Does Apple 20W Power Adapter Charge Your iPhone Any Faster?
The iPhone has gone through many changes over the last decade, but one thing remained unchanged until last year. the 5W power adapter. Since iPhone 6, every iPhone model has been fast charging capable, which means they can actually be charged using a 12W or higher power adapter.
We’re expecting significant changes this year, too, with the new iPhone 12 Series. You may have heard that the 5W power brick will not be included in the iPhone 12 box and that as an alternative, Apple will release a new 20W power adapter as an optional accessory.
But is it necessary to buy a fast charger to speed up your iPhone’s charging time, and is the 20W charger only for iPhone 12?
Can You Use the 20W Charger to Charge All iPhones?
Apple has various USB power adapters, including the 5W brick and fast charging options. But how fast can you charge an iPhone? Before we get to the bottom of this question, let’s take a look at available Apple iPhone fast chargers.
Fast Chargers You Can Use With Your iPhone
Apple provides power adapters of 10W, 12W, 18W, 29W, 30W, 61W, 87W, and 96W. While some of them are included in iPad and MacBook boxes, they are all considered fast chargers that shorten iPhone charging time. The downside is that these higher wattage adapters are larger and heavier.
To fast charge, you need a fast-charging phone and power adapter. Besides, a USB C to Lightning cable is required if you want to charge your iPhone (Lightning) with the fast-charging adapters (USB-C) from Apple. The charging power and speed depend on the minimum output of the two devices. If an iPhone supports 18W fast charging, then the maximum charging capacity is 18W, even if you use a 96W charger.
The Fast Charging Power of iPhones
iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and later iPhone models support the USB Power Delivery (PD) fast charging standards. However, their fast-charging power varies. iPhone 8 has the lowest power of 12W, while later models can handle up to 18W. While 18W seems pretty fast, Apple doesn’t have an edge in this area compared with most other phone makers. Last year, Samsung launched its fast 45W charging stand, while Xiaomi showcased its 100W super-fast charging technology.
Although still behind in the race for super-fast charging speeds, Apple has upgraded slightly from 18W to 22W with the iPhone 11 models.
How Fast is Apple’s 20W Charger?
The 20W fast charger is not a bad choice if you want to fast-charge your iPhone 12 or earlier iPhone model.
What’s the iPhone’s Charging Time with the 20W Charger?
The standard 5W adapter takes 3.5 hours or more to charge an iPhone 11 entirely. Assuming the iPhone 12 has a similar battery size as iPhone 11 and adopts the same fast charging technology, the 20W fast charger will be able to charge up to 50% in 30 minutes, and up to 100% in 2 hours and 8 minutes or so. Want to charge faster? You can grab a charger of 30W or higher, though the difference is hardly noticeable.
Is 2 Hours iPhone Charging Time Enough?
It depends. Say you have to leave in ten minutes, and your iPhone 11 only has a 10% charge, how much can you charge before you need to go? Using a 20W charger provides an extra 20% of power to the battery (17% with an 18W charger). However, 30% won’t reassure most people, so taking a power bank is the only option.
The truth is, many people feel irritated having to wait hours for their phone battery to increase, and then start to panic when it shows a low-ish 20% or even 50%. Low battery anxiety is real, and it’s not so much about knowing that your battery is about to die, but because you have no idea when you may be able to recharge.
iPhone Battery mAh List – Check Capacity Performance all Models
Despite having the most powerful iPhones in the market for over 3 months now, it is hard to say whether we’ve reached the level of peak smartphones yet or there’s still time for that tag to be presented to some iPhone model in the future. But it must be said that Apple made some remarkable changes to its flagship iPhone models and that the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max gives users the ultimate battery experience. This usually means that your iPhone will now last longer, charge faster, and drop battery slowly in comparison to its predecessors. If we’re talking in terms of iPhone battery mAh, then the iPhone 14 Pro 3200 mAh battery and the iPhone 14 Pro Max comes with a 4323 mAhbattery; which is awesome!
But the surprising bit comes with the iPhone 14 Plus, which starts at Rs. 89,900, and has a 4325 mAh battery; the biggest and best battery backup that we have seen in an iPhone so far barring the iPhone 13 Pro Max. Safe to say, Apple is fulfilling its promise of delivering reasonably priced iPhones with the best battery backup.
