer life of the battery would it be better just to use the tiny 5W charger?
    I don't think it will make much of a difference.
    10-11-2016 10:39 PM
  9. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Didn't believe me, huh? I see how it is.
    Yes, My Dear. I believe everything but figured I would a second opinion. I don't want to pull a Note 7 on my new iTurd by feeding it too much juice.

    I just looked and the iPad charger I have puts out 12Watt
    Last edited by felloffthetruck; 10-12-2016 at 09:02 AM.
    10-11-2016 10:44 PM
  10. sunnysideup22125's Avatar
    I've always used my iPad charger to charge my iPhones and I've never had an issue.
    10-12-2016 12:28 AM
  11. Tersanyus's Avatar
    Same here. Have always used the 12w iPad charger. I'm now using the 29w Apple charger on the 7 Plus. I have an iPad Pro 12.9 so using the 29w charger charges it fast.
    10-12-2016 08:59 AM
  12. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    What about in the long run, is it better for the battery to use the 5W charger? I don't want to decrease the lifespan of my battery.
    10-12-2016 09:06 AM
  13. CrackOne's Avatar
    I read many articles and spoke with Apple by telephone and at the Apple Store, before starting to use an iPad charger with my iPhone. The consensus was unanimous. It was OK to do so. Within the past few weeks, I have read two articles which stated that it was OK, but that it would obviously reduce the lifespan of the battery. Because the battery is not easily swappable, I guess I am back to square one on this issue.
    felloffthetruck likes this.
    10-12-2016 09:16 AM
  14. Quis89's Avatar
    I use my iPad Prop charger on my 7+ with no issues. I also notice that it does charge a bit faster. It's possible that is all in my head though.
    10-12-2016 09:26 AM
  15. John Yester's Avatar
    It's all I use now. Regular chargers go into a drawer now days...
    10-12-2016 10:54 AM
  16. jerrykur's Avatar
    For the sake and longer life of the battery would it be better just to use the tiny 5W charger?
    I charge a tiny iPhone 4 that use as a music player with my iPad charger. No decrease in battery life. Still last a week or so of going to the gym, just like when it was new.
    10-12-2016 12:03 PM
  17. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I can say just from my own anecdotal standpoint that the charge time seems lightly faster on a 10W adapter than it does on a 5W adapter. I have noticed this since the 6 Plus in 2014.
    10-12-2016 01:43 PM
  18. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    I read many articles and spoke with Apple by telephone and at the Apple Store, before starting to use an iPad charger with my iPhone. The consensus was unanimous. It was OK to do so. Within the past few weeks, I have read two articles which stated that it was OK, but that it would obviously reduce the lifespan of the battery. Because the battery is not easily swappable, I guess I am back to square one on this issue.
    Think I'll stick with the little cube for now..
    Last edited by felloffthetruck; 10-12-2016 at 03:54 PM.
    10-12-2016 03:24 PM
  19. Craig's Avatar
    I read many articles and spoke with Apple by telephone and at the Apple Store, before starting to use an iPad charger with my iPhone. The consensus was unanimous. It was OK to do so. Within the past few weeks, I have read two articles which stated that it was OK, but that it would obviously reduce the lifespan of the battery. Because the battery is not easily swappable, I guess I am back to square one on this issue.
    The general opinion would state that those articles are wrong. It should not reduce the battery life span at all. False and unproven information. They would need to show some valid evidence of that happening. But it's your phone, do as you wish.
    10-12-2016 05:12 PM
  20. Craig's Avatar
    I read many articles and spoke with Apple by telephone and at the Apple Store, before starting to use an iPad charger with my iPhone. The consensus was unanimous. It was OK to do so. Within the past few weeks, I have read two articles which stated that it was OK, but that it would obviously reduce the lifespan of the battery. Because the battery is not easily swappable, I guess I am back to square one on this issue.
    The general opinion would state that those articles are wrong. It should not reduce the battery life span at all. False and unproven information. They would need to show some valid evidence of that happening. But it's your phone, do as you wish.
    BreakingKayfabe and Crower79 like this.
    10-12-2016 05:12 PM
  21. Damien_Eternal's Avatar
    Its fine to charge your phone with the larger charger. The phone will only pull as much power as it needs to do the charging at spec. Just because the charger is capable of providing more power than what the phone needs does not mean it will always provide the full charging power. Think of it as like a car. Just because the engine in it is capable of providing 300 bhp doesnt mean it is always going to do so. It only provides as much power as you demand from it with the accelerator.
    10-12-2016 08:25 PM
  22. Raptor007's Avatar
    I use the USB-C charger with lightning cable for my iPad Pro 12.9 and my iPhone 6 (work) and 7Plus (personal) no issues.
    10-21-2016 10:10 PM
  23. methanp's Avatar
    02-21-2017 06:30 AM
  24. Jude526's Avatar
    The larger brick charges it more quickly. It will no way damage your phone and it is ok to use it. I actually have a Belkin that has the same power as the ipad charger and it is compatible as well. I forgot to charge my iphone last night and while getting ready for work this morning, it charged up complete in less than two hours. It was at 27% when I plugged into the charger. I can't believe I forgot. LOL
    Crower79 likes this.
    02-22-2017 08:28 PM

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