Your Android Phone Won’t Charge? Here Are 7 Fixes to Try

MakeUseOf | 7/16/2019 | Shubham Agarwal
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You probably don’t think much about the process of charging your phone: plug in the cable, listen for the little tone, and walk away. But due to any number of reasons, your phone’s battery might refuse to charge charge even when you swear you’ve done everything right.

Fortunately, you don’t have to immediately rush to a service center when this happens. Here are a couple of fixes to try if your Android phone is not charging.

Issues - Hiccup - Glitch - Cause - Reboot

Often, smartphone issues such as this are caused by a simple hiccup. To rule out that a temporary glitch is the cause, a reboot should be your first step.

Restarting your phone will kill all background services. This also refreshes your phone’s core components, in case one of them had crashed while performing a task. To perform a reboot quickly, simply hold the Power button and tap the Restart option.

Phone - Abilities - Reboot - Apps - Ones

If your phone’s charging abilities work properly again after a reboot, you should review all third-party apps and uninstall ones you don’t trust.

As a next step, try booting your phone in safe mode. Essentially, safe mode is a sandboxed environment that restricts your phone to just the software it originally shipped with. This means any third-party apps you’ve downloaded won’t run in safe mode.

Phone - Mode - Culprit - Service - Apps

If you’re able to charge your phone in safe mode, you know for sure that the culprit is a third-party service. Once you’ve confirmed that, consider any apps you’ve downloaded recently. One of those could be the cause of your charging issues.

Try uninstalling recent apps and any that you don’t trust or haven’t used in a while. Then reboot your phone normally and see if it charges again. If you can’t fix the problem with this method, a factory reset is the most efficient fix.

Mode - Android - Devices - Press

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