How to charge a cell phone with a TV

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We’ve all been here before: you’re away from home and realize that you forgot the power adapter to charge your phone. If you’ve got your charging cable (or can borrow an extra one from a friend), you’re in luck!

Did you know you can charge your phone using a USB port that’s built into many TVs?

The USB is likely located on the back of the TV with the other ports. You may need to have the television set powered on for this hack to work!

To see it in action, check out the video above.


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Kevin Hurd is the editor of He loves the world of smartphones, streaming media and other digital gadgets. He's currently carrying around an iPhone 7 Plus.

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