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10 Reasons Why Your Smartphone May Be Charging Slowly And Possible Fixes by matrixx9(m): 4:17am On Jun 09, 2016
No one likes having a low battery on his/her device especially if your device charges very slowly.. You might purchase a new charger and discover that your previous charger works faster than the new one. I'll explain why this happens.

Below are reasons Why Your Smartphone may be Charging Slowly

1 Low Capacity or Bad Adapters





It's quiet unfortunate that many people are unaware of the fact that Mobile phone Adapters have different capacities.. If you want your device to charge very well. I recommend you use an Adapter that has a capacity of 2 amperes. An Ampere is the amount of electric current flowing in an electric conductor

How To Determine The Capacity Of An Adapter




In most Mobile Phone chargers the Output is 5v (5 volts) . So on your charger you'll likely see something like - " Output: 5v =" . After the = symbol, you'll see the number of Amperes for your adapter . The best and recommended adapter is one with this Label -( Output:5v = 2.0A). Make sure it's 2 A or above before purchasing.

Also note that if your phone charges slowly with your powerbank it could be because of the same problem. Check the number of Amperes typed on the label of the power bank

Weak Or Damaged USB Cord




Basically a USB cable is used for Charging and also transferring data so when you cut it open( ps- don't cut a working USB cable), You'll see a wire and also some fibres. The fibres serve as the data transmission material while the wires are for charging. Many people normally weaken their USB cables by constant twisting, stretching and turning. Avoid doing this to your USB cable . You can also check for cuts on your USB cable


Turning On Your Data While Charging



If you forget to turn off your data while charging, it will definitely reduce charging time. It's identical to pouring water into a s
leaking bucket. Once your device is regaining power /charging, the data connection uses up a lot of battery power so it acts as a leak where your device looses power from. Invariably, it will take a device longer to get to 100% when data connection is turned on.

Charging Your Smartphone with your Pc



If you’re using your PC to charge your phone, then expect that your phone is
going to charge very slowly. Even with USB 3.0, the standard energy
output is only 0.9A (0.5mA for USB 2.0). And that’s under normal
circumstances; any damage to your USB cable or ports can knock
that small flow of energy to even a lower amount . Likewise, if you’re using
wireless charging, for example on the Samsung Galaxy S7 you’re going to get a pretty glacial charge as well.
I'm not saying that wireless charging isn’t cool – it certainly is –
but we’re kind of jamming our heads against the laws of physics and safety at this
point . To cut a Long story short, it’s just plain faster to plug your phone in

Your Battery Is Bad



.There have been many instances of mobile phone manufacturers recalling for
whole batches of batteries. Search online to see if your phone’s
model came with a bad battery, and see if you can acquire a
replacement from your provider. Also, like your phone in general,
batteries can just get old and bad.
If you happen to own a device such as the Infinix Note , Tecno P5 or
Galaxy Note 4 , good news! If your battery has gone bad, you can
purchase a new one from Konga or Jumia and pop it into your phone right
away when it’s delivered. If you own a device with a non-removable
battery such as the Galaxy S7, Tecno W4 , or , Galaxy S6
though, you’ll have to send the device in to the manufacturer to get it
replaced.


You're The Cause Of Your Problem

Do you habitually play with your phone while it’s
charging?
A surprising number of smartphone users aren’t aware that the fact that the
biggest drain on their phone’s battery is the screen. Keeping that
gorgeous display lit up with high-resolution Facebook drama will use
up battery even as your phone soaks it up. If you combine this with
one of the other problems above, you might find yourself in a
situation where you are using battery power faster than your phone
can take it in.
If you need your phone to charge quickly, give it a rest while it’s on
the charger.


