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7 Easy Fixes For Android Quick Charging Problems

Quick or Fast Charging is a feature with more recent Android phones, or even apps to get your battery back to where it belongs quickly. This feature makes sure that even if you only have a few minutes to charge your Android, you’ll still get the most out of it. This all sounds great, right up until it stops working.

Related: How to Increase the Battery Life for Android Phones

Whether it be the cable, an app, or even just your Android, something eventually steps in and causes a problem. If you’ve noticed your quick charging method isn’t working as fast as it used to, or just isn’t working at all, we can help. Starting from the top of the list, all the way to the bottom, these steps will make sure quick charging works for you again.

Please note, certain Androids will not take advantage of fast charging if your charger does not support adaptive fast charging, or if the screen is turned on.

1. Secure the Cable

You wouldn’t believe how many of these problems are caused by a cable not wanting to fit in right and do its job. Even if you’re absolutely sure your charging cable is fitted securely, pull it out, and put it in again. Make sure there aren’t any gaps that you can see between your Android and the cable.

If you’re using a wireless charger, make sure the charger itself has a sufficient charge by plugging it in and then letting it sit for a few minutes. After you’re sure everything is secure and operating properly, try charging your Android again.

Related: A Super Simple Way to Make Sure Your Android Device Is Always Charged

2. Reset Your Android

If everything is secure, maybe a quick reset will solve the problem. Make sure your Android is unplugged from all power sources. Power your Android down completely, and then wait at least fifteen seconds before powering it on again. Once you’re past your boot screen, hook up your charger, or place it on your wireless pad.

If it still isn’t charging fast enough or not all, there’s still more to try.

3. Let Your Android Battery Run Dry

Every once in a while it’s a good idea to let your battery run all the way down to 0% before charging it back to full again. If you haven’t done this before, or it’s been a few months, give this a try when you have the time on hand before charging again.

Make sure to let your battery run completely dry to the point where your phone shuts off, and then hook it up (preferably to a normal charger) until you reach 100%. The next time you need to charge your phone, try quick charging again and see if you run into any problems.

Note: This is a very generic tip and it’s recommended to check out your smartphone brand’s website for optimum battery health guidelines. Samsung, for example, advises its users to maintain their phone’s battery between 40% and 80%.

4. Pull Out or Switch Your Battery

This only applies if your battery is removable, or if you don’t mind voiding your warranty. If you can avoid it, I don’t recommend pulling out your battery if it isn’t meant to be removed.

Power down your Android completely, and then wait at least fifteen seconds. When time is up, remove your battery and let it sit for a few minutes before you put it back in. If quick charging still isn’t working properly, consider replacing your battery if it’s been underperforming lately.

5. Try a Different App

If you’re using an app to try and charge your Android faster than normal, why not try a different one? If you aren’t using it already, take a look at Fast Charging Pro:

Fast Charging Pro Download

If that app doesn’t work for you, Battery Turbo is another excellent choice:

Battery Turbo Download

If you aren’t already using an app to try and charge your Android faster than normal, try one of the two above and see if you notice any differences.

6. Replace Your Cables or Charger

Sometimes the solution to your quick charging problem is as easy as replacing either the cables or the charger itself. If you’ve already gone through the steps before this one, there’s a pretty good chance the cable or the charger is the problem.

An easy way to rule out your cables or charger is to try charging another device besides your Android. If you run into the same problem, it’s most likely either the charger or the cable at fault.

7. Employ the Full Troubleshooting Toolkit

At this point, if you’ve tried everything else, there’s something going on with your Android that’s causing the problem. Rather than detailing every Android troubleshooting step there is, take a look at our guide for the basics.

Once you follow all the basic steps, you’ll be able to use quick charging again without any problems in sight.

Conclusion

Quick charging is a great way to boost your battery life in as little time as possible. If it starts to fail, it’s good to have backup strategies to turn to, but you can still solve all of your quick charging problems with a little troubleshooting.

If you have any problems with quick charging that you can’t solve with the steps above, please describe your problem down below.

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2 Comments

  1. Hello Strider,

    Thanks for the information about Android fast charging. Your suggestions are all good checks.

    I have another very serious Verizon Note 4 problem that may be related to fast charging. I turned OFF fast charging and it seemed to help the spurious turn OFF of the phone.

    Here is the problem. Any suggestions or tips would be greatly appreciated. During use the “remaining use time indicator” shows the (supposedly) remaining battery life. This seemed to work fairly accurately; at 15% remaining time I would get a pop up reminder to charge and the phone would work until about 2-3% remaining, then would shut OFF.

    About 2 weeks ago I received a system software update to ver N910VVRS2CQB2. Now the “remaining use time indicator” is nowhere near accurate and I do not receive any pop up reminder about battery status. I now receive spontaneous phone shut OFF associated with the battery status display. Some times when the battery status display shows 40% remaining the phone will shut OFF, other times shut OFF occurs between 20 and 40%. The phone never goes below 20% before shutting OFF. Two things to note: I have several friends with Note 4 phones that started having the same problem after the system software update –so the age of the battery is probably not the issue. One friend even replaced his battery with 2 different new batteries (different manufactures) and still has the problem. Second, we turned OFF fast charging ( Settings> Battery> clear check box for Fast charging). That seems to help a little- now phone shut OFF starts around 35%.

    Any suggestions on what might be causing this problem and how to fix? This is very annoying, you are using the phone to talk, check email, internet browsing and you never know when the phone will go OFF!!

    Thanks

    1. whenever there is an update, there is a time of recalibration for certain things, battery life being one of them. It looks like it is a security patch, so there shouldn’t have been any major changes. I would recommend clearing the system cache to see if that clears anything that might be lingering from the install or something.

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