25 iPhone tips and tricks for 2017

2. Shave minutes off your charging time

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    Activate "Airplane Mode" to reduce power-draining background activity while your iPhone is charging.
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Having a dead phone can be a drag. Especially now that we rely on our phone for practically everything from texting, emailing, to social media.

Switching your phone into Airplane Mode can speed up the charging process. Airplane Mode shuts off all the behind-the-scenes data usage that drains your battery. 

Head to Settings and tap the Airplane Mode switch on. While the increase in speed is minor, it could make all the difference in a pressed situation.

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