While wireless charging is getting popular nowadays, many still prefer to charge the Android phone using a cable. With wired fast charging up to 120W on some Android phones, you can charge your Android phone from 0 percent to 100 percent in about half an hour. But what’s the point of such insanely fast charging speeds when the supplied charger can’t power the phone in the first place?
If your phone is not charging after connecting it to the wall charger, you may wonder why your phone is not charging. It could be due to a faulty cable, adapter, or charging port back. We will discuss every possible scenario and assist you with a solution.
1. Check the Charging Port
This applies to older Android phones. Over the years, you may have damaged the charging port of your Android phone. In this case, it will not detect the adapter and will not charge the device for health reasons.
Another scenario could be water damage. Although 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 carefully wiping the port of the charging cable and the port on your phone with a microfiber cloth.
When you try to charge such a phone, the operating system may throw an error telling you to dry the port first. Wait for a while, let the moisture evaporate and then try charging the phone again.
2. Check Adapter
We recommend using a supplied adapter to charge Android phones. However, companies have stopped providing chargers in the retail box. Therefore, you will have no choice but to choose a third-party charger.
Some people can get cheap, unreliable adapters from third-party vendors. You should only use third-party chargers from well-known companies like Anker. If you’re confused, it’s best to get a new adapter from the phone manufacturer.
If you’re an old adapter for several years, take a close look. Was it damaged or did you notice any changes in physical shape or size? Replace it with a new adapter and you are good to go.
3. Check Cable
When we ran into problems with charging on our Android devices, changing the cable worked for us. Over the years, the supplied cable may have snapped from the connector sides.
Check the cable condition. If you notice wear and tear from either side, Android won’t charge the phone. You have no choice but to buy a new cable from the market.
We recommend choosing cables from reputable accessory vendors or phone manufacturers.
4. Cool Your Phone
After an intense gaming session, the device temperature may have risen uncomfortably. In such a scenario, when you try to charge an Android phone, it will prompt you to cool down the phone first. Let your phone cool in a cold or dry place and then try to charge it.
5. Check Battery Health
All lithium-ion batteries have a limited life. It is the nature of the battery that the capacity decreases over time. If you are using an old Android phone, your phone’s battery capacity may have dropped to 40% or 50%.
Such Android phones do not last long on battery and cannot charge the phone. You can use third party apps like AccuBattery and check battery health from the app.
6. Uninstall Power Hungry Apps and Games
The beauty of Android is that you can install third-party apps on phones that are missing from the Google Play Store. You may have installed some malicious apps and files from the web.
Identify such apps that are not available in the Google Play Store and uninstall them from your phone.
7. Use Power Bank or Connect to PC
If your adapter stops charging an Android phone, it is always recommended to invest in a power bank.
It can also be useful during long travel hours. If you don’t have a power bank, you can connect your Android phone to a PC and temporarily charge your device.
Revitalize Your Android Phone
Android phones not charging can cause many unproductive hours throughout the day. Check out 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.