If you have a smart phone like anyone else, chances are you are dependent on your phone for doing almost any sort of different tasks. But when your phone runs out of juice, it is the time when things start to get difficult. The real nightmare is when you notice phone not charging when you plug it in. If your phone is not charging, there might be software or hardware issues with your phone. But in most cases, a phone not charging status refers to hardware issues. In what follows, I will examine the most common hardware and software issues that may result in your phone not charging. So, if your phone is dead and it is not charging (!) read along.
Non removable battery phone not charging
As I mentioned before, if your phone is not charging, it is mostly due to hardware issues in your phone and it generally refers to the charger socket or the charger cable. However, there are other issues as well that may create inference in your phone and result in a state in which your phone does not charge once you plug it in. In what follows, I will explain some of the reasons, both software and hardware, that can result in battery charging problems.
Check the charger cable
If your phone has been charging properly so far and you have suddenly faced a situation in which the phone is not charging or it is not charging properly, the first thing you need to check and try is to plug in your phone with another charger and cable.
The important point here is that you should never use a cable and charger belonging to another phone unless it is compatible with your phone.
If your phone starts charging with the new cable, you can definitely conclude that the problem is either with your charger or cable. Try to ask a technician to fix your charger or just buy a new one.
If you have tried charging it with a new cable and the problem still exist, continue reading this article for other probable causes.
Check the USB socket
To check if the problem is with your USB socket, just plug in your phone ans smoothly move the charger in your phone. If you notice that phone connects and disconnects, the problem is definitely with the USB socket and it needs to be fixed or replaced with a new one.
The USB socket is usually damaged because of moist, not using original charging cable, or because you have been inserting and removing the cable incorrectly.
Fortunately, fixing a USB socket is not that difficult, but it is recommended to ask a technician to do it for you. Do not try to fix your USB port by inserting metal objects in it. You can just make everything worse!
In other cases, the USB socket might just be filled with dust and it results in issues with charging. In this case, you need to use special cleaners for electronic circuits to clear out the socket.
Charge your phone while it is turned off
Sometimes software issues may cause mobile charging problems. In other cases, your phone might be charging so slow due to software issues on your phone. To check if it is really because of software issues that your phone is not charging, try to turn off your phone and plug it in. If your phone starts charging properly, you can be sure that there is a software issue. In most cases, there is a problem with the operating system or one particular software is causing the interference.
Calibrate your phone battery
Battery issues can be another reason why your phone is not charging. In this case, the only solution is that you change your battery. But in some rare cases, battery issues can be fixed by battery calibration. If you are sure the problem is with the battery, it is worth trying the calibration process.
Reset your phone
In some cases, if you try to restart you phone, the charging problem will be resolved. Sometimes, your phone is frozen and when you connect it to the charger, it won’t charge or an error message is displayed. If this is the problem for you, try to reset your phone once and plug it in again. You can also hard reset your phone by holding power and volume buttons.
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