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5 Ways to Charge An iPhone Without A Charger
Gone are the dark ages where you needed a charger when your iPhone battery drained out. This article aims to describe how to charge an iPhone without a charger in five useful ways.
When iPhone runs out of battery, it is usually charged using a charging adapter and a lightning cable. The cable is fixed into the adapter which is plugged into the wall and then connected to the iPhone. A sign of bolt/flash appears next to the battery, which turns green, in the status bar on the iPhone screen indicating that it is being charged as shown in the screenshot below.
However, there are more ways and means that explain how to charge an iPhone without a charger.
Five of such unconventional methods are listed and discussed below. These can be tried at home by all iPhone users. They are absolutely safe and do not harm your device. They are tried, tested and recommended by iPhone users all over the world.
1. Alternate Power Source: Portable Battery/ Camping Charger/ Solar Charger/ Wind Turbine/ Hand Crank Machine
Portable battery packs are easily available in the market to suit every budget. They are of different voltage, so choose your battery pack carefully. All you need to do it attach a USB cable to the pack and put connect it to the iPhone. Now switch on the battery pack and see that your iPhone is charging normally. There are a few battery packs that can be fixed permanently at the back of your device to maintain a constant supply of power and preventing the iPhone from running out of battery. Such packs need to charge once their power is consumed.
There is a special kind of chargers available these days. These chargers absorb heat from the camping burners, convert it into energy and be used to charge an iPhone. They come in very handy during hikes, campings, and picnics.
Solar chargers are chargers that draw their energy from the direct rays of the sun. That are very useful, eco-friendly and efficient. All you need to do is:
All you need to do is:
A hand crank can be used to charge an iPhone by following these steps:
2. Connect iPhone to a P/C
A computer can also be used to charge an iPhone without a charger. It is very common when you are on the go and forgets to carry your charging adapter along. This problem can be solved easily. If you a spare USB cable for you, you need not worry. Follow these steps to charge your iPhone using a computer:
3. Car Charger
What happens when you are on a road trip and your iPhone battery drains out. You might panic and consider stopping at a hotel/restaurant/shop along the way to charge your phone. What you can do instead is charge your iPhone using a car charger. This technique is simple and very efficient.
All you need to do is plug in your iPhone to the car charger carefully, using a USB cable. The process might be slow but is helpful in critical situations.
4. Devices with USB ports
Devices with USB ports have become very common these days. Almost all electronic devices come with a USB port be it stereos, laptops, bedside clocks, televisions, etc. They can use to charge an iPhone without a charger. Just plug in your iPhone into the USB port of one such device using a USB cable. Switch on the device and see that your iPhone is charging.
5. DIY Lemon Battery
This is a very interesting ‘Do It Yourself’ experiment which charges your iPhone in no time. It requires a little bit of preparation and you're good to go. It is one of the most bizarre ways of charging an iPhone without a charger.
What you need:
NOTE: Please wear rubber gloves at all times during this experiment.
Now follow the steps listed below:
Thus we learned the methods about how to charge an iPhone without a charger. These methods to charge an iPhone are very helpful especially when you do not have a charger in hand. They might be slow in charging the battery but come in handy on various occasions. So go ahead and try these now. They are safe and do not harm your iPhone in any way.