It is a problem that many of us have experienced at some point – at the end of a long day, the phone is on the verge of dying. You come home, plug in and … nothing happens. It may be frustrating enough, but trying to diagnose the problem may be even more so.
There are some problems that may arise – the device may refuse to load completely or simply, and it can simply be charged very slowly. Sometimes so slow that it actually uses force faster than it gets. If you experience any of these problems, we have found some ways to diagnose battery solutions and help you fix the problem.
Ampere is a really good tool for checking if the phone is charging and how much it charges. The e identifies as much power as is taken from your device when it is being charged. Because of this, not only is the app good to see if your phone is charging at all, but also to see which charging method is best.
If the number in the app appears green, the device is loaded, but if it is an orange minus number, your device uses power. Try to use the app when you have completed the steps below and see what changes occur.
Try Another Power Source
It is quite possible that your phone or charger is not the problem at all, but rather the power outlet you are trying to charge. If you are trying to load from the wall, try another outlet or charge directly from your computer. If you are charging from a USB port on your computer, switch to another port or try to use a wall adapter. If your device starts charging when you change power sources, you have found the problem and you may need to look at hiring an electrician or getting your computer fixed.
Checking the charging cable
There are two components you should check before starting the device restart and trying to fix the USB port – the wall adapter and the charging cable. The charging cable is the common charging problem, which makes sense – they endure a lot of repackaging and repackaging, bending and people trying to plug them into strange angles. All these things can damage the cable.
The risk is that you have some charging cables lying around, so try to replace the cable to see if it helps. If you have no other cable to test, you may want to borrow one before moving on to a more drastic step.
Check the wall adapter
The second component to be checked before you start touching the phone is the wall adapter. This is especially true if you use an adapter where the cable can be removed. It is certainly possible that the USB port on the adapter might have broken.
As with the cable, the easiest way to check if the adapter is incorrect is simply to try charging with a new adapter. But if you do not have access to another adapter, you can also try to connect to your computer. If it is charged with the same phone and cable, the risk is that the adapter is faulty (even if you may want to try several electrical outlets!).
Turn off the phone
If you play a graphically intense game when you try to charge the phone, the phone may use the power faster than getting it, which seems to be unloaded. If you turn off the phone when it is charging (or at least turns off the screen), there is little chance that you can use power too quickly. Even if you just switch to airplane mode, you can quickly accelerate the charging time.
Check the USB socket
When the cable and adapter have been excluded as a problem, it is time to move on to the more technical things. The problem is often the small metal connector in the USB port, which can be slightly bent in a way that does not make the correct contact with the charging cable.
To fix this, turn off the phone and remove the battery if you can. Then take a pin or something similar in size and straighten the small tab in the USB port of your phone. Make sure you are not too rough with this process – you can stop doing more harm than good. Then replace the battery, turn on the unit and try to recharge.
Another possible problem may be something in the USB port, as a pocket. Getting a can of compressed air and blasting everything in the USB port out there should solve the problem if it really is the problem.
Replace the battery
If you've come to a point where the battery dies, it may be time to think about buying a new phone. If it is not an alternative, the battery may change.
Sometimes faulty batteries are easy to diagnose because they leak battery fluid or start bulging a little. Of course, most of today's phones do not have removable batteries, so if you do not have any of the few models that do – say something like the LG V20 – you will probably actually take the phone to a workshop to see if they can look at the entire battery deployment situation for you.
Update or roll back your OS
Changes to the software running on your device can have a greater impact on battery life than you might think. While new versions of Android are generally optimized to save battery life, phones that are a little older sometimes cannot handle the new software and how it handles battery life.
If you find that the charging problem started about the same time as a software update, you may need to roll back to an older version of Android – but remember that the installation of the latest operating system always keeps the device safer. There are plenty of guides out there to help you roll back on your version of Android, and you may need some technical know-how.
Alternatively, if you're running an older version of Android, it's worth upgrading to see if it helps with the charging issues.
Have you tried any of these methods? Do you have any other suggestions that can help? If so, let us know your thoughts in the comments below!