Wireless charger not charging all the way is one of the most common issues in wireless charging. You may put your phone onto the wireless charger and only find the charger won’t charge the phone to 100% overnight. There are many causes and most of them can be prevented.
In this post, we’ve covered why your wireless charger is not working all the time and top 8 solutions to fix this issue quickly.
Table of Contents:
- Why Your Wireless Charger Won’t Charge the Phone All the Time
- Top 8 Solutions to Fix Wireless Charger Not Charging All the Way
You may encounter the wireless charger is on and off charging now and then, or it stops charging the phone to 100%. Some times you may even find it becomes slower charging your phone. Below are the causes.
Overheating. There are many causes for overheating on the phone and the wireless charger. If the phone is too warm, the software will stop the charging process automatically to prevent further damage. That’s why sometimes you find your phone stops at 70% or 80% and won’t get fully charged again.
Vibration mode. If your phone gets too many notifications or unanswered calls during wireless charging on the wireless charger, it may shift position which will stop wireless charging. That’s why you may find the wireless charger won’t charge phone to 100% overnight.
Software bugs. If the software version has bugs, it may interfere with the charging process. We’ve seen many reports about this issue caused by software bugs. Updating to the latest version will quickly fix this issue.
App conflicts. Like software bugs, if an app has issues, it may cause the wireless charger not charging the phone. If you’ve recently installed some apps and find the wireless charger is on and off charging the phone, chances are bigger that the app is the one to blame.
Inner conflicts. Most Qi wireless chargers in the market have systems built in. If there is an inner conflict, it may stop charging your phone.
Low quality of the wireless charger. You can’t expect a $4 low quality wireless charger from Wish to charge your phone all the time without problems. In fact, such a wireless charger has more issues than you thought (how do we know? Well, we’ve tested many of these at the very beginning of this year).
There are many high quality wireless chargers in the market that work pretty well. They are cheap, durable and hassle-free during charging your phone.
But if you’ve already had one from another brand and it’s not charging your phone all the way, try the solutions below to fix the issue.
Solution 1. Check if the phone is hot and fix the overheating issue.
If the phone is getting too hot to touch or if the temperature is physically uncomfortable, it’s overheating. Remove the phone from the wireless charger or move both the phone and the charger to another cooler position.
When the temperature goes down, put the phone onto the wireless charger and it will get charged again.
We’ve covered what causes heat on the phone and top 10 solutions to solve the overheating
issue on the post: Phone Overheating on Wireless Charger – Why and Top 10 Solutions. Click to see more.
Solution 2. Turn off the vibration mode.
It’s highly recommended to turn off the vibration mode when you put your phone onto the wireless charger, especially for overnight.
Turning off the phone is another good choice if you don’t need to check information during wireless charging.
Solution 3. Update to the latest software version.
Always keep the phone’s software version updated. Go to Settings to check if there is a new version. If yes, download and update.
A latest software also solves many other issues, such as slower charging, or not charging at all.
Solution 4. Use Safe Mode to check if any app causes this issue.
If you’ve recently installed some apps, and then found the wireless charger not charging your phone all the time, chances are that one or two of these apps cause the issue.
To check this, restart it to Safe Mode. Phones from different brands may have different operations to enter Safe Mode.
Take Samsung Galaxy S9 as the example:
1. Turn the phone off.
2. Press and hold the Power Key until the “Samsung” appears on the screen. Then release the Power key.
3. Press and hold the Volume down key. The phone will finish restarting.
4. You will see Safe Mode in the bottom left corner of the screen. Release the Volume down key now.
Now your phone is on the Safe Mode. Place the phone onto the charger and see if it’s charged.
If yes, definitely one of the apps is causing the issue. Uninstall the apps you’ve added recently. You can uninstall the app one by one and then check if the wireless charger can charge your phone again.
Or you can try to update it to the latest version to see if the issue can be solved.
Solution 5. Reset or restart the wireless charger.
Doing a reset or restart on the wireless charger will help shut down all inner conflicts of the wireless charger.
To do a reset or restart, just unplug and replug the cable or the wall adapter of the charger.
Solution 6. Restart the phone.
A golden rule to solve most of the wireless charging problems is a restart. A restart will help shut down all conflicts and issues from the phone.
You can also keep your phone off during charging.
Solution 7. Reset all settings.
Installing new apps, updates or customizing your phone settings may cause the wireless charging relevant settings not being configured properly. You can reset all settings and your phone will be wirelessly charged again on your wireless charging pad.
Note: A reset on the settings will erase all customized options. It won’t remove any saved data and apps on the phone.
We take iPhone XS as the example.
To reset all settings on the iPhone XS:
1. Tap Settings from the Home screen.
2. Tap General.
3. Scroll down and tap Reset.
4. Select Reset All Settings option.
5. Enter your device passcode if prompted.
6. Confirm all settings reset.
Wait until the reset is finish. Your phone will restart after the reset.
Solution 8. Use a high quality wireless charger.
For example, Yootech fast wireless charger has 3 charging modes to charge a smartphone – 10W fast charge mode for the latest Samsung phones, 7.5W fast charge mode for the latest iPhones, and 5W standard mode for all the cell phones in the market.
It can even charge the phone that has no wireless charging feature. Take iPhone 6 as the example. You can buy a wireless charging receiver to add to the phone and then put the phone onto the wireless charger. It will recognize the iPhone 6 and start charging it.
This Yootech fast wireless charger has a smart built-in system to prevent overcharge and overheating. So even if you leave your phone onto it overnight, it won’t cause any problem. And your phone will be fully charged to 100% when you wake up. The LED light will turn off automatically during charging so it so it won’t disturb your sleep.
And it’s case-friendly so you don’t need to remove the case if there is any.
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