In the smartphone industry now many smartphones have a large battery capacity of about 5000 mAh. With regular use, they can last up to 10 hours of full battery life, such as surfing, normal games, etc. Instead of a larger battery, modern smartphone companies are investing more in making fast chargers. In this guide, even if you don’t have easy charger help, we’ll show you how to charge a phone faster. These are 7 tips and tricks that have been tested and followed by users who operate perfectly with every smartphone in the world.
To check your current charging speed, use the Ampere app. Simply install Ampere on Android or iPhone and Plug-in the charger cable and wait for a second to measure the current input. At a normal 5V/2A charger, it would be approximately less than 2000mA showing in the app.
The first thing you should try is to turn on flight mode on your smartphone. Flight mode disables all incoming outgoing radio signals through the smartphone and significantly improves the charging speed. Alternatively, turn off other connectivities such as WiFi, Internet Data set to be off, Bluetooth, Hotspot, etc. Still, flight mode is more effective.
2. Do not charge your phone with Laptop
Charging your phone with a laptop could be a bad idea. When you charge your phone with an adapter, the charging speed mostly depends upon the power output of the adapter. A fast charger adapter produces from 20 to 55-watt output. Whereas, when you charge your phone using a laptop, the USB port is the current output source. And, mostly laptop’s USB ports produces 1 to 5-watt output. That’s why it would be a bad idea to charge a phone with a laptop. Instead, use a better fast charging cable and adapter.
3. Stop Background Running Apps
The reason why your battery percentage drops so quickly is running apps. There might be a few apps running in the background on the phone that result low in performance as well as slow charging speed. To prevent it, clear the recent apps from the menu and uninstall unused apps from your phone.
One more tip, do not install battery saver apps or similar apps. Those are useless apps and cut your charging speed and battery life along with smartphone performance.
4. Buy A Fast Charger
Generally, smartphone brands provide a normal 10-watt slow charge out of the box. However, if your phone supports fast charging, you should look for a quick charger with maximum output. Quick Charger 3.0 charges the battery pretty fast from 0 to 100%.
There are some hardcore gamers who like to play games all the time. Even when the smartphone is plugged-in to the charger. Doing this, you’re not only charging your phone at a very slow speed but also overheating can damager your phone or its battery. I highly recommend to not use your phone while charging, you better leave it idle.
6. Turn On Power Saving Mode
Batter saver or power saver mode is an inbuilt feature in Android and iPhones both. By turning on power save, you can expand your smartphone battery life as well as charge your phone faster. However, this mode turns off background running applications and background data usage in some cases.
To turn on Power saver in Android, go to Settings > Battery > Battery Saver > Tap to Enable. Power saver mode for iPhones, go to Settings > Battery > Turn Power Mode on.
7. Turn Off Your Phone to Charge Faster
Lastly, turn off your smartphone and plug-in to the charger. Switching off your smartphone disables almost every functionality and disconnects every connection. Hence, this is the most effective way to charge your smartphone’s battery at peak speed.
However, this wouldn’t be possible for users who receive important phone calls frequently