Smartphone on Android is not charging? 7 tips to eliminate the problem

One day, you put the phone for charging, but the battery was on zero, and remained. It is urgent to do something.

Many of us are not too taking care of the correct organization of the charging process. Why there - we even forget to control how this process goes: connect the phone to the cable and go through your affairs. And only after an hour or two, we notice with surprise: And the gadget was not charged.

You do not need to panic. It often happens that charging does not go for some kind of simple reason that can be eliminated on their own. And how exactly - we will tell now.

1. Restart the phone

Charging is absent because there is some failure when connected. If this is a one-time case, the usual reboot will eliminate it. All background processes will end, and with them the one that interfered with the connection.

To quickly call the power management menu, press and hold the power button. Touch the "Restart" parameter.

If after rebooting the charging has earned in normal mode, then the problem has been temporary.

2. Move the phone to safe mode

Safe mode - this is an isolated medium that limits the functionality of the phone only Software with which it has been supplied by the manufacturer. Any third-party programs installed by the user will not work in it.

If in safe mode the power on the phone is fed successfully, this suggests that some of the programs are to blame. Most likely one of those that were downloaded recently.

Delete the newly installed applications (at the same time those that are no longer using, and all sorts of suspicious, there is no bit on the phone) and connect the power source again.

To get into a secure mode on new Android, press and hold the power button. In the menu that appears, press and hold the "Shutdown" button. After the request is received, the phone will restart in safe mode. To exit the secure mode, restart the device again.

Android shells are arranged differently, and the transition to a safe mode on your device may occur differently. If it did not work out to be used by our instructions, check on the Internet, as is done for your phone model.

3. Use another cable / adapter / socket

If the cable or adapter have physical damage, they are unlikely to work. Sometimes the fault lies on the side of the power source - sockets, panibank, etc.

The easiest way to find out if the cable is the culprit is to connect the phone to the computer through it. Did you hear the familiar notification about connecting a new device? Then it's all right.

Once the cable is functioning, find out what is wrong with the adapter or socket. Remember to give preference to original charging accessories, or accessories from reliable manufacturers such as Anker.

4. Make sure that the lack of charging is not caused by a bug

does not show it) - this may be a bug. Installing the Ampere battery manager will give you the exact answer whether the phone is receiving power or not.

Ampere is an application that allows you to see the amount of energy consumed or received at any time. It also has other useful features: monitoring battery health, current voltage and temperature.

After installing Ampere, plug your phone into a power source, launch the app and see what it says. If, in fact, charging is in progress, but the icon is not displayed, this is a common software error. Usually fixed by a reboot or a factory reset. In rare cases, you have to wait for a patch from the manufacturer.

The reverse situation happens with phones Samsung : the device is not charging, but the charging battery icon is on in the notification panel. This is also a bug. Try updating your OS or doing a factory reset. If you do not want to download Ampere, try another way to check: turn off your phone and put it on charge. What indicator will be displayed - and believe him.

5. Clean the charging port

Good contact between the phone and the cable can be obstructed by debris in the charging port.

Inspect the phone port, remove visible debris. This is done with a dry cotton swab. Pushing it too far inward is not worth it, rubbing too hard.

Shine a flashlight. If the dirt is deep, try to pry it out with a toothpick or a SIM card ejector.

6. Maybe water got into the phone?

No need to wonder why this phone is not charging if it has been in the rain before or dived into the bath. After all, water is the worst enemy of all computer technology.

In a good way, a recessed device should not be powered at all until it is completely dry.

You can restore it after bathing in different ways - put it in a warm, dry place for a while, cover it with rice. Some even use a hair dryer, but in this case, you need to strictly regulate the temperature and make sure not to overheat the smartphone. On average, drying takes about a day.

After 24 hours, you can try to charge the phone. If no critical damage has occurred, power will be supplied normally.

7. Visit the service center

We give this recommendation in case you didn’t manage to deal with the lack of charging on your own. The service center will probably figure out what was the reason, and they will be able to eliminate it. It's lucky if the phone is still under warranty - then you won't have to pay for repairs. Otherwise, you will have to pay the cost of new parts and the work of the master.

Phones are powered by many small parts, and as cases get thinner, charging problems are more common. Folding Androids require special attention: their folding mechanisms are an additional weak point, which can be the reason for the lack of contact with the battery.