Background Apps Are Killing Your Battery

Although your screen is the number one battery sucker, you might
have some sneaky apps running in the background that are
constantly draining power, causing your phone to charge slower. In
addition to charging sluggishly, does your phone also feel like it runs
through its battery life faster than it used to? If so, this may be your
issue. Apps in Android often boot themselves up or run in the
background after only being opened for a moment. Although this
used to be a bigger problem than it currently is–Android is getting
better and better at efficiently managing resources–having a rogue
app or two can give your phone’s performance a nasty hit.
The easiest solution here is to grab a good task manager and check
it frequently to see what’s running when it shouldn’t be. When you
locate a misbehaving app, try uninstalling it and see if your battery
life and charge speed is improved over the next few days.


Your USB Port Is Blocked

If Your phone spends all day in your pocket or purse
with all manner of dust and particles. It’s common for a
USB port to get a little bit of that dirt lodged inside of it. If you
plugged in your charger without noticing, it may have packed the
obstruction in even deeper, which might be preventing your charger
from making a good connection.
Using a bright light and perhaps magnification, look around inside
your phone’s USB port for anything that shouldn’t be in there. If you
see something that obviously doesn’t belong, grab a thin, pointed
object and carefully try to remove it. Be very
careful not to damage any of the port’s components, or you could
end up with a bigger problem than you currently have.
I recommend using a plastic (not wooden) toothpick if you can find
one. Alternatively, giving your port a good scrub with a dry, brand
new toothbrush is a very effective and safe way to make sure it’s free
of any blockage.

Your USB port is damaged


It's possible that you may have
broken or bent a pin inside your phone’s USB port. At this point, you
should really consider taking your phone to a professional for repair. Take your phone by
a shop and get a repair job.



Your USB port is Corroded

Yes, you might also have some corrosion in there from sweat or
humidity. Corrosion is a little major problem, because it
creates a film over the connective hardware that prevents a proper
charge, but even worse, if you don’t get rid of it, it can keep eating
away at your device, causing larger and larger issues.
Once again, you should really consider professional help at this point. Going
forward, you risk voiding your phone’s warranty and doing serious damage to the
device. However, if you decide to take your phone’slife into your own hands, and
you are comfortable and familiar with the process of disassembling
and reassembling mobile devices, then you should know that many
corrosion problems can be dealt with using just white vinegar and
rubbing alcohol.
Disassemble your device to expose the area of corrosion. The
intricacies of this process outstrip the scope of this article and will
vary from device to device, so once again, unless you’ve done this
before , take your phone to a professional. For those
moving forward, most corrosion can be removed by using a cotton
swab dabbed in distilled white vinegar. Rub down all the corrosion
you see with a light touch, and be careful not to get vinegar into the
uncorroded areas. I probably don’t have to say this, but getting
vinegar into your phone is bad.
Once you’ve coated the corrosion with vinegar, wait 5-8 minutes,
then use the tip of a paper towel to remove the vinegar. Repeat this
process until there is no sign of corrosion. This accomplished, dab
the area with rubbing alcohol on the tip of a cotton swab and let the
device air-dry for half an hour. Reassemble your phone, and you
should be good to go!


I believe after all this you should get a faster charge


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Re: 10 Reasons Why Your Smartphone May Be Charging Slowly And Possible Fixes by matrix199(m): 4:25am On Jun 09, 2016
Very informative.

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Re: 10 Reasons Why Your Smartphone May Be Charging Slowly And Possible Fixes by DrRasheed(m): 5:12am On Jun 09, 2016
Woaw it is educative
Re: 10 Reasons Why Your Smartphone May Be Charging Slowly And Possible Fixes by absoluteSuccess: 5:22am On Jun 09, 2016
I got home run on the gist.

