How to Charge an Ios 11 Chinese Charger
I am sure that each of you is charging your iPhone in a chaotic way. Having a “power reserve” of the battery equal to one astronomical day, we always try to recharge on the go. albeit at least 10-20%.
On the other hand, almost every night, our iPhones “roast” on a charge for more than 7 hours. In this article we will find out how to charge iPhone and how such messy connections with a charger affect battery life. Go!
Well, now one of you will say “Chuva-a-a-k, why are you rubbing us for game. “. I agree. no one ever has any special questions about charging the iPhone.
There are a couple of interesting nuances that not many know about. So, I tried to collect and lay out all these nuances in one article. For your overall development! Read. it will be informative and interesting!
- If iPhone is quickly discharging, read this article.
- If iPhone doesn’t charge at all, read this article.
- IPhone won’t turn on. read this article
- How to replace the iPhone screen with your own hands. instructions
- Replacing the iPhone charging and power controller. details here
Properly charging the new iPhone
There are many theories about how to properly charge the new iPhone. I’ll tell you how I usually do it myself. There is nothing like this, just, if you think it sensibly, then the first couple of charging cycles are best done according to the instructions below:
- Pull the iPhone out of the box and plug it into the charger
- After the iPhone charges up to 100%, feel free to use it and bring to full discharge
- After the battery is completely discharged and the iPhone turns off, reconnect it to the charger
- Charge your phone to 100% without using it while charging.
It will be better if you do a couple of full charge / discharge cycles. After that, you can charge the phone as you used to do before. Read the rest of the nuances below.
Should I leave the iPhone on charge all night?
In order to answer this question, you need to clearly understand what happens to your iPhone after connecting to a power adapter. Immediately worth saying that charging process iPhone batteries (like any modern gadgets) controls the built-in iPhone charge controller.
This controller does not allow recharging the battery, and at the same time tries to charge it in the shortest reasonable time. At the same time, up to 80% of the battery is charging at a fairly fast rate, and the last 20%, on the contrary, is in slow motion.
As soon as the battery is charged, the charge controller cuts off the power supply. The battery, as it were, is left alone, without transferring or taking away the charge from it. The power of the phone itself in this case is provided by a charger.
In other words, during this period of time, the battery does NOT charge and does NOT discharge. Therefore, the myth that after reaching 100% charge, the battery goes into a cyclic mode of discharging / recharging, complete nonsense. If this were so, then the battery would suffer additional wear. Which, in fact, does NOT need anyone.
Okay. Now let’s look at one more fact. Any battery is prone to “self-discharge”. This is a completely normal process of loss of charge, provided that the battery is not connected to anything. For lithium polymer batteries, the self-discharge rate is 5% per month., which is essentially very small (compared to other types of batteries).
The charging controller, of course, periodically checks the remaining battery power and, if a significant loss of charge is detected, will start a new charging cycle. Such a situation will arise only after the loss of at least 2% of the charge, which in turn can occur no more than once every two weeks.
Thus, if you leave your iPhone on charge for a full month, then perhaps the built-in battery will undergo a repeated charge cycle once or twice.
CONCLUSION: From the above it follows that leaving IPHONE ON CHARGE ON ALL NIGHT, YOU DO NOT HARM IT ANYWHERE.
Which power adapter to use
Standard power adapter for iPhone (5V, 1A, 5W) fully charges the average phone in about 1h 30min. I can’t say anything more about this adapter. Well, he’s ordinary.
A bit of theory about Apple power adapters. All of them have a voltage of 5 volts (V), but a different current strength, which is measured in amperes (A) and power, which is measured in watts (W). These three quantities are interconnected by a simple formula: V x A = W.
- Example 1: 5V and 1A power adapter has 5W power (iPhone standard charging)
- Example 2: the power adapter for 5V and 2.1A will already be 10W (charging for iPad)
Can I use an iPad power adapter to charge my iPhone? Answer to this question YES, CAN. And here the smartest of you should say “Che soaring again! This is bad for the battery!”. Good good! Let’s look at this issue as well.
The first one! On the official website of Apple there is a page in which in black and white it says “Despite the fact that the power adapter is designed for iPad, you can also charge it with any model of iPhone or iPod.”And they didn’t write it at all because they want to sell you a new battery as soon as possible.”
