How to Charge Your Smart Phone Faster

by on October 2nd, 2013

faster charging for smart phone

Do you feel mild irritation when your smart phone takes considerable time in charging its battery? You can follow few simple steps to make your smart phone charge faster. There is no big secret or app to do that but after you follow these tips, your smart phone’s battery will be from flat to full in considerable less time than before.

  • Turn the phone off while its getting charged so it’s not constantly using any power while charging up. This will potentially reduce charging time.
  • If you do not want to turn the phone off, enable ‘Airplane mode’ from settings menu to turn off cellular and wifi signals.
  • Do not use your smart phone while it is charging up. Give it a break.
  • Do not use USB port to charge smart phone. Connect smart phone to the power outlet using the USB cable that came with the device and a USB power adapter. Direct power source will charge smart phone faster than the PC’s USB port.
  • Place your smart phone in a cool place while charging. Warm places will reduce battery potential to hold the charge. Heat degrades the battery’s performance so even if you use phone, do not place it under Sun or in a hot car. If you use a smart phone cover, use such cover that does not heat up and can facilitate fresh air flow for phone. Best temperature for smart phone is said to be around 20 degrees centigrade or 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • If you want to use USB for charging then do not sync your phone while its charging up and also do not let your computer go under hibernation or standby mode.
  • Try to maintain your smart phone battery in good shape. At least once in a month charge your smart phone battery to the 100% level and then drain it 100%. This will also ensure that battery remains in good shape to store charge.
  • If you have to choose between MACBook and Windows, choose MACBook to charge smart phone. Windows PC may take more than 4 hours to fully charge the device while MACBook will take nearly two hours to charge the device to its full capacity.
  • Make sure the power outlet, USB, wires are in good condition. Use Practical Meter to see how much power your smart phone is drawing for charging. Each LED bar of Practical Meter is equal to one watt. One LED bar means that phone will charge in around eight hours and you need to change the power source while 5 LED bars show that it will be fully charged in around two hours. (Practical Meter is a USB connector that connects devices to PC and shows USB panel’s power potential)
  • USB 1.0 and USB 2.0 are capable of 500mA of power, while USB 3.0 can deliver nearly twice that–up to 900mA. So connecting device to 3.0 USB can boost up charging process than others.
  • Avoid wireless charging. Standard plug-in charging is going to keep your battery in better shape.
  • Do not over-charge smart phone. Avoid keeping smart phone plugged in all the time.

Use these practices and your smart phone battery will last longer and charge quickly than you expect.