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8 Tricks to Charge An iPhone Faster

07:40 AM November 05, 2022

Smartphones have been charging faster as time passes. However, you may not have realized other ways to cut charging time.

They will help you continue important activities on your mobile devices. More importantly, they could lengthen battery life.

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This article will list numerous ways you can charge an iPhone faster. It will elaborate on various built-in features, third-party accessories, and lesser-known methods.

#1. Do not use an old charger. 

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As the name suggests, a fast charger could quickly replenish your iPhone battery. You could use a 20-watt power adapter with a USB-C to Lightning cable if you have an iPhone 8 or a later model.

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Ten minutes could boost the battery by double digits. Wait for 30 minutes, and your iPhone could go from 0% to 50%.

Let it sit for an hour, and your phone will be 100%. Soon, you may not need to use an adapter. Apple implemented USB-C connectivity for iPhones in the EU

#2. Use a wireless charger.

This represents a way to charge an iPhone faster.

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Apple’s MagSafe charger is another way to charge an iPhone faster. This option is available if you have an iPhone 12 or a later model. 

The MagSafe supports quicker 15-watt charging for the iPhone 13 and 14. Half an hour of charging could restore 30% of battery power.

You could try other chargers that use the Qi standard, but they only provide 7.5 watts. As a result, they are barely an upgrade over the conventional 5-watt wall charger.

#3. Do not use your computer to recharge phones.

This is an iPhone charging on a computer.

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If you work remotely, you might link your phone to your laptop. After all, it seems a more convenient way to recharge because you do not have to find an outlet.

However, it is the least effective way to replenish your iPhone’s battery. Computer USB ports do not deliver the same amount of power wall outlets provide.

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That is especially true for older PCs with faulty ports or incompatible charging cables. As a result, it is better to plug your phone into a socket.

#4. Do not use your phone while charging.

This is a person using their phone while it is charging.

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You cannot charge an iPhone faster while using it since all its functions consume energy. Instead, you could use other devices while it is charging.

For example, let us say you want to watch a show on Netflix. You could open your Mac and play the videos on it.

Another way to facilitate charging is to turn off your iPhone. Consequently, energy power from the charger would concentrate on the battery and refill it faster.

On the other hand, you may turn on airplane mode. It switches off features like cellular data, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth to help charge an iPhone faster.

#5. Adjust built-in functions.

This represents a way to charge an iPhone faster.

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You could tweak settings that consume power. For example, turn on low power mode. It would deactivate features like auto-lock, 5G, background app refresh, and more.

You may also dim your screen while your phone is charging. That would allow your phone to consume less energy. Afterward, you may restore the screen brightness.

You could turn on dark mode if you want to squeeze more battery life. It could slightly reduce power consumption.

#6. Get a new battery.

This is an iPhone with low battery.

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Does your phone need a new battery? Check by tapping the Settings app. Then, hit the Battery, then the Battery Health & Charging option. 

Does your iPhone show the message, “Your battery’s health is significantly degraded.” or something similar? If that is the case, you should replace its battery.

You can book an appointment on Apple’s iPhone Battery Service website. The cost depends on the make and model of your iPhone.

#7. Buy a new iPhone.

This is the iPhone 14.

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Replacing the battery of an old iPhone model may not be practical. If yours is an iPhone XS or older, it is ideal to buy a new iPhone instead.

Fortunately, the iPhone 14 launched a few months ago. It features the latest upgrades that improve energy efficiency. 

On the other hand, you may wait until next year for the next iPhone iteration. Online rumors say Apple may release an iPhone 15 in 2023.

Conclusion

You can charge an iPhone faster by turning off features or the device. Also, fast chargers could reduce charging time.

Follow safety precautions when charging to maintain your phone and avoid potential hazards. For example, stop charging your iPhone once it hits 100% battery life.

That would prolong battery life and prevent overheating. Also, you could read more Inquirer USA articles while waiting.

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