Fact or Fiction: Does ‘Airplane Mode’ Decrease the Time it Takes to Charge a Phone?

Losing your connection to speed up a charge.

By on October 24, 2014

One popular phone charging tip circulating the internet is that putting your mobile phone on airplane mode will decrease the time it takes to charge its battery. Because airplane mode turns off all radio frequencies on your device, the battery should charge faster in this disengaged state.

CNET, the leader in tech product reviews, news, how tos and more, recently published a video that takes a deeper dive into the charging tip to compare how quickly a phone’s battery charges on airplane mode versus when it’s not.

According the CNET video: “Enabling airplane mode results in a charging time that was four minutes faster than when you charge your phone normally. But the question remains, is it worth it? In my opinion, no, it's not. “

It’s true; airplane mode may save you a few minutes of charging time but the question remains – is it worth losing all connectivity while charging your phone?



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