Is your Samsung phone not charging and you are about to take it into the store? Well, this is the article for you!
In this guide, I have scoured the web for fixes and solutions that you can try yourself to get your Samsung phone charging again.
These fixes will also work on almost every Samsung phone from the Samsung Galaxy models to the Samsung Notes and everything in between. Lets get started!
Samsung Phone Not Charging – Fixes & Solutions (9 TIPS)
1. Check Your Charge Cable & Adapter
When it comes to phones not charging, one of the biggest culprits are faulty or broken charging cables or adapters.
To troubleshoot your cable, you can inspect it all over and look out for any punctures, frays or exposed wires. If this is the case, it is likely that your cable has stopped working.
For extra testing, check if your Samsung phone will charge when using a different cable from a friend or family member. If your phone does charge, it is then the cable to blame.
Also if you are using a non genuine Samsung charger, these cables are very cheaply made and can have many internal problems that can’t be seen. So it’s best to stay away from these cheap cables.
2. Try Charging From a Different Power Point
If the issue persists, you can then try charging your phone from another power point. This is done as sometimes the power point may have stopped working altogether which will stop delivering electricity.
Also if you are using a power board, ensure that the board hasn’t been overloaded which will also prevent your Samsung phone from charging.
To see if the power board has tripped, you can look for an orange button which should be pressed in. If it is protruding, it means that the board has been tripped or overloaded. Simply press the orange button back in.
3. Clean Your Phone Charge Port
If the above solutions didn’t work, another great place to troubleshoot is actually the charging port of your Samsung phone.
This is done as the charge port, whether that be MicroUSB or even the newer USBC can fill up with a lot of dirt, fluff, lint and dust which can prevent a positive connection between the phone and the charging cable.
To fix this, you can get a toothpick, toothbrush, q-tip or a sim card tool to try and dislodge any build up of grime. You may have to get in there quite thoroughly as there can be a lot of dirt that has to be removed.
4. Insert Charge Cable In & Out
For an extra step from the above method, there have been several reports that inserting your charging cable then quickly removing it can also be a great fix. I would recommend todo this 10-15 times.
This is done as this action can also dislodge any build up of dust or dirt that may have built up on the copper connectors which may be blocking the phone from charging.
It is also good practice to clean your charge port frequently as dirt always makes its ways in from your pockets.
5. Restart Your Device
If nothing is working by this point, it may be worthwhile to restart your Samsung phone as it may be a temporary software glitch.
To restart your device, simply press the volume down button and the power button together for 15-20 seconds/ or until you see an Android or Samsung logo.
From there, the phone will then reboot which should hopefully remove any glitches causing the phone not to charge.
6. Blow Into Charge Port
Another great fix that you can try is to actually blow fiercely into the charge port. Ok, this one does sound a bit strange, but by doing this, you will remove any dust or grime that may have been missed form the above step.
It may be worth blowing into the charge port multiple times and as hard as you can for best results. This is a strange fix, but it surprisingly works for some.
7. Remove Samsung Phone Case
If you are using a Samsung wireless charger, you can still run into charging issues. One of the biggest problems are for those who have phone cases and opt for wireless charging.
To see if this is the problem, simply remove your Samsung phone case if you are using one and try charging again. This is done as some of the thicker phone cases can actually prevent wireless connection.
8. Apply Heat To Charge Port
Ok, so this is another weird one, but it has had some success for those in the forums. What you want todo is apply a low heat source to the charge port to try and remove any excess moisture or water.
Using a hair dryer on low is a good place to start and only apply heat for a couple of minutes. Be carful not to overheat your phone as it may cause some internal damage.
9. Upgrade Or Downgrade Android
Another fix to the charging issue is actually by upgrading to the latest Android version. To do this, you can goto Settings > Updates and check for any recent Android firmware updates that might fix any charing issues.
Alternatively, you can also downgrade your phone which has also been known to work in some rare instances. Todo this, you can view this tutorial which is quite technical.
10. Take It To The Samsung Store
If nothing is still working, it may be best to go into your local Samsung store and get the technical support team to have a look at your phone.
Hopefully this fix it guide on the Samsung phone not charging has helped you. If it has, please share down below the fixes that helped you. Alternatively, if you have come up with your own fix, also please share below as it will help other Samsung phone users. I also will include any fixes that do work in future updates.