Do you wish it didn’t take that long to charge your iPhone? The good news is that you are not alone. Tons of users wish to be able to use their fully charged iPhone again as soon as possible.
Believe it or not, there is even better news. It turns out that charging your iPhone much faster is not a difficult process. Actually, you can drastically improve your charging time by following the tips described below.
Buy a USB-C to Lightning charger
Apple’s stance on their lightning cable vs USB-C is one of the biggest hurdles to overcome when charging your iPhone. The truth is, USB-C technology is better to charge a phone faster.
Thankfully, Apple offers a peripheral to adjust your lighting cable in a USB-C charger. Unfortunately, it is quite expensive. The good news is that there are some great third-party alternatives (like Anker’s) that do the job pretty well. If you really want to charge your iPhone faster, this is hands down the best way to do it.
Charge your iPhone in airplane mode
One of the biggest draws on your battery is the network signal. As a general rule, the worse your signal, the faster your battery will drain.
Consequently, if you reside in a location with a poor signal, charging your iPhone takes longer than if you live in an area with a strong signal — the signal is eating through your power as you charge.
The quick solution?Put your iPhone in Airplane Mode before you plug it in. Testing suggests it could reduce the amount of time needed for a full charge by as much as 25 percent.
Also, it probably makes sense that you should charge your iPhone with it turned off. After all, if your iPhone is not running anything, it can just charge faster. However, there are times when you want to charge your iPhone with it turned on.
For those moments, you can always enable airplane mode.
While this method is not as effective as turning it off completely, it will reduce the load on your device and make it charge much faster.
Turn Your iPhone Off
Simple, obvious, but often overlooked. If your iPhone is switched off while it’s charging, it’s going to charge a lot faster. Nothing will be drawing on the battery while you fill it up.
Do not use a wireless charger
We hear you: Wireless chargers are one of the smartest ways to charge your iPhone. Unfortunately, they are also one of the least effective ways to quickly charge your iPhone.
Basically, you really should only be using a wireless charger if no better option is available. It won’t hurt your phone in the long run to use one, but if you want to charge your iPhone faster, this is the only method to avoid.
Charge your iPhone from a wall outlet, not from your computer
Here is another one of those unfortunate facts that keeps you from charging your iPhone faster.
As tempting as it is to charge your iPhone from your desktop or laptop, it will never be as fast as charging from direct power source. Your iPhone can take advantage of a much stronger and more consistent power source.
Typically, non-wall socket USB ports only produce a power output of 0.5A. Wall socket charging usually produce 1A (depending on your device). There’s nothing wrong with receiving a lower amperage — it won’t damage your iPhone — but you’ll definitely be twiddling your thumbs for a lot longer.
When you connect this method to a USB-C charger and turn off your iPhone, you’ll get the fastest charging times possible.
Make sure to use the correct iOS charger
It turns out that being able to charge your iPhone faster really boils down to having the right parts. As we said, this usually means buying a USB-C adapter if you own a newer iPhone model.
However, if you are using an older model such as iPhone 8 or earlier, then you may want to use a compatible iPad charger for your iPhone. The iPad chargers of the time simply produced more power than the iPhone chargers. Again, when you combine them with some of our other tips, you’re surely going to get better results.
Remove your iPhone case
The idea of removing your iPhone case while charging your iPhone probably sounds like a very bad idea. However, there is very real information that supports this idea.
Basically, your iPhone gets a little hotter when you have a case. When you charge it with your case on, it gets very hot. Not only is that generally dangerous, but excessive heat can cause your iPhone to slow down or start the charging process.
It may sound tedious to remove your phone case every time, but again this is for those who really want to optimize their iPhone charging.
Charge your iPhone at least once a month with an empty battery
You’ve probably heard that it’s best to drain your iPhone’s battery before charging it. That’s generally true, but it’s also a bit misleading.
Instead, you can use your overall charging time to make your iPhone “die” even once a month, even before it’s fully charged. Why? Well, it helps battery maintenance to keep it running through a natural cycle. In general, the healthier your battery is, the faster it will charge.
Keep the charging port clean
We’ve talked about this before regardingcleaning your iPhone, but you should actually clean the charging port of your iPhone regularly for proper maintenance.
If you try to charge your iPhone with a dirty port, you may experience delay issues due to an incorrect connection. Moreover, you can cause damage to essential charging components if your charging port is too dirty for too long.
What Charging Tips Do You Have?
I’ve introduced you to nine ways to charge your iPhone faster. If you work through the tips methodically, you can save time charging your iPhone.
I’d love to know what else you’d add to this list. Have you found an iOS setting that considerably alters the amount of time it takes to recharge your battery? Do you know about a gadget your fellow readers can buy to make the charging process easier?
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