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5 tricks that will supercharge your iPhone in 5 minutes

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Apr 6th 2015, 5:00 PM 70,641 36

CONSTANTLY TETHERED TO a wall, trying to give your iPhone extra juice?

Here are some tricks that will speed up the charging process.

If you plug an iPhone 6 Plus into a regular wall charger and wait five minutes, you’ll likely see a 3% or so increase in battery life. Good news: There’s a way to double that.

First, put your iPhone in Airplane mode. Your iPhone won’t waste energy on notifications, texts, or searching for a signal.

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Next, take off your iPhone’s case. Batteries in the iPhone don’t do well in heat, and your case could be generating excess heat, according to Apple’s website.

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Use an iPad charger instead of the one that comes with your iPhone.

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The larger adapter charged an iPhone 6 Plus 40% faster than a smaller one when we put it to the test.

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Lastly, leave your phone alone while it’s charging. When the display screen is on, it eats up your battery.

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If you do all those things, your iPhone should double the amount charged from about 3% to 6% in five minutes.

More: Accidentally deleted photos on your iPhone? You can recover them

Read: These incredible photos of Ireland were all taken on an iPhone

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