A dying smartphone battery is an all-too-common first world problem, with devices always seeming to run out of power just when you need them the most. Charging your phone beforehand is the obvious solution to the problem, but refueling your handset’s battery isn’t always a speedy process. There are ways you can make your phone charge a lot faster than usual.
1.Turn on Airplane Mode
The easiest way to speed up the charging process is to switch your phone to Airplane Mode before connecting your charger. What this does is shut off your cell phone’s connections to the cellular, Bluetooth, radio and WiFi services that sneakily suck power in the background, even when you’re not using your device. Switching to Airplane mode means you won’t be able to make or receive calls or texts, or use data or GPS until you go back to your phone’s normal settings, but it should help charge your phone faster.
2. Use a Wall Charger
When it comes to how to charge your phone, official wall chargers that come packaged with your smartphone are the optimal choice. Wall chargers have a stronger amp output than the USB ports on your laptop or computer, and a charger produced by your phone’s manufacturer will work better than a cheap, third-party imitation.While a wall socket is best, sometimes it is most convenient to plug your phone into the USB port on your laptop. The downside here is that the power output from a USB port is much lower, which will significantly slow down your charge time. It can take hours to go from empty to fully charged.
3.Fast Battery Chargers
If your cell phone’s official wall charger just isn’t getting the job done fast enough, your phone may be compatible with quick charging accessories such as a rapid charger. Newer Android devices support extra-fast charging, which basically just allows more power to be sucked up by your smartphone without damaging the battery—meaning you can take your handset back to 100% in record time.
4. Turn Your Phone Off
This option may not be a favorite among many of you, since it means you won’t be able to use your cell phone at all while you’re charging it. This includes receiving texts, alerts, calls, listening to music, playing games, etc. However, similar to how turning Airplane Mode on, turning off your cell phone can help charge your phone much faster since the battery isn’t being used to run any other processes.