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How To Resolve Samsung Galaxy S9 Sluggish Charging Issue

The brand new Samsung Galaxy S9 has a remarkable battery we must say, but some owners still have something to say against it, and that is – it doesn’t charge quickly enough. We all know how frustrating that can be for a phone user, especially when you are in a hurry and need the right percentage before you dash out of the house.

Samsung Galaxy S9 has several features and applications, and it gives you the grace to install as many apps as you want on it. However, this also impacts your battery negatively, letting it drain much faster than expected. It then poses the challenge of waiting hours to have it charged after using these applications.

Due to this problem, I am certain Galaxy S9 users would love to know how to correct this, lemme break that down with this article:

The Reasons Behind The Samsung Galaxy S9 Slow Charging Issue

Your mobile device can battle a slow charging problem because of these three hardware reasons listed below:

  1. A faulty or bad power adapter.
  2. A faulty USB cable.
  3. An unclean, dusty or debris lodged charging port.

A Faulty Or Bad Power Adapter

If the problem is because of a broken power adapter, you can be sure by checking your device screen. Every time you plug in your charger, you get a message displaying “fast charging is enabled.” This message tells you that your power adapter is in good condition to rapidly charge your Samsung Galaxy S9. If you cannot view the message when your charger is plugged in, then you might need to get a new power adapter.

A Faulty USB Cable

To be certain that the problem is with the USB cable, try making use of a friend’s USB cable to test if the problem will continue. If another cable takes away the problem, then it is time to get a new USB cable. Fortunately, they are cheap so they won’t hurt your pocket.

An Unclean, Dusty Or Debris Lodged Charging Port

When you’ve used a charger for years, the possibility of the charging port being unclean or debris-stucked is pretty high, and this makes it hard for your phone to charge properly and in a fast manner. Get the help of a toothpick to get rid of the dust. But you must do it really carefully so as not to cause more damage to the charging port that can even render it useless. Use a flashlight to see things for yourself, be very cautious, and work steadily. Breaking anything must be avoided.

Sluggish Charging Software Troubleshooting Method For Samsung Galaxy S9

If the charging problem persists after the listed steps above, then you should start thinking about troubleshooting your device. There are 3 software problems that might result in the sluggish charging issue on your smartphone. Lemme break that down too:

  1. Clear All background applications.
  2. Uninstall all applications, except for the ones that came with the phone.
  3. Launch a system dump.

Clear All Background Applications

It is possible for some apps to be running in the background and you will not even know of their existence. These apps can use up your battery faster than you can ever imagine and also take up lots of your phone’s internal memory. If you have a feeling that this is your situation, then attempt to exit all apps, plus the ones you do not really use. Alternatively, you can restart your smartphone to see if this ends the problem.

How To Clear The Background Applications

  1. Tap and hold a space on your Home screen.
  2. Release your finger immediately you see a list of apps you made use of recently.
  3. Select Task Manager
  4. Select the End All Applications option
  5. Click on the RAM option.
  6. Delete the RAM

Uninstall The 3rd Party Apps

The slow charging issue can be because of a new app that you recently installed, especially if the problem started after you downloaded this new app or app update. If that is your situation, then you are in luck, because you do not have to uninstall every 3rd party app on your smartphone. Instead, simply uninstall the “culprit” new app and see if that ends the problem. If the issue continues after uninstalling, then just uninstall the other 3rd party apps on your device.

How To Enter Safe Mode On Samsung Galaxy S9

  1. Restart your phone.
  2. Hold on a few seconds until the Samsung Logo pops up on the screen.
  3. Press and hold the Volume down key of your device.
  4. A safe mode text will appear, you can now release the Volume Down key.
  5. Go to Settings, click More and navigate to the App menu.
  6. Select the Downloaded category.
  7. Select the 3rd party app that you feel is behind the problem.
  8. Select Uninstall
  9. Select OK to confirm the process.
  10. After the application has been uninstalled, press and hold the Power key to restart your Samsung Galaxy S9.

The final method you can use is the System Dump. This method will grant you a ROM image and let you completely restore your smartphone back to its initial factory settings. Lemme break down how this can solve the slow charging issue on your Samsung Galaxy S9:

  1. You’ll need your Dial Pad.
  2. Dial the code *#9900#
  3. As soon as a new page pops up, move down and select the Low Battery Dump option.
  4. Select the Turn On option.
  5. Hold on a bit to complete the process.

If the slow charging problem continues after you have tried all the different methods listed, your Samsung Galaxy S9 might need a brand new battery.

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Samuel Afolabi is a lazy tech-savvy that loves writing almost all tech-related kinds of stuff. He is the Editor-in-Chief of TechVaz. You can connect with him socially :)

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