Life hack: how to charge your iPhone 2x faster
Your iPhone is running low and you need to fill the battery level? You can disable the transmission of data, disable background app refresh or simply activate airplane mode. But there is a simple solution that is guaranteed to help. What is this decision? Just connect your iPhone to the power adapter from the iPad. Whether Apple recommends to do so and could this hurt the phone, more on that below.
Actually to charge the iPhone adapter for the iPad is not prohibited. On the Apple support page explicitly says that the power adapter from the tablet is suitable for charging of any model iPhone or iPod.
Why the process is faster? It’s very simple. The charging rate of the battery depends on the energy source to which it is connected. You probably noticed that the charging port of the laptop going at a snail’s pace. With a more powerful adapter from iPad this process can be accelerated.
A standard iPhone charger provides a charging current of 1 amp, and the adapter supports iPad 2.1 ampere. That’s why you can charge your iPhone to 100% using powerful charger in less than an hour. But you should know that this hack only works with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s. Charge more early models with an adapter from the iPad, of course, possible, but to accelerate the process will fail.
“If the previous iPhone models were limited to a capacity of 5 watts regardless of which adapter, the new smart phones support up to 12 watts. This can significantly reduce the charging time,” writes MacRumors.
But some experts are of the opinion that too frequent charging from iPhone power adapter for iPad can reduce the battery life. Steve Sandler of AEi Systems claims that the components in the iPhone was originally designed for interaction with a current of 1 ampere, therefore, the impact force at 2 amps can cause rapid wear and tear to the battery.
SuperSaf TV published a video in which this little life hack was tested: