WHY WON’T MY PHONE CHARGE?
Without battery, our phones are just expensive paperweights. Usually this is no problem as we can just plug them in to charge them right back up. But when our trusty chargers stop working it can be frustrating trying to figure out why.
The 3 most common problems for this are as follows:
1.) Your charging cable or wall plug is broken.
Often times it isn’t the phone but instead it’s the charger that you’re using! When we constantly use our cables like we do with our chargers, the wires inside the casing can get split and broken. This can even happen when everything looks fine on the outside. A key symptom of this starting to happen is when your charger only works in a certain position.
Solution: Firstly, check with another cable and/or wall plug that you know works to see if it’s the charger or your phone. If it is the cable, then you’ll have to get another one. Big stores like Kmart often have cheap replacements.
2.) Your charging port is full of lint!
Everyday we put our phones in our pockets and bags and a very small amount of lint can work it’s way in. Then when we plug our phones in, all we do is push that lint in further. When too much lint builds up, the charger can’t connect properly.
Solution: Take a small wooden toothpick and very gentle scrape the inside of your charging port to try and work some lint out. Make sure not to use anything metal as you may accidentally damage your charging port and make the problem worse!
3.) Your battery could be dying.
Unfortunately our phones aren’t perfect and one day will start to deteriorate with age. Batteries start to loose charge faster and eventually won’t charge back up at all.
Solution: Unfortunately there’s only two solutions and they may be costly. You can try to get the battery replaced by an expert. Or you can get a new phone.