Many still prefer to charge the Android phone using a cable as wireless charging is becoming popular today. 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’s the point of such crazy charging speeds when the supplied charger fails to charge the phone in the first place?
After you have connected your phone to the wall charging adapter and it is not charging, you might be wondering why your phone is not charging. This could be due to a faulty cable, adapter, or charging port. We will discuss all possible scenarios and help you with a possible solution.
1. Check the charging port
This applies to older Android phones. Over the years, you might have damaged your Android phone’s charging port. In this case, it will not detect the adapter and charge the device for health reasons.
Another scenario can be water damage. Even if your Android phone is IP68 water and dust resistant, a few drops of water in the charging port will prevent the device from charging. We recommend that you carefully wipe the charging cable port and your phone port with a microfiber cloth.
When you try to charge such a phone, the operating system may generate an error asking you to dry the port first. Wait a moment, let the moisture evaporate, then try to charge the phone.
2. Check the adapter
We recommend that you use a supplied adapter to charge their Android phones. That said, companies have stopped providing chargers in the retail box. So you will have no choice but to choose a third-party charger.
Some people may end up getting cheap and unreliable adapters from third party vendors. You should only use third-party chargers from reputable companies such as Anker. If you are confused, it is best to get a new adapter from the phone manufacturer.
If you have been using an old adapter for a few years, inspect it carefully. Has it been damaged or have you noticed any change in body shape or size? Replace it with a new adapter and you are good to go.
3. Check the cable
Whenever we have encountered charging issues on our Android devices, changing the cable has done the trick for us. Over the years, the supplied cable may have been torn from the sides of the connector.
Check the condition of the cable. If you notice wear on any side, the Android phone will not be charged. You have no choice but to get a new cable on the market.
We recommend that you choose cables from a reputable accessory manufacturer or phone manufacturers.
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4. Cool down your phone
After a long gaming session, the temperature of the device may have risen uncomfortably. In such scenario, when you try to charge Android phone, it will warn you to cool down the phone first. Let your phone cool down in a cold or dry place, then try charging it.
5. Check battery health
All lithium-ion batteries have a limited lifespan. It is the nature of the battery to degrade capacity over time. If you’re using an older Android phone, chances are your phone’s battery capacity has been reduced to 40% or 50%.
These Android phones will not last long on battery power and fail to charge the phone. You can use third party apps like AccuBattery and check battery status from within the app.
6. Remove power hungry apps and games
The beauty of Android is that you can load third-party apps on phones that aren’t in the Google Play Store. You may have installed malicious apps and files from the web.
Identify those apps that are not available on Google Play Store and remove them from your phone.
7. Use power bank or connect to PC
It is always advisable to invest in a power bank if your adapter stops charging an Android phone.
Give juice to your Android phone
Android phones that won’t charge can lead to many unproductive hours throughout the day. Go through the troubleshooting options above and take the necessary steps to start charging your Android phone. In the process, let us know which trick worked for you in the comments below.
Last updated on November 11, 2021
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