28/24 AWG micro USB data cable: to make sure it can push 2.1A
While it’s usually best to use Apple official chargers, Anker makes some quality options. They offer a 12W model with 2 USB ports for $7 on Amazon, it has 4.4/5 stars with over 1,000 reviews. They also sell a new model with 2 USB ports and 12W and a few extra features for $12, one with 4 USB ports and a USB-C port for $26, and a solid 5,000 mAh portable option for $19. All of these power adapters from Anker will charge up your iPhone faster than the brick that comes standard from Apple.
Charge iPhone faster by turning on Airplane Mode
It isn’t always an option or convenient to turn on Airplane Mode, but if you can this will also significantly shorten your charging time. If you’re not familiar with Airplane Mode follow along below:
- From the Lock or Home screen swipe from the bottom of the screen up.
- Tap on the airplane icon on the left hand side.
- You’ll see the Airplane Mode icon in the top left hand part of your screen (status bar).