How to charge your iPhone faster

On paper, Apple iPhones are rated for 10 to 12 hours of battery life while browsing the web, chatting with friends, and checking email. However, a lot of iPhone owners have reported that their devices barely last an entire day, which interrupts their unfinished work.

There are a number of reasons why your iPhone’s battery is draining quicker than usual, ranging from too many background apps to location services. No matter what reasons are given for poor battery life, you need to charge your phone, so you can continue where you left off.

Charging iPhone requires time, and time is precious today. You may be wondering how you can speed up the charging process on your iPhone. In reality, there are a couple of handy tricks that help you charge iPhone faster than before.

In this article, we will go through the 4 simple tricks to speed up your charging process on your iPhone. Before we dive in, make sure that you now have a modern version of iOS on your iPhone.

How to charge your iPhone faster

  1. Make sure that you have enabled Airplane mode while charging your device

Your iPhone continues to consume power even when it is charging, thereby slowing down the process. For those who may not know, while charging, your iPhone is still connected to your carrier’s network, allowing the device to constantly send and receive data.

Airplane mode is a great feature on every mobile device. The mode is more than just a way to comply with airline regulations. It can also be used to speed up your iPhone charging process. Once enabled, Airplane mode turns off all wireless features on your iPhone to ensure that nothing can interfere with the charging process.

To enable Airplane mode on your iPhone, you simply need to open Control Center (swipe up from the bottom of the screen) and then hit the Airplane icon to turn on Airplane mode on your iPhone.

Keep in mind that keeping Airplane mode enabled on your iPhone prevents you from making calls, sending and receiving messages. Once your iPhone is fully charged, disable it.

  1. Turn off Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and cellular on your iPhone before plugging it in

As mentioned earlier, you cannot make calls, or send and receive text messages while keeping Airplane mode enabled. While this practice helps charge your iPhone faster, one major drawback is that you may miss your important calls or notifications. Fortunately, you can speed up the charging process without even turning on Airplane mode.

To turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on your iPhone, open Control Center (swipe up from the bottom of the screen), and turn off the switches for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. To disable Cellular data, launch the Settings app, select Cellular, and turn it off.

  1. Lower the screen brightness

If you don’t want to turn off Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Cellular data on your iPhone, you can lower the screen brightness to boost the charging process. Keep in mind that a brightness setting that is too high can eat up a lot of power, thus prolonging the charging time. Therefore, it’s a good idea to reduce the level of the screen brightness before moving ahead.

The process is pretty simple. All you need to do is to bring up Control Center and drag the slider to the left (alternatively, head to Settings > Display & Brightness).

  1. Make sure that you have already disabled Location Services

Location Services feature has been around since the days of iOS 8. Basically, the feature keeps track of your location throughout the entire day, even in the background. This practice sucks up a lot of  battery power on your iPhone, so the charging process will require more time than usual.

Disabling Location Services not only improves battery life, but also speeds up the charging process. To do this, head to Settings > Privacy > Location Services and disable it.

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