My Phone Won’t Charge – How Can I Fix It?

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Are you having a hard time charging your phone? Are you wondering why your phone won’t charge and what you can do to fix it? If you answered yes to those questions, then you’ve come to the right place because I will answer those questions and more in this blog post.

My Phone Won’t Charge?

My Phone Won't Charge

There are several reasons why your phone may not be charging after you have plugged it in, a few of the most common reasons include:

 

  • The Connection
  • The Phone Charger
  • The Phone’s Cache
  • The Phone’s Software
  • The Charging Port
  • The Phone Itself
  • The Phone’s Battery

 

The Connection Is Loose:

 

Connection Is Loose

A loose connection between the wall outlet, the USB wall adapter, or the charging cable, is one of the most common reasons why some phones won’t charge.

 

It’s very important that all the charging elements are secure when charging your phone. If everything is plugged in securely but your phone still isn’t charging, you should try using a different outlet.

 

You’re Using A Different Charger:

Using A Different Charger

When you’re charging your phone, it’s best to use the original charger that came with the phone.

 

If you’re going to use another charger to charge your phone, you should only consider using one that was made by the manufacturer of your phone that is compatible with your phone.

 

You should avoid using third-party chargers at all costs, some of these chargers may look exactly like the charger that came with your phone but they will not work the same.

 

If you’re using a third-party charger to charge your phone and it’s not charging, you should stop using it and use the original charger that came with your phone.

 

If you lost it, you can purchase a new one online or at a local cell phone retail store.

 

There May Be A Problem With Your Phone’s Cache:

 

Clear Cache On AndroidIf there’s a problem with your phone’s cache, you may be able to fix it by clearing the cache, this is due to the fact that this process clears all the temporary data that’s stored on your phone.

 

The temporary data in your phone’s cache may prevent it from charging and it may cause glitches.

 

The process of clearing the phone’s cache will differ slightly from phone to another.

 

If you don’t know how to clear the cache on your phone you can refer to these two blog posts:

How To Clear Cache For An On Android Phone

How To Clear Cache On iPhone

 

There May Be A Problem With Your Phone’s Software:

 

If the software that powers your phone has crashed in the background while your phone was asleep this may prevent you from charging your phone.

 

You can fix this problem by restarting your phone, so you should restart your phone then try to charge it again.

 

There May Be Some Debris In Your Charging Port:

 

Your Phone's Charging Port

If you’ve been using the same phone for an extended period of time it’s not uncommon for the phone to have some dust and debris in its charging port.

 

When this occurs, it has the potential to stop your phone from charging. If you are experiencing this problem, you should backup your phone’s data to the cloud or your computer.

 

Then you should turn your phone off and clean the charging port. This can be done by gently scraping the inside of the charging port with a toothpick.

 

You must move the toothpick around the inside of the charging port to loosen the debris then shake the phone and blow some air into the charging port to make sure all the debris has been removed.

 

You must be extremely gentle when you do this to ensure that you do not damage the charging port.

 

The Phone’s Charging Cable Or Adapter May Be Broken:

 

Phone's Charging CableIf your phone’s charging cable has been damaged, this may also prevent your phone from charging when you plug it in.

 

After plugin in the phone, if you notice that it’s not taking charge and you start moving the cable/phone around and it starts to charge momentarily when you hold it a certain way, this may be the result of the cable being damaged.

 

If this is the case, you should get rid of the cable and replace it with a new one which is compatible with your phone.

 

However, if you believe that the adapter is the problem, you can take your phone to a local cell phone retailer to have it evaluated.

 

Your Phone’s Software May Be Outdated:

 

If your phone’s operating system is outdated this has the potential to create some problems, in some cases, an outdated operating system may prevent your phone from charging.

 

If your phone isn’t charging and you’re using an outdated operating system you should update the operating system because this may fix the problem.

 

Factory Reset Your Phone:

 

Factory Reset Your PhoneIf you have tried the things mentioned above but your phone still isn’t charging, then it may be time to perform a Factory Reset.

 

However, before you perform a Factory Reset, you should back-up all the data on your phone.

 

You can back up your data via an external memory device or on the cloud, this is necessary because performing a Factory Reset will delete all of your personal data on the phone.

 

Replace Your Phone’s Battery:

 

Average Cell Phone Battery Life Per Charge

If your phone still isn’t charging after you have performed a Factory Reset, then you should consider replacing your phone’s battery.

 

You should only consider changing your phone’s battery if you’ve tried the other suggestions mentioned above and your phone still isn’t charging.

 

However, you should consider speaking to a technician before purchasing and installing the new battery in your phone.

 

It’s important to speak to a technician because different phones have different battery requirements.

 

Now you know quite a few different things that prevent phones from charging. So if your phone won’t charge, please feel free to share your experience in the comment section below.

 

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