MANY of us have felt the frustration of wanting your phone to charge faster when you’re in a rush.
Luckily, iPhone users can try several tips to speed up the charging process.
You’ll probably need to invest in a new cable and adapterCredit: Apple
How to fast-charge your iPhone
The main way to charge your phone quicker is to invest in a fast-charging power cable and adapter.
However, there are some other tips you could try first.
Don’t charge your phone near a heat source such as direct sunlight or a heater.
This can damage your battery and lead to longer charging times.
You’ll need an iPhone 8 or later to use a fast-charging cableCredit: Getty – Contributor
Charging your iPhone via a computer can be slower than charging it via a wall outlet.
Finally, try turning your phone off or putting it on Airplane Mode so it’s not using power for other things.
iPhone fast-charging power cable and adapter
Fast-charging uses USB technology called USB Power Delivery (USB PD).
Standard 5W chargers that used to come with iPhones don’t deliver fast-charging so you may want to consider upgrading.
Some iPads come with a 12W charging block so you can always try using this to speed up your iPhone charge times.
If you have an iPhone 8 or newer then your phone will support 18W connections and higher.
A fast-charging cable could charge your iPhone to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Apple did sell the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max with a fast charger but stopped putting chargers in boxes when it came to the iPhone 12 series.
You can buy a USB-C to Lightning cable adapter from the Apple website for £19/$19.
You’ll also need to pair it with a fast-charging adapter and you can get a 20W USB-C Power Adapter for £19/$19.
Why does heat damage batteries?
Here’s what you need to know…
- Hot temperatures can cause permanent damage to batteries
- That’s because batteries contain fluids, and work through chemical reactions
- When heat is applied to a battery, the fluid inside starts to evaporate
- This damages the internal structure of the battery
- Components like the voltage indicator can be affected by heat
- This can allow batteries to charge at too high a rate, which can lead to a loss of electrolytes
- This can reduce battery life over time
- As batteries heat up, chemical reactions inside will also occur faster
- Excessive chemical reactions can reduce long-term battery life
In other news, Instagram has warned users to watch out for scammers contacting them via direct message and pretending to be from the company.
The next iPhone will revive a beloved feature and sport a brand new look.
And, Samsung has launched a “try before you buy” scheme for its most expensive mobiles to date.
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