Are you becoming frustrated with your phone due to a lack of battery? Have you noticed that your smartphone isn’t charging as it should? Many people find themselves wondering “Why isn’t my phone charging and what can I do about it?”

If that’s you, then we have good news: there is a solution! In fact, there are a few things you can do at home to troubleshoot the issue before reaching out to a professional service. Either way, it will be resolved in no time!

See below for an in-depth guide on why your phone isn’t charging and what you can do to get it back into fighting shape.

Try Different Power Sources

Unfortunately, a phone not charging properly isn’t all that uncommon. Many phone users assume that, when that happens, it means there is something wrong with the smartphone. That isn’t always true.

Imagine the horror of paying hundreds of dollars to get your smartphone fixed, only to find out that it was the outlet in your room that wasn’t charging. 

To avoid this problem, we recommend that you try different sources of power. First, try plugging your USB phone adapter into an outlet. If you already tried that, then try a different outlet, just to ensure it wasn’t the one outlet you’d been using.

If the outlet doesn’t work, then take your USB adapter and plug your phone into your computer or laptop. Make sure the computer/laptop is on, or else it won’t power the phone at all. 

If the outlet and the computer/laptop didn’t work, then there’s one last hope: a power accessory. Try plugging the USB adapter (and phone) into a docking station to see if the phone starts to charge.

For those of you that tried all three power sources to no avail, more drastic measures will need to be taken. You’ll need to take it to a professional repair service for an assessment.

Common Reasons the Battery Stopped Working

It’s understandable to wonder why your battery stopped working. Why—seemingly all of a sudden—isn’t your battery able to charge? What happened while you were sleeping that make your phone’s battery suddenly malfunction? Here are the most common reasons a battery would start experiencing some trouble.

Dirt Buildup

Even though it might seem like the battery stopped working overnight, this was probably a long time coming. 

One of the most common reasons that a battery stops charging is due to dirt and dust buildup inside the phone’s charging port. The good news? This will cost less for you to get fixed since it doesn’t require opening the phone at all.

Some of you might try to DIY cleaning a charging port, but we wouldn’t recommend it. Leave it to the professionals so that you don’t cause long-term damage to the port.

Software Isn’t Updated

Believe it or not, the software on your phone could be causing your phone to stop charging. If the software isn’t updated, then it can quickly drain the battery, as well as cause all kinds of weird occurrences to the phone.

To see if you need to update your software, start by opening your settings app and clicking on “Software Update”. If there is an update available, then click on “download and install”. 

Hopefully, the software resolves the issue. Obviously, if your phone is completely dead and not charging, you won’t be able to try this method. Better to take it to a professional repair service right away.

The Phone is Old

It’s never easy to say goodbye. However, if your phone is getting up there in age, then the unchargeable battery might be your phone’s way of saying “it’s time.”

However, don’t drop hundreds of dollars on a new phone if you don’t have to! Take it to Fruit Fixed to see if there’s any way to save the current battery/phone. 

We’ll give you an in-depth quote so that you can determine whether you’d like to repair the current phone or sell it and purchase a new/used one.

Why Trust Fruit Fixed

If you’ve tried all of the DIY methods and tricks we mentioned in this article without any luck, then it’s time to bring in the “big guns” by hiring a professional phone repair service.

Here at Fruit Fixed, we take tremendous pride in repairing phones, tablets, computers, smartwatches, game consoles, and more. A stubborn phone battery is just an average day in the office for us, we’ll take care of it in no time at all!

You can visit the smartphone repair page on our website to select your phone brand, model, and service need to get an immediate estimate for your repair. For example, getting the battery repaired on an iPhone 12 will cost you $198.00 on the dot!

You can also use our website to schedule a time to drop your phone off at one of our locations. We’ll troubleshoot the problem, then get right to work on fixing it. We promise a quick turnaround for you, no matter what the problem ends up being.

If you’re in the Richmond area, be sure to stop by to have us take a look. We have a burning passion for all things technology!

Why Isn’t My Phone Charging: Hire an Expert Service

Now that you have seen an in-depth answer to your question of “why isn’t my phone charging?”, be sure to use it to your advantage.

Take the time to read this blog article for more information on what you should do when your iPhone’s charging port isn’t working as it should. Be sure to reach out to us by phone at 804-698-0004 and we will be happy to assist you further.

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