Top 7 Ways to Fix Android Phone Not Charging

Parth Shah

Many still prefer to charge the Android phone using a cable while wireless charging is getting popular today. With up to 120W wired fast charging on some Android phones, you can charge your Android phone from 0 to 100 percent in about half an hour. But, what’s the point of such crazy fast charging speeds when the supplied charger fails to juice up the phone in the first place?

Fix android phone not charging

After connecting your phone to the wall-based charging adapter and it doesn't charge, you might wonder why your phone doesn't charge. It can be due to a faulty cable, adapter, or charging port going back. We will discuss every possible scenario and help you with a solution.

1. Check Charging Port

This applies to old Android phones. Over the years, you might have damaged the charging port of your Android phone. In that case, it won’t detect the adapter and charge the device for health reasons.

Another scenario can be water damage. Even though your Android phone is IP68 water and dust-resistant, a few droplets of water in the charging port will prevent the device from getting charged. We recommend that you wipe down the charging cable's port and the port on your phone carefully with a microfiber cloth.

Android phone not charging

When you try to charge such a phone, the OS might throw an error telling you to dry out the port first. Wait for some time, let the moisture evaporate, and then try to charge the phone again.

2. Check Adapter

We recommend using a supplied adapter for charging their Android phones. That said, companies have stopped giving chargers in the retail box. So you'll have no option but to pick a third-party charger.

Some people may end up getting cheap, unreliable adapters from third-party vendors. You should only use third-party chargers from reputed companies such as Anker. If you are confused, it’s best to get a new adapter from the phone maker.

Check adapter

If you have been an old adapter for a few years, closely inspect it. Did it get damaged, or did you notice any change in physical shape or size? Replace it with a new adapter, and you are good to go.

3. Check Cable

Whenever we faced issues with charging on our Android devices, changing the cable did the trick for us. Over the years, the supplied cable might have gotten torn off from the connector sides.

Check cables

Check the cable condition. If you notice wear and tear from any side, it won’t charge the Android phone. You have no option but to get a new cable from the market.

We recommend that you pick cables from reputed accessories verndors or the phone makers.

4. Cool Down Your Phone

After a heavy session of games, the device temperature might have gone up uncomfortably high. In such a scenario, when you try to charge an Android phone, it will warn you to cool down the phone first. Let your phone cool down in a cold or dry place, and then try to charge it.

5. Check Battery Health

All lithium-ion batteries come with a limited lifespan. It’s the nature of the battery to degrade the capacity over time. If you are using an old Android phone, chances are your phone battery capacity might have reduced to 40% or 50%.

Check battery health

Such Android phones won’t last long on battery, and will fail to charge the phone. You can use third-party apps such as AccuBattery and check battery health from the app.

6. Remove Power Hungry Apps and Games

The beauty of Android is that you can sideload third-party apps on phones missing from the Google Play Store. You might have installed some malicious apps and files from the web.

Identify such apps that aren’t available on Google Play Store and remove them from your phone.

7. Use Power Bank or Connect to PC

It’s always advisable to invest in a power bank if your adapter stops charging an Android phone.

Powerbank

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.

Juice Up Your Android Phone

Android phones not charging may lead to many unproductive hours throughout the day. Glance through the troubleshooting options above and take the necessary steps to start charging your Android phone. In the process, do let us know which trick worked for you in the comments below.


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Parth Shah

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Parth Shah

Parth previously worked at EOTO.tech covering tech news. He is currently freelancing at Guiding Tech writing about apps comparison, tutorials, software tips and tricks and diving deep into iOS, Android, macOS, and Windows platforms.