But that’s just the case of the latest generation of iPhones in the market. What’s the story as we go behind or go back to a few yesteryear models. Stay tuned as we provide you with the latest iPhone battery mAh list – all the top Apple iPhone battery mAh data that can help you decide what iPhone suits your needs the best if not for the latest iPhone 14 series.
iPhone Battery Performance overview – Model Wise
Standby Performance is measured when the device is in ideal condition, display is not “always on” and location services are turned off. Stress performance is measured when device’s display is “always on” and video is played on any streaming app.
With the above-mentioned list, you can deduce that the iPhone battery capabilities vary from model to model and year to year and there’s no clear indication from Apple suggesting that all their future iPhone models will boast a better battery life. This can be reflected by comparing the iPhone 7 battery mAh and the iPhone 8 battery mAh. Where the iPhone 7 was boasting 2220 mAh, the successor model didn’t exactly get a promotion in terms of battery.
Similarly, the iPhone XR was an upgrade for the iPhone X but in comparison, the iPhone XR battery mAh(2950 mAh) was reduced by a small margin in comparison to the iPhone X battery mAh (3000 mAh).
But if we see the iPhone 7 battery mAh (2220 mAh) in comparison to the iPhone 7 Plus battery mAh (2900 mAh) then one can deduce that the Plus and Pro models – because of the device’s size – can boast of a better and longer battery performance than the base iPhone models.
Then again, if we put to test two pro models (that are relatively new), the iPhone 11 Pro Max battery mAh (3969 mAh) easily puts to bed its competitor and successor in iPhone 12 Pro Max. The iPhone 12 Pro Max battery mAh (3687 mAh) finds no upgrade where other things do as we shift from iPhone 11 series to iPhone 12 series. In comparison, the iPhone 12 Mini battery mAh (2227 mAh) legitimises the problem of space and the lack of a large battery in the mini models.
Even though a lot of the previous-year Apple iPhone models are becoming obsolete and most will not have the power of 5G enabled, there are still some worthy devices out there if we’re talking plainly about their battery and camera performance.
These are some of the recommended iPhone models in terms of battery life:
Of course the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Plus are the latest and the go-to options for people but if they’re thinking of shelling a few thousand bucks less, then the iPhone 13 Pro Max has the best battery life in comparison to all other iPhone models. It boasts a 4352 mAh battery, which is the best in the iPhones segment.
Apart from these, the following have a reasonable battery life in accordance with their current market price:
iPhone 6S Plus: even though a yesteryear iPhone, the 3500 mAh battery life was brilliant considering the phone was launched in 2015.
iPhone X: after a series of iPhones with an average battery life, iPhone X offered a 3000 mAh battery, which was quite a development.
iPhone 11 Pro iPhone 11 Pro Max: the iPhone 11 series took a new turn for the betterment of the new-age iPhones as iPhone 11 Pro Max offered a staggering 3969 mAh battery, where the iPhone 11 Pro also came with an impressive 3048 mAh battery.
iPhone 12 Pro Max: as mentioned earlier, the Pro Max models are the biggest in terms of display and overall size and the iPhone 12 Pro Max battery mAh (3687 mAh) is still impressive and quite good for the device.
iPhone 13: despite being the base model, the iPhone 13 offers a 3227 mAh battery and that’s great considering the sleek and slim size of the iPhone 13.
These were some of the takeaways after comparing all the iPhone battery capacities and their respective mAh or milliampere per hour of energy charge. You can make sure you revise this basic info before purchasing a new iPhone or going for a refurbished one.
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Rip It Apart – Jason’s electronics blog-thingy
In the wake of my previous teardowns of the iPhone 4 and 4S batteries, I went onto eBay and Amazon (realizing that they finally have Amazon Prime student rates up in Canada) and bought a few iPhone 5 and 5S batteries. Although I was primarily interested in trying to get the gas gauge information out of the batteries, I had a secondary reason. The Nexxtech Slim Power Bank (a subject of a separate blog post) uses a pair of 3.8-volt Li-ion polymer batteries, and they seemed to be be suspiciously similar in size to what is used in the iPhone 5. But enough of that, we’re here for the iPhone 5 battery in particular!
The iPhone 5 battery measures 3.7 mm in thickness, 3.2 cm in width and 9.1 cm in length. This particular model, made by Sony, has a model ID of US373291H, with the six digits corresponding to the cell’s dimensions. This cell has a labeled capacity of 1440 mAh at a nominal 3.8 volts, with a maximum charge voltage of 4.3 volts. I tried to read the data matrix barcode on the cell but my barcode scanning app on my phone refused to recognize it. I might try to scan and sharpen the barcode later but it’s not something that’s of a high priority to me.
