Every iPhone owner I know is a veteran battery-watcher. In fact, some of them are addicted to checking their device’s remaining battery power – every few minutes, in some cases. If you own an iPhone, you’re likely to be concerned about fast-draining battery power.
With so many power-intensive applications at your disposal on the App Store, that’s natural. But did you know that there are several ways to get your charge up to 100% quickly? We’ve covered some of them here.
Tip #1 – Use a Wall Charger or External Battery Pack (Portable Charger)
Don’t plug your device into your computer to charge it. It takes much longer that you’d like. Rather, use a wall charger or a battery pack to charge it quickly. You might not find it that convenient but when you’re constantly on the move it can be the difference between having enough power to get back home and recharge or carrying your charger around with you wherever you go.
Tip #2 – Get an MFi-certified Charger
MFi stands for “Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod”, and such a charger will put more than enough amps into your device’s battery in a short period of time. Beware of fake products, though, because fake Apple chargers abound online – even on sites like Amazon. Rather than put yourself at risk of your phone catching fire or worse, invest a few more bucks for a Monoprice or Anker charger – but buy it from the source rather than from a third-party seller on Amazon or elsewhere.
Tip #3 – Remove the Case While Charging
Something as simple as this is actually very good for the life of your battery and how the charge is taken up when the device is plugged in for charging. Apple recommends room temperature, so if you have a tight-fitting case, there’s a chance that heat will get trapped between the case and the phone when charging the device – not a good thing.
Tip #4 – If You’re Strapped for Time, Charge your iPhone in Airplane Mode
While this is not the ideal solution, it can help charge your iPhone much faster than if you have all your radios functioning – WiFi, Bluetooth, Cellular Data, etc. Alternatively, you can shut down all the apps you aren’t using right at that time, and keep the phone locked with the display off.
Tip #5 – Pick your Lightning Port’s Teeth with a Toothpick!
It might sound crazy, but trapped lint and dust can actually be blocking the contact points in your lightning port. Use a toothpick to carefully pick out any debris, and you should be able to see an improvement in charge times. Of course, that’s only if that was the problem in the first place. If not, you can always pick your own teeth with it. Nothing wasted.
BONUS TIP: Don’t Use a Wireless Charging Case
Apple may come out with wireless charging on the iPhone 8 next year, but there are already iPhone cases on the market that give you the ability to charge your phone wirelessly. While this can be fun to watch (for a few minutes), it doesn’t charge your phone as quickly as a wall unit can. Do wireless when you have time, like for overnight charging, but otherwise it’s better to plug into the wall.
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