How to fix a phone that won’t charge properly ?

Hello folks, when the phone is not charging it’s something that bursts the life. because it’s not only the phone it’s your communication hub and we understand how important this is for you. there can be many reasons for a phone (iPhone, Android phone, and Windows phone ) to stop charging.

Let’s understand the possible reasons Behind the Phone not charging problem and if your charges keep disconnecting this is the guide for you too.

Why is my phone not charging

Here are all possible reasons that could cause trouble. Please check all of these things one by one and get your phone charging again.

  • Broken or Unsupported Power outlet.
  • Debris or dirt in the side charging port
  • Damaged charging cable or non-compatible cable
  • USB Port is damaged
  • The charger is not compatible with the Phone
  • Hardware Failure in Phone
  • water contact with phone or charger
  • charger Keeps disconnecting

Now, let’s move towards step by step solution to get the phone charging again.

How to Fix Phone Not Charging Problem

1. Check the Phone Charging Port for Debris, Lint, and Obstructions:- One of the primary reason an iPhone won’t charge is simple. Something quite small can easily prevent a charging cable from fitting properly into the Phone. please try cleaning dust or anything that can block the charging space.

the very first thing you should do is check the charging port on the phone and look for any crud or build-up in there. Get it out there preferably with the help of Q-Tip, a toothpick, or a dry toothbrush. If you have a can of air, blowing it in there can help too.

2. Change the Wall Outlet or USB Port Plugged Into:- The next most common reason an iPhone won’t charge is of where it’s actually plugged into.

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Sometimes the wall outlet itself isn’t working or the light switch is turned off, so if you’re using a wall charger then change the outlet.

3. Check the USB Cable for Damage:-

Damage a USB charging cable will prevent an iPhone from charging. This can happen in some situations, and if the cable is fraying or torn, well, there’s your problem. If your cable is damaged, you need a new USB cable to charge the iPhone.

4. Reboot the phone:-

Rarely needed but sometimes it really fixes the software issue that basically refuses to acknowledge that the device is charging. This is rare

5. Phone was damaged and not charged

if your Phone has been severely damaged, it often won’t charge. Usually, a simple screen crack won’t make a difference but if the iPhone was hit by something hard it’s done and it’s not going to turn on or charge.

Another very common reason for phone not charging and power problems are water contact. dropping a Phone into liquid and not drying it out properly.

If the Phone has continuous excessive water damage and was not dried out properly and sufficiently, the Phone battery is often destroyed, and other electrical components in the mobile can also be damaged as well, which will completely prevent the Phone from charging.

If your android phone is not charging

The problem occurs in various degrees. Either your phone won’t charge at all when it is plugged in, or it will only charge very slowly (sometimes barely faster than it is discharging). It’s a very common complaint, so here are a few solutions.

1. Do-it-yourself USB port fix:– The quickest, maybe the easiest, and most successful solution, is to do a little repair on your actual hardware.

The problem is often that the metallic surface inside (Maybe) the micro USB charger is not making good contact, either through a manufacturing defect or because of the continual plugged-in and plugged-out charging cable. so please check and see if you can get that fix.

All you need to do is shut down the device, remove the battery if possible, and use something small, such as a toothpick, to ‘lever up’ the little tab inside the USB port on your Android phone and tablet. Do so very carefully and gently then reinsert your battery and plug it in again. Nine times out of 10 this is all that is required.

2. Remove blockage from charging slot:-

Most people keep their phone in their pocket of jeans and sometimes it’s the dust or blockage that came from your pocket and blocked the charging slot.

A Can of compressed air can blow out the offending irritants and get your USB connection back to normal.

3. Switch Cables:- The flimsiest part of a charger is the cable, not the adapter that plugs into the wall socket.

Apple users are particularly vulnerable here because Apple’s proprietary (and expensive) Lightning cables appear to have a life expectancy of around 15 minutes.

Clean your usb

But all cables have a tough life, and endless flexing and curling can take its toll. Substituting a random USB cable for the one that came with your phone is another shortcut to an enjoyable charging experience.

The easiest way to diagnose a faulty cable is to try a different one and see if that works properly with your device. If it does, you know the original cable was at fault. if it does not, that’s another potential reason we have ruled out.

Tip and Tricks

(Remember: Safety First) Don’t charge your phone near water or in excessively hot or humid conditions. Also, if you’re replacing a charger or cable, be wary:

the internet is stuffed with reports of cheap third-party chargers that went bang in the middle of the night or turned smartphones into toast. As with any electrical equipment, make sure that anything you buy complies with all the relevant safety standards.

for any other help and support please comment below and let us know so we can help.

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4 thoughts on “How to fix a phone that won’t charge properly ?”

  1. My ZTE ZMAX wouldn’t charge at all. It was my second phone of this brand and with the same issue, mind you. As it turns out though, the problem was only a charging terminal post needing a cleaning of dirt and dust. Took care of that and it worked straight away, it did. To think I was ready to take back to the vendor and make rather personal recommendations as to it’s uses. Thanks for your suggestions! You saved me from making a total arse of me-self ….. this time. ???

  2. How do I get a big ZTE phone that’s dead to charge because when I plugged it up to a charger it wouldn’t charge.

  3. James Preston Smith

    My ZTE Sapphire (Q Link N818S) will not charge the light comes on and that is it! I have tried various chargers etc. it will just not charge the light that used to light up when charging now blinks on and off!

  4. Brenda Betancourt

    My ZTE will kot charge at all.
    I noticed if I let the phone go totally dead it will not charge. If I catch it before it goes all the way dead it will charge this is my second incident of totally being dead can’t get no charge to take place now. It told me not to turn the phone on until it had a little charge so I left it on the charger charging until morning . But to late must of been going on and off with the light now no charge does not turn on no way to take the battery out. I’m lost

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