We want our smartphones to be charged fast and there are no questions about it. Although the battery technology that goes into our smartphones hasn’t been improved very much, the capacity of batteries has increased and so has the charging speed of charging electronics. People still want and expect their devices to charge faster and although wanting something to happen is quite great, you need results. We’re going to cover the best way to make your smartphone charge faster and don’t worry, these aren’t some sort of technical tricks. The ways to make your smartphone charge faster is actually very simple and you may even be able to start charging your smartphone faster today.
1. Use the Proper Charging Electronics
5V/2.4A Charging Speed Per Port
The absolute most important thing that we stress a lot at Charger Harbor is knowing what’s the quality of your charging electronics. Whether it’s your car charger, wall charger or power bank; You want your charging electronics to be able to deliver a fast charging speed. To do that you must understand where to purchase the best charging electronics and what to look for in a charging device, no matter if its power bank or wall charger.
Know your charging Output speeds and Charging Terms
Voltage: Voltage of a charger is something that keeps the Amperage stable. Since the Amperage is the overall speed of charging, the Voltage is able to keep the charging speed constant. The higher the voltage, the more stable speeds your device will charge at.
Amperage: Amperage, also known as “Amps”; Is the charging speed of the charger. The more Amps, the faster your smartphone or other devices will charge.
With those two things in mind, the more voltage that a charger has, the more it will support the Amperage charging speed to stay constant.
Let’s take a look at the charging speeds of chargers that you should put your most focus on when you look for charging electronics to purchase.
Good Output Charging speeds:
|5V/2.4A||Fastest Standard Charging Speed|
|9V/3.0||Quick Charge / USB Type-C Charging|
These charging Output speeds are ideal for giving a fast charging speed because they give a sufficient amount of voltage and Amp current to charge your smartphone as fast as possible. If you’re searching to buy any charging electronics, make sure that you’re getting ones that match the Outputs that we’ve mentioned above. Wall Chargers should almost always have each ports rating at a 2.4A speed, car chargers and power banks are basically at the same standard of delivering 2.0 Amps of charging speed and well into the 2.4 Amp charging speed.
However, the 9V/3.0A charging speed category is either Quick Charge or USB Type-C territory and we’ll get to that later.
Then there are charging Output Speeds that you should generally avoid:
These charging speeds are most integrated into either old chargers, Mini power banks or wireless chargers. It’s expected for Mini power banks to have these kinds of charging speeds and wireless chargers are also known to have these charging speeds. But for any other charging electronics, these charging speeds are bound to leave you frustrated as they send low Amperage to your smartphone and charge it slowly.
Choose car charger, wall chargers and power banks chargers that have a higher Amperage.
2. Put your smartphone into Power Saving Mode
Putting your smartphone into power saving mode makes use of less processing power (What? No Way!) and as a result, it takes off more stress from the battery. It’s a great way for the smartphone to get more charging done because it uses less battery power to run. Just a bit of a warning, though, when you put a smartphone into Power Saving mode, the smartphone can be slower because it’s powered down. This means that using it normally may be a bit frustrating because you’re tasking the phone to do more than it’s capable of within its current state.
Using Power Saver mode is great for recharging a smartphone quickly; However your user experience will likely suffer. Go into power saving mode if you’re just conducting simple tasks on your smartphone.
3. Turn Off Applications Not In Use
Turning off all the applications that you’re not using is a great way to recharge your smartphone fast because every application that runs in the background take up CPU power. The more CPU power being used results in more battery power consumption. Closing down all the applications that you’re not using and including the ones that are running passively is a perfect alternative to putting your phone into Power Saving mode. This way, you can use your smartphone normally and just focus on the applications that you’re currently using.
The kind of applications to turn on or stop:
- Stop any updating apps
- Close apps that are running in the background
- Turn off GPS
- Turn Down your brightness
- Put your phone on Vibrate or Silent
4. Purchase a Smartphone that is Capable of Charging Quickly
Many smartphones that are have come out in the past two years, as well as newer smartphones, are beginning to feature fast charging technology that is able to break the barrier of standard charging speeds and push into the 3.0 Amperage speed.
The two main charging technologies are Quick Charge and USB Type-C.
Quick Charge Compatible Smartphones
Quick Charge is compatible with devices that have Qualcomm’s certain processors that enable Quick Charge charging speeds once they’re connected to a Quick Charge charger. There are two main types of Quick Charge versions that are being used currently: Quick Charge 2.0 and Quick Charge 3.0
Quick Charge 2.0 is the most widespread type of Quick Charge because there are more devices that have currently been made for Quick Charge 2.0 charging electronics. Quick charge 3.0 is the latest version of Quick Charge and has very few smartphones that are compatible with Quick Charge 3.0 tech.
Charging speeds for the Quick Charge technology feature higher Voltage that is capable of 6V/9V/12V/20V and an Amperage of 3.0 Amps. Quick Charge 3.0 is able to deliver more Voltage than Quick Charge 2.0; Quick Charge 3.0 smartphones are backwards compatible with Quick Charge 2.0 and Quick Charge 2.0 smartphones can be used with Quick Charge 3.0, but they will receive QC 2.0 speeds of charging.
So check to see if you have a smartphone that is compatible with Quick Charge chargers; That way, you’ll be able to get charging electronics like power banks, car chargers and wall chargers that feature Quick Charge charging ports that will allow you to rapidly charge your smartphone.
Note: iPhones ARE NOT compatible with Quick Charge at all.
If you don’t have a smartphone that is capable of Quick Charge charging and want your next phone to charge quickly, then we recommend buying a smartphone that is compatible with Quick Charge technology.
Smartphones that use USB Type-C
Smartphones that use the Type-C input are smartphones that use the USB Type-C charging cable. These smartphones are capable of charging at the same speeds of Qualcomm’s Quick Charge technology. Type-C smartphones are able to charge at 6.5V-9V/3.0A. The best thing about Type-C is that it’s dual headed so you’re always going to get the charging into the smartphone the first time.
Although Type-C isn’t Quick Charge; When you’re using a Type-C smartphone, you still need a wall charger that is capable of having an Output of 3.0 Amps. That means getting Quick Charge wall charger or any other charging electronics with Quick Charge would be the best option because Quick Charge ports have an output of 3.0 Amps.
If you want a cable that is easier to use and a faster-charging smartphone, then look into smartphones that use USB Type-C.
5. Turn off your phone and charge it
This is probably the last thing you want to do. We know it’s hard but if you absolutely don’t need your smartphone on and know that you don’t have any plans for the day, then turning off your phone to charge is an option. When you’re phone is off, it’s going to charge at the fastest possible rate since nothing is running and only the smartphone itself is focused on recharging. This way of charging is actually beneficial if you want to focus your time and energy on something more important because your phone may be a distraction.
Look at it from this perspective: If your phone is off, then you can’t browse Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or watch funny videos on Youtube. Instead, your smartphone is charging and now you can focus on the important things like homework or studying. Perhaps cleaning the house? Whatever it is, to turn off your smartphone to charge is a difficult thing to do and to ease the pain try finding something else to do so you’re focus isn’t on your phone. When you come back from being productive, your phone should be very well charged and ready to go.