If your mobile phone suddenly starts to charges too late or hardly at all, don't throw it away. Here's what you need to do to find its fault and fix it.
Have you ever left your cell phone plugged in to charge and when you get home hours later, you discover it's not fully charged? Leave it overnight in the socket and in the morning it is still at 50%? Before you think about crying it out and start shopping for a new cell phone, here's what you can do to solve the problem. problem, quickly and inexpensively.
First of all, if the drop in speed charging your phone is due to an old or damaged battery, there is nothing you can do but change the battery (or the phone). But if you notice a sudden change in charging speed, chances are the problem lies elsewhere and there are several things you can try to fix it.
Change it cable loading
USB cables take a lot of abuse, especially when you use the same cable for a long time. If you throw it everywhere, if you fold it with very tight corners, if you leave it exposed to temperatures (as in dashboard of your car) may be affected.
So, if your phone is charging slowly, your first step is to try a different charging cable. If your phone charges at different speeds depending on the cable you're using, it's a good idea to buy a new cable, better quality.
If you still use the slim USB cable that came with your old phone, change it. Newer USB cables are often thicker, meaning they are thicker in their copper wires and can carry more power through them.
Change the charger
If the cable is not at fault, try changing your charger along with the cable. If you are still using the charger you had from your old cell phone, keep in mind that it does not always work as well as the new one. Newer chargers often have higher output power that can charge your phone faster.
Check the socket
There are sockets on the market that, in addition to the classic male plug of a device, can also accept a USB plug. That is, they have USB outputs to charge a mobile phone directly. If you find that your phone is charging slowly in such a socket, it could be that the socket does not provide enough output power.
Check the output power of these USB outputs. Some of them provide only 1A current, which is insufficient for fast charging of your phone. Newer phones (with larger battery capacity) usually require 2 - 3A power, for fast charging.
The solution to this is simple. Just plug in your charger and see if the charging speed increases.
Check the charging port
The port may also cause slow charging of your mobile phone. Use a lens and look inside your phone port, using a magnifying glass if possible. Look for small particles that may be trapped inside. These particles prevent a good bonding and slow down the charging process. If you see something there, use a wooden toothpick or a small soft brush to remove the obstacle.
Close background applications
If your cell phone is charging slowly, it may be consuming by applications in the background. Add-ons that run without you realizing it can cause this problem.
Both Android and iOS have settings που μπορείτε να ελέγξετε για να δείτε ποιες εφαρμογές αποφορτίζουν περισσότερο την μπαταρία. Ανοίξτε το menu Settings and select Battery to see which apps you need to close.
If none of the above solves your problem then turn your attention to the battery. You can remove it and inspect it to see if there is any obvious damage, such as deformation, inflation, hole, etc. In newer phones the manufacturers have adopted the logic of the built-in and non-removable battery. Unfortunately you can not see them.
Even in this case, check for damage by inspecting the back of your phone. Look for a slight increase in the height of the battery. Another example of that the battery is to blame is if you notice that its energy drops unusually fast, even after it is fully charged.
Do not use your phone while charging
While tempting, do not use your phone while it is charging. Leave it alone while it is in the charger. Better yet, consider turning it off. It will charge faster because there will simply be no consumption during charging.
If your phone is charging slowly, we hope one of these solutions will help you. You may not have the fast charge you had when it was new, but at least you will find the fault and not throw it away.