Having to carry your phone constantly is frustrating. If your usage is above average, your smartphone is unlikely to be able to do it throughout the day without a power surge in the early evening. Unfortunately, the charging routine twice a day shows no signs of dying anytime soon. As battery capacity increases, so does the power of applications and the evolving operating system. It’s an impasse.
While the constant introduction of USB-C cables is slowing down in time to give your device a little more power, staying around while your battery re-energizes can be tortuous.
But do not worry, there are some tips, tricks and gadgets that can make the charging experience less painful. Here are faster loading tricks you have not used, but that should.
Charge the battery faster in airplane mode
One of the biggest eaters of your battery is the network signal. As a general rule, the worse the signal, the faster the battery will drain. Consequently, if you live in an area with a bad signal, charging your phone takes longer than if you were in a place with a strong signal because the signal is consuming your power as you charge.
The quick fix? Put the phone in Airplane Mode before charging it. Tests suggest that it can reduce the time required for a full charge by up to 25%. To place your phone in Airplane Mode, simply slide down the notification bar with two fingers and touch the Airplane Mode icon. Just be sure to turn off airplane mode again when the battery is full.
Turning off your phone is the best battery charge throttle
Simple, obvious, but often overlooked. If your phone is switched off during charging, it charges much faster. Nothing will be spent on the battery while you charge it. Use this in times of desperation, especially when you need to get away with the phone quickly and need lots of charge fast.
Make sure charging mode is enabled
Your Android device lets you specify the type of connection you make when you connect a USB cable. On newer versions of Android, it’s hidden in the “Developer Options” menu.
To access developer options, you must first enable them. To do this, go to Settings -> About phone -> Build number. Quickly tap the build number seven times. After the first two presses, the device will display a countdown on the screen for the number of remaining rings required.
Then go to Settings -> Developer Options -> Select USB Configuration. In the list of options, make sure that the upload is selected.
Use an outlet to charge the device faster
Using a USB port on your computer or in your car leads to a much more inefficient charging experience. Typically, USB ports without a wall socket offer only a 0.5A power output. Charging wall outlets will usually give you 1A (depending on your device). There is nothing wrong with getting a lower amperage because it will not harm your device, but you will definitely be playing with it for much longer.
Buy a power bank / external battery
If you need to recharge your smartphone while you’re on the move, for example, if you’re traveling all day, an external battery can be a life-saver. Many power banks offer the same amperage output as a wall outlet and, in some cases, even more. But a word of warning, as long as your phone can charge faster with a two-amp output, you need to make sure that your USB cable can handle the extra power.
Avoid charging wirelessly to charge faster
I’m not going to criticize the wireless chargers – they involve fewer cables, and it’s something I’m sure we can all take advantage of. However, if the loading speed is your number one priority, you should avoid them. They offer a considerably slower loading experience than their wired counterparts. In fact, the tests suggest that they can be up to 50% slower.
Because? There are two reasons. First, it is more efficient to transfer energy through a cable than through a single contact. Second, wasted energy manifests itself as excess heat.
Remove the phone cover to charge faster
All smartphones currently rely on lithium-ion batteries. The chemistry behind the way they work determines that the charging process works much more efficiently when the battery is cold. For optimum charging, the battery temperature (not the air temperature) should be between 5 ° C and 45 ° C (-4 ° F to 104 ° F). Obviously, the battery temperature is partly controlled by room temperature, and removing the battery hood will help lower the battery temperature, over there. The temperature issue is as good for both extreme heat and cold, so nothing to put the phone in the refrigerator to charge.
Use a high-quality cable to charge your device faster
The quality difference between two cables can be great. Inside its single charging cable, there are four individual cables: red, green, white and black. The white and green cables are for data transfer, the red and black are for charging. The number of amplifiers that the two charging cables can charge is determined by their size. A standard cable 28 can carry about 0.5 amperes and a larger cable 24 can carry two amplifiers.
Generally, cheap cables use setting 28, resulting in slower loading speeds. If you want to test your cable for charging efficiency, download a battery charge management app. It allows you to measure the charge and discharge rate of your device.
What charging tips do you have? I’d love to know what else you would add to that list. Have you found an Android setup that considerably changes the amount of time it takes to recharge the battery? Do you know a gadget that your fellow readers can buy to make the charging process easier?
As always, you can leave your tips and suggestions in the comments below.