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Can use ipad charger to charge iphone?

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emfung Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Sep 14, 2010 3:08 AM
Hi, I have both iPad and iPhone 4. Can I use iPad charger for iphone and vise versa?

By the way, why is my iPad not charging when connected to computer via USB?

Why does iPhone doesn't show battery percentage on the status bar?

Sorry I am very new to these 2 gadgets..

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iPhone 4 and iPad, iOS 4
  • 88_King Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)
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    Sep 14, 2010 3:21 AM (in response to emfung)
    Hi, I have charged my touch 4G with my ipad charger (output of max 10V). The touch charges fine but does not charge any quicker than with normal 5V USB wall charger. I have also given the charger to my mate for his iphone 4 and it works fine.

    If you are using windows PC, than there is a program made by ASUS, which allows you to charge the ipad via USB but is very slow. If you want the program, I will post the name to you when I get home.

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    Watercooled PC, ipod touch 4 32Gb
  • harv55 Level 3 Level 3 (600 points)
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    Sep 14, 2010 3:14 AM (in response to emfung)
    I have a 2A incase car/wall charger for ipad, iPhone, and iPod. It works great for all devices. You may find the iPad compatible charger will charge the iPhone much faster than that of a lower amperage.
    Custom Build, Windows 7
  • stylinexpat Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Sep 15, 2010 3:43 AM (in response to emfung)
    I also have an Ipad and an Iphone 4. Anyone else around here using the Ipad charger to charge the Iphone 4? Am wondering if this will harm the Iphone 4?
    Macbook, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • 88_King Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)
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    Sep 16, 2010 3:09 AM (in response to emfung)
    Hi

    Here you go:

    http://event.asus.com/mb/2010/ai_charger/

    It works with any motherboard manufacturer.
    Watercooled PC, ipod touch 4 32Gb
  • w7ox Level 4 Level 4 (2,385 points)
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    Sep 16, 2010 6:47 AM (in response to emfung)
    emfung wrote:
    Hi, I have both iPad and iPhone 4. Can I use iPad charger for iphone and vise versa?


    iPad supply will charge iPhone 4; not the other way around. Current capability of iPad charger is twice that of iPhone charger.

    By the way, why is my iPad not charging when connected to computer via USB?


    Many usb ports don't have enough current capability.

    Why does iPhone doesn't show battery percentage on the status bar?


    Go to Settings and turn that option on.

    Phil
    MacBook Al 2.4, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Dell Win7 Desktop ; iPhone 4 [OS 4.01]; iPad 3G 64GB
  • w7ox Level 4 Level 4 (2,385 points)
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    Sep 16, 2010 6:48 AM (in response to stylinexpat)
    stylinexpat wrote:
    I also have an Ipad and an Iphone 4. Anyone else around here using the Ipad charger to charge the Iphone 4? Am wondering if this will harm the Iphone 4?


    No. All I use now are iPad chargers so I know there will be enough current.

    Phil
    MacBook Al 2.4, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Dell Win7 Desktop ; iPhone 4 [OS 4.01]; iPad 3G 64GB
  • mediahound Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Nov 12, 2010 8:32 AM (in response to emfung)
    Absolutely. See this video I made on the subject:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZjRm8nkv9Q
  • JoeZinVA Level 2 Level 2 (430 points)
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    Nov 12, 2010 11:23 AM (in response to w7ox)
    Isn't it recommended to use the standard charger on an iPhone/iPod?
    Dell Studio/Mac Mini DVR, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPhone 4
  • fire115 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 14, 2011 11:56 AM (in response to emfung)
    iphone 4 small charger can change iPad, BUT the charger does get a lot hotter then usual and will die a lot faster then it should (confirmed: 2 separate iphone 4 chargers chagrin different ipads died with in 3 month of use)

    The iPad charger on the other hand is fully compatible with iPhones and will reduce the Wattage when the iphone is plugged in.
    pc/mac, iOS 4
  • Jim VanLeeuwen Level 6 Level 6 (18,820 points)
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    Apr 14, 2011 12:58 PM (in response to emfung)
    iPhone and iPod: Using the iPad 10WUSB Power Adapter, http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4327

    While designed for use with the iPad, you can use the iPad 10W USB Power Adapter to charge all iPhone and iPod models. When charging an iPhone 3G with a 10W USB Power Adapter, you may notice that the battery indicator does not increase. If this occurs, or if your
    27" iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.7), iPad2+3G, iPhone 4, 6 iPods
  • ngbutler Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 26, 2011 8:17 AM (in response to stylinexpat)

    I mistakenly plugged my iPad charger into my iPhone last night and vice versa. this morning I lost 62% of my iPhones charge in 2 hours doing nothing other than answering a text message. once.  clearly this IS harmful to the battery and I would recommend that no one charges their phone in this manner. alternatively I have lost 1% of the iPad charge while writing this response, so also not normal.

  • MrJDubu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 26, 2011 8:27 AM (in response to emfung)

    Ummm Im not gonna ask how you managed sticking a usb male port in the Iphone. Don't phones have feelings? and the phone still works?

  • ngbutler Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 26, 2011 10:29 AM (in response to MrJDubu)

    Are you mentally challenged? I used the 10w charger in the iPhone and the 1a charger in re iPad, as pertaining to the relevance of this discussion.

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