How to increase the speed of charging of an iPhone?


Do you owe a smartphone?? Oops wrong question, I mean that’s so stupid of me to ask out anyone whether they owe a SMARTPHONE or not because generally everyone does.

Well did you hear the great and most buzzing news about the launch of APPLE.Inc’s new iPhone5c and iPhone5s? Really they are awesome. If not than check them out. 😛

Well the iPhone term reminds me of why I am here i.e. for writing upon something which will bring a feel-good smile on your faces especially the iPhone users. Yes, today I am going to pour something about how can you improve or increase your rate of charging for your iPhone.

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We all keep on making usual verdicts complaining about the smartphone’s short battery life. We do numerous tasks with our smartphones such as surfing internet, playing games, listening to songs, watching videos and so on…!! And these all tasks drain your battery within no time. And so now what we urge for the most is to increase the rate of our charging which makes us both impatient and irritated at times.

So now let me start with the tips of how you can do the same. So the tips and tricks part begins right from this very point.

1.) Just switch off your iPhone:

It is suggested and recommended by few evidence that your iPhone will charge at a higher rate then ON condition. It is because turning it off will not use any further power to run your system and thus the power cut times gets down to zero.

If you find this option a bit less convenient then you can turn your handset mode into the “Airplane Mode” i.e. by navigating to settings menu. This will prevent your phone from looking for any availability of WiFi signals and thus your consumption level decreases significantly leading thus to increase in rate. And if you are really wanting your phone to charge faster then at least try not to access it during its charging period, you can just lock your screen through sleep/wake option lying on the top right of your handset ultimately helping your phone to get a break.


2.) Prefer using a Wall Charger – Always:

Your iPhone will charge fastest from a power outlet, rather than via a USB port. Apple’s official advice “for the quickest charge” is to “connect the device to a power outlet using the USB cable that came with the device and an Apple USB power adapter.”

This recommendation is not by me but from the apple company itself. Oh yes, Apple’s official advice asserts that “If you want the charging to be the quickest then always prefer connecting your device to a power outlet which comes along with the device itself and an Apple USB power adapter.” I think this option is much more convenient.

3.) Maintain the coolness of your device:

Well before plunging straight towards the point let me give this point a little bit of scientific approach infact a physics touch. A fact reveals that the battery’s ability to hold the charge is directly and significantly proportional to the extreme temperature levels.

On this apple again says presenting its statement that “The heat degrades your battery’s performance the most so it is advices not to let your iPhone come into direct contact of sun or a hot car (including the glove box)”.

There are certain possibilities of few substances or materials like covers and cases which trap the heat which can create a problem. If you want to see the difference than you can find that by charging your phone kept in a case and second time by removing that case prior to charging.

Also the official advice states to keep your iPhone as near to room temperature i.e. 22 degrees Centigrade or 72 degrees Fahrenheit, as possible.

4.) What if only USB chargers?

Well I know that this question aroused while I mentioned the second point but I thought to mention your doubt separately. There are and will be times when your only option you can go with is USB charging, so how will you increase the “rate-factor” there?

Is that expression of worry still there? 😛 oh common there are always solutions to any problem. For this problem you can speed up your charging by removing all the other USB devices connected because they also draw power and removing them will prevent that. Also do not sync your iPhone simultaneously.

One more common thing is that do not turn your mode of computer to “HIBERNATE” or “STAND-BY” while fueling up your phone because doing this actually stops your handset’s power and thus stops the charging process at times.

5.) Do you maintain your battery?

If your answer is yes to my above question then my second question will be whether you maintain it in a correct manner? Well, on the maintenance factor Apple advices its iPhone customers that “For a proper maintenance of a lithium-based battery, it’s important to keep the electrons in it moving occasionally. Be sure to go through at least one charge cycle per month (charging the battery to 100% and then completely running it down).”

Does that sound too technical or scientific? Then let me make it a bit easy for you. It says that as the batteries of iPhone are lithium based you are advised to practice one thing i.e. you must once charge the phone up-to 100% and drain its battery till it becomes 0%. This will make your iPhone work in a healthy way.


