Charging the phone is what many smartphone owners suffer from. Even the presence of a high-quality charger with USB Type-C does not mean that your smartphone will charge quickly and charge at all: putting the phone on charge in the evening, by the morning you can easily find that it is only half charged. And the point, as you understand, is not in the disconnection of electricity – just at one point, the device stops receiving energy, despite the connection to the outlet. You may also notice this when you connect your smartphone to a charge in the middle of the day. What to do in such a situation? There are several ways to solve the problem.
How to properly clean the charging connector
The first thing to do is to clean the charging connector, and not sin on the accessories. The process may be interrupted due to debris and dust in the phone connector. Before you remove the dirt from Type-C (and any other), you need to turn off the phone.
- The port must be cleaned with a toothpick or paperclip: gently pick up the accumulated dirt and pull it out.
- Try to collect dust along the edges of the connector, but do it extremely carefully, without strong pressure.
- Using a can of compressed air, of course, is not worth it: so you push the garbage further and compact it, which will make it difficult to remove it.
- Gently pull out the trash while holding your phone tilted.
It is almost impossible to protect yourself from debris entering the charging connector. The best way is to clean it from time to time without waiting for interruptions during charging. To do this, it is best to use special tools.
The charging connector is loose
Unfortunately, despite the obvious advantages of the Type-C connector compared to MicroUSB, it is still haunted by old sores. For example, low reliability: if your phone began to have problems with charging after a year, then this indicates that it is in the port itself. What are the causes of a faulty USB connector?
- It begins to stagger, moves away, and the inserted cable is removed/inserted too easily and without the usual click.
- If in the process of charging the phone begins to blink and flounder, and you have to put something under the connector, then the matter is in it.
- The cable has to be pressed as tightly as possible to start charging.
To make sure that the connector in the phone is faulty, you can connect another charger: if it is inserted loosely, and the charging passes intermittently, then the connector in the phone is faulty.
The phone won’t charge – Reasons
In the connector itself, the fixators may be faulty: surely you paid attention to the fact that there are “teeth” inside from above and below. So, they can sometimes fall, although they should be raised. What should I do?
- You can fix this with a thin needle: try to touch this “tooth” with the end of it and bring it to a normal position. Remember that at this time the smartphone must be turned off.
- Contacts inside the connector can change their position. Over time, they wear out, as a result of which they do not come into close contact with the cable. They can also be straightened with a needle, but this must be done extremely carefully.
- The power controller in the phone may fail: you will not be able to find out on your own – you need to contact the service centre for diagnostics.
Charging from the phone stopped working
There are other reasons why the phone may stop charging or charging is interrupted halfway through.
- Pay attention to the state of the battery in the phone: if it quickly sits down, suddenly turns off or the percentage of charge drops sharply, then you should replace the battery. This is done after about 2-2.5 years of smartphone use.
- Check the firmware version in the phone: you should not install it immediately, it is better to wait for feedback on its work. Try not to use custom firmware – perhaps the problem is just in the software version.
- Cable or adapter breakage. Use only quality charging accessories and study the specifications carefully. If you encounter a problem, just plug in another charger – probably the problem will disappear.
In most cases, problems arise exclusively with wired charging. If none of the methods helped you, just put the smartphone on wireless charging – it should work. The fact is that the two modules are not related to each other in any way and one of them will work. Wireless charging is not the fastest way, but it is reliable enough and will always help out if the cable or connector in the phone is faulty.