Do you wish it didn’t take so long to charge your iPhone? The good news is that you’re not alone. Millions of users wish they could start using their fully-charged iPhone again as quickly as possible.
Believe it or not, there is even better news. It turns out that charging your iPhone much quicker isn’t a complicated process. In fact, you can drastically improve your charge time by following any of these simple tips.
Get a USB-C to Lightning Charger
Apple’s stance regarding their lightning cable vs. USB-C is one of the biggest hurdles to overcome when you want to charge your iPhone. Simply put, USB-C technology is better for charging a phone faster.
The good news is that Apple offers a peripheral to adapt your lighting cable into a USB-C charger. The bad news is that it’s quite expensive. Thankfully, there are some great third-party alternatives (such as the ones made by Anker) that do the job quite well. If you really want to charge your iPhone faster, this is simply the best way to do it.
Charge Your iPhone in Airplane Mode or When it’s Off
It probably just makes sense that you should charge your iPhone while it’s turned off. After all, if your iPhone isn’t running anything, then it can simply charge faster. However, there are times when charging your iPhone while it’s off isn’t really an option.
For those times, you can always throw it in airplane mode. While not quite as effective as turning if off entirely, this method will reduce the strain on your device and allow it to charge much faster.
Avoid Using a Wireless Charger
We hear you: wireless chargers are one of the coolest ways to charge your iPhone. Unfortunately, they’re also one of the least effective ways to charge your iPhone fast.
Basically, you should really only be using a wireless charger when a better option isn’t available. It won’t hurt your phone in the long-run to use one, but if you want to charge your iPhone as quickly as possible, this is the one method to avoid.
Charge Your iPhone From a Power Outlet, Not Your Computer
Here’s another one of those unfortunate facts that are keeping you from being able to charge your iPhone as fast as possible.
As tempting as it is to charge your iPhone from your desktop or laptop, it will never be as fast as charging from a power outlet. Your iPhone is able to benefit from a much stronger and consistent power source. When you pair this method with a USB-C charger and turning your iPhone off, we guarantee the fastest charging times possible.
Make Sure You’re Using the Right iOS Charger
As it turns out the ability to charge your iPhone as quickly as possible really comes down to having the right parts. As we mentioned, that typically means buying a USB-C adapter if you own a newer model of iPhone.
If you’re using an older model (as in older than an iPhone 8), though, then you actually might want to use a compatible iPad charger for your iPhone. The iPad chargers of that era simply produced more power than the iPhone chargers. Again, when you combine them with some of our other tips, you’re guaranteed to see better results.
Remove Your iPhone Case
The idea of removing your iPhone case while charging your phone probably sounds like a technological urban legend. However, there’s very real information that supports this idea.
Basically, your iPhone runs a little hotter when you have a case on. When you charge it with your case on, it runs especially hot. Not only is that generally dangerous, but excess heat can cause your iPhone to slow or start the charging process.
It might sound like a pain to remove your phone case every time, but again, this is for those who really want to optimize their phone charging.
Charge Your iPhone From a Dead Battery At Least Once a Month
You’ve probably heard that it’s best to let your iPhone battery die before you charge it. That’s generally true, but it’s also a little misleading.
Instead, letting your iPhone “die” even just once a month before charging it completely can help your overall charge time. Why? Well, it helps the maintenance of the battery to let it run through a natural cycle. Generally speaking, the healthier your battery is, the faster it will charge.
Keep the Charging Port Clean
We’ve talked about this before in regards to cleaning your iPhone, but you should actually regularly clean your iPhone’s charging port in order to practice proper maintenance.
If you try to charge your iPhone with a dirty port, you may encounter slow down issues as a result of an improper connection. On top of that, you can actually damage vital charging components if your charging port is too dirty for too long.