Slow charging is one of the most common and annoying smartphone problems. It’s illogical to sit around and wait for your phone to charge in hours. This problem may not be found in new phones. However, in the course of time, slow charging became a reality that we have to live with regardless of what causes it. But don’t worry. In this article, we will provide you with the most important reasons for slow charging in smartphones and ways to avoid its occurrence.
1. The charging cable may be the cause of the slow charging problem
The charger cable is the first and most common cause of the slow charging problem. First of all, a worn cable causes a malfunction in conducting power properly. The reasons for its wear may vary; it may be the result of constantly twisting, or because a cut occurred in the outer part of it as a result of friction with the tables and chairs, or it might be of a low-quality, easy-to-break type, or other types of damage. Also, do not forget to check the two ends of the charger cable, as they are the most vulnerable place to damage. Therefore once any malfunctions of these are noticed, the cable must be replaced immediately.
It may not have any malfunctions, however; the reason may simply be that the cable is not of good quality. That makes it not conducting power to the phone quickly and in sufficient quantity. Beware of purchasing cheap charging cable available in the market or online; the cheap price usually reflects the low quality. Always buy the best quality products with a good warranty.
2. Check the charger input
Small dirt and dust usually accumulate in the charging port of a phone after a certain period of time. This dirt and dust have many sources but the main ones are the pants pocket and the atmosphere. The accumulation of dirt in the charger port causes slow charging. Dirt may prevent the charging port from properly connect with USB. which leads to reducing the amount of power that access to the phone. Well, you can clean it simply with a small stick or by taking it to a specialist.
3. Let your phone rest for a while
Yes, the phone needs a rest but not because it gets tired like a human, rather because using it while charging causes a slow charging problem. Some people play games while charging their phones, which leads to phone overheat. That may lead to damage to its battery. Therefore, we recommend not to use your phone while charging so that it charges faster and safer.
And add to that, if you can turn off Wi-Fi, Location, and Bluetooth and activate “Airplane mode”, or even close it completely, this will make it charge as quickly as it is possible.
4. The power source is also a reason for the slow charging problem
Some people charge their phones using other power sources, such as charging the phone through a computer outlet or they may use the wireless charging feature in some leading phones. And all these examples and the like are cases where the source of electric power is the cause. The best way to charge the phone quickly is to connect it with a cable and charger connected directly to an electrical outlet at work or home.
5. Check the charger head
After checking all the previous reasons and not finding the reason for slow charging, it must be ensured that the charger head is working efficiently. There may be malfunction or damage inside it so try another charger head of the same type with similar specs to see if it is the problem or not. Also, switching the charging heads when charging your phone may confuse voltage, wattage, electric current, etc. This causes slow charging as well.
6. Other reasons have to be taken into consideration
There are some other reasons that cause smartphones’ slow charging. which we must heed to avoid their occurrence; these reasons are:
- High or very cold temperatures: Moderate heat ensures faster charging to your phone. It also protects the phone battery from being damaged due to its sensitivity to heat.
- Old battery: The old battery is not working as it should be. They lose their quality over time. It is recommended to replace it after two years or more.
- Old version phone: Old phones generally have slow charging compared to modern phones. Modern phones not only support fast charging, they also come with super-fast chargers. Perhaps it is time to buy a new phone.