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Did you know that every time you charge your phone, it uses a tiny fraction of its battery? That’s because modern smartphones require a steady flow of power to operate.
And with each charge, roughly 6-12% of that power is consumed by the charging process itself.
So how can you keep your phone running longer and extend its battery life at the same time? Charging your phone without an adapter is the answer!
With a little prep work beforehand, charging your phone without an adapter will only take you a few minutes.
Here we’ll show you 5 simple ways to charge your phone without using any cables.
Check your current charging methods
Before you start charging your phone without an adapter, you need to ensure that it’s compatible. You can check this using the USB cable included with your device. To charge your phone without a charger, you’ll need two things:
– A power bank
– A USB cable
– A way to plug the end of the USB into your phone
Charge using solar power
If you have access to natural sunlight, it might be time to think about solar power. On a sunny day, solar power can charge your phone to 100% in just a few hours!
To do this, first locate the solar panel on the back of your device. You’ll find it between the rear camera and LED flash.
This panel is perfect for charging your phone because it’s facing right at the sun. Now that you’ve found the panel, connect one end of a wire (like an ear bud cord) to the battery port on your device and then place it over top of the solar panel.
Now turn your device so that it’s facing into direct sunlight, and watch as your phone charges throughout the day!
This method won’t work with all phones, but if you have at least 2 square inches of solar panel area, this should work with most modern devices (iPhones and Samsung Galaxy models).
Charge using a USB battery charger
One of the easiest ways to charge your phone without an adapter is by using a USB battery charger.
These chargers are often used for other devices like tablets and laptops, but they can also be used in a pinch when you can’t find your charger or don’t have one on hand.
To use a USB battery charger, plug the cable into your phone and then the other end into the USB port of your computer.
Then simply wait for your device to charge– it will take around 2-3 hours.
Charge using a bicycle tire pump
This one is pretty easy. If you have a bicycle tire, use the air compressor to inflate your phone. There’s no need for a fancy bike pump—just attach your phone to the end of the valve and watch it charge.
This method might not be as efficient at charging your phone as an adapter, but it does make for a cool trick.
Pumping air into a tire is basically converting your energy into kinetic energy of the rotating tire. Since you can’t store the air in a tire, the only way of making use of this energy is to drive a car or bicycle.
This might sound like a silly idea but spinning up the tire to a certain speed will generate enough power, theoretically to charge your phone.
The biggest problem is that you would have to keep your bike running non-stop for at least 5-10 minutes to charge your phone. So this is certainly not an efficient way to charge your phone, but you could give it a try for fun and experiment.
Charge using a charging pad
Instead of using your phone’s cable to charge, you can use a charging pad. These pads provide an endless supply of electricity without the need to connect anything to your phone or adapt the power source. It will give you a full charge in just 2 hours!
If you don’t have access to a charger, you can charge your phone using a power bank and then skip ahead to #2!
A good way to charge your phone is by using one of these portable power banks that also offer an LED indicator with battery life indicators. These are great for when you’re on the go and don’t have any extra chargers nearby.
They store around 100% of the battery’s capacity so that you won’t be left stranded with low battery at any moment.
Another option is to borrow a friend’s charger! If they have one that doesn’t require charging cables then it’s perfect for this situation because it will work regardless of what type of wall outlet they’re plugged into (and they’ll thank you!).
#3. Charge over Wi-Fi
One last option is to use Wi-Fi instead of a cable or adapter/charger.
This is an easy way to remember if there’s not enough power in your current outlet but it does require some planning beforehand: let friends know ahead of time who has spare Wi-Fi signals near them that might be able to help out if needed, and try looking for one
Charge using AA batteries
Many people have an extra set of AA batteries on hand. If you don’t, you can find them for cheap at local convenience stores. You can also pick up some rechargeable batteries or grab some from your old cell phone. Just make sure that they’ll work with your device.
And if you don’t want to buy new ones, you can swap the old batteries out for a fresh set without needing to refill their internal power storage.
First, remove the battery cover from your phone and locate the charging port. This is usually a spring-loaded metal door with two rubber flaps on either side that you need to push with a fingernail or the end of a paperclip to open it.
Next, insert one end of a AA battery into the charging port and close the door right behind it so nothing accidentally falls out during this process.
Then insert the other end into an empty battery slot and close both doors firmly again so they’re completely closed.
And finally, plug in your phone’s charger cord into an electrical outlet and then plug it into the battery slot on your phone while holding down both sides of each door at the same time until it locks in place securely; you should hear a click sound when this happens!
You now have successfully charged your phone without using any cords!