Again in another series of Most Basic Tech Solutions, we are going to look into the basics information to manage charging error on iPhone and Android Smartphones. Your device can only be useful when it can save power and use it optimally. But for the case where the rate of charging is poor or worst of it all, not charging at all, you can be frustrated and seriously disappointed.
There are more than enough reason for your Smartphones to malfunction in the area of power storage and conservation. This short but informative piece will teach you what exactly you are to do to handle the situation.
Charging error responses
Many devices, be it Apple or Android are prone to charging error problems. These error responses are mainly to inform you that your device software or hardware is malfunctioning. This though might not be an exactly big issue, and could be handled easily if you know how.
Whenever your phone consistently make power contact and disconnect almost immediately, the device gives a beeping response that power has been disconnected and this mean your device could no longer continue to store energy for future usage. Some devices vibrates to call your attention to the disconnection while some just give a sound alert. Most phones are built that way to help users determine the charging condition of their phone and I must tell you, it’s helping.
Possible causes of charging difficulties
Did you know that the way you use your phone determine how better it continue to perform with time? Yes, that’s just the blunt truth. Fault development on phone can simply be traced to usage and design. Some phones are designed to accommodate mechanical impact while others are built to fight malware, similarly, some can do both but the continual performance still lead to users experience on usage.
How to handle and avoid charging error on Smartphones?
Regardless of your expertise on phone management, some devices will still malfunction if you don’t know the basic to handle the hard and soft components of the phone. Highlighted below are some of the basic information you need to know to store energy for future use with ease.
Examine the USB port
The USB port is the junction where the charger and the phone makes contact for charging (or other related connectivity options, like connection to PC). This port can be somehow pushed down due to constant careless use. Most people enjoy holding their phones while charging and while you’ve held it up, the charger cable tends to exert tension on the port plate, pushing it downward. This is not a good condition for charging your device battery because the USB port plate misses contact with the charger charging plate and as you will always have it, disconnection is imminent.
Solution: Find a toothpick or a needle to carefully raise up the Micro-USB port plate to a very slight degree. Be sure you are not pressing hard on the port plate when doing this.
Clean off dirt and dust from the USB port
Yes, most of us position our phone directly into the pocket. This pocket is the same location for tiny particles we unknowingly left inside the pocket. These tiny particles often seal up the expose surface necessary for contact on your phone charging port plate. Until it is removed, your device might still face charging risk.
Solution: A tiny brush or a used toothbrush can be used to brush off these tiny dirt. You then blow through it after brushing. This may go a long way into solving your device charging issues.
Examine the connecting cable
Most chargers have a connecting cable that attaches to the charger adapter and then to the phone. Be it Android or iPhone, there are a good number of these devices that employ the use of USB cable to charge the phone. This USB cable can be faulty, careful examination of it can take you a long way to solving the charging error.
Solution: Test this same charger cable for other mobile devices to know what exactly is wrong.
Check the charger adapter
The charger adapter may as well be faulty, you may not know until you try replacing the adapter for another one. This will guide your examination of the cause for charging error. Most devices look intact but totally out of use.
Solution: Consider a replacement for this adapter to know what exactly is wrong and how quickly to deal with it.
If you try any of these recommendations anytime you are faced with charging problems, these basics will work if the case is not as serious and in the case of more problematic condition, seek the assistance of a professional phone technician. Nevertheless, these few tips have a whole lot to do with your device charging frequency and you just have to keep them in mind for today and the future.