1. Daniel Mclean's Avatar
    I'm thinking about buying a spare battery for my S4, how would i charge this, would i need to charge one battery then put the other one into the phone and charge it too, would it be a better idea to get a charging pack?
    05-05-2013 02:20 PM
  2. anon(394005)'s Avatar
    Yes, you'd have to use the phone to charge both batteries. It would be much better to use the Samsung spare battery charger (includes a spare battery, links below). Then you'd always have a fully charged spare ready to go, just swap it out and put the depleted battery in the charger.

    Note: on the Samsung site, you may be able to get 50% off by signing up for a Samsung account.

    Galaxy S 4 Spare Battery Charging System

    Samsung Battery Charger Stand w/ 2600mAh Battery for Galaxy S4 - Android Batteries - ShopAndroid
    iOS Refugee likes this.
    05-05-2013 03:00 PM
  3. brava27's Avatar
    Microwave it for 2 minutes for rapid charge.

    Sent from my SGH-I317M using Android Central Forums
    MBM7881 likes this.
    05-05-2013 03:12 PM
  4. jokout1's Avatar
    Oh, now that would be good! HEHE!

    Cheers
    05-05-2013 03:15 PM
  5. Calidoc's Avatar
    Yes, you'd have to use the phone to charge both batteries. It would be much better to use the Samsung spare battery charger (includes a spare battery, links below). Then you'd always have a fully charged spare ready to go, just swap it out and put the depleted battery in the charger.

    Note: on the Samsung site, you may be able to get 50% off by signing up for a Samsung account.

    Galaxy S 4 Spare Battery Charging System

    Samsung Battery Charger Stand w/ 2600mAh Battery for Galaxy S4 - Android Batteries - ShopAndroid
    FYI, they aren't actually released yet. Looks like by the end of May though.
    05-05-2013 03:19 PM
  6. vasekvi's Avatar
    Looks like there are some off brand or knockoffs with chargers on ebay

    Sent from my Samsung GS4 using Tapatalk
    05-05-2013 03:21 PM
  7. txtoast's Avatar
    05-05-2013 08:11 PM
  8. vasekvi's Avatar
    How long does it take to charge the each battery?

    Sent from my Samsung GS4 using Tapatalk
    05-05-2013 09:04 PM
  9. txtoast's Avatar
    It can take a while. My last charge took over 4 hrs.
    05-07-2013 05:43 PM
  10. iOS Refugee's Avatar
    Hope I'm not thread jacking, but is there a portable charger (battery operated) that is designed to recharge the GS4?
    05-07-2013 07:59 PM

Similar Threads

  1. Is it possible to charge spare battery without phone?
    By ShanMan in forum Motorola Droid X
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 05-25-2017, 12:02 AM
  2. How to charge the battery
    By Rizy7 in forum Google Nexus 4
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-07-2013, 06:50 AM
  3. How to charge our batteries?
    By jlh73 in forum AT&T Galaxy S III
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 09-16-2012, 07:01 PM
  4. Charger or Dock to charge spare battery separately?
    By wtherrell in forum Droid 2 Accessories
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-09-2011, 03:31 PM
  5. How to charge extra battery?
    By barrett58 in forum Verizon HTC Thunderbolt
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 03-22-2011, 05:25 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD