Phone Battery Not Working? Try This

Flat batteries are a pain at the best of times. But when it comes to your phone, running out of charge is even more problematic. Not being able to contact anyone or access your emails is the last thing you want. 

That’s where this post can help. We run through some tactics you can use if you find that your battery isn’t playing ball. 

Here’s what to do

Check The Charger

The first step is to check your charger. It may be the source of the battery problems, not the cell itself. 

Naturally, if the charger is the issue, then it is much easier to fix the problem. You just need to get another one. 

Ask a friend or family member if you can borrow their charger to top up your phone. Wait a couple of hours to see if it works. If your phone charges, then you know what the problem is. 

Restart Your Phone

You can also try restarting your phone. Sometimes, Apple phones can get confused, believing they have non-standard batteries, even if they have those that follow the regulations. Resetting can help the firmware better recognize the onboard battery. 

Check For Software Updates

You can also check for software updates. These can cause (or prevent) charging issues occasionally. Learning how to clear cookies on iPhone models can clear up your phone and prevent it from having to drain the battery excessively to find temporary storage. 

Clean The Charging Port

Another approach is to clean the charging port. As you are probably aware, dust and debris can build up significantly, creating a thick gunk that prevents a proper connection with the charging cable. 

You can remove this by using some isopropyl alcohol and a clean cloth. You can also use a pick to remove the majority of the gunk, being careful not to damage any of the metallic contacts. 

Inspect Your Charging Cable

A broken charging cable can also be a cause of a phone battery not working as it should. Over time, these can become fatigued and lose their strength and robustness, fraying around the edges. 

When they become too damaged, it stops electric current from passing through them into your phone. You may notice that your battery charging symbol doesn’t appear, or only does so temporarily before switching off again. In most cases, the culprit is the charger or the cable, not the battery itself. 

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Replace The Battery

If none of the above approaches works, you may need to replace your battery. Swapping it out for a new one can return your phone to its previously high level of performance. 

Replacing the battery can also help to double the lifespan of your phone. That’s great news if you like using it and don’t want a new one. 

Some older phones let you take off the rear and replace the battery yourself. However, most new models don’t come with this option. If you want to swap out the battery, you have to send them off through official RMA channels. 

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