It has happened to all of us: You have one foot out the door, and you look at your phone and realize that you only have it charged to ten percent. Since that amount of energy isn’t going to get you very far, how can you get the maximum amount of power in so little time? These tips will help your smartphone charge faster in the little time you have.
Use the Correct Outlet
Just because Android chargers are universal, that doesn’t mean that they are all the same. Charging your phone through your laptop’s USB port is not a good idea since they do not release enough energy to charge your smartphone fast enough. The best thing you can do is charge your phone through an outlet with the charger it came with since that will give your smartphone the maximum amount of power.
Remember that just because your smartphone features Fast Charge doesn’t mean that the charger it comes with delivers that kind of juice. For example, the LG G4 that features Fast Charge doesn’t come with the appropriate charger. If you are in a hurry, never wirelessly charge your phone since that never charges your phone as fast as an old-fashioned cable.
Turn On Airplane Mode
The more things your smartphone has to do while it is charging, the more time it will need to charge. By turning Airplane Mode on, you will not be able to receive or make calls nor use the Internet or 4G. By putting your phone in Airplane Mode, it will disable everything that keeps it from charging quickly.
Turn the Phone Off
If you are not going to do anything with your phone, the best thing you can do is to turn it off in order to charge it faster. I know it’s hard to press that off button, but you can do it. By turning off your phone, all the energy goes to charging your phone and not lighting up the phone’s display.
Turn Off Unnecessary Services
Before you plug in your phone, make sure that services such as GPS, Bluetooth, Push Notifications, NFC, and Wi-Fi are turned off. Don’t allow your phone to update apps automatically or make backups. Also, avoid touching the phone’s display every ten seconds since this, too, drains your phone battery.
Use a Reliable USB Cable
To get the best charging results, always use the USB cable that came with your phone. If you use those cheap imitations (or those with thin cable), they might not transmit the maximum amount of energy, and your device will charge much slower.
Unplug Once It Reaches 100%
Keeping the phone plugged in when it has reached 100% is something I think we are all guilty of. You might think that by keeping it plugged in, more energy can be packed in there. This hurts your devices battery in the long run and affects how fast it can charge. Once it reaches 100%, unplug it, and it woo’t hurt at all if it doesn’t even reach 100% since high voltage stresses the battery.
The Naked Truth
The truth is that the removing your phone’s case will help keep it cool while charging and, therefore, keep your phone’s battery healthy. If you have a healthy battery, the faster it’s going to charge.
We should always be aware of how low our phone’s battery is, so we don’t have to charge it a minute before we have to leave our home, but if you have very little time, these tips will certainly help.
What things do you do to help your phone charge faster? Let us know in the comments.