Battery Teardown and Pinout
The board itself is rather interesting. The protection MOSFETs used to switch the battery’s power are chip-scale packages and are glued down with epoxy, same with the gas gauge itself. This means that I can’t easily replace it with a rework station if the need arises. The board includes the gas gauge, thermistors, protection circuitry and still has room for a polyfuse for extra over-current protection.
iPhone 5 battery PCB layout
The pinout of the iPhone 5 battery is pretty much the same as of the iPhone 4 and 4S. You have Pack-, NTC Thermistor, HDQ and Pack. In this particular model of battery, the gas gauge is a bq27545 (labeled SN27545), but has basically the same feature set as the iPhone 4/4S’ bq27541. With this information, I soldered to the small terminals on the connector (the actual connectors for this battery haven’t arrived yet since it takes so long to receive items from China on eBay), and hooked it up to my trusty Texas Instruments EV2400 box.
And once again, we’re presented with an obscure firmware revision. The latest bq27545-G1 firmware is only version 2.24, but this chip has version 3.10. After forcing GaugeStudio to accept this gauge as a.G1 version, we’re once again presented with a sealed chip. Let’s try to unseal it with the default key…
Nope. No dice with 0x36720414, unlike last time.
… and I get the dreaded “Unseal Key” prompt. Cue the dramatic Darth Vader “NOOOOO” here. Maybe Apple read my previous post and decided to change the default keys this time (Hey Apple, if you read this, make the iPhone 6’s gas gauge have the default keys again)! This means that not only can I not access any of the juicy details of this battery, but I cannot update its firmware to a more… conventional version either. I could try brute-forcing it, but trying to hack a key with a 32-bit address space over a 7 kbps bus… uh, no. That’s not going to happen. I’d probably have better luck reverse-engineering Apple’s battery code but I doubt they have any facility to do in-system firmware updates for the gas gauge.
Data captured from GaugeStudio
Now for some rather… interesting details of what we can access. The design capacity of this battery, according to the gas gauge, is 1430 mAh, same as the iPhone 4S and also 100 mAh less than what’s written on the label. That, and the full charge capacity of this battery is 1397 mAh out of the gate. The gauge seems to be an insomniac (it won’t enter Sleep mode even when the battery is not hooked up to any load), and it seems to have less features despite having a higher firmware version (I’m sure the internal temperature isn’t 131 degrees C…), and the Pack Configuration register doesn’t bring up any sensible data.
thoughts on “ Looking inside an iPhone 5 battery ”
Hi Jason, interesting stuff! I’d like to measure the power of the iPhone 5 battery with the power monitor tool of moonson solutions. I managed to do that for an Android battery with some help from my mates. I’m not an expert in electronics. I unwrapped the outer black protector of the battery and if you pull out the battery board a bit, you can find two plain silver threads attached to the board that sink into the battery itself. My question is: are those wires the and – polarity points so I can connect the power monitor measurement tweezers there? Or it’s the two golden dots at the further side in the rear of the board instead? (let me know where i can attach some screenshots if needed) The reason to try to do this is that the way the battery is connected to the device doesn’t allow me to manipulate the polarity points as easily as explained in page 43 at http://msoon.github.io/powermonitor/PowerTool/doc/Power%20Monitor%20Manual.pdf I’ve checked on the internet but i can’t find any diagram. Thanks in advance! Like Like
The two gold test pads on the end of the PCB are for factory programming of the fuel gauge, and the two large silver leads are the cell’s positive and negative terminals. (See diagram here: http://puu.sh/eefAV/d5c81e37aa.png) The iPhone battery will be more challenging than the battery procedures outlined in the PDF manual you linked. The fuel gauge is used by the iPhone to measure its power use and also provide state of charge information, and you will likely need to detach the Li-Ion cell from the fuel gauge PCB entirely in order to hook it up to your power analyzer. I’d recommend setting the power supply to 4.2-4.3 volts initially and waiting a few seconds for the fuel gauge to attempt to get an open-circuit voltage measurement. The gauge will be rather unhappy about being hooked up to a power supply instead of a Li-ion cell, but it will at least allow in-circuit measurement of the iPhone’s power consumption. As a word of caution, those cell terminals are unfused and any short circuit that occurs could cause some serious damage to your battery, your workspace and possibly yourself. Use a temperature-regulated soldering iron, use flux on the terminals to assist removal and work quickly so the PCB and cell tabs won’t be heated too much. Like Like
Thanks for your detailed explanations Jason, it is now more clear to me on how to proceed. I’ll be very cautious with this, thanks for the warning. I’ll let you know how it goes! Like Like