Yes really exists the myth that charging an iPhone with an iPad can quickly destroy your phone’s battery. I can assure you this is completely wrong! The charger (as we used to call it. charging) that you plug into the outlet is not a charger at all, but a regular DC power adapter.
Charging the iPhone is inside the iPhone itself and is the very charging controller that we talked about above. It is this module that decides what amperage to use when charging the iPhone battery.
There is one more the myth that charging for the iPad can charge the iPhone 2 times faster. This is unfortunately not entirely true. Only since the sixth generation of the iPhone, Apple has taught its phones to quickly charge from the adapter for the iPad, and then not 2 times faster. Previous iPhone models do not have this feature.
Chinese power adapter (charger)
Chinese chargers I don’t even want to consider. And I DO NOT recommend using them! Why? Yes, because most of them are of dubious quality! over, the characteristics declared by the manufacturer almost always differ from the real ones.
It is your right to use them, but when smoke comes out of your iPhone and it stops charging, you will remember what I told you.
On the way, a separate article in which we will analyze how to distinguish the original power adapter for the iPhone from the Chinese fake.
Aftermarket Lightning Cable
This is the case with lightning cables. As you know, there is a chip inside the lightning plug that is used to authenticate the device and a number of other functions. Without this chip (s), the cable simply would not be accepted by the iPhone itself.
Apple has partnered with some manufacturers of accessories for iOS devices and supplies lightning chips only to authorized ones. Products from these manufacturers are usually labeled MFI (Made For iPhone).
The Chinese, in turn, managed to make a clone of this chip and successfully use it in cables, which they then sell for 0.98 on AliExpress website. Such cables, although they work, but usually not for long.
I tried many cables and I can say the following. I have nothing against non-original Lightning cables, but still I advise you to purchase them for more / less adequate money.
What you get for 0.98 cannot match the quality of the original. I strongly advise everyone to an excellent lightning cable from Ugreen, which is certified by Apple, of high quality and sound.
Car Chargers. it’s generally evil. Well, more precisely, CHEAP CHINA car chargers significantly increase the chance that you will ruin the iPhone charging / power controller. I advise everyone to familiarize themselves with this problem, which I wrote in detail in a separate article “Replacing iPhone Power and Charging Controller“(Link).
The thing is that the automobile power network is far from the standard for voltage / current stability, and those cheap car chargers, which many use, can not save the phone from power surges in the car.
If you encounter a problem when your phone stops charging, it doesn’t accept even the original charge and cable, it charges for a very long time or not completely. most likely the problem is in the damaged charging controller. And believe me, in 90% of such cases, car chargers are to blame.
If you really spend most of the working day on the road and you really need to recharge your iPhone from the cigarette lighter, Do not press while buying a car charger. It’s better to overpay a couple of dollars, but get a well-known branded thing.
Personally, I like the products of the company. Ugreen, which I wrote about above. All the products that I purchased from them are credible and really work. The simplest on 5V and 1A (which is just right for charging the iPhone in the car) costs 6.99.
Long storage iPhone
If for some reason you decide to take the iPhone for long storage, then be sure to follow the rules below:
- charge your iPhone up to about 50%. Storing a device with a fully charged battery may result in a partial loss of its original capacity. Conversely, if you store the device with a fully discharged battery, it may go into a state of deep discharge;
- Turn off the device;
- Store the device in a dry place with an ambient temperature of no more than 32C;
- If your iPhone is going to lie on the shelf for more than six months, charge it up to 50% every 6 months.
So how do you charge your iPhone? As you probably understood from the article, there are no special rules. The iPhone has built-in anti-fool protection (aka the power controller), so that any user can not bother about charging the phone. For example, I used the iPhone 4S for four years and charged it in a chaotic way.
Most often, it was fully charged during the night, but sometimes it was necessary to connect it to the power adapter during the day. And what happened to the battery in 4 years? Yes, nothing has died. She still holds plus or minus one day.
Therefore, do not worry about charging the iPhone. Charge it whenever you want and how much you want. The main thing is not to use dubious Chinese exercises.