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Re: 10 Reasons Why Your Smartphone May Be Charging Slowly And Possible Fixes by Commentus2: 6:57am On Jun 09, 2016
A for...........
Re: 10 Reasons Why Your Smartphone May Be Charging Slowly And Possible Fixes by mrkings84(m): 7:06am On Jun 09, 2016
Ok
Re: 10 Reasons Why Your Smartphone May Be Charging Slowly And Possible Fixes by brunofarad(m): 7:07am On Jun 09, 2016
Ok

Re: 10 Reasons Why Your Smartphone May Be Charging Slowly And Possible Fixes by RitzyPrince(m): 7:10am On Jun 09, 2016
As useless as the "P" in Psychology sad
Re: 10 Reasons Why Your Smartphone May Be Charging Slowly And Possible Fixes by Raypawer(m): 7:13am On Jun 09, 2016
ok but i use itel china
Re: 10 Reasons Why Your Smartphone May Be Charging Slowly And Possible Fixes by seunlayi(m): 7:13am On Jun 09, 2016
Nice tips but thanks to Gionee marathon series


Team Gionee let me feel your presence

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Re: 10 Reasons Why Your Smartphone May Be Charging Slowly And Possible Fixes by mabeni(m): 7:14am On Jun 09, 2016
Thanks Boss!
Re: 10 Reasons Why Your Smartphone May Be Charging Slowly And Possible Fixes by deri4luv1(m): 7:15am On Jun 09, 2016
Background apps running is a big factor, some of these android apps continue to run in the background despite the obvious fact that you are sure you closed them, I didn't know this until I downloaded an app called '' SHUTAPP'' using the app, I realised I had about 40apps running in the background, after shutting them down and I charged my phone, my phone was fully charged within 1h30mins, meanwhile before it was 2-3hrs Download SHUTAPP from Google play store and thank me later, Cheers

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Re: 10 Reasons Why Your Smartphone May Be Charging Slowly And Possible Fixes by flokii(m): 7:16am On Jun 09, 2016
Another trick is to switch the phone to Airplane mode and see speed while charging..

I dunno how safe that is tho.. Buh I do it once in a while when necessary

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Re: 10 Reasons Why Your Smartphone May Be Charging Slowly And Possible Fixes by seunlayi(m): 7:22am On Jun 09, 2016
deri4luv1:
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Why booking space, this space has bn idle for almost any 15 mins on the fp

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Re: 10 Reasons Why Your Smartphone May Be Charging Slowly And Possible Fixes by matrixx9(m): 7:23am On Jun 09, 2016
RitzyPrince:
As useless as the "P" in Psychology sad
Na u make am useless ba

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Re: 10 Reasons Why Your Smartphone May Be Charging Slowly And Possible Fixes by globatop: 7:24am On Jun 09, 2016
Nice info for non tech savvy.
Re: 10 Reasons Why Your Smartphone May Be Charging Slowly And Possible Fixes by Moyanbe(m): 7:29am On Jun 09, 2016
flokii:
Another trick is to switch the phone to Airplane mode and see speed while charging..

I dunno how safe that is tho.. Buh I do it once in a while when necessary
the best is to switch it off if you expect no call.
I think USB cord used while charging also determines how fast your phone battery drains while using using your phone.
Though... I may be wrong
Re: 10 Reasons Why Your Smartphone May Be Charging Slowly And Possible Fixes by flokii(m): 7:37am On Jun 09, 2016
Moyanbe:

the best is to switch it off if you expect no call.
I think USB cord used while charging also determines how fast your phone battery drains while using using your phone.
Though... I may be wrong

Some phones take like forever to boot... So why I prefer Airplane mode (easier to undo plus faster charging)

you're right., cord determines charging rate, like length related to resistance or so..
Buh using the original cord that came with your phone will make charging faster compared to third party cords
Re: 10 Reasons Why Your Smartphone May Be Charging Slowly And Possible Fixes by Laveda(f): 7:47am On Jun 09, 2016
Urh...thanks..this would help..
Re: 10 Reasons Why Your Smartphone May Be Charging Slowly And Possible Fixes by adebrave1(m): 7:47am On Jun 09, 2016
The world of smartphones and foolish people.