Hi again Jason, just one quick question. When you exposed the iPhone5 battery PCB layout, did you applied any sealing so the battery doesn’t have any hole where the gas can escape? I ask this because I connected copper tape to the cell, and as soon as i did the same for the cell-, there escaped some smoke from the battery (which was connected to the iPhone and with the iPhone turned on, I didn’t have the copper tapes connected to the Power Monitor yet). On the photo you send there looks like a kind of grey foam sealing the battery http://puu.sh/eefAV/d5c81e37aa.png Or maybe there’s a way to expose the PCB layout without making any crack on the upper part of the body of the battery? Thanks! Like Like
The foam tape was there to begin with; it’s just used as a bit of a cushion for the PCB. Laminate/pouch cells don’t have any means of venting gas (they just puff up like a balloon). In your case, if your battery started smoking when hooked up, then something has gone really, really wrong with your setup. Were you using the original Li-ion cell in your setup, or are you using an external power supply? On that note, you didn’t happen to short Cell to Cell-, right? If possible, could you send me some pictures of your setup? I may be able to assist you further if I am able to see how your setup is configured. Like Like
Hi Jason, I attach the link of some ss. https://drive.google.com/a/king.com/#folders/0BxTnSksTUMd5UEFoY2Z6NVFLcGs https://drive.google.com/a/king.com/#folders/0BxTnSksTUMd5UEFoY2Z6NVFLcGs https://drive.google.com/a/king.com/#folders/0BxTnSksTUMd5UEFoY2Z6NVFLcGs What I basically did was adding a couple of copper tape strips on the poles to connect them to the Power Monitor hooks. On previous tries before that battery puffed up, the power Monitor detected that “something” was connected, (i don’t know if the battery or the phone too). When I set up the voltage (to 4.2V as you said, i also waited a long time to be sure the connection was stablished) and hit on Vout Enable button, the PM didn’t detect any current from the copper tapes. Notice that below the connection of the battery I put Kapton tape as stated in page 45 on the Power Monitor manual to replicate the same proces as on Android. Before trying this last failed configuration, I attached 4 thin copper tapes for each pinout on the device (it was very difficult to avoid them touch each other but I achieved it. On this config, I also attached 4 thin copper tapes to the battery connectors, so the battery was outside the iPhone. The question remains if maybe there wasn’t enough contact surface on the 8 thin copper tapes to transmit the current. I ordered some TEST CLIP SET FLUKE AC283 and TL222 cable leads to attached them to each battery pin of the device to ensure there’s a good connection. I just wanted to remind you that i’m an ignorant regarding electronics, if something wasn’t clear let me know. Thanks for your help! Like Like
The iPhone 6 Review
Battery life is undoubtedly one of the most important aspects of any smartphone. However, battery life is an enormous subject, and while it may seem simple on the surface there’s a great deal of underlying complexity. In order to try and cover the full breadth of use cases, we start with our baseline test, which is now the web browsing battery life test. In order to try and control for extraneous variables and get a good relative comparison, we standardize all displays to 200 nits on a full white display.
Our first test is in Wi-Fi web browsing. As we can see, the iPhone 6 puts up a surprising showing for a phone with such a small battery. If anything, it seems that Apple leaned towards the conservative side in their advertised numbers as we managed to get higher than expected battery life. It may seem strange that the iPhone 6 achieves such a strong showing despite the small battery, but this is because the test is designed to avoid penalizing a phone for having a faster SoC or data connection.
In LTE web browsing, we see the same story. The iPhone 6 is about equal to or better than the competition, which is in line with what we would expect given the cellular architecture. In the case of the iPhone 6 and most other flagship smartphones this year, components such as Qualcomm’s QFE1100 envelope tracker, WTR1625 transceiver, and MDM9x25 modem have managed to make LTE power consumption approximately equal to Wi-Fi power consumption. With the deployment of category 6 LTE and next generation RF components we could see LTE battery life exceed Wi-Fi battery life.
While the web browsing test gives us a good picture of battery life in display-bound tasks, intensive use tends to be more SoC-bound. In order to see how phones compare in SoC-bound workloads, we turn to GFXBench, which has an infinite looping test. This test also provides a good idea of nominal performance. Unfortunately, for now we cannot report an accurate Basemark OS II battery life score as the test will stop when low battery notifications pop up on the screen. We are currently investigating methods to bypass this issue and report a final score in the near future.
