It can happen that the battery of your smartphone takes too long to charge to its full capacity or it doesn’t charge completely, or it becomes too hot while it is being charged… Are you familiar with these situations?
Well, the truth is that all these problems can have different causes, and these in turn can have many possible solutions, which are described below:
Pay attention to the USB cable
How can we check that our cable is functioning correctly? First of all, you have to see if it is stripped, has notches or signs of deterioration. If it doesn’t appear damaged, we have to connect it to a different power supply or device, such as a computer or tablet. If it connects properly, we can eliminate the cable as the cause of the problem. In case it doesn’t connect well, we will know that the cable is causing the problem and we will have to replace it with a new one.
Could it be because of the charger?
If the USB cable is working correctly but we still have problems to charge our smartphone, we should stop considering the charger as the faulty item, since it is also an accessory that may be damaged as time goes on due to overvoltage or overheating.
In order to verify the correct functioning of the charger, the best thing to do is to try to connect it to an unusual power supply to rule out the possibility of malfunctioning within the plug.
The best thing we can do to make sure is to connect several devices and verify if they charge correctly. If we see that the other devices charge but the phone doesn’t, we should consider whether the problem is the phone itself. Otherwise, if none of these devices charges, the problem could be the charger, so we would need to buy a new one, as we would do for the cable.
Is the battery functioning well?
If we have checked that the cable and the charger are functioning correctly, the problem could lie with the telephone itself, specifically with the battery.
But first of all, we must always remain aware of the fact that, if the smartphone turned off when it run completely out of battery, it is perfectly normal that it doesn’t turn on from the beginning, as many phones don’t turn on until they reach a minimum level of battery. If it doesn’t respond after 20 or 30 minutes charging, we should start considering the fact that the telephone can be faulty.
If your phone has a removable battery, it is advisable to replace it with a new one and try again. Of course, we always recommend to buy a genuine branded battery, since it is a very important component, so we shouldn’t buy batteries whose origin is unknown.
However, if the battery is not removable, the best option is to contact the Official Technical Service to get your smartphone checked and, where appropriate, repaired, whether it is still under warranty or not.
And that’s all about this post. We hope you find it useful and that you won’t have problems when charging your smartphone in the future.