How to Charge Your iPhone Twice as Fast

A client of mine recently asked me why their iPad was charging so slowly. I asked him what he was using to charge it. He told me that he was using his iPhone charger.

“BINGO! That’s the reason!” I told him.

You see, the iPhone’s wall charger only has a 5W USB Power Adapter, whereas the iPad’s wall charger uses a 12W USB charger.

Charge your iPhone 2X as fast with the iPad's 12W USB Power Adapter!

Charge your iPhone 2X as fast with the iPad’s 12W USB Power Adapter!

So the iPad’s wall charger has over twice the charging power as the iPhone wall charger. Once he switched back to his iPad charger, its charging speed went back up to where it should be.

I then decided to switch that situation around and charge my iPhone with the iPad 12W USB charger.

Result?

BAMM! It charged twice as fast! So sweet!

Before I did that, I researched it to make sure it is safe to do, and it is.

So, if you want to charge your iPhone twice as fast when you plug it into the wall, simply get the Apple 12W USB Power Adapter.

You can use the same cord that came with your iPhone. Just take off the 5W USB charger on the end (see picture above), and replace it with the 12W USB charger (see picture above).

Or, if you have an iPad, you can use your iPad charger for your iPhone.

And it doesn’t matter if you have an iPhone 5 with a lightening connection and an iPad 3 with 30 pin connection, it will still work. Just put the 12W USB Power Adapter on the cord you will use to charge your iPhone.

A great tip for those busy professional types and for those who value time like I do. ;)

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Ian has been involved with computers since very young. He took his first computer class when he was just 8 years old. He always had an affinity for computers, but never really took it seriously. It was not until he graduated from college and experienced the real world for a while did he realize that computers may be where his talent and passion lie. He has since branched out into Internet marketing and LOVES it. He currently resides in Los Angeles where he services clients ranging from residential to small business to celebrities.

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