In the GFXBench test, at first it seems that the iPhone 6 is one of the worst for battery life under sustained load. However, once we look at the performance degradation over time it makes a lot more sense. This seems to be the type of workload that Apple referenced in their presentations, because this is the first phone I’ve seen that successfully does a full rundown without actually throttling. Of course, this does come with high skin temperatures. The phone definitely gets hot, but not uncomfortable. Using a FLIR camera, I saw peak temperatures of around 43 degrees Celcius, so it definitely doesn’t exceed 50C in most conditions.
Normally, I would expect a 4.7” class smartphone to need a battery around the size of the HTC One (M7) or Motorola Moto X (2013) to keep pace with phones like the One (M8) and Galaxy S5, but Apple has pulled it off with a battery that is much smaller. There are two key factors that we can point to in this case. The first is the display, which can avoid pushing the LED backlight towards the higher current region that is much less efficient. This is because the amount of light-blocking circuitry is reduced and the active area of the display can be higher. The second aspect is the SoC, which is on a lower power 20nm process node. While TSMC’s 20nm process doesn’t have FinFET, improved silicon straining and high K metal gate make it possible to drive down active power and leakage when compared to 28nm processes. It’s also likely that the A8’s architecture is more efficient than other SoCs we’ve seen this year. However, it’s important to note that without a capacitance and voltage table or something similarly concrete we can’t really prove this statement.
While battery life determines the time spent away from a charger, the time spent attached to a charger is just as important. Even if most people charge their phones at night, there are plenty of cases where people don’t have at least five hours to spend charging their phone. For example, forgetting to plug the phone into a charger before going to sleep or charging a phone between connecting flights are all times when charge time becomes crucial. In order to properly test for charge time, charge time is measured as the time from when the phone is connected to the charger to the time when the A/C adapter reaches its lowest power state with the phone still connected.
As you can see, the iPhone 6 performs reasonably well, and ends up in the same range as the iPhone 5s. The iPhone 6 Plus ends up on the high side because it ships with the same power adapter as the iPhone 6, which can provide a maximum of one amp at five volts.
Fortunately, based on the USB device information for the phones, both the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus support charging with power adapters like the iPad charging block that can provide up to 2.1 amps at five volts. Using one of these chargers will dramatically reduce charge time on the new iPhones, and it’s a very worthwhile investment (assuming you don’t already have an iPad) for the iPhone 6 Plus in particular.
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AppleCrappleHater2. Tuesday, September 30, 2014. link
The Apple way, selling over expensive crap to stupid consumers that like toget robbed.
This has been a disastrous launch in every respect. The iwatch is such anugly piece of crap, it is truly unbelievable how a company, formerly known forits remarkable design, dares to put out such a crap ton of shit. Somecharacteristics are glaringly obvious and inherent to it: over expensive,hardly innovative, limited functionality and usability (need of an iPhone tomake it work), looks exactly like a toy watch and so on.
There are of course way better Smart watches out there, especially from thelikes of Samsung, Sony, Motorola, Asus, LG, simply put, there is no need foranother piece of over expensive junk.
The iPhone 6 is technologically stuck in pre-2011 times, a base model witha capacity of 16GB without the possibility to use SD cards isn’t even funnyanymore. The screen resolution is horrendous, it isn’t water proof, shock anddust resistant, it offers nothing innovative, just some incrementalupdates over its predecessor, both lacking severely behind their competitors attheir respective launch dates.
Now the iPhone 6 Plus offers a „Retina HD“ screen, full 1920x1080p, oh wow,where have you been for the past 4 years Apple, talk about trailing behind.That’s pathetic. The interesting thing about that is the fact that applealways manages to sell backwards oriented, outdated crap to its user base, allwhile pretending to be an innovative technology leader. The similaritiesregarding any form of sectarian cult are striking.
You gotta love how Apple always comes up with new marketing bullshit terms,aka Retina HD, with the intention to manipulate its users while preventing easycomparisons with its competitors by withholding the actual specs. Apparently it’snot enough to have a 1080p screen, you have to call it Retina HD to make thosesuckers buy it, otherwise someone could look at the 4K Amoled and Oled screensform LG and Samsung devices and get outright disappointed. Same goes foreverything else. Every outdated „feature“ needs to get its own marketing labelto persuade buyers with crappy „experience“ and „usability“ ads, while coveringthe truth with marketing gibberish, knowing full well that only a fraction ofaforementioned buyers cares to look at the facts and dares to compare them.
