7 tips to make your iPhone charge faster

Waiting for your iPhone to finish charging when you are in a rush can be a frustrating experience. Fortunately, there are several tips and tricks you can implement to make your iPhone charge faster. Whether you have an iPhone 11, 12, 13, or any other model, these 7 tips will help you get your device charged more efficiently.

7 tips to make your iPhone charge faster

How to make your iPhone charge faster

1. Use Apple’s official charging cable and adapter

To ensure your iPhone charges as quickly as possible, always use the official Apple charger and cable. Apple’s chargers are optimized for their devices and provide a consistent and efficient flow of power. Third-party chargers may not deliver the same charging speeds or safety standards.

Apple charger

2. Enable Airplane Mode

Activating Airplane Mode disables most of your iPhone’s wireless functions, including Wi-Fi and cellular data. This reduces background activities that consume power while charging, allowing your device to charge faster.

  1. Swipe down from the top-right corner on newer iPhone models or swipe up from the bottom on older models.
  2. Tap the airplane icon to activate Airplane Mode.

Airplane mode

3. Turn off Background App Refresh

Background App Refresh allows apps to update in the background, consuming power even when you’re not using your device. Turnt his feature off to make your iPhone charge faster.

  1. Launch Settings.
  2. Scroll down and tap on General.
  3. Tap on Background App Refresh and select Off.

background app refresh

4. Lower screen brightness

High screen brightness consumes a significant amount of power. Reduce it to the lowest comfortable level while your iPhone is charging to help speed up the charging process:

  1. Swipe down from the top-right corner on newer iPhone models or swipe up from the bottom on older models.
  2. Adjust the brightness slider to your desired level.

iPhone brightness

5. Close unused apps

Apps running in the background can cause your iPhone to charge slower. Close all unnecessary apps running in the background by double-clicking the home button (on older models) or swiping up from the bottom (on newer models) and swiping away apps you’re not using.

iPhone background apps

6. Remove the phone case

Some phone cases can trap heat, slowing down the charging process. If you notice your iPhone getting warm while charging, try removing the case to allow better heat dissipation.

iPhone 14 silicone case

7. Charge in a cool location

Heat can slow the charging process and potentially damage your battery. Avoid charging your iPhone in direct sunlight or hot environments. Find a cool, well-ventilated area for the fastest charging results.

We hope this guide helped you learn how to make your iPhone charge faster. If you have any questions, let us know in the comments below.

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Asma is an editor at iThinkDifferent with a strong focus on social media, Apple news, streaming services, guides, mobile gaming, app reviews, and more. When not blogging, Asma loves to play with her cat, draw, and binge on Netflix shows.

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