So this is all about the basic tips which are very simple to follow and most importantly effective too. If you have got any such tips and tricks related to this topic you can share with our readers in the form of a comment.

I hope now your rate of shouting and jumping on “why is my iPhone not charging at a great speed?” will be decreased to a minimal amount. 😛

Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish….!!

Charmie Prajapati

I am Charmie Prajapati, co-founder of Movzio. I am an android developer, Phonegap app builder and is currently polishing my skills for the same. I am an avid reader. An entrepreneur. A consistent thinker. An optimist. An introvert. I can help you run a better blog with each day. Add me on

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47 Responses

  1. Hi Charmie,

    I like each tip. The coolness factors makes perfect sense to me.

    Whether you are charging a laptop or smartphone keeping your device cool helps you get the most juice out of your device. Heat is energy. The more heat your device contains the more energy it will soak up.

    This is why I never use my laptop outside and I avoid using my phone in direct sunshine. Save energy. Save your device too 😉

    Thanks for the informative share Charmie!


    • Charmie Prajapati says:

      Yes, I second your thoughts Ryan that any electronic device whether it is phone or any laptop or anything else, direct contact always harms the thing.
      Thanks a lot for sharing your view point here. 😛

  2. shamim says:

    Hi Charmie

    Great tip for iphone user which the thing we should not normally have our stuff in heat places it might cause the issues as like Ryan conveyed every device should be maintained properly between thanks for sharing

  3. Hi Prajapati,
    The article related to increase the speed of charging of an iPhone is really great, It presend great sound for iPhone! Well every steps to increase speed of charging of an iPhone is really appreciable.

    • Charmie Prajapati says:

      Hy Christina,
      Thanks a lot for mentioning your complements and appreciating the article’s usefulness as well.
      Keep visiting.
      Stay Updated.

      Charmie 🙂

  4. Emmanuel says:

    Hi Charmie,
    Thanks a lot for those tips. Iphone is a dream phone for me!!!

    • Charmie Prajapati says:

      Yes it is a dream phone for every techno geek residing on this earth.
      Thanks a lot for sparing your time to read it. 🙂

  5. Pritam says:

    These are great tips Charmie..

    Please write tips for an Android phone..It will help me and many of the readers 🙂

    Keep the post coming..


    • Charmie Prajapati says:

      Hy Pritam,
      Thanks for suggesting me this great idea and surely my upcoming 2 articles will contain one of them. 🙂
      Thanks a lot for dropping your valuable comment.

  6. Hiten says:

    Hi Charmie,

    This was a great post with some excellent tips on how we can increase the speed of charging on iPhones. I actually have a Samsung smartphone and I’m thinking your tips could also be applicable to other brands, too. What do you think?

    Thank you.

    • Charmie Prajapati says:

      Hello Hiten,
      Thanks a lot for complementing the work. 🙂
      Yes I am definately going to go for that topic which you have suggested because many of our other readers have requested for the same 🙂
      Thanks a lot for being here in the discussion.


  7. I visit your website first time, but really i impressed a lot. No doubt that you are a good and successful blogger. Your all post are good, but i check few of them, which i prefer best.

    You are doing great work, keep it up !!

    All the best for your future 🙂

  8. Disha says:

    I think it’s very easy process to make charge iPhone fast… 🙂

  9. the time spent on charging my iphone will surely be conserved and used for something better.
    Thanks for sharing this awesome tips!

    • Charmie Prajapati says:

      Hy Charles,
      Yes, definately I just hope that this article of mine will help you out in some or the other best way possible. 🙂

      Keep Visiting
      Stay Rocking

  10. Hey, You are doing a great work here. I must say you’ve done a wonderful job by sharing your article with us. It took more time for me to read it fully, But it’s worth it Really.

    And yes, thanks for your comment on my blog.


    • Charmie Prajapati says:

      Hello Surendra,
      Thanks for sparing your valuable time for reading this article. I just hope it will be of some use to you.
      Thanks and Regards.

      Charmie 🙂

  11. Hi Charmie !!!
    Thanks Charmie for teaching a great lesson about iPhone charging new method! This is really wonderful tips to increaes speed of iPhone charging process.

