It’s been almost a decade since I started using Smartphone. Today, my life seems to be incomplete without a phone. Over the years, I have learned to fix certain issues like if the device is not charging properly by myself.

Though I am not know-all, I’m quite happy to keep my handset trouble-free using some handy tips. If your Android smartphone is not charging, you would love to give these tricks a quick try. Let’s head over the jump!

How to Fix Android Phone that won't Charge Properly

How to Fix If Android Phone is not Charging Properly

Clean Up the USB Port

At times, metallic surfaces inside the USB port, as well as microUSB charger, don’t make contact due to either continual usage or manufacturing defect. What you need to do to fix this is simply power off your smartphone, remove the battery and then use something like toothpick to clean up the USB port.

Remove Lint, Dust

On a few occasions, lint or dust was found to be the major reason why my phone was not charging. Hence, I always make sure to keep the USB connection of my device clean.

Switch off Your Smartphone While Being Charged

There are a number of power-hungry apps that drain the battery a lot. They continue to run in the background even if you have quit them. Therefore, power off your device and then try to charge it.

You can also read: How to Extend Battery Life of Android Wear

Switch Cables

You can try a different cable to check out if that works properly with your smartphone or not. There are too many third party cables that don’t work as expected. The major problem with most cheap cables is that they burn out too quickly.

Diagnose the Dubious Adapter

If the cable is fine and there doesn’t seem to be any problem, then you need to check the wall plug adapter. After the repeated use, the USB port tends to become a bit loose. At the same time, do check wall socket as well.

Check out Your Battery Pack’s Voltage and Amperage

If you are charging your smartphone through a battery pack and expect it to juice up your device fast, must check out its voltage as well as amperage. There are several apps like Ampere that can help you in checking the charging statistics for that charger, including the minimum and maximum load levels voltage and maximum current.

Water Damage

Make sure your phone is not water damaged. If your phone may have accidentally fallen in water, the battery might have been damaged. Check out this complete guide to fix water damaged phone.

Charge via Wall Socket

Charging through computer or laptop is a little slow as compared to a wall socket. Personally, I always charge only via wall socket as it’s a lot faster. You should give it a shot to see the difference.

Replace the Battery

Try to replace the battery of your Android smartphone. The battery may have either expired or may have simply worn out. It will most likely resolve the problem.

Don’t Compromise with Safety

You must never compromise with the safety. Make sure to never charge your smartphone near water or in too hot or humid conditions. While buying electrical equipment, must check out the much-needed safety standards.

Downgrade the Software

More often than not, software updates become a nightmare for battery life. I have gone through this horrible experience a number of occasions. Generally, it happens when you update an old device to the latest software version. Try to downgrade the software.

That’s all! I hope the tricks are able to help you in troubleshooting the issue. Let us know if they work for you.

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