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    Phone does not charge, 7 solutions

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    After connecting the Android phone to the wall charging adapter e does not load, you might ask because the phone battery does not charge. It could be due to a malfunctioning cable, bad adapter or charging port. In this article we will look at every possible scenario and help you with a possible solution. The guide applies to all phones of all brands, such as Samsung, Xiaomi, Huawei, Honor, LG, Sony and others.




    Phone does not charge, 7 solutions

    Many still prefer to charge their Android phone using a cable, but wireless charging is becoming the technology most used by manufacturers and the most sought after by users. With up to 120W wired fast charging on some Android phones, you can charge your Android phone from 0 to 100% in about half an hour. However, what good is such a fast charging speed when the supplied charger fails to charge the phone?

    Sometimes, some malfunctions such as that of the phone's battery charge not working, are corrected by performing a simple restart. In your case, you don't have to restart your Android phone normally, but you have to force restart. This will simulate the effects of disconnecting the battery from the phone. If you haven't tried it yet, follow these simple steps:

    1. Press and hold the power button for about 10-20 seconds
    2. Wait until your Android phone turns off.
    3. Restart.

    1. Check the charging port

    This applies to older Android phones. Over the years, your Android phone's charging port may have gotten damaged. In this case the same does not detect the adapter and does not charge the phone battery.




    Another scenario can be water damage. Even though your Android phone is IP68 water and dust resistant, a few drops of water in the charging port prevent the device from charging. We recommend that you carefully clean the charging cable port and the phone port with a microfiber cloth.

    When you try to charge a phone in this situation, the operating system may also throw an error telling you to wipe the door first. Wait a few moments, let the moisture evaporate, then try charging your phone again.

    2. Check the adapter

    We recommend using the supplied adapter to charge your Android phone if you have one. That said, companies have stopped supplying the chargers in the phone's box. So you will have no choice but to choose a third party charger.


    Some people may be using cheap and unreliable adapters from third-party vendors or shoddy stores. You should only use third party chargers from reputable companies like Anker. Or buy a new adapter from the phone manufacturer.

    If you are using an old adapter, inspect it carefully. Has it become damaged or have you noticed changes in physical shape or size? Replace it with a new adapter and you are good to go.

    3. Check the cable

    Whenever we have encountered problems with our Android phone's battery charging, changing the cable helped us solve the problem. Over the years, the supplied cable may have broken near the connectors.



    Check the condition of the cable. If there are any signs of wear, be sure your Android phone won't charge. You have no choice but to buy a new cable at your local store. We recommend that you choose cables from reputable accessory manufacturers or phone manufacturers.


    4. High temperature of the phone

    After a heavy gaming session, the device's temperature may have risen exaggeratedly. In such a scenario, when you try to charge an Android phone, it will warn you to let it sit for a while. Let the phone cool down in a cold or dry place, then try charging it. Why is my smartphone overheating and how to fix


    5. Check the battery status

    All lithium-ion batteries have a limited life. It is the nature of the battery that decreases capacity over time. If you're using an older Android phone, your phone's battery capacity has likely dropped to 40% or 50%.

    Such Android phones will not last long on battery and fail to charge the phone. You can use third-party apps like AccuBattery and check the battery status from the app.

    6. Remove apps and games that consume a lot of battery

    The beauty of Android is that you can sideload third-party apps on missing phones from the Google Play Store. You may have installed some malicious apps and files from the web. Identify the apps that are not available on the Google Play Store and remove them from your phone.


    7. Use a power bank or connect it to your PC

    It is always advisable to buy a power bank if the adapter stops charging an Android phone. It can also be useful during long hours of travel. If you don't have a power bank, you can connect your Android phone to a PC and temporarily charge your device.

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