Usually, the standard rate at which your phone charges is fine. Sometimes though, you only have limited time so you need to cram a charge in before you head out. You might not know this but there are actually quite a few different ways in which you can make your Android phone charge quicker.
Before we get started this guide isn’t intended to show you a way in which you can charge a phone from flat to full in a few minutes, or some outrageous trick using a microwave… Its intention is to offer simple tips, tricks and ways you can optimize your phone’s charge rate for speed.
Note: If your phone has a hardware or battery issue most of the tricks in this guide will prove to be quite useless. If everything is in working order though you have plenty to look forward to.
Fast Charging Tips for Android Rookies.
One: The most obvious of all the fast ways to charge your phone….. Turn it off while it is charging. This is the number one best way to charge any device especially if you don’t actually need it for the time being. This is something you should consider if you are really desperate for a quick charge.
Two: Enabling Airplane Mode also works very well for increasing the rate at which your phone will charge. The main reason this works so well is that some of the main power draining features on your phone are the transmitting and receiving components. With these turned off power drain will decrease dramatically.
Note: The biggest drain on battery is during the searching for a network or signal phase of a connection. GPS is another battery killer which you should disable whenever you aren’t using it.
Three: If neither option 1 or option 2 are something you want to try, there is always option 3. Enable Battery Saver Mode whilst your phone is on charge, which will increase the charging rate and still allow you to use your device as normal. This is by far the best option and most people leave it enabled all the time even when there phone isn’t being charged.
Four: Apart from using the options already on your phone, you also have the option to download third-party apps that can assist you in managing your phone's battery and the way that it charges. Some of the most popular options available on the Google Play Store are Battery Doctor and DU Battery Saver. There are countless others if you don’t mind doing a little research and reading the user reviews. Just make sure you read up on their claims before downloading as some poorly designed apps end up using more battery power than they save.
Five: This is something that a lot of people don’t consider when charging their smart devices. Using a wall or power outlet charger is the quickest way to charge your device and will out charge a device connected to a computer or laptop every time.
Six: If you have the option use the original charger that came with your phone or purchase one that is recommended by your manufacturer. I’ve tried using a Samsung charger for my HTC and the charging rate was quite poor in comparison to the original charger even though the connection was the same. There are also rapid.quick chargers available for purchase if you really want to increase your charging rates.
Seven: This might seem like an old wives tale but it actually makes quite a difference when charging your device, although it isn’t always in your control. If you can try to charge your phone with a nice stable ambient room temperature. Something between 15c and 25 is best, avoid any really hot or cold situations if you can. Sometimes even just removing your phone's case will allow for more airflow.