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How to Fix an Android that Won't Charge Properly

By FonePaw | Feb 20 , 2016

Android won't charge properly? Device charge slowly? Do not assume that your Android phone charger and the battery and broken. It can be caused by other reasons, for example, havoc of USB cable, upgrade of software of Android version, and more. We have post five solutions on how to fix an Android that won't charge properly. Just refer to the list and figure out the reason. Try to solve the problem with the easiest steps.

 

Solution 1. Fix USB Port
Due to a manufacturing defect and frequent plugging into the computer, the microUSB port and the USB cable cannot make seamless contact. So, repairing the USB port can be the quickest and easiest way to solve the problem. Moreover, it is also the most successful solution. Here's how.

 

• Shut down your Android phone.
• If possible, remove the battery of your Android phone.
• Use something small, toothpick for example, to gently lever up the little tab inside the USB port.
• Insert the battery again.

USB Port

 

Solution 2. Clean the USB Port
There can be lint, candy, and dust in the USB port of your Android phone. A can of compressed air can blow out such things and clean the USB port so that it can get back to normal.

 

Solution 3. Try the Other USB Cable
Endless flexing and curling can damage the USB cable. First, diagnose your USB cable by trying a different one and see whether it works or not. If it doesn't, change other USB cables and have a try.

USB Cable

 

Solution 4. Replace a Battery
Lifespan of a battery is shortened as time goes by. The more often you discharge and recharge them, the sooner they'll need replacing. If you battery is still under warranty, you can claim for a free replacement.

Replace a Battery

 

Solution 5. Update/Download Android or Software Version
Software updates and Android system updates can destroy the battery life. Try to downgrade the Android device to an earlier version. However, sometimes an update is able to improve the life of your device battery. So if you are far behind on your Android application version. Check update by going to "Settings" > "About phone".

Upgrade Android Version


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