We’re the impatient ones, and it’s high time we realize this truth. We don’t like to wait, and can’t live without our gadgets. But gadgets require time to charge, and that’s something that we don’t have in abundance. We complain about our smartphone’s short battery life, and remember those good old days when our so-called ‘feature’ phones ran for many days with a single charge. Unfortunately those days are over, and these days our smartphones are a bit too smart for their own good, needing careful attention to usage to get through a few days. In fact, many smartphones hardly run for even 24 hours. That’s why we need to charge them frequently and therein lies the frustration in constantly waiting for them to get charged up.

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If you’re using an iPhone 5S, then here are some tips which you can implement right now to charge your device faster. Of course, there’s no magic at work here; we’re talking about marginal improvements.

Switch off your iPhone

Want to charge your iPhone faster? Then turn it off, because if it’s turned off, then it will not be using any battery juice, thereby saving precious power.

If you can’t turn it off, then switch it to Airplane mode. During this mode, your iPhone will stop looking for cellular and WiFi signals which speeds up the charging process. But if you can’t even switch it to Airplane mode, then at least try not to use your phone during charging.

Use a wall charger

If you’re near a computer, then you would normally plug your iPhone into a USB port, but that’s exactly what you don’t want to do if you’re in a hurry. To charge your iPhone faster, connect it to a power outlet rather a USB port. Apple says, “for the quickest charge, connect the device to a power outlet using the USB cable that came with the device and an Apple USB power adapter.”

Do proper battery maintenance

Battery maintenance? Yes, that might sound something new but you need to maintain your iPhone’s battery properly for optimized performance.

Apple says, “For proper maintenance of a lithium-based battery, it’s important to keep the electrons in it moving occasionally. Be sure to go through at least one charge cycle per month (charging the battery to 100% and then completely running it down).”

Keep your iPhone cool

It is essential that you keep your iPhone at a normal room temperature. The battery’s life is degraded by high temperatures, and that’s why Apple advises:

“It is important to keep your iPhone out of the sun or a hot car (including the glove box). Heat can significantly degrade your battery’s performance.”

Apple’s official advice is to keep the phone at room temperature – 72 degrees Fahrenheit or 22 degrees Centigrade.