In order to increase the battery life of Android gadget, manufacturers are forced to increase the capacity of the batteries. However, as a result, the charging time of your Android device becomes longer. Therefore, enabling fast charging and checking whether your device support this function become urgent issues.
A smartphone that runs out of the battery at the least opportune moment is a reason of bad mood for virtually every modern person. There are several ways to bring your smartphone back to life. For example, battery adapter, power bank or adapter with Quick Charge function. Let’s examine Quick Charge in more detail.
Quick Charge is a modern development by Qualcomm, which was the first among the fast charging standards. This technology works by means of increased amperage, transmitted to the battery from the power supply.
There are already three updates of Quick Charge:
A large part of the technology is in the power supply, and the central processor operates the current and voltage.
The main function of the Quick Charge is recognizing the current battery status and proper regulation of the power of the gadget. Thanks to this, the smartphone will be charging from 0 to 60% much faster than from 60 to 100%. This allows you to charge your device from 0 to 50% in 30 minutes. Proper regulation of power will not allow the high voltage and current to harm the battery.
When buying a new smartphone, many users make attempt to understand how it works and wonder – how to enable fast charging in Android? In order to quickly charge your device, you need a smartphone itself that supports this feature, and power supply, which also supports the accelerated charging and USB cable. No additional actions are required. The function is activated by itself during the charge, provided that the device supports Quick Charge.
At the moment there are already quite a few smart phones that support this feature. Namely: Xiaomi Mi6, Xiaomi Mi Max, HTC 10, Meizu MX6, LG G6, Moto X Force, Galaxy S8 and so on. A complete list can be found on the website of Qualcomm.
Quick Charge – this is a great feature that allows you to charge the phone several times faster. But there is one negative point, which presents a considerable risk. The heating of the carcass and the internal details of the gadget can cause permanent damage.
Not all devices have the function of disabling the fast charging. Some firmware versions have this feature. To check if your smartphone has this function, go to the settings menu of the battery.
If you cannot disable the function programmatically, there are two ways you can address the issue:
It is not a secret that a slower charger is more gentle to a battery rather than the fast charger The heating of the phone carcass is a side effect of the fast charger. The high temperature is almost always bad for any electronic device. And yet, at the moment there is no clear cut evidence that frequent use of fast charger Quick Charge negatively affects the work of the battery and the device as a whole.
The average service life of a smartphone is about 1.5 – 2 years. During this time, the user will not have time to exhaust all resources of the battery. The wear out is the same as when using a conventional charger.
If you have any questions about Quick Charge and you still do not know how to enable fast charging, don’t hesitate to ask us in the comments below.