How to charge iPhone faster

One of the things we do all the time is charging our iPhone. Daily charge process

gadgets during the night has already become a ritual. But there are times when we forget to do this, and we have little time left to charge our device before we leave home. Here are some tips to help you charge your iPhone faster.

Charging iPhone directly with a charger

One of the most common ways to charge your device is to connect it to your computer using a USB cable. But this is not the most effective way to charge your iPhone or iPad.

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USB 1.0 or USB 2 port.0, capable of delivering up to 0.5A. MacBook Pro and MacBook Air versions older than 2012 are equipped with USB 3.0 ports that are capable of delivering 0.9A. However, all devices that the iPhone and iPad come with a charger capable of delivering 1A, so it’s best to plug your iPhone into a dedicated charger rather than a USB port.

Note the exception is the USB port C of the new 12-inch MacBook Retina, which supports up to 3A.

Use an iPad Charger

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The iPad Charger provides 2.1A (12W), which charges the iPhone much faster than the iPhone 1A (5W) charger.

Interestingly, tests using the Kill-A-Wattdevice and OS X system showed that the profiles of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus, coincide with the iPad. Thus, you can charge them with the 2.1A charger. Unlike the iPhone 5s and older models, which were capable of pulling out just 5W, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are capable of using up to 12W, which allows them to charge faster.

iPhone 6 Plus can be fully chargedin about 2 hours 30 minutes using the charger from the iPad, while this process takes 3 hours 45 minutes if you charge using the charger that comes with the iPhone.

Use Apple's Lightning USB cable to charge

For best results, preferablyUse the Lightning USB cable and charger that comes with your iPhone or Apple Certified. An incorrect cable or charger may slow down the charging speed.

In some cases, fake chargersdevices give only half the power. This means that it takes twice as long to fully charge your iPhone. There are many other reasons why you do not need to use fake chargers.

  • How to distinguish a fake Lightning cable or adapter from a real one

Do not use iPhone while charging

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If you use the iPhone while charging, thenIt will consume power and this will slow down the charging process. It is recommended to switch the phone to flight mode, so in this mode the cellular connection and Wi-Fi are turned off.

That's all. Let's hope that the next generation iPhone and iPad will be equipped with the “fast charge” function or similar technology, which will allow us to charge our iPhones much faster.