Recently a number of iPhone users in the USA reached a record. Currently, there are about 1 300 000 000 active gadgets from Apple. Only for the first quarter of the 2018 Apple have sold about more than 54 million iPhones all over the world. Now let’s try to imagine which point will Apple reach up to the end of the year. Impressive, isn’t it?
How to charge your iPhone without a charger
It is not a surprise for everyone that Apple is one of the most famous successful mobile producer in the world. But, as you know nothing is perfect and iPhone isn’t an exception. In spite of high quality, superb design and a plenty of other advantages there is a quite great problem of this brand which is connected with battery charge and a charger itself, which is always breaking down. In more than 70% of cases at once users become complaining about discharging of their gadgets.
What to do if the iPhone went out of charge and there isn’t any charger at hand or it is broken? Today we are going to talk about 5 ways to charge the iPhone without the charger.
Alternative sources of power
In spite of traditional chargers, there are a plenty of alternative gadgets that transform, for example, wind or thermal energy into electricity. There are lots of different situations in our life when it’s impossible to connect a device to electricity when it is out of charge. For example, it may happen while traveling, camping, etc consider some ways how to charge your iPhone without a charger using alternative sources of energy. Essential importance this information has for those, who are going to spend at least a couple of days at a place where is no access to electricity.
A wind generator
A small wind generator may become an excellent solution for the problem of charging your iPhone. Such a tool it is quite easy to purchase via the internet at any of gadget stores. Just connect your mobile to the wind generator when you are outside. The best if the weather is windy. But you also may use it while riding a bike, running or just walking. Just connect your device and this tool and it will be charged. The windier it is outside the faster iPhone charges. On average it takes about 5-6 hours, but it, also, depends on the quality of a generator.
The energy of the sun is one more fantastic way to charge the iPhone without the charger. It is also available to purchase on the Internet.it much easier to use than the previous one. Everything you need is just to put a portative solar battery at a sunny place for some time. For some hours it will be full of energy and ready for charging!
When you find your iPhone is becoming dead connect it to the solar generator via USB and wait. Profit! If you need more energy, just find more sun.
If you are not against simple exercises, you may charge iPhone without the charger in following way. There are also lots of different kinds of this gadget. All of them are available to buy.
Using the USB connect it to your mobile and start revolving a handle until your iPhone is full of charge. So easy!
A little bit unusual and creative way of charging, but, nevertheless, it is working. The way this tool does is similar to the solar battery because it also turns thermal energy into power. But the source is a heat of a pan or something like this. Attach the device to the pan while cooking and it will absorb the thermal energy and turn it into charging power. Don’t forget to connect the iPhone via the USB and it will be charging while you are cooking dinner.
A fruit battery
If you are looking for the most creative and interesting way of charging iPhone, here it is! A lemon battery. To create it, firstly, you need to collect some components. You need:
• About a dozen of the sour fruits. We will use lemon because it is the most suitable one. You may also use apples, oranges, etc.
• The same number of copper screws or copper coins for each fruit.
• Zinc nail for each fruit.
• Insulated copper wire.
• Rubber gloves not to be electrocuted.
Warning: this option of charging may hurt your device, so use it if you are ready for every outcome!
Step 1. Put a zinc nail into a fruit. Leave a small part of the nail outside to connect it with a wire.
Step 2. From the other side, insert a copper screw or coin, but don’t make them touching each other. If you are using a lemon, try to put the wire and screw into the same segment of the fruit.
Step 3. Do the same with other fruits.
Step 4. Using a copper wire connect lemons with each other to make a chain. Connect a copper detail of one fruit to the zinc one of another as it is shown in the picture below.
Step 5. Take an unused USB and make a cut to get wires inside. Connect the wires to the fruit chain.
Step 6. Connect the iPhone and watch the miracle. Every fruit produces about a half of volt. So the more fruits you use the faster your iPhone charges.
Although, you can’t use this method for a long time. Fruits lose their energy very fast.
These methods are used in critical situations (especially the last one) when it is necessary to charge the iPhone but you have no access to electricity.
Alternative ways to charge iPhone
But what to do if you are at the work or studies, where it is quite hard to find a source of power such as a wind or sun lights. Moreover, you won’t be turning a handle while sitting, for example, at a conference and you won’t be running along corridors to make wind. And what is much more impossible you will never keep a dozen of the lemons and other parts in your bag to create a fruit battery. How to charge an iPhone without a charger when its dead in such cases? There are some traditional to charge your gadget.
