5 tips to charge your iPhone battery faster
Low battery life has always been an annoying issue for the iPhone and iPad users. Here are some tips to increase your iPhone’s battery life.
- Turn it off
If you want to charge your device faster, turn it off completely. This means that you are stopping your phone’s need for power to operate the screen, animations and to run some applications.
Another tip for charging your device faster: you can turn on Airplane Mode. This Mode will turn all cellular networks and wireless connectivity off.
If you don’t want to turn off your device or enable Airplane Mode, try not to use it while charging. According to tech experts, you’d better turn it off completely prior to charging.
- Use a better charger
Your iPhone will charge faster when it is plugged into a power outlet, rather than via a standard USB on your computer. According to Apple’s official advice, “for the quickest charge” is to “connect the device to a power outlet using the USB cable that came with the device and an Apple USB power adapter.”
- Keep your phone cool
Apple says that “heat will degrade your battery’s performance the most” and advice that you “keep your iPhone out of the sun or a hot car (including the glove box).” Some cases and covers can trap heat, making your device even hotter. If your device gets too hot while charging in a case, then you should see the difference when you remove your case before charging your device.
Apple’s official advice is that “you keep your phone as near room temperature as possible”.
- Speed up USB charges
If USB port charging is your only option, there are some ways to boost your charging.
If you want to charge your device faster, don’t sync your iPhone at the same time and remove all other USB devices that are connected to your computer.
Don’t let your computer go into Standby or Hibernate while you are refueling your iPhone. This might drain your iPhone’s power and could stop your charging process.
- Battery maintenance
Apple offers some advice about how to maintain your iPhone’s battery:
“For proper maintenance of a lithium-based battery, it’s important to keep the electrons in it moving occasionally. Be sure to go through at least one charge cycle per month (charging the battery to 100% and then completely running it down).”