“Why is my wireless charger blinking blue? What does it mean?”
“My wireless charger is flashing blue and green, and then red.”
A wireless charger could be blinking blue, green, red, yellow, and white when you put a phone onto it to charge. Different color lights blinking have different meanings and issues.
In this post, we’ve covered the wireless charger flashing blue issues, including what the flashing blue light means and solutions to solve it.
Table of Contents:
- #1. Why Is Your Wireless Charger Blinking Blue? What Does It Mean?
- #2. Why Is Your Wireless Charger Blinking Blue and Green? What Does It Mean?
- #3. Why Is Your Wireless Charger Blinking Blue and Red? What Does It Mean?
- #4. How to Solve the Light Flashing Issue?
Note: Most wireless chargers in the market have the same LED light colors. Some might be different in some countries. So in this post we are discussing the most common LED status. If you’ve encountered a different LED light status, add it to your comment blow. We will try to figure it out and add it to the content below.
Some wireless chargers have been reported with this LED light blinking blue issue, including Samsung, Blackweb, Onn, etc. The mostly affected phones include Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Note 8, S6, S7, S8, S9, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 8, Motorola phones, LG phones, etc.
What Does Wireless Charger Blinking Blue Mean
Your wireless charger blinking blue could mean there is an issue or it’s just a normal process. For example, a Samsung fast wireless charger will blink blue for 1-3 seconds when you first put a phone onto it for charging, and then it will turn solid green.
But if the blinking blue status happens a lot, the wireless charger flashing blue means there are issues detected and the charger will not charge your phone correctly. Mostly it’s a connection issue.
Why Is the Wireless Charger Flashing Blue
So why is the wireless charger blinking blue? What causes this issue? Many things could cause your wireless charger flashing blue. Blow are the most common causes.
1. Coils misaligned. You didn’t put the phone in the exact right center of the wireless charger so the phone and the charger could not line up correctly.
2. Inner corruption or conflict. The wireless charger may have inner corruption or conflict.
3. Wrong or faulty USB cable or power adapter. You use a cheap or faulty USB cable or power adapter to power up the wireless charger.
4. Phone cases and foreign objects. Your phone cases may not support wireless charging, and – objects like magnetic mounts, cards, metal materials, etc. between the phone and the wireless charger will cause bad connection of the wireless charging.
5. Corrupted system cache. Your phone may have the corrupted system cache issue, especially if it’s more than 1 year old. This could cause the wireless charger flashing blue.
6. Problems with the over the air update. You update your iPhone or Android phone over the air and there may be problems affecting wireless charging, which cause the wireless charging pad blue light blinking.
7. Vibration mode. When your phone is in the vibration mode, it may shift position when it gets too many notifications and calls, which will cause disconnection of the charging and the wireless charger will blink blue.
8. Fast wireless charging mode. In some cases, the fast wireless charging mode may cause conflicts which interfere with the wireless charging process.
9. Errors of the phone’s apps. Some apps may have bugs and cause conflicts to the phone that will interfere with the charging process.
10. Some features on the phone turning on. Some features may cause bad connection to the wireless charging. The reported features involved include NFC, Daydream, fast wireless charging, and the optimized battery charging feature.
11. Faulty or low quality wireless charger. A faulty or low quality wireless charger could blink blue when you put your phone onto it to get charged.
If your Qi wireless charging pad is only blinking blue, you don’t need to see part #2 and #3. Go to the last part #4 to see the solutions.
Some of you may encounter the wireless charging pad or stand blinking blue and green. And then the wireless charger won’t charge your phone.
What Does the Wireless Charger Blinking Blue and Green Mean
If the wireless charger blinks blue and green when you first set a phone onto it, it’s a normal process to detect your phone and start charging.
But if the wireless charger keeps blinking blue and green, or if this happens a lot, it means there is a bad connection and a higher-voltage or lower voltage issue is affecting the wireless charging.
Why Is the Wireless Charger Flashing Blue and Green
Mostly there would not be only a single issue that cause the wireless charger flashing blue and green. Two or more issues would cause the Qi wireless charger flashing blue light and green.
The most common causes are faulty cables and wrong power adapters, not putting the phone onto the exact right center of the wireless charger, inner corruption or conflict, cases and foreign objects, app errors, and low quality of the wireless charger.
If your wireless charger is flashing blue and green, check part #4 to see the solutions.
Your wireless charger could also blink blue and red lights. This has happened to many users who had used low quality wireless chargers.
What Does the Wireless Charger Blinking Blue and Red Mean
Some wireless chargers flash blue and green or yellow to indicate that there is a bad connection and a bad voltage for the wireless charger to work, while some other wireless charging pads or stands blink blue and red to indicate the issue.
Therefore, when your wireless charger is flashing blue and red, it means it cannot detect any phone to charge and also there is a higher voltage or lower voltage.
Why Is the Wireless Charger Flashing Blue and Red
Your wireless charger is flashing blue and red because there is a bad connection between the phone and the wireless charger and you also use a wrong cable or a wrong power adapter.
There are many issues that can cause a bad connection. We’ve covered all in part #1.
If your wireless charging pad or the wireless charging stand has LED light flashing blue and red, try the solutions below to solve it.
Many solutions can easily help solve the wireless charger blinking blue issue, no matter if it’s only blinking blue, or blinking blue and green, or blue and then red.
Here are the top workable solutions for you to quickly fix your wireless charger flashing.
1. Reposition the phone onto the exact center of the wireless charger.
So that the wireless charger can detect the phone and align coils correctly. Some wireless chargers might take you a bit to find the sweet spot.
2. Reset the wireless charger.
A reset on the wireless charger will help shut down all inner conflicts from the wireless charger. Check our previous post to see how to reset a wireless charger.
3. Use another cable or power adapter.
Change the cable and select a correct power adapter for the wireless charger.
4. Restart your phone.
Restart your phone to turn off all running process and errors that may interfere with the wireless charging process.
5. Remove the phone case.
Remove your phone case if there is any. Do not put any other foreign object between the phone and the wireless charger during charging.
6. Turn off some features.
Turn off NFC, Daydream, fast wireless charging, and the optimized battery charging feature.
7. Update or uninstall apps that you’ve recently installed.
If you’ve installed some apps recently on your phone, try to update them to the latest versions or uninstall them.
8. Turn off the vibration mode.
For better charging, it’s best to turn off the vibration mode when you charge your phone on a wireless charger.
9. Update your phone.
Keep your iPhone or Android phone updated. Go to settings to see if there is a new version.
If you’ve updated to the latest version over the air and your wireless charger started flashing blue and stopped charging your phone, chances are that there is an update issue over the air.
Find a local official store of your phone and ask the staff to help fix the update version. It needs to download the latest version on to a computer and then install the version to the phone.
10. Clear the cache and reboot.
Turn off your phone, turn it on and hold the volume up button, the home button, and the power button at the same time to make the phone into a boot mode. Select the wipe cache partition option to clear the cache, and then reboot.
11. Replace the wireless charger or get a new high quality one.
Do no use low quality wireless charger to charge your phone. Flashing blue will not be only the problem. You may probably get overheating and the wireless charger stops charging your phone. Try Yootech, Anker, Samsung, CHOETECH and Seneo. These are the best wireless chargers in 2020, based on our test.
For any question, please don’t hesitate to leave it in your comment below.