So you have to bite the bullet and want to charge your iPhone or Android phone as quickly as possible. Here are some tips you should know.
Did you forget to charge your phone or are you short on time? You can fast charge your iPhone or Android phone by doing several things
The year is 2023 and we still have cell phone batteries that don’t last all day. Fortunately, we have mobile phones that can charge quite quickly. Recently we got wind from 300W fast charging. While that sounds great, it’s not good for the battery itself. But if you’re in an emergency situation where you need to charge your phone really fast, this kind of thing comes in handy.
However, not all phones have built-in fast charging. However, when the time comes and you need to fast charge your phone, I am going to share with you some tips that will help you charge your phone really fast whether your phone supports fast charging or not. Essentially, we’re going to make the most of what’s available.
Does your phone support fast charging?
If you’re sure your iPhone or Android phone doesn’t support fast charging, you can skip this section altogether. If this is the case, you will need to confirm using the manufacturer’s website. Just dive into the “tech specs” section and you’re good to go.
Invest in a fast wall charger
Once you’ve determined that your phone supports fast charging, and the exact type – Quick Charge, Power Delivery, or PPS – it’s a good idea to invest in a wall charger that works perfectly with your phone. Usually the charger that comes with the phone is fast enough, but many phones don’t come with a charger these days, such as iPhone or Samsung Galaxy.
Having a fast charger gives you a sudden advantage, but you still have a little room to speed things up, and I’ll explain how.
Make sure you have the correct cable
Having the right cable can make a world of difference. If you have an iPhone, make sure you’re using the correct Apple-certified cable for charging – look for the “Made for iPhone” label on the box.
Some phones support fast charging via a USB-C to USB-C cable, some via USB-A to USB-C. If you have an older phone, you probably need a micro USB cable. This requires some research and you can usually find all the details on the manufacturer’s website.
The wall charger you have is slow? Do not panic
So the charger you have is slow and your flight is about to take off – what should you do now? Don’t panic at all. There are several reasons why a phone may charge slowly. It’s connected to cellular services, maybe even WiFi, your Bluetooth earphones, using GPS, your charger is slow and can’t keep up, and much more.
To make the most of the slow wall charger, or even a fast one, there are several things you can do to charge your phone as quickly as possible:
- While charging, turn on airplane mode so that all wireless radios are turned off, which gives the phone a good reason to fast charge.
- Do not use your phone at all and make sure the display is completely off while charging. You can mix it with the above tip to get the most out of this.
- If the above two tips are not fast enough for you, you can turn off your phone completely and then plug it in. With everything off, you get maximum power whether you use a fast charger or a slow charger.
Buy a power bank that supports fast charging
Although completely optional, but power banks have become extremely useful these days. It’s always a good idea to invest in a power bank that goes hand in hand with the phone you have. If it’s an iPhone, get something that supports up to 30W output power over USB-C PD. Samsung Galaxy? Grab a 25W PPS or faster power bank.
What it comes down to?
You won’t always be in the ideal ‘fast charging’ position. Sometimes you have to make do with what you have. Perhaps you are forced to borrow someone’s charger or use a charging station at your university or at the airport. If so, and you’re in a hurry, make sure you don’t use your phone while it’s charging and if you’re on hold for it to charge, turn it off and grab as much power as you can. Also, make sure that the charger cable is plugged in while you boot the phone – this process also consumes some energy.