Is your iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 Pro Charging Slowly? Here’s how To Speed Up Your Charging.
In most cases, your iPhone 13 shouldn’t take very long to charge, even if the battery is significantly drained. iPhone 13 is designed to hold a charge for a long time, and the recharge stage shouldn’t be too time-consuming. If your iPhone 13 seems to be taking longer than it should to charge, then there are some different things that could be causing it. There are also several possible solutions to your iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 Pro charging slowly.
Believe it or not, there is even better news. It turns out that charging your iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 Pro much faster is not a difficult process. Actually, you can drastically improve your charging time by following the tips described below.
Without any further ado, here is how to fast charge your iPhone 12 13 or iPhone 13 Pro:
iPhone 13 charging slowly? Don’t Engage in Any Phone Activity While Charging
If your iPhone 13 is charging slowly, you should avoid doing anything with the iPhone while it is charging if you want the process to go quicker. Don’t make phone calls, text with anyone, play games, etc. while waiting for the battery to return to maximum power. Some individuals are practically addicted to their phones, but find something else to do while the phone is charging. That’s a sure way to get it back to full-battery status faster.
iPhone 13 Charging Slowly? Buy a powerful power adapter
Along with the fast charging cable that came with your iPhone 13, you’ll need a special charging block, because what’s an Apple product without a bunch of peripherals? It’s a 20-watt adapter with a USB-C port, rather than the usual USB-A port. If you’re just looking to fast charge an iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 Pro, then the $29 official 20-watt USB-C power adapter is all you need.
If you have a newer MacBook, then you may also already have a power adapter that can handle all your fast-charging needs. Many MacBooks — specifically, 2015 models and newer — use USB-C-compatible charging blocks, and you can use one of these to fast charge your iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 Pro when combined with the USB-C to Lightning cable. The most common is the official 30W USB-C power adapter, and it can easily pull double-duty if required.
If you’re rocking a MacBook Pro, then you might have a charger that’s even more powerful than the 29W or 30W varieties, and Apple has confirmed that even the 61W and 87W versions are safe to use with your iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 Pro. Remember, the amount of power used is regulated by your iPhone, so it will never draw more than it can handle and damage itself — and the charger can’t force your phone to accept a wattage that’s too high for it to handle.
Note: If you’re buying an adapter just for fast charging, there’s no need to buy an adapter stronger than 20W; iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro can only handle a 20W charge, so a more powerful charger would just cost more money and not offer any extra benefits. However, it would add future-proofing, if you’re worried about that.
iPhone 13 Charging Slowly? Turn off optimized Battery charging
To charge your iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 Pro to 100% quicker, open up the Settings app, head to the Battery Health section, then toggle off the Optimized Battery Charging switch. That seems counterintuitive, but it really works — here’s why.
Turns out, it’s actually not all that healthy for your phone’s battery to continuously charge straight to 100%, and sit at 100%, all of the time. According to Apple, batteries can age more or less depending on factors like charging patterns and temperature — and the more they age, the less charge they can actually hold. Leaving your phone at 100% on a charger for hours and hours on end accelerates that degradation. In other words, the real-world effects of quickly charging your battery and leaving it at 100% over and over again are actually tangible. Even if that impact won’t be felt for a year or two into the phone’s life.
Use this feature sparingly — but when you need it, it’s wonderful to have the option.
iPhone 13 Charging Slowly? Turn on airplane mode temporarily
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 13 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 iPhone 13 and make it charge much faster.
iPhone 13 Charging Slowly? Turn Your device Off
Simple, obvious, but often overlooked. If your iPhone 13 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.
iPhone 13 Charging Slowly? 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 13.
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 13 faster, this is the only method to avoid.
iPhone 13 Charging Slowly? Charge your device from a wall outlet, not from your computer
Here is another one of those unfortunate facts that keeps you from charging your iPhone 13 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 13, you’ll get the fastest charging times possible.
iPhone 13 Charging Slowly? Remove your phone 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.
iPhone 13 still Charging Slowly? 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.
iPhone 13 Charging Slowly? Clean the charging port
We’ve talked about this before regarding cleaning your iPhone, but you should actually clean the charging port of your iPhone 13 regularly for proper maintenance.
If you try to charge your iPhone 13 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 13 or iPhone 13 Pro 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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