It happens with everyone, chances are that you have already experienced the frustration of trying to rush out of your home as quickly as possible, only to realize that your iPhone does not have enough charge on it. In this article you will find some useful tips to charge the battery of your iPhone faster.
Do Not Use PC or Laptop For Charging
Being unable to locate an adapter you may resort to plugging your phone into the USB port of your PC or laptop for charging. However, you need to be aware that charging your iPhone using a computer can be as much as 60% to 70% slower than using a standard wall charger.
On average the USB port of a computer can deliver up to 500mA of charge and this can go down in case your computer requires power for its other tasks. This means an iPhone 6S with 1715 mAH battery can end up taking 4 hours or more to become fully charged (assuming 75% availability).
In comparison, a regular Wall Charger can deliver up to 1000mA of power, and charge your phone in much less time. Hence, make sure that you have an additional wall charger available at a secure place in your house for such emergency situations.
Turn off Your iPhone While Charging
You will be helping your iPhone to charge a lot faster by turning it off completely while it is being charged.
When your phone is switched off it will be consuming no power at all, this allows it to build up charge in lesser time, compared to a phone which is not switched off and draining power due to a number of background apps and running services.
For this step, you must be prepared to miss some notifications while your phone is off, and make sure that you are not expecting an important call on your Phone.
If you can live without your phone while it is charging, you will be saving time and also walking out of your home with a fully charged iPhone that can last till you come back home from work.
Use Airplane Mode While Charging
In case you are not in a position to switch off your phone completely, the second best option is to charge your iPhone while it is placed in Airplane Mode.
Charging a device in Airplane mode is faster because in this mode all the networks will be automatically disabled or switched off. Going by experience, charging an Android Device while it is in Airplane mode can save up to 40% of your time.
Also, it is important to avoid the temptation to take your phone out of Airplane mode from time to time in order to check for calls and messages. For best results, just leave the phone alone until it is completely charged or charged to a level that is good enough for the day.
Turn Off WiFi, GPS, and Bluetooth
If you cannot switch off your Phone or put it in Airplane Mode, you should try turning off power consuming services like WiFi, GPS, NFC and Bluetooth while your phone is charging.
You can also close all your apps and stop your phone from doing automatic backups or updating apps in the background.
Use Your iPad’s Charger
iPhone normally ships with a (5W, 1A) charger, but it can charge faster when plugged into a (12W, 2.4A) iPad Pro charger or an iPad Air Charger (10W, 2.1A).
Whenever you are struggling for time, feel free to plug your iPhone into your iPad’s charger and get your device fully charged in less time. See below reference from Apple, in case you are concerned about damaging your device.
While these USB power adapters are designed for use with your iPad, you can charge all iPhone and iPod models by connecting them with either a Lightning to USB Cable or a 30-pin to USB cable. – Apple
Use Portable iPhone Charger
Having a portable charger ready in your pocket or bag can save your day. Portable chargers are available in very small sizes and are capable of charging your iPhone 2 to 6 times on a single charge.
Portable USB chargers are not expensive; you should be able to buy a good portable iPhone charger from $20 to $40 or less, in case of a sale.