7 Replies Latest reply: Feb 12, 2010 11:09 AM by paulcb
bmoraski Level 1 Level 1 (140 points)
Dumb question i know, but i just need to know that iphone is charging when plugged into computer and turned off after syncing so i can do what ever in itunes and iphoto and my iphone doesnt keep syncing ?

17" intel core duo 1GB ram (dual boot) Win XP and, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 250GB firewire external drive / iphone 3G
  • neuroanatomist Level 7 Level 7 (31,690 points)
    Yes, it will keep charging even if you quit iTunes. You can confirm by looking at the phone - the little battery icon in the upper right corner will show a lightening bolt if it's connected and charging, or a plug if it's connected and fully charged.
  • bmoraski Level 1 Level 1 (140 points)
    while phone is off yes ?
  • neuroanatomist Level 7 Level 7 (31,690 points)
    Yes, it will still charge when the phone is off. However, in that case you won't get confirmation that it's charging. You can verify that it's connected and recognized by your Mac using System Profiler (Apple menu > About this Mac > More Info > USB). If it's connected, it will be charging (unless it's fully charged).
  • paulcb Level 6 Level 6 (19,090 points)
    TBH, I don't know if it charges when off but I expect that it would. That being said, there's really no reason to turn it off, except for diagnostic purposes. I've left mine on for months at a time, with only a Reset here and there, never turning it off. It definitely charges when sleeping.
  • bmoraski Level 1 Level 1 (140 points)
    my phone is on 24/7 because of work-i use the Alarm feature a lot, and calls of coarse,
    i never turn my phone off , almost.
    just like a computer it needs to refresh its ram.
    my phone has freaked out and all it took was a turn off, not a reset or anything.
    ive had my iphone for 2 years in june 2010. But i dont have apps on my phone, the last time i downloaded freeware apps on my phone i had to do a reset. it called my iphone "*"
    anyway
    thanks for the input

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  • bmoraski Level 1 Level 1 (140 points)
    Thank you my friend, thats exacly what i needed to know !
    i love this freakin forum !

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  • paulcb Level 6 Level 6 (19,090 points)
    Note that a Reset is not a Restore, i.e. a Reset only takes 1-2 minutes and does not require iTunes. I do a Reset when my phone is not acting properly... it's better than a Restart (off/on).

    http://manuals.info.apple.com/enUS/iPhone_UserGuide.pdf