How to charge your smartphone or tablet battery up to 50% faster
posted by Alan F. / Nov 17, 2013, 10:59 PM
The first thing you're thinking about is that darn Smedley. He's always making changes to his contract. You start wondering if you can postpone the lunch, but considering that it is Monday night, you don't want to do anything that might jeopardize what you have planned for after Jay Leno. Well, perhaps you could get enough of a charge out of your battery for the little time you have left before you have to take that elevator down 50 stories, facing the lunchtime mob. The good news is that there is a very simple way to charge your smartphone and tablet up to 50% faster.
Consider that the power generated from the cell in your phone or tablet is going to feed a hungry bunch of radios, each demanding to be fed with nutritious power. If somehow you can easily shutdown all of the radios on your device, you could recharge it as much as 50% faster. So here is the solution. It's simple and if you have never thought of it yourself, you will wonder why. By turning on the Airplane mode and then plugging in your phone or tablet, you can quickly generate enough battery life in a short period of time so that you won't have to worry about your handset going belly up when you're out. In our fictional little story, it will give our hero the chance to meet his wife for lunch in time to keep her in good spirits, while recharging his device enough to keep it on throughout lunch in case Smedley does his thing.
The only downside to this is that while your phone is in Airplane mode, the radios are off which means you won't be able to make or take calls. But heck, that is what landlines are for.
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i think ill turn it off instead of airplane mode. it charges more in same period
posted on Nov 17, 2013, 11:10 PM 13
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Plot twist: You left Airplane mode ON all day and only realized it before heading to bed.
posted on Nov 18, 2013, 2:16 AM 20
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This advice should be pretty obvious, but something that many people don't know about is that the charger you use can make a big difference. If you get a wall charger to USB adapter, you can charge your devices much faster; you need to verify the specs of the charger/adapter. I got one that supplies a full 2.1 Amps, and it charges very fast. Combine that with putting my phone in airplane mode (or just turning it off all the way for fastest), and you're good to go.
posted on Nov 17, 2013, 11:14 PM 2
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It's not a good idea to use a charger not authorized by the manufacturer. Engineered output of the charger determines proper charging of the battery. Rapid charging is one of the worst enemies of batteries. With more and more batteries not being easily accessible, premature death will resort to having to go to a service center for repair. Guess who pays? John B.
posted on Nov 18, 2013, 8:29 AM 0
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Why was the answer in the third paragraph? This is poor journalism imo.
posted on Nov 17, 2013, 11:38 PM 8
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I was thinking the same thing. This site is synonymous with poor journalism in general. Seriously though.. this could have been a 1/2 paragraph article. For the love of all that is holy.. don't start prefacing all your articles with stories!
posted on Nov 18, 2013, 10:09 AM 2
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No Way, Solutions??? = Don't Use Your Phone, Or Buy Baterry Acessories Like Zerolemon With Galaxy SIII Or Galaxy Note III With Mugen :)
posted on Nov 18, 2013, 12:17 AM 1
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Just go get your WP device, pull your pants up, and quit pissing on yourself already... Spectrums❔.. Really❔ With no perspective❔
posted on Nov 18, 2013, 12:55 AM 1
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It should be common sense tho for those of us that knows what Airplane Mode is for. Like try charging a phone while using GPS......it might still die in the middle of charging. I tried to charge my Vita while playing it.....didnt really budge. Charging while in Airplane Mode is some good advice.
posted on Nov 18, 2013, 7:03 AM 1
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People seem to forget what radios they have and why they have them. Instead of switching all of them off, turn off your WiFi (and GPS, NFC, and Bluetooth) and switch your phone to 2G. This keeps the phone on and uses almost no battery. If you're on a WiFi network, keeping LTE and 3G off will greatly extend your battery life.
posted on Nov 18, 2013, 11:52 AM 1
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