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How to Share Battery between iPhones
When your iPhone’s battery is running low and there’s no charger or outlet nearby, you may be able to share or receive some power from another iPhone nearby. This can be done through two Apple features: AirDrop and Personal Hotspot.
AirDrop Battery Sharing
If you have iOS 13 or later on your iPhone and the other iPhone you want to share battery with, both devices support AirDrop battery sharing. Here’s how to do it:
- Open Control Center by swiping down from the top right corner on iPhone X and later, or swiping up from the bottom of the screen on earlier models.
- Press and hold the Connectivity area, which typically includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Cellular icons. This will expand the menu.
- Tap on the Battery icon to see the battery percentages of both devices.
- Bring the two iPhones close to each other, lock the screens, and ask the other person for permission to share battery. Alternatively, you can tap on the other device’s name and tap “Ask to Share Battery”.
- If the other person agrees, their iPhone will start charging yours. You can monitor the progress and stop the sharing at any time.
Note that the AirDrop battery sharing feature uses Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to establish a secure and direct connection between the two iPhones, so it may consume some of your cellular data plan if Wi-Fi is not available.
Personal Hotspot Battery Sharing
If you don’t have iOS 13 or if the other person’s iPhone doesn’t support AirDrop battery sharing, you can still use the Personal Hotspot feature to share battery, but with some extra steps:
- Open Settings and go to Personal Hotspot.
- Turn on the Personal Hotspot switch and set a Wi-Fi password if you haven’t already.
- Ask the other person to connect to your iPhone’s Wi-Fi network and enter the password.
- Once they are connected, they can use your iPhone’s Internet connection and charge their device at the same time, but they need to keep their iPhone close to yours and avoid using too much power-consuming apps.
- You can monitor the battery and data usage from the Personal Hotspot settings.
Note that when you share your iPhone’s Internet connection with Personal Hotspot, it may also use some of your data plan, depending on your carrier and plan. So if you’re limited on both battery and data, use this method sparingly or only in emergencies.
Other Tips for Battery Sharing
Before you try to share battery with another iPhone, here are some additional tips to maximize the efficiency and safety of the process:
- Close all background apps and turn off unnecessary features, such as Location Services, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.
- Enable Low Power Mode on both iPhones if possible, to reduce power consumption.
- Use an original or certified charger and cable, if you have access to one, to ensure the fastest and safest charging.
- Avoid using both iPhones while the battery is being shared, especially if they are doing intensive tasks like gaming or streaming. This can quickly drain the battery of both devices.
- If you feel uncomfortable sharing battery with someone you don’t know, don’t hesitate to refuse or use a third-party battery pack or case instead.
By following these steps and tips, you can increase the chances of successfully sharing your iPhone’s battery with another device, without risking your own battery or data. Stay charged and connected wherever you go!
In this day and age, one of the most necessary gadgets that cannot be overlooked is an iPhone. Despite the impressive battery life of the latest iPhones, there are still times when you run out of power. Thankfully, sharing a battery between two iPhones is more achievable than ever before. Here is how to do it.
Step 1: Prepare two iPhones
Before you start the process of sharing a battery between two iPhones, it is essential to ensure that both devices are properly set up for the process. Make sure the phones are updated to the latest version of their operating systems as well as the latest version of the iOS. Additionally, check to see that both devices have similar displays of the iOS.
Step 2: Connect the iPhones
Using a lightning cable, connect the two iPhones together and wake them up. While keeping the cables connected, touch both phones’ screens. On the screens, a message should appear, prompting both users to agree to connect and share the battery.
Step 3: Allow Usage
Once both users agree, the two iPhones enter the battery-sharing mode and allow each other to use the same power supply. During this mode, the battery should begin to transfer automatically and both phones should have much longer life spans.
In the end, while sharing a battery between two iPhones can be a bit of a hassle, it is an incredibly convenient and cost-effective solution. All you need is two iPhones, a lightning cable and a few minutes of your time. With the help of the guide above, you can quickly and easily battery share with your friends and family.