You just got home from work and you’re about to go out to the bar to meet your friends. You usually throw your phone on the charger after you come home but today, you only have a few minutes to boost your battery life.
What are you supposed to do? How can you quickly charge your phone and make sure it lasts the entire night? At One Click Root, we have plenty of Android battery tips.
Today, we’re going to show you how to charge your Android’s battery to 100% as quickly as possible:
Turn your phone off
You probably already know this tip, but turning your phone off (or enabling airplane mode) is an easy and effective way to reduce charging time. The reason is simple: your phone burns a lot of battery when it’s connected to Wi-Fi or mobile networks. Disabling that connection reduces outgoing battery life.
Don’t charge using your computer’s USB port
Ever wonder why your phone seems to charge more slowly on some electrical outlets or ports? You’re not crazy – there’s a good reason for it, and that reason is USB. USB 2.0 ports output 0.5 amps of energy while USB 3.0 ports output 0.9 amps of energy. When you charge via a traditional electrical outlet, you can receive anywhere from 1 to 2 amps of energy. The more amps you send to your phone’s battery, the faster it will charge. 1 to 2 amps of power may not seem like a lot, but 2 amps is four times as much power as you’ll get from USB 2.0, which roughly translates to 4 times faster charging times.
Avoid low-quality chargers from third-party manufacturers
Avoid using third-party chargers or other unsupported chargers. This tip is obvious, but it needs to be said. In some cases, third-party chargers aren’t as efficient. They may be poorly designed or use lower-quality materials. In some cases, they can even pose a fire risk. Use the charger that came with your Android.
Use more powerful chargers
Here’s a tip many people aren’t aware of: your smartphone charges faster when connected to a tablet charger than to a smartphone charger. The reason is simple: different chargers draw different amperages. A tablet requires more juice, which is why it draws more amperage. If you have a charger for your Android tablet, try using it on your Android smartphone and see how quickly it charges. You can also buy third-party charges designed for higher amperages that will charge your device more quickly.
Charging an iPad or iPhone? Use your Mac’s USB port
Yes, I know this is an Android site, but let’s talk about Apple for a second. It’s no secret that Apple devices work well together. In fact, as we recently learned, Apple deliberately designs its devices to arbitrarily work better with iDevices than Android devices. If you use a Mac and an iPhone or iPad, you’ll receive 1.1 amps of power when charging your iDevices via your Mac’s USB port. The Mac automatically detects the iDevice and cranks er into overdrive. Or something like that.
Download USB boosting software
USB ports aren’t arbitrarily locked at a specific amperage. Just like a Mac increases its amperage to iDevices, so too can your PC increase its amperage to Android devices. Download USB boosting software online and use it to boost output to a specific USB port. Basically, this software tells your computer’s motherboard to boost power to a certain USB port.
Double USB cords
I use a mechanical keyboard that has two USB ports. Why? The keyboard – for whatever reason – requires more power than is provided by a traditional USB port. It plugs into two USB ports simultaneously and provides additional power. Some third-party micro USB cables also feature two USB ports, in which case you can access twice the charging power from your PC.
Once you start combining the tips listed above, you’ll be charging your phone to 100% in less than an hour. For maximum battery charging capabilities, plug into a free wall socket using a high-amperage charger and turn your phone on airplane mode.