Charging problems has been a common issue most Android users deal with. When you plug in your phone to charge it, nothing happens. You go through the proper check up process, making sure both ends are plugged in firmly and properly but still it won’t charge at all.

Usually, doing that fixes the problem but this time, it still doesn’t work and now you start to panic. If this is what you’re going through right now, check out these few more tips to pinpoint why your Android device is not properly charging and what you need to do next to address the issue.

OPTION 1: Try a Soft Reset

A soft reset means simply turning your phone off and then back on again. Before you start doing anything else to troubleshoot the problem, this should be the first option to try. Certain apps that run in the background can affect the battery performance. By rebooting your phone, it allows your phone to work without these troublesome apps getting in the way.

OPTION 2: Try Another Charging Cable

The charging cable goes through a lot of twisting and may not be handled with care all the time. If it’s not connected to your device with ease, damages are more likely to happen. There’s a good chance that you have more than one cable lying around, so try switching cables to see if that identifies the source of the problem.

OPTION 3: Your Phone’s USB Port Needs a Fix

The constant plugging and unplugging might have moved some of the metallic surfaces inside your phone’s USB port. If so, good contact isn’t being made, and your phone will obviously either not charge or will charge slowly.

In this case, turn off your device and remove the battery. Ask a friend to light the port for you and with a toothpick (or something similarly pointed), level up the small tab in the port. Be very careful when you do this to avoid causing any permanent damage on your phone’s USB port.

OPTION 4: Time to Replace the Battery

Over time, bad battery maintenance habits can catch up with you. Sooner or later, you will need to replace the battery, but those bad habits can speed up the process. If you can replace the battery on your own, this could be the perfect excuse to get that phone you’ve wanted for some time now.

The obvious signs that you need a new battery are if it’s swollen or leaking. Take out the battery and place it on a flat surface and try to spin it. If it spins, even a little, it’s time for a new battery. Another sign that your battery is no longer working is that it won’t hold a charge anymore. This means battery life drops from 100% to 50% instantly after charging. If your phone comes with a non-removable battery, bring it to your local phone repair shop, since they have the proper tools to get it changed.

OPTION 5: Clean Out the Ports

No matter how careful you may be, you’ll be surprised to find how much dust and food crumbs can get into the crevices of your phone. This occurs over time you have been placing your phone in your pockets and in your bag where you have food or snacks inside as well.

If you can, use a can of compressed air to remove those dust and food crumbs within your phone. If not, try blowing into the ports. See if you can take out any debris that may have made its way in there.

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This entry was posted by Staff Writer on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 6:01:17 AM and is filed under Tech Tips & Tricks.

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