This happened to me just last night, I'm watching Netflix on my phone with earbuds in when my phone is suddenly below 20% and now I'm stuck making a decision, take out the earbuds and stop watching or hope I can watch the rest of the episode with earbuds in before the phone dies. I choose to plug in my phone and of course it takes FOREVER to charge.. If it seems like even your brand new iPhone takes longer than it should to charge, you aren’t wrong. Believe it or not, most newer iPhones are capable of much faster charging. You just need the right accessories. Wirecutter shows us how.