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Re: 10 Reasons Why Your Smartphone May Be Charging Slowly And Possible Fixes by okazuu(m): 7:54am On Jun 09, 2016
what of me that use itel it1408 that it will be written on the screen that 8 hours to charge fully.i begin to wonder why will phone take 8 hours to charge fully don't know if it's only mine or all the 1408 behave like that.
Re: 10 Reasons Why Your Smartphone May Be Charging Slowly And Possible Fixes by Sniper4real(m): 7:57am On Jun 09, 2016
For my phone, I noticed that na when I dey browse that d charging goes faster
Re: 10 Reasons Why Your Smartphone May Be Charging Slowly And Possible Fixes by amclimax(m): 7:59am On Jun 09, 2016
This is as useless as the k in Knight
Re: 10 Reasons Why Your Smartphone May Be Charging Slowly And Possible Fixes by slap1(m): 8:03am On Jun 09, 2016
Very informative article. Thanks.
Re: 10 Reasons Why Your Smartphone May Be Charging Slowly And Possible Fixes by Segadem(m): 8:04am On Jun 09, 2016
Cool
Re: 10 Reasons Why Your Smartphone May Be Charging Slowly And Possible Fixes by slap1(m): 8:05am On Jun 09, 2016
amclimax:
This is as useless as the k in Knight

You are simply looking for an opportunity to use this expression because it probably makes you sound smart to yourself.

The post is very useful. Deal with it.

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Re: 10 Reasons Why Your Smartphone May Be Charging Slowly And Possible Fixes by slap1(m): 8:09am On Jun 09, 2016
okazuu:
what of me that use itel it1408 that it will be written on the screen that 8 hours to charge fully.i begin to wonder why will phone take 8 hours to charge fully don't know if it's only mine or all the 1408 behave like that.

Does it actually take eight hours to charge fully or it's just written like that? It's a 3,000 mAh battery but eight hours is quite long.
Re: 10 Reasons Why Your Smartphone May Be Charging Slowly And Possible Fixes by vickylincon(m): 8:12am On Jun 09, 2016
What happen if I cut off working USB cable
Re: 10 Reasons Why Your Smartphone May Be Charging Slowly And Possible Fixes by letsbet(m): 8:16am On Jun 09, 2016
There is no electricity to even charge phone nowadays..so...
Re: 10 Reasons Why Your Smartphone May Be Charging Slowly And Possible Fixes by vchykp(m): 8:22am On Jun 09, 2016
deri4luv1:
Background apps running is a big factor, some of these android apps continue to run in the background despite the obvious fact that you are sure you closed them, I didn't know this until I downloaded an app called '' SHUTAPP'' using the app, I realised I had about 40apps running in the background, after shutting them down and I charged my phone, my phone was fully charged within 1h30mins, meanwhile before it was 2-3hrs Download SHUTAPP from Google play store and thank me later, Cheers

tnx bro.... it worked, guess i dont hav any need using DU batt saver?
Re: 10 Reasons Why Your Smartphone May Be Charging Slowly And Possible Fixes by Emyben(m): 8:23am On Jun 09, 2016
matrixx9

Please, can this problem of mine be the cord which i just got on Tuesday from this public vendors or is my Gionee M3 battery finally spoilt?

i plugged in my phone to a power source,..lets say after some time, the battery level indicated 56%. Immediately i switched the phone off inorder to enable the phone charge faster, My battery level read 19% and it remained so.

Yesterday too, I plugged in my phone and after a power outtage, it was in 51%, i decided to plug into my power bank. At a point, the power bank got it to 64% but to my greatest disbelief, i checked it again after some minutes and the battery level read 22%

What is wrong please, the cord or the phone?
The phone has been charging okay oo till Tuesday this week.
Thanks
Re: 10 Reasons Why Your Smartphone May Be Charging Slowly And Possible Fixes by amclimax(m): 8:25am On Jun 09, 2016
slap1:


You are simply looking for an opportunity to use this expression because it probably makes you sound smart to yourself.

The post is very useful. Deal with it.
One man's food is another's poison but last tym I checked even kids of nowadays can relate to his write up

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