Car engines come to mind. For comparisons shake let’s look at a 1.0 liter, turbocharged petrol engine and a V8 compressor. What’s better should be obvious, butby calling the former an „ecobooster“, thus giving it a special marketing label,this joke becomes a „feature“, something positive that can be added tot the listof features of a car.
By doing so a negative aspect is transformed into a positive one, thereality is distorted, non tech savvy buyers are manipulated and comparisons aremade more difficult (another layer of marketing bullshit to overcome), well donemarketing department. You see. if something is seriously lacking (of course forprofit, what else), don’t bother explaining, just give it a nice marketing term, distortreality, make it a feature and call it a day. Fuck that!!
FACT: Apple has been forced to copy Android in style and size foryears because people abandoned their tired, moribund and fossilizeddevices for superior and innovative Android devices.
Steve Jobs said no one should want a 7 tablet until everyone went and boughtAndroid devices forcing Apple to copycat with the iPad Mini. Appledidn’t think anyone wanted a phone screen larger than a business carduntil they all bought Androids thus forcing the arrival this week of theiPhone Galaxy and iPhone Galaxy Note clone phones.
Swipe down notifications that don’t interfere? Copied from Android and WebOS. Siri?Bought and ruined from a private developer; Google Now crushes it.3rd-party keyboards? Welcome to 2010, iChumps! Widgets? Welcome to 2009except you can’t place them on your home screen. Live wallpapers andhidden icons? Maybe Apple will get around to copying those in iOS X in2016. Who knows.
Apple lacks creativity and honest people acknowledge it. Steve Jobs gets credited as aninnovator when all he was, was a huckster who’d spot someone else’s tech, polish it up nicely,then slap a gnawed fruit logo on the back, charge a premium price andwait for the rubes like Jim Smith to hand over their cash like the goodiSheep they are.
But after that initial iteration, Apple is incapable of actually innovating something new.They literally cannot make a product until someone else shows them how and they copy it.They are also unable refine things because they believe to improve is toadmit something was imperfect the first time. (This is why QuickTime 4had a legendarily terrible UI that was never changed through QT7 adecade later.) All they can do is make things incrementally thinner orfaster but it’s just minor refinements since they can’t invest their wayout of a wet paper bag.
How can I improve my battery health?
If your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch battery has already deteriorated, it’s not possible to repair the battery without a replacement. However, if you’ve just got a new battery and you want to keep it as healthy as possible, there are a few good practices you can try to maximize battery performance.
First off, avoid exposing your device to extreme hot or cold temperatures. Anything below 32°F or above 95°F is going to be bad for your battery.
On this note, if you notice that your device gets hot inside its case while charging, don’t charge it in that case.
If you put a device into storage, charge it to 50% and power it off. Ensure it’s going to be kept at a comfortable temperature and free of moisture. Recharge it to 50% every six months or so.
Keep your devices updated to the latest software. New releases frequently optimize processes to make your battery power last longer.
Conversely, new updates often ask your device to do more in the background, which can counter the optimization. You should turn off any features you don’t want to use, such as:
Why doesn’t my iPhone always charge when connected to power?
Some users have explained that their iPhone, iPad, or iPod only charges intermittently when plugged in. Without apparent reason, the device starts and stops charging randomly.
If you’ve already completed a restore using DFU mode, then this issue is likely to be hardware related. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean you need to go in search of a battery replacement just yet.
First, you should try charging with a different lightning cable and a different power adapter. Ensure the adapter is the same wattage as the one you originally got with your device.
Also, make sure all the accessories you use are official Apple products or MFi certified.
Test your cable and adapter by charging a different device. If that works without issue then you know they are okay.
Inspect the USB connectors and ports on the lightning cable, power adapter, and the lightning port on the device itself. Shine a flashlight in there and check there isn’t any lint or debris built up inside.
If there is, use an antistatic brush or a clean, dry toothbrush to clear it out and try charging again.
If you’re still experiencing issues after testing the parts and cleaning the ports, speak to Apple support as you may need a hardware repair on your device.
Of course, it’s not always immediately obvious if battery issues have been resolved. But we hope you found the solution you were looking for in this post.
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Dan writes tutorials and troubleshooting guides to help people make the most of their technology. Before becoming a writer, he earned a BSc in Sound Technology, supervised repairs at an Apple Store, and even taught English in China.