In this article, you will learn about several ways to charge your phone if you do not have a charger, including using solar energy.
These methods require either a charging cable compatible with your iPhone or Android device or a wireless charging stand.
How to charge your phone battery using a USB port
USB ports can be found in airports, cafes, shops, parks, and other public places. They provide enough power to charge a standard smartphone.
To do this, you will need a cable compatible with your phone.
You can connect your phone to your laptop or find alternative USB ports that will do the job.
Also, some hotels have USB ports built into lamps and the same ports on TVs.
How to charge your phone with a power bank (external battery)
You will need to plan ahead for this step.
Charge your power bank in advance, and don’t forget to take it with you. Today you can find quite thin and light power banks, so you don’t have to think about where to put them. You will also need a cable to connect your phone to it.
How to choose a power bank?
When choosing an external battery, you should calculate the capacity you need so that you can charge your smartphone several times without charging the battery itself. This is necessary if there are no USB ports or sockets nearby (for example, if you are on a hike).
The most popular capacity is 10,000 mAh (usually this information on the device itself (power bank). There are also 20,000 mAh batteries. The latter will allow you to charge your smartphone from 4 to 5 times.
Travel charger (manually operated for phone charging)
Such devices do not require electricity, making them a great choice for outdoor adventures or emergencies.
Connect your smartphone to it using the same cable to use this device, then start turning its handle until you get a useful charge.
Charging your phone with a solar battery
If you decide to purchase a solar battery, you should know that a voltage of 6V will be enough for smartphones. Do not forget that such a device will charge the phone slowly and only during daylight hours.
Solar chargers usually work in one of two ways: sunlight charges the battery in the device, which is then used to charge the phone, or the solar charger charges the phone directly.
- Set up the charger to collect sunlight.
- Connect the cable to the charger and to the phone.
How else to charge smartphones (including iPhones) without charging
Charge your phone with a car charger
Most modern cars have USB ports that can be used to charge mobile devices.
You can also buy an adapter (with one or more USB outputs) that plugs into your cigarette lighter port. In this way, you can charge a portable battery.
To start charging your phone, you need to start the car.
Charging your phone with your car radio
All modern cars have radios with USB ports. You can charge your phone by connecting it with a cable to the radio. What’s more, you can also listen to music in the car from your smartphone this way.
It is worth noting that charging will be quite slow but suitable for a long journey.
More modern cars have wireless charging specifically for smartphones. You need to put the phone on a special “platform” for charging.
You can also purchase a dedicated wireless charger and plug it into your cigarette lighter.
Important: Make sure your smartphone supports wireless charging. This is written in the instructions.
Use a wireless charger
If your smartphone supports wireless charging, you don’t have to do anything other than put your phone on the charging pad.
Charging your phone using a tablet or laptop
By connecting your phone to a tablet or laptop, you can charge it, however, be aware that the tablet or laptop will run out of power as the smartphone charges, so make sure they have enough power to charge the phone.