Is your Fitbit not charging and it’s driving you mad? Well, I too understand your frustrations.
Thankfully, I have researched some great fixes that you can try which will hopefully allow you to charge your Fitbit in no time.
This tutorial will also work for all models from the Fitbit Flex, Charge, Inspire, Ace, Ionic and everything in between! Lets begin!
Fitbit Not Charging – How To Fix (7 TIPS)
1. Clean The Connectors On Both Device & Cable
One of the most common problems for Fitbits not charging is a build up of dirt, dust and grime on the connectors of the Fitbit, and in some cases also the charger.
To fix this, you can easily clean the connector pins on both the Fitbit device and the end of the charge cable with a toothbrush or dry paper towel. Using a toothpick is also helpful to dislodge any dirt.
Once done, your Fitbit should now hopefully charge again and align properly for a secure connection.
2. Check Alignment Of Connectors
Another factor that can cause charging issues is the misalignment of the charging connectors. If you followed the above step, the connectors should now fall into place easily.
To see the best connector alignment for your particular Fitbit, you can see this page which has all the models and best practices of how to charge.
3. Restart Your Fitbit
If none of the above fixes worked, you can also try restarting your Fitbit as it may have encountered a temporary software glitch.
If you are using a Fitbit Charge, you can restart by plugging your device into a computer via the charging cable. From there, then press and hold the home button for 15 seconds or until the Fitbit restarts.
For restart steps for other models, you can see this handy guide. Once done, hopefully this step helps to fix the Fitbit not charging issue.
4. Try a Different Adapter Or Powerpoint
Another great fix you can try is to try and charge your Fitbit from a different powerpoint or power board. Also try and avoid charging from a laptop as these can sometimes not provide enough power.
Also charging from an alternative adapter connected to the USB cable has also been known to work in some cases. So if you have an Apple or Samsung adapter lying around, it may be worth a try.
5. Let Battery Charge For At Least 4 Hours
After spending some time in the forums, there were a few tips that said to leave your Fitbit charge for at least 4 hours before trying to power on.
This is done when a Fitbit hasn’t been charged for over a month as the battery can go into sleep mode or might be completely dead. So while it might not power up straight away, it may be worth giving it some time.
6. Ensure Your Fitbit Is Dry Before Charging
Similar to step 1, you will want to dry your Fitbit from from any sweat of water before charging. If it is still wet, this may prevent the device from charging.
7. Try a Repair Shop
If nothing has worked by this stage, it may be worthwhile taking it into a repair shop as it might need a new battery or to be repaired.
If any of the above Fitbit not charging fixes helped you, please comment down below as to what worked for you as it will help other users. Also, if you have invented your own fix, please also share as I will include it in upcoming updates. Thanks for reading!