If you are someone who uses your phone a lot, then there’s a high chance you find it frustrating having to charge it all the time. Even if you’re just an above-average user, it is still unlikely your charge will make it through the whole day without needing a bit of charge once you get home.
So, are there some things you can do to help make your Android or iPhone charge faster? They sure are. Here are 8 hacks you can use to charge your handset faster.
1. Switch Off Your Phone
Obvious, pretty simple, but incredibly overlooked. Switching off your smartphone while it charges will allow it to power up a lot faster. Nothing will draw from its battery while it fills up.
Yes, switching off the phone while it charges has its downsides, like not being able to get your messages and calls. However, if you want your handset to get that quick fifteen-minute charge before you step out of the house then you might need to power it down.
2. Avoid Wireless Charging
People like wireless charges because it allows them to avoid having to deal with messy cables. But when you want to charge your phone fast, it’s best to avoid these types of chargers. Wired chargers are way faster than their wireless counterparts, in fact, they might even be twice as fast.
3. Plug The Phone Into The Wall
If you want to charge your phone quickly, don’t use your computer or laptop to charge the phone. Plug the handset into an outlet on the wall. Wall socket charging typically provides at least 1A power while a lot of USB ports and non-wall socket options give around a 0.5A power output.
Lower amperage won’t harm your phone, but it’ll definitely make charging slower. So if you want a quick boost, get a wall socket.
4. Enable Aeroplane Mode
One of the things that draw power from the battery the most is a network signal. The weaker the network signal, the faster the power in the battery will reduce. If there’s a poor network signal where you are, your handset will take much longer to charge compared to if the signal in that area was strong. Your best bet for fast charging in areas like these is to switch to aeroplane mode.
5. Enable Charge Mode
Android devices usually let you choose the kind of connection you want when you connect your USB cord. If you are using your laptop or computer to charge the phone, ensure to turn on the charging feature so it can power up as fast as possible.
6. Get A Power Bank
One of the best ways to charge your phone while you are on the go is via a power bank. Most power banks provide the same power output as your ordinary wall socket, even more in a few cases. However, a word of caution, while your handset may repower up faster with a 2-amp output, ensure the USB cord you’re using can handle that extra power.
7. Remove the Phone’s Case
All smartphone handsets currently use lithium-ion battery packs. The chemistry behind how these batteries operate is that they charge faster when they’re cool. So, if you want an optimal charging experience, the temperature of the battery should be in the range of 5 and 45 Degrees Celsius.
Obviously, the temperature of the battery is in small part controlled by the surrounding temp, meaning you can lower it a bit if you remove the phone case.
8. Use High-Quality Cables
Charging cables typically have four different cables inside them; which are red, black, white, and green. The green and white one is responsible for data transfer and the charging of the phone is done by the black and red ones. The size of red and black cables is what helps determine the number of amps. High-quality cords have 24-gauge cables which can carry 2-amps.
9. Enable Power Saving Mode
The power-saving mode feature on your phone is supposed to prolong your phone usage when the battery is running low. However, this feature can also come in handy when you’re trying to charge your phone faster. By turning on power-saving mode, your phone automatically deactivates some apps that would otherwise make your phone charge slower. How To Prolong Your Phone’s Battery Life
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