Charge a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Faster

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If you have had trouble quickly charging your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, you're not alone. A number of people have reported problems charging their Galaxy S7. They have said that the S7 takes too long to charge or that their Galaxy 7 is not charging fully in some cases. More often than not, these problems have to do with using old chargers, which don't provide a high enough voltage to charge the new high-capacity battery. Other times, it's a USB cable that is not rated properly and fails to charge the phone sufficiently. There are also issues with USB adapters, which do not connect properly and interfere with the charging process. All of these things can stop your GS7 from charging properly. Of course, some applications and some phone settings can cause problems too. We'll discuss all this and more in the tutorial below, where we show you how to charge your Galaxy S7 quickly.

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Understand Normal and Adaptive Fast Charging

The difference between normal charging and adaptive fast charging is significant. We will show you in the images below just how significant that difference is.

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    To see normal charging without an adaptive fast charger, please reference the image below.
    Note that we are working from a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge at 43 % battery. You can see that we are charging from 43% with approximately two hours and 42 minutes until fully charged.
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    When we connect our adaptive fast charger, we see a significant change.
    With the adaptive fast charger connected, our GS7 charge time changes to one hour and three minutes. This is an enormous difference.
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    Consider that you may come home from work at 50 % battery and want to charge your phone up while grabbing a quick bite to eat and getting ready to go out and meet friends.
    Most people are not going to take more than an hour to do that. This would either leave your phone fully charged with adaptive fast charging or a little less than 80 % with a standard charger. While it may not seem like much: how many times have you made it home with less than 20 % battery? Without the adaptive fast charger, your phone would have died.
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Connect and Disconnect Your Charger

The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is shipped with an adaptive fast charger. For those of you unfamiliar with what an adaptive fast charger is, it's basically a charger that puts out a higher-than-normal level of charge to your phone. New phones with high-capacity batteries benefit the most from this. Below, we will go over the charger and how to connect and disconnect it.

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    You will need your adaptive fast charger.
    Note that it reads 'Adaptive fast charging'.
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    Make sure you have the USB cables that came with your new Galaxy Gear S7.
    This should be a USB-to-micro-USB cable.
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    When you have both of these, connect the USB end of the cable to the adaptive fast charger.
    Note that the printed USB logo on the cable should be face up towards the side of the charger that reads 'Adaptive fast charging'.
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    Push the USB cable all the way into the charger until it is seated snugly.
    You should not be able to see any large silver parts showing from the USB cable end.
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    Then, take the micro USB cable and plug it into your Galaxy S7.
    Again, the USB logo should be facing up towards the front of the phone.
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    Push the micro USB end in until you can see no more of the silver connector showing between the cable and the phone.
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    In order to remove the charger, you will simply pull out the USB connector by grasping both the charger and the end of the USB cable cable firmly and then pulling the cable out of and away from the charger.
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    To remove the micro USB connector from the phone you will also need to grasp the connector firmly and pull it back.
    Note that you may need to wiggle the end of the cable from side to side slightly in order to remove the micro USB cable. This is because it is designed to sit very snugly in the phone.
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    Now you know how to connect and remove your charger from the Galaxy S7.
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Close Opened Applications

To speed up charging it's always a good idea to close opened applications. Closing opened apps is a very simple and easy thing to do.

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    From the home screen of your Samsung Galaxy S7, tap the menu button on the bottom-left side.
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    Once you tap the menu button, you will see a list of open applications.
    Simply tap 'Close all'.
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    After tapping 'Close all', the opened applications will be closed; and you will be taken back to your home screen.
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Lock Your Phone

Another good idea is to lock your phone. Locking the phone reduces power consumption from the primary screen. It is very easy to lock your phone.

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    To lock your Galaxy S7 Edge, simply press the lock button on the right side of your phone.
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    Once you have pressed the lock button, your phone will go into sleep mode, only showing you the time on the screen.
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Turn on Airplane Mode

If you would like to speed up charging even more, you may enable 'Airplane mode'.

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    To turn on 'Airplane mode', swipe down from the top of your phone to open the notification panel.
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    Then, swipe from right to left to cycle through icons until you see the airplane icon.
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    When you see the airplane icon, simply tap on it one time.
    It will turn blue. This indicates that 'Airplane mode' has been turned on.
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    Note that you will not be able to use your phone while in 'Airplane mode'.
    For this reason, many people prefer not to follow this step. However, it does speed up the charging of your phone
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Enable Low Power Mode

If you really want to speed up charging your phone, you can enable 'Low power mode'. Just keep in mind that all of these little tweaks and settings are not going to significantly speed up the overall charging of your phone. You may end up with 10% or at best 20% faster charge, unless, of course, you're also playing a game or doing some heavy media browsing and recording while trying to charge. At any rate, enabling 'Low power mode' is very easy.

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    Swipe down from the top of your Galaxy S7 Edge to open the notification panel.
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    Swipe from left to right or back until you see 'Power saving'.
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    Tap once on 'Power saving'.
    The battery icon will turn blue, and you will be in 'Power saving' mode.
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    To enable 'Ultra power saving mode' tap on the gear-shaped settings icon one time.
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    This will open the settings panel.
    Tap on the battery icon one time.
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    After tapping on the battery icon, tap on 'Ultra power saving mode'.
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    After tapping 'Ultra power saving mode', you will be taken to the ultra power-saving mode window.
    To enable 'Ultra power saving mode', tap the 'Off' switch so that it turns blue and is turned on.
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    Once 'Ultra power saving mode' has been turned on, you will see that your screen is black and you have much less power consumption.
    As mentioned previously while this does speed up charging, it is not an enormous benefit. In most cases, the time spent turning this on will outweigh the benefit of an additional few minutes saved in charging the phone.
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Additional Tips

  • Make sure that your charger is always securely connected to the wall. An improperly connected charger does not provide stable or consistent current. This will result in a slower charge, even if you're using an adaptive fast charger.
  • Remember to disable functions you are not using, such as Bluetooth or WiFi, if you are charging your phone and not using it at the same time.

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