Tricks to Charge Your Android Phone Faster

Not all charging is equal. If your smartphone (or tablet) is low on battery and you only have a limited amount of time to charge it, here’s how you can get the most juice possible.

These tips should work for practically anything that charges via USB, including cameras, peripherals, and any other device you might have.

Always use the wall charger

Using your computer or laptop to charge your smartphone is not particularly an efficient way. Almost all laptops and PCs nowadays come with a USB 2.0 port that is only capable of delivering up to 0.5A of power. For comparison, most high-end smartphones now ship with chargers that are capable of delivering up to 2A of power.
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Thus, if you want are looking for the fastest way to charge your Android smartphone, always use a wall charger.

Charge Your Android Phone Faster

Get into airplane mode

The less your phone has to do, the more quickly it’ll recharge – so at the very least, enable airplane mode on your device to speed up charging. Depending on your device, there could be various ways to get to this. For example, on my Nexus 5, I simply long press on the power button, and select airplane mode when it appears. You can also go into the Quick Settings, by swiping down with two fingers. Every device is different, but you most likely know how to turn it on. Airplane mode blocks any wireless radios on your device, which means you won’t receive any calls, messages, internet access etc, but it’s all worth it when you think you’ll have a device that will still be on for the next few hours.

Don't use wireless charging

Wireless charging has still not become mainstream, but certain high-end Android devices do come with this feature built-in. While there is no denying the fact that wireless charging is convenient, you should also keep in mind that it is slower than the traditional wired charger. Wireless charging is best suited for situations when you just want to top up your phone’s battery at a leisurely pace.

Switch off unnecessary features

Check to see if you have any unnecessary features on, such as Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi or NFC. Close all your apps and stop your phone from doing any automatic backups or updating apps from the Google Play Store.
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Don’t switch it off

One tip that most people tend to know and follow to quickly charge their device, is to switch it off. This reduces the additional battery drain from the modem and other components of the smartphone, which in turn allows the handset to charge faster. While this tip might have been true for phones launched in the early 2000s, the benefit of following this method with today’s smartphones are almost negligible.


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