iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max are the first phones that Apple decided to ship with fast chargers included. These two Pro series phones now charge up to 50 percent in just half an hour with the included 18W fast charger. This makes it easy to top them up in the middle of the day if you’ve had intensive use.
However, the regular iPhone 11 does not feature a fast charger. It comes with a regular 5W charger. This is the same wattage as the charger that accompanied the original 2007 iPhone. Charging times are just not that great. Today, we have some tips on how to fast charge your iPhone 11 series phone. If your iPhone 11 is charging slowly, this will show you how to get a good charging time.
How to Charge iPhone 11 Faster and Reduce Charging Time
Tip #1. Buy the 18W Fast Charger and USB C Cable
The easiest way to get fast charging on your iPhone 11 is to simply purchase the official 18W charger. If you have an iPhone 11 Pro or 11 Pro Max, this comes included with your phone. If you have the regular iPhone, you will need to purchase it separately. The 18W charger costs $25. But you will also need to get hold of a USB-C to Lightning cable to connect your iPhone to the charger. This will set you back another $19. The main drawback is that (obviously) this will cost you an extra $44.
Tip #2. Turn Off Wireless Connectivity
Your iPhones LTE, Wifi, and Bluetooth Modems consume a significant amount of power. They’re powered on even when your device is locked and in sleep mode. One way to get battery life is to disable wireless connectivity that you don’t need when charging. LTE is the biggest culprit. Just turning it off and relying on Wifi can help increase charging speeds. If you don’t mind disconnecting, enabling Airplane mode and turning off all wireless connectivity can further speed things up.
Tip #3. Turn Off Your iPhone 11 While Charging It
Even with the display off and the device in sleep mode, your iPhone still consumes power when charging if it’s turned on. When it’s powered off, though, you’ll get optimal charging times with the 5W charger. You need to first connect your iPhone to the charger when powered on, then turn it off. This should net you around 10 percent faster charging times. It’s most convenient to do this at night. A drawback, though, is that this will prevent you from doing iCloud backups at night.
Tip #4. Uninstall Battery-Draining Apps
You can go to the Settings menu and the Battery subheading to find out which apps are using the most battery. What’s particularly relevant is that some apps have background activity enabled. This will show up here. If you have some apps with high battery use and background activity, it may be wise to uninstall these if you don’t need them. The background activity will use up your battery while charging, potentially slowing down charging speeds.
At the end of the day, the iPhone 11 is limited by its included 5W charger. The best we can do to improve charging speeds is ensuring as little drain as possible during the charging process. Buying an 18W charger is the most reliable solution, but it is, as we mentioned, a relatively expensive option. You can also have a look at these Battery apps to get the most from your iPhone 11 battery.
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