10 Ways to Make Your iPhone Charge Faster

Nobody enjoys waiting for their phone to charge, especially when they have someplace to go. While Apple’s technology has intrinsic limitations, there are a few things you can do to ensure your iPhone charges as quickly as possible.

If your phone isn’t charging at all, we have a separate tutorial for fixing iPhones that won’t charge, as well as one for improving iPhone battery life.

Enable low power mode.

If you want to charge quickly, turn off all non-essential operations; otherwise, it’s like filling a car’s petrol tank while the engine is running. You can keep your iPhone turned on, but you’ll benefit from enabling Low Power Mode, which reduces animations, 5G consumption, display brightness, and background sync. For example, the Photos app does not immediately upload new photographs to iCloud.

You may activate Low Power Mode in one of two methods. The first step is to go to Settings > Battery. The second and simpler option is to launch Control Center by sliding down from the top-right corner of the homescreen and tapping on the battery symbol. If you don’t see the icon, click to Settings > Control Center to add it.

Turn off the phone.

It may seem sacrilege to suggest it, but if you can get by without your phone for an hour or two, turn it off. We don’t mean “sleep mode,” but all the way.

Most iPhone models, which no longer have a home button, may be turned off by holding down the side button and one of the volume keys until a series of sliders display onscreen. To power off, drag the Slide to the right. When it’s time to turn it back on, hold the side button.

Do not use your phone while it is charging

If shutting off your phone or even using Low Power Mode is too extreme for you, you should at least set it down for a bit. Simply having your screen on is a power drain, let alone things like music and video. Perhaps the worst thing you can do is play an aggressive 3D game that strains your phone to its limits. This can also cause the phone to overheat, further limiting charging speeds.

Not sure what drains your iPhone’s battery quickly? Then navigate to Settings > Battery. Scroll down to get a list of your most power-hungry apps.

Do not use damaged charging accessories


Wear and tear are unavoidable. Cables can fracture, fray, or even discolor, while adaptor plugs can warp after being pushed into a socket too many times.

You’re lucky if the damage simply affects charging speed. It’s a big safety issue, so if you see any apparent indicators, acquire a replacement right away. Try to stay with Apple-branded goods or those from big third-party manufacturers like as Anker, AmazonBasics, Belkin, or Mophie; inexpensive, unlicensed accessories might be ineffective or dangerous.

Use a charging cord and not a wireless charger

Wireless charging pads are gaining popularity, however their charging speed is restricted, particularly with Apple products. Even a high-end MagSafe charger can only provide 15W. A USB-C-to-Lightning cable can deliver up to 20W, but only when used with a USB-C power adapter rated at 20W or greater.

As previously said, be sure any cable is MFi certified (Made for iPhone), especially if it is not marketed by Apple.

Do not charge your iPhone from a computer


iPhones may be charged via the USB ports on a Mac or a Windows PC, although they often provide very little power. They are designed to connect mouse, keyboards, and external storage, so use them for leisurely charging while working rather than powering up before a cross-country travel.

If you need to charge while away from an outlet, consider investing in a reliable power bank. These are far more suited to portable charging and, with the right models, can reach maximum speeds.

Ensure the charging port is clean

It goes to reason that if you want your iPhone to charge faster, the charging port should be clear and clean. If it’s blocked with lint and dust, electricity will struggle to get through.

Make sure to clean your iPhone’s charging port on a regular basis, and keep your phone out of your pocket as much as possible unless you have a port-seal cover. Companies such as Catalyst, Griffin, and Otterbox manufacture cases with port covers.

Lower the screen brightness

In Low Power Mode, the screen brightness is decreased automatically, but you may still change it manually. Navigate to Settings > Display and Brightness, or adjust the slider in Control Centre.

Overall, we recommend moderating brightness. It improves battery life and is gentler on the eyes, especially at night. If your iPhone has an OLED display, which most do these days, you can save even more power by permanently switching to Dark Mode.

Turn Off Optimized Battery Charging

In an effort to address issues regarding iPhone battery degeneration, Apple released Optimized Battery Charging. Once it learns your daily behaviors, it begins to keep your iPhone charged at 80% until soon before you regularly disconnect, at which time it recharges.

If you really need your iPhone to be fully charged, you may need to temporarily stop Optimized Battery Charging by navigating to Settings > Battery > Battery Health and Charging. If you care about the longevity of your iPhone battery, turn it back on as soon as feasible.

Remove the iPhone’s protective cover

When you charge iPhones in protective cases, they can become rather hot, which can interfere with the charging process. You definitely don’t need to remove your case, but it’s worth considering if it’s more handy. In severe cases, an iPhone may stop charging on its own if there is a risk of harm.

The same is true if you’re charging your phone in a hot environment or in the sun. A side note: never leave your phone in your car on a hot, sunny day.




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