Top 6 Tips to Charge iPhone 7/7 Plus Faster

There’s nothing more irritating than waiting to charge your iPhone especially when you are in an emergency. But the latest iPhone 7/7Plus still comes with the basic charging technology, which falls behind its competitions using Qualcomn Quick Charge technology. Although iPhone 7/7 Plus doesn’t support fast charge, we still have some useful tips to help you charge iPhone 7 and 7 Plus faster. Now let’s see the details.

Tip 1: Clean your Lightning port and Take the Case Off Your iPhone

Firstly, make sure there’s no debris in your lighting port because lint, dust, or other debris can physically block your port and slow down your iPhone charging. Then, remove the case from your iPhone. Your iPhone can heat up when charging and a case can make this problem worse. So remove the case to help keep your device cool.

Tip 2: Don’t Use Your Computer

Many users would like to charge iPhone with a computer USB port for convenience but this not a fast way to charge iPhone. Firstly, let’s take a look at the different tech specs between Computer USB and iPhone charger.

  • Computer USB: 5 volts, 0.5 amps, 2.5 watts of power
  • iPhone charger: 5 volts, 1 amp, 5 watts of power

The key faster charging is the wattage. The higher the wattage, the faster the charger can fill up your device's battery. Thus we can see charge iPhone on computer is much slower.

Tip 3: Charge iPhone 7/7Plus Faster by Using an iPad Power Adapter

As we mentioned above the higher the wattage, the faster the charger can fill up your device's battery. Now, let’s take a look at the different tech specs between iPhone charger and iPad charger.

  • iPhone charger: 5 volts, 1 amp, 5 watts of power
  • iPad Air charger: 5.1 volts, 2.1 amps, 10 watts of power (nominal)

We can see that using iPad power adapter can be faster. And according to our test, it takes about 3 hours to full charge a iPhone 7 Plus with the 5W brick and just over 2 hours with the 12W brick.

Tip 4: Quick Charge iPhone 7/7Plus by Turning on Airplane Mode

You can charge an iPhone slightly faster by switching on Airplane Mode. Turning on Airplane mode would shut off the radios for things like cellular data, WiFi, and Bluetooth and uses less power while charging.

  • From the Lock or Home screen swipe from the bottom of the screen up.
  • Tap on the airplane icon on the left hand side.
  • You’ll see the Airplane Mode icon in the top left of your screen (status bar).

Tip 5: Use a 3rd Party Branded Charger Featured Higher Input Power

Apple’s default charger puts out about 1 amp, but iPhone is capable of drawing up to 2.1 amps. A charge with higher imputer power would help your charge iPhone with higher speed. Since there are so many counterfeit chargers on the market, so make sure the charger you used has MFi (Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod) certification on its packaging.

Tip 6: Clear Junk and Temporary Files that Affect Your iPhone Battery

Too many junk and temporary files on iPhone not only affect the battery usage but also slow down your iPhone. Clearing them would extend your iPhone battery life and make your iPhone charge fater. Tenorshare iCareFone is a professional iOS cleaner that can remove all junk and temporary files from iPhone to boost the battery life and performance of your device.

There are many effective tips for charging iPhone 7/7Plus faster. If you have any other better tricks, please share with us at the comment place.

/ Posted by Jerry Cook to iPhone Care Follow @Jerry Cook