    • Charmie Prajapati says:

      Hello Taniya,
      Thanks a lot for complementing this article.The pleasure is all mine to serve my readers something useful.
      Thanks for being here in the discussion board with us.
      Thanks and Regards

      Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish.

  12. Rita lopes says:

    hi Charmie Prajapati,
    thank you for sharing informative knowledge with us . i agree with your each of sentence of this post and your point maintaining of your battery. you are good going by posting such a nice blog keep it up

    • Charmie Prajapati says:

      Hy Rita,
      Thank you so much for acknowledging. Its all because of readers like you that we are improvising and are able to write such good content.
      Stay hungry, stay foolish.
      Keep smiling.


  13. Well These are some good tips and I feel like the same applies for Android Phones as well.
    Scientist are developing gadgets that can help you charge your device when you move physically or sit and do some work.

  14. Well These are some good tips and I feel like the same applies for Android Phones as well.
    The scientist is developing gadgets that can help you charge your device when you move physically or sit and do some work.

  15. I charge my iPhone with a USB cable to a USB power board. I think it has the same amount of time to recharge with the power adapter option (since it’s drawing power from the power socket, instead of a computer)

    • Charmie Prajapati says:

      Hy Michael,
      Thank you so much for providing us with this information. I guess this thing is going to help many iPhone users.
      Thank you so much for being here with us and sharing your thoughts.


  16. Hi Charmie,
    Thanks for this wonderful post.As Most of us are using smart phone these days and Battery backup is one of biggest issue with the smart phone and requires frequent charging.So,after reading your post it turned out really beneficial for me as you have highlighted really good ways to increase the charging speed of Phone.

  17. John says:

    this is my first visit to this site and i loved your site its amazing Thanks for the information

  18. Vicky says:


    Switch off iphone while charging is really awesome tip for speedup the charging which I’ve just test. All the mentioned tips are really informative.

    Thanks for sharing with us!

  19. Shahbaz says:

    switching off the phone increases the speed of charging upto 50 % thanks for other tips too.

  20. Don Hallow says:

    Thank you for sharing these advices. I knew that it’s important to let the device’s battery get dry once a month, but I never knew the wall charger will fasten up things. Compared to other smartphones on the market, the iPhone battery drains rapidly, but it also charges rapidly. The only problem is that you need to have an USB cable with you at all times.

  21. LARRY KING says:

    Thank you so much for providing us with this information. These tips really do help increase the charging speed of an iPhone, or any cellphone for that matter. Most cellphones use similar batteries to the iPhone

  22. Very nice and Interesting post to know how to increase charging speed of iPhone but can we also follow these steps to increase charging of SAMSUNG cell phone ?

  23. jsjar says:

    my iphone 4s takes no time to charge the problem i have is the battery dies after a few hours

  24. Excellent internet site. Lots of helpful data below. I’m just delivering that to many associates ans furthermore expressing within delicious. And naturally, on account of your effort!

  25. Ashish says:

    Thanks For sharing this post. Battery back up really a big issue these days regarding smartphones and even my iphone eats up battery really fast….

  26. Rahul says:

    Good tips for to increase speed of changing .
    Thanks for sharing.

  27. tariq says:

    thank you for share a nice topic
    great awesome topic keep sharing

  28. Hey Charmie!

    I’m looking to buy a smartphone and I’m confused between the iPhone 5 and the Nexus 4. I’ve read many reviews of the both phones but not satisfied yet. Could be please guide me which phone to buy under my budget? A phone that could help me keep myself organized?

    Would be a great pleasure, Charmie.

    Thanks and regards.

  29. I’ve had the worst luck with iphone batteries. I figured out about 5 years too late that part of the problem was me not keeping my software up to date. So needless to say getting a fast charge was paramount for me, especially if I was leaving the house crunched for time. So thanks for the tips, hopefully they will help.

  30. somi says:

    This article is really great.These techniques are very useful for saving battery of iPhone.I would prefer to imply it.Thanks for sharing.

  31. Rishabh says:

    great bro!!! keep going on

  32. Thanks for this Great post, i was looking for this since last month, thanks again!

  33. Vijay says:

    The specification are so good really appreciate ur work

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