“Why is my iPhone wireless charger flashing red when charging?”
“Wireless charger blinking red light while charging a phone. What does it mean?”
Some of you may encounter the wireless charger turned green or blue but then flashing red. This is a charging issue.
In this post, we’ve covered why your wireless charger is flashing red and how to solve it.
Table of Contents:
- Why Is the Wireless Charger Flashing Red? What Does It Mean?
- Solutions to Solve Your Wireless Charger Blinking Red
Most of the wireless chargers in the market have the same LED light colors and meanings. For example, solid blue light means charging correctly (some use white color for charging correctly), and solid green means charged fully.
Your wireless charger is flashing blue? Check this post: Wireless Charger Blinking Blue? Here Is Why and Solutions.
What about the wireless charger red light? What does it mean?
What Does Wireless Charger Flashing Red Mean?
A wireless charger flashing red means there is a bad voltage (either a higher voltage or a lower voltage) or there is a bad connection. When your wireless charging pad or stand blinks red, it won’t charge your phone or it charges your phone but there would be overheating issues or very slowly charging (probably doubles or triples the time).
In most cases, it just won’t charge your phone when the wireless charger is flashing red.
The involved wireless chargers reported include Samsung, Belkin, Blackweb, Onn, etc. But any wireless charger could blink red if you don’t charge the phone correctly.
Bad voltage or bad connection could cause the wireless charger red light blinking. Below are the most common causes:
1. You use a wrong power adapter.
A proper power adapter is very important for a wireless charger to charge your phone successfully. If you use a low quality or wrong power adapter, the wireless charger would blink red, since there would not be a proper voltage to power the wireless charger and to make it work correctly. Check how to choose a correct power adapter for your wireless charger.
Here is a user’s report:
“Got a cheap power adapter from dollar store and the wireless charger flashes red while charging and takes about twice as long as to charge the phone. When using the fast power adapter that came with my phone to power the wireless charger, the LED light is blue and the phone charges quickly.”
2. You use a faulty or low-voltage cable.
Cables fail more than you think, and a faulty cable is one of the most common issues for causing wireless chargers not working. Some users also use a low-voltage cable which cannot transfer sufficient power for the wireless charger, which makes the wireless charger flashing red while charging.
3. The phone is not centered correctly.
If the phone is not set on the exact center of the wireless charger, the wireless charging coils may not be aligned correctly, which would cause a bad connection between the phone and the wireless charger, and the Qi charger would blink red during charging.
4. There is a phone case or other objects between the phone and the wireless charger.
A phone case may cause a bad connection and the wireless charger might not be able to detect the phone. Other objects such as a phone holder magnet, cards, metal materials, etc. can also interfere with the wireless charging process.
Here is a user’s report:
“My phone case has a car phone holder magnet which was interfering with this wireless charger, and it flashed red. I simply removed my case and then put the phone on top of the charger and voila! The light turned blue and the phone was charging just fine.”
How to solve the wireless charger blinking red and not charging problem?
Solutions to this problem are simple:
1. Use a correct powerful-enough cable and power adapter
To solve your Qi wireless charger blinking red, you can change the cable and power adapter for the wireless charger. Make sure you select a proper AC power adapter.
Do not use low quality accessories for the wireless charger.
2. Remove any case or phone holder magnet
To avoid the wireless charger red light blinking and not charging, do not put any thing between the phone and the wireless charger during charging. If you want to use a case, make sure the wireless charger can charge through a case, or make sure the case supports wireless charging.
3. Reposition the phone and make sure it’s centered properly
Some wireless chargers may take you a bit to find the exact sweet spot. Always remember, the best position for your phone wireless charging is the exact center on the wireless charger. You may need to take up your phone and put it down for a few times.
4. Reset the wireless charger
A reset will help fix some errors caused into the wireless charger. It’s the simplest way to solve the wireless charger flashing red and not charging. If you believe the issue come from the wireless charger, reset the charger.
5. Get a new high quality wireless charger
If all the solutions above can not solve the wireless charger flashing red problem, chances are that the charger is faulty. Get a new high quality one. Yootech, Anker, Samsung, CHOETECH and Seneo are the best ones to charge a phone, based on our test.
Last but not least tip: Guys, please use a high quality wireless charger if you prefer the wireless charging way for your phone. Do not buy any low quality and cheap charger. And please charge the phone with the wireless charger in a correct way.