Apple might have made several technological advancements to its iPhone with the amount of features stuffed in to a small rectangular handheld device, but one department where the company will seriously have to start brainstorming the is modicum amount of time it takes to completely drain the battery of an iPhone. Fortunately for you, we have underlined several ways in which you can sufficiently decrease the time to charge an iPhone. Here they are:
1: Optimize Your USB Ports And System
If charging your iPhone from the USB ports is the only facility you have, then consider making these changes to decrease the overall charging time:
- When it is not necessary, don’t synchronize your iPhone.
- Disconnect all other devices that are attached to the USB ports.
- If you have a vacant USB 3.0 port, use it.
- Make sure that you adjust your system’s settings in order to prevent it from going in to standby or hibernation mode after a brief period of time.
- Make changes in the BIOS or any other configuration to keep your USB ports powered on even after you have shutdown your system. Current generation motherboards and laptops are equipped with this feature.
2: Try To Keep Your iPhone’s Battery From Reaching High Temperatures
In simple terms, what this means is that you keep the iPhone’s screen surface in contact with the surface where your iPhone is placed. This is because the chassis area surrounding the battery will keep cool and will allow heat radiating from the phone to be dissipated effectively. If you must know, if a battery has a high temperature for a prolonged period, not only will it take longer for the battery to be completely charged, but it will also reduced the overall charge capacity of the battery, severely reducing its life span. The ideal external environmental temperature for your iPhone should be near 24 degrees Centigrade, or room temperature.
3: Using The Wall Socket And An Aftermarket Charger
Since there is more amperage coming from the wall’s socket in comparison to the USB ports, connecting your charger and your iPhone to that wall socket will considerably decrease the overall charging time. Furthermore, it is important to note that Apple is not magnanimous when it comes to bundling high performance chargers with the iPhone package, so it will be expedient in the long run if you equip yourself with aftermarket chargers that have a higher amperage rating than the stock charger. These chargers will be a little costly, but in the grand scheme of things, such costs are considered as peanuts to the amount of time you will save up in the future.
4: Switch Off Your Phone And Perform Battery Maintenance Functions
For the least amount of time consumption, switch off your iPhone before going to sleep and put it on charge. Furthermore, there are several apps present in the App Store (such as Battery Doctor) that cater to performing battery maintenance functions. At least once every month, perform a complete battery discharge of your iPhone (by charging it to 100% and draining it completely).
After this function has been completed, you can properly calibrate of the amount of charge percentage that is left in your iPhone. Inevitably, there will come a time where your iPhone’s battery will be unable to hold a sufficient amount of charge to help you get through the day for at least 12 hours, requiring you to make a battery replacement. In order to alleviate the degradation of your battery’s overall charge capacity, here are some tips that you can use to your advantage:
- When your phone has been completely charged, DO NOT keep it hooked to the wall socket. Disconnect it as soon as possible.
- If possible, try and reconnect your iPhone after the battery level has touched 20%. In this way, you will be able to prolong the battery life of your smartphone.
There you have it. Not only are the above mentioned pointers catered to iPhone users, but they can also be used for smartphones presented by other vendors. Although newer operating systems have started to come with a bit more care towards providing plentiful battery to the user, smartphones have a long way to go before providing users with battery life that will last for days. For now, the above tips will suffice in helping you survive the day with a charged phone.