When your phone stops charging all of a sudden, it’s normal to panic but that doesn’t mean you should give up on the phone just yet. There could be many reasons why your phone will stop charging. Sometimes, these are problems that can be solved by yourself and would not necessarily need a professional touch. In this article, you’ll see some reasons why your phone is not charging, and how to solve them. These reasons are applicable to both small phone, Android, and IOS users.


The following are reasons why your phone may not be charging and solutions to fix them;

  • FAULTY SOCKET: The most common reason why your phone may not be charging is because of your power socket. It’s impossible for your phone to charge if there is no power going into your charger. To solve this, you just need to change your socket or check if it’s turned on properly.


  • INCOMPATIBLE OR DAMAGED CHARGER: These days, there are so many chargers manufactured by external companies. It is important to know which charger is compatible with your phone for it to charge. Maybe the reason why your phone is not charging is that the charger is damaged or the charger you got from a third-party company is incompatible with your phone. To solve this, all you need to do is make sure you get a charger that is compatible with your phone. Make sure to check the voltage of the charger if it matches the requirement of your phone and you are good to go.


  • LOOSE CHARGING PORT: The constant plugging and unplugging of your phone will make your charging port lose over time. The charging port will lose its firmness, causing your phone not to charge effectively. In some cases, it will not charge at all. To rectify this issue, it is advisable to give this to a mobile phone repairer. The port will be changed and you are good to go.


  • DIRTY CHARGING PORT: Accumulated dirt and dust in your charging port, can cause your phone not to charge. It is a normal occurrence and it happens often and so should not make you freak out. All you need to do is clean the charging port carefully with a toothpick, or with a blast of air. That way, you will clear the port so the charging cable can connect properly with the charging


  • DAMAGED CHARGING CABLE: If your phone is not charging, one of the reasons is that the charging cable is bad. This occurs if the cable has bent over time. The charging port can also be damaged if stepped on, slept on, or sat on. The only solution to this is to change the cable. You should also make sure that the cable type you get, is the same match as the charging port.


  • WATER DAMAGE: Mobile phone is a handy device, and so it is always carried around. The mobility and easy carriage of the phone makes it vulnerable to some damage. It can fall or it can get wet. In some cases your phone may not be charging because water has gotten into the charging port, causing it to be damaged. It is advisable to keep your phone as dry as possible before trying to plug it in. If it doesn’t charge after drying it, then it should be taken for professional diagnosis and


  • SOFTWARE ISSUES: If your phone’s software crashes, it could affect the charging. This does not happen regularly but to be on the safe side, it is advisable to always keep the system software up to date


These problems are the common reasons why your phone is not charging. If none of these was diagnosed as the reason why your phone is not charging, then it should be taken to professional repair service.

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