A fast wireless charger can charge your phone at rates up to 10W. That’s much faster than the 5W standard wireless charging mode. If you’ve encountered your fast wireless charger not fast charging your phone, try the top 5 solutions in this post.
First Thing First: Make Sure Both Your Phone and the Wireless Charger Support Fast Charging
To fast charge your phone wirelessly, the first thing you should do is to make sure both your phone and the wireless charger you bought support fast wireless charging mode.
The latest iPhones and Samung smartphones have the fast wireless charging built in. These phones include:
- – Samsung Galaxy S10
- – Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (S10+)
- – Samsung Galaxy S10e
- – Samsung Galaxy S9
- – Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (S9+)
- -Samsung Galaxy S8
- – Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (S8+)
- – Samsung Galaxy S7
- – Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
- – Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus
- – Samsung Galaxy Note 9
- – Samsung Galaxy Note 8
- – Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Once you place one of these phones on a Qi wireless charger that supports fast charging, it should be on the fast charging mode.
Remember to check from the wireless charger seller if the wireless charger is compatible with fast charging.
Generally, a fast wireless charger has 3 modes – 10W fast charging mode for the latest Samsung phones, 7.5W fast charging mode for the latest iPhones, and 5W standard mode for other smartphones.
Some have only 2 modes – 10W and 5W.
Below are the best wireless chargers that will fast charge your phone:
If both your phone and the wireless charger you bought support fast wireless charging, but the wireless charger won’t charge your phone fast, try these workable solutions below.
Solution 1. Use a Correct Quick Charge 2.0/3.0 Adapter for the Wireless Charger
The most common issue that causes your wireless charger not fast charging your iPhone or Samsung Galaxy/Note phone is a wrong wall adapter you used for the wireless charger.
A fast wireless charger should have a correct wall adapter to work with in order to enable the fast wireless charging feature. A Quick Charge 2.0 or 3.0 adapter is a must to fix the wireless charger not fast charging.
Many fast wireless chargers do not come with an adapter to work with. You need to get one yourself.
Some do come with a paired adapter. Use it when charging your phone with the wireless charger. If it doesn’t work, you need to buy a Quick Charge 2.0 or 3.0 adapter.
Remember to use the cable that comes with the wireless charger. If there is none, use your phone’s original one.
Solution 2. Turn on the Fast Wireless Charging Option on Your Phone
By default, the fast wireless charging feature is enabled once you place the phone on a fast wireless charger to get charged. However, some inner conflicts and bugs (such as software bugs) may cause the fast wireless charging option being off.
You can turn on the fast wireless charging option manually.
For Samsung phones, you can go to Settings > Advanced features > Accessories. You will see the Fast Wireless Charging option. Toggle this option On.
Solution 3. Check if Any App Causes the Issue and Update to Uninstall It
If you’ve recently installed some apps, and then found the wireless charger not fast charging your phone, chances are that one or two of these apps cause the problem.
Restart it to Safe Mode. This will help check if a third party app is causing the issue.
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.
5. Place the phone onto the charger and see if it’s fast 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 not fast charging issue disappears.
Solution 4. Reset the Wireless Charger
An inner conflict from the wireless charger may cause this not fast charging issue. To fix the problem from the end of the wireless charger, you need to reset it.
To reset the wireless charger, just unplug the cable or the adapter and replug it.
Solution 5. Do a Factory Reset on the Phone
A factory reset will return your phone’s default settings. And once you place it on a fast wireless charger (using a QC 2.0 or 3.0 adapter), it will be fast charged wirelessly (10W for the latest Samsung phones and 7.5W for the latest iPhones).
For Samsung phones:
Go to Settings > General management. Select Reset > Factory data reset > Reset > Delete all.
Go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings. If prompted, enter your passcode to continue. Then tap Erase iPhone to confirm action.
Tips You Should Know When Using a Wireless Charger to Fast Charge Your Phone
1. Position the phone onto the exact center of wireless charger.
2. Do not put any foreign materials, especially metal objects, magnets, magnetic stripe cards, RFID card, credit card, or Door lock, between the phone and the wireless charger.
3. Select a case-friendly wireless charger, but do not use a metal case or a case that contains metal. See how to select a wireless charger working with cases.
4. Move your phone and the wireless charger to a cooler location if your phone gets too warm. See top 10 solutions to fix phone getting too hot during wireless charging.
5. Your phone won’t get charged wirelessly when it’s also connected to USB. USB wired charging takes priority.