How to Fix Galaxy S7 Won’t Charge

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"I recently noticed that my phone won't charge. I plugged it in overnight, but it was only at 35% when I woke up the next morning. I unplugged it and then plugged it back in and it still won't charge. I thought the problem might be the battery, so I replaced it with a similar battery, but it still won't charge. Can you help?"

A lot of Samsung device users have reported that their devices won't charge even when it is plugged into the power source correctly. Although sometimes this problem can indicate a damaged battery, some users are certain the problem is not the battery, like the email we received from one of our users seeking help. Here we offer you some of the most effective solutions for a device that won't charge.

Method 1: Do A Force Reboot

This problem could indicate that the system has crashed and may need to be revived. The best way to do that is to force reboot the device. To do that, press and hold the Volume down key and the power key together for about 10 seconds. The device will reboot normally and begin charging normally again.


Method 2: Check the Charger and USB Cable

If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the device or the battery, the first thing to check is the power adapter and the cable you're using. Check if the cable you're using is broken or bent along its length. If the cable is damaged you may need to purchase a new USB cable or the complete USB cable and adapter set. Your device will also not charge if the adapter is damaged or broken.


Method 3: Check USB Port on the Phone

If after changing the charger and the USB cable on your device and even rebooting the device, your phone still won't charge, you might want to check the USB port on the device. check if the port has dirt and debris that could be causing the device to fail to charge. If the port is dirty, take a moment to clean it.


Method 4: Try Using A Wireless Charger

Before you attempt to fix the device or replace the battery, there is one last thing you can try to do; try using a wireless charger. This can work if the problem is the charging port and not the battery or another hardware issue.


Method 5: Attempt to Charge the Phone While Turned Off

Sometimes the battery can fail to charge properly when it is running or if apps are running in the background. Therefore try turning off the device and then connect it to the charger. You should see the charging symbol on the device. If you do, then there is nothing wrong with the hardware. Let the battery charge for a while before trying to turn it on. But if the phone doesn't charge even when powered off, then it is likely that the charger could be damaged.


Method 6: Attempt to Charge the Phone in Safe Mode

Faulty third-party apps could also be causing the device to fail to charge. To determine if third-party apps are to blame, follow these simple steps to put the device in safe mode; Step 1: Turn off the device and then hold the power key until you see the Samsung logo on the screen. Step 2: Release the power key and then press and hold the volume down key until the device restarts. Step 3: Release the key when you see "Safe Mode" at the bottom of the screen. Now attempt to charge the device in Safe mode. If it charges normally, you may have to uninstall some of the third-party apps on the device.

Method 7: Try A Professional Tool With One Click

If all the solutions above fail to get the device to charge properly, it is time to consider that something could be wrong with the Android OS. The only solution, in this case, is to use an Android OS repair tool like iMyFone Fixppo for Android. It is designed to get into the OS and resolve any software issues that could cause your device to fail to work properly.

  • It can fix various Android system issues such as Android device Won't Charge, touch screen not working, the device is frozen, stuck on logo screen, white and black screen, the device won't update, etc.

  • It is trusted by many individuals and websites. Many have already tried Fixppo for Android and can solve various complex Android system issues.

  • It supports plenty of Android devices and is also compatible with different Android OS versions.

  • It offers a user-friendly interface and on-screen instructions for most users who do not know about Android technology.

Step 1: Download and install iMyFone Fixppo for Android on your computer and launch the program. Click "Start" to begin and in the next window, provide all the necessary details about the device.fixppo-android-guide-2Step 2: Take a moment to ensure that all the details about the device are correct and then click "Download firmware" to allow the program to download and extract the necessary firmware for the device.fixppo-android-guide-3Step 3: Now connect the problematic device to the computer and double-check the details you provided about the device. Follow the procedure on the screen to put the device in download mode.fixppo-android-guide-5Step 4: Once the device is on download mode, the program will immediately begin fixing the device. Ensure that the device remains connected until the device restarts. Once it restarts, the device will function normally and should charge without any issues.fixppo-android-guide-8


The next time your device fails to charge, check all the hardware components involved in the charging process as described in the solutions above. It is also important to note that the problem could be caused by a software glitch. Select a solution from the ones listed above to fix the device and then follow the instructions until the device is fixed. Port your comments and questions in the comments section below and we'll do our best to help.


By  Miller Walton , to Android Issues

Posted on Sep 29, 2019  ( Updated: Oct 15, 2019 )