If you’re the type that likes your iPhone to be charged quickly, and it seems that your iPhone drains quite fast, we might have a solution to help you. This method is used by many, and offers a nice solution to charging a low battery quickly on your iPhone.
Most know about the charging tactic with the iPhone in Airplane Mode, which can help speed things up by not updating apps in the background, or perhaps straining for a weak cellular signal. However, this tip that we are about to note might be a lifesaver, if you need to charge your iPhone up quickly.
Well, the simple solution is to charge your iPhone with your iPad charger. If this seems a bit dangerous, Apple does recommend this method on a support page, which explicitly notes that you can charge up all iPhone and iPad models with the iPad’s USB power adapter. Something worth noting, they did provide names of specific models and links to know which iOS device you have before attempting this solution.
Now why does this method speed your iPhone’s charging time up? Your iPhone charges at a different speed depending on its energy supply. With that said, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that the bigger iPad charger will produce a bit more power than the charger that comes standard with the iPhone.
Looking deeper into this method, the standard charger can only handle 1 amp, while the iPad charger can handle 2.1 amps. As a result, your handset (if charged with the iPad’s charger) will reach 10% of battery life far faster than it would with the standard charger.
In addition, charging it all the way up to 100% has been reported to take less time than using the regular charger. Notably, this method only works with the iPhone 6 and 6s devices. However, you can still charge older iPhones with an iPad charger, it’s just that those devices won’t charge any faster.
Looking back to an old post that MacRumors published, they noted that…
“Unlike earlier iPhone models which would only draw 5W regardless of the charger being used, the new phones are capable of drawing up to 12W, allowing them to charge at a faster rate.”
Doing this method too long, however, is said to cause stress on the system over time if done too much. This information was explained by Steve Sandler of PopularMechanics, as noted below…
“Circuits are designed to manage the flow of electricity to the battery, and if the circuits inside the iPhone were designed to tolerate 1 amp, but are routinely exposed to 2 amps, that could stress the system over time.”
Lastly, your iPhone won’t die if you do this method every now and then for a quick recharge, which will prove to be handy when you’re on the go and need a boost of battery power as quickly as possible. It’s just advised not to overuse this method too much with your iPhone 6 or 6s.
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