If I turn off my phone, will it charge faster?
It’s a question we all ask ourselves…
And we’re not going to lie to each other, we’re all trying to save time.
So I reveal to you here if you really have to turn off the phone while it is charging.
Because legend says it’s one of the most effective tricks.
But I wanted to get to the bottom of it.
Here is finally the answer to this primordial question. Look :
1. Turning off the phone saves charging time
When the laptop is discharged, it must be plugged in for the battery to recover.
Depending on the model, this operation takes between 45 minutes and 1h30.
So, we are always looking for tips to save a little time. One of them is to turn off the device.
The advantage is that we avoid any interference that continues to use up the battery: SMS, call, wifi, searches…
Hey yes, if you fill the battery at one end, and you deplete it at the other… the charging time increases.
And that’s what we want to avoid.
Because it consumes more energy and the bill also increases.
So, for an efficient and not too long charge, we turn off our phone.
2. Switching to « airplane mode » saves precious minutes with each recharge
If you don’t want to turn off your laptop completely, it is possible to put it in « airplane » mode.
Ultimately, the effect is more or less the same: all communication with the outside world is prevented.
No more calls, texts, searches and wifi searching for the network and draining the device’s energy.
Thus, the battery can be filled more easily.
3. Is it really faster?
In concrete terms, how much time does turning off my laptop save me?
I wanted to get to the bottom of it: so I took the test.
My boyfriend and I have the exact same phone.
And we both have a « flash » charger.
Once our devices got to 5% battery, I plugged them in.
Mine turned off, his continued to function normally.
Result: they arrived at 100% with a gap of only 6 minutes.
I thought I would win at least 20 minutes… well, I’m disappointed!
Finally, with these latest generation devices, this trick is not really valid. Especially if you have a “flash” charger.
However, it seems interesting for old devices. We save about 15% of time.
And this is not negligible.
How do I charge my phone faster?
The trick of turning off the device completely only saves a few minutes. But that’s it!
Fortunately, you can add other tips to save even more precious minutes. Here they are :
– Have the charger adapted to your phone. It allows efficient charging without heating up the iPhone.
– Use a wall outlet and not a USB port which extends the duration
– Close unnecessary apps that « eat up » energy unnecessarily.
– Do not use the phone while charging. It’s the screen that consumes the most, so if it’s on, the battery fills up more slowly.
Have you tested this trick to charge your phone faster? Comment in the comments to find out if it worked for you. We can’t wait to read you!
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