If you have a laptop or computer at hand just connect the USB into input and your iPhone will be fully charged. It will take you more time than using a power socket. But at least it is better than nothing.
There are only two ways in which you can charge iPhone without cable. Here is one of them. This is quite an innovational kind of iPhone charging. This tool has many attractive advantages:
• It is value for money;
• It is lightweight and compact;
• Fast-charging (to be ready for usage);
• Works without USB;
Just but your iPhone nearby and it will start charging. The only disadvantage of this thing is that iPhones can be powered only using an Apple-produced charger.
Quite a popular device that can help you to charge iPhone without cable. It looks like the simple case, but a little bigger because of the battery inside. If you need to charge your iPhone just switch the device on and it will start charging. It can hold enough energy to charge the mobile for almost two days. It is important to take care of charging the case itself before leaving the house. Otherwise, it will become just a useless accessorize.
What to do if iPhone isn’t charging
Sometimes none of the methods is working, even the original charger doesn’t give any result. There are many reasons for this problem, let’s discuss each of them:
• Software error. Sometimes iPhones’ software can’t recognize the charging process and the system doesn’t accept battery for being charged.
• Polluted input. Quite a frequent problem for those who are accustomed to holding mobile in a pocket. Clean the input using a toothpick, but be very careful not to damage it.
• If your device is completely out of charge and after it is connected to electricity nothing happens just wait. In about 10-15 minutes the iPhone will show the charging process on the screen.
If you have checked everything and nothing helped, the problem is more serious than it seems. The best thing you can do in this case is to bring your device to a service.
Other ways of charging iPhone
Sometimes the problem of not charging is not an iPhone, but in USB cable that may not pass the electricity and the second can’t reach the battery. There are two the most undesirable methods of charging the iPhone.
If you see that your device doesn’t react on charging with original cable you may try another one, which is not produced by Apple. It is quite a dangerous way for the mobile, but never the less you will find out whether the problem is in the iPhone or in the cable. Of course, buying a new cable is quite expensive, but using it you will be sure that it won’t damage nor battery either iPhone at all.
If none of the previous methods is working you have the last option: to charge the battery directly. This is the most dangerous way of charging iPhone battery, so the more careful you are, the better. Use rubber gloves because you will have to deal with exposed wires.
Step 1. Take the iPhone apart and disconnect the battery.
Step 2. Take any charger and cut off the plug.
Step 3. Both of wires one by one connect to the battery which has pointers (blue means + and red means -).
Step 4. Tightly push the wires and fix them with insulating tape.
Step 5. If you did everything correctly, the device will start charging and, finally, it will be switched on.
What is not recommended to do
There are some things that are not allowed to do because some of the acts may damage the iPhone and even your health. Firstly, don’t use uncertified chargers for a long time. There were a plenty of accidents connected with burning and explosions of mobiles, becoming the battery unworkable, etc. Cheap chargers will only destroy the battery of your device, so it is better to pay more and use original charger.
Secondly, it is better not to try to take your device apart. As it has already said it may be dangerous. And as a result, you will go to the service, anyway. Thirdly, don’t leave the iPhone still charging when the battery is full. It has a bad influence on the battery and cuts its life.
It is recommended to keep the battery balance on the middle level which is about 40-80%. Don’t let the iPhone becoming dead. This damages battery and, also, cuts its life. Ideally, the battery has to be charged in a short period of time, but more often.
How to repair damaged cable
If the charging cable is damaged, but the plug is ok, it is quite possible to repair the cable. Doing this you may save much money.
So, firstly, cut off the plastic sheath of cable which covers the bigger end of the charger. Be sure that you are not cutting the plug itself. Then, take off about 2,5 cm of a protective winding and you will see 3 thick wires. Next, you have to cut off a protection of these wires. Connect the wires of both cable and plug according to colors. Then wrap the connections with the insulating tape. Finally, do the same with these three wires and put a shrinkage on the cut place which is not necessarily. That’s all!
There are lots of different devices that can charge the iPhone, even those which can charge the iPhone in difficult situations. But it is better to use them only when it is really needed, but not always because it may destroy your device. The most reliable and safe way to charge the iPhone is to use original charger!