Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Only Charges Using USB Port Issue & Other Related Problems

Charging a smartphone such as the #Samsung #Galaxy #S6Edge is as easy as connecting it to its charger. While this might seem like a simple procedure there are still instances when certain problems can occur which we will be addressing today . In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the Galaxy S6 Edge only charges using USB port issue & other related problems. What happens in this case is that the phone doesn’t charge using its wall charger but instead will charge when plugged to a USB port. We will take a look at this issue as well as other power related problems.

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S6 Edge Only Charges Using USB Port

Problem: My phone usually charges with no issues but last night randomly it wouldn’t charge when I plugged it into the wall. Phone didnt even react to being plugged in, tried different chargers to the same result. However when I plugged it into my friends ps4’s USB port it would charge, and when i was home it would charge when plugged into my xbox one’s usb port but still not when plugged into any charger i could find that I knew for a fact were working yesterday.

Solution: It looks like there’s a problem with the fast charging PIN of the charging port. This port has separate pins that handles data, slow charging ( using a USB port), and fast charging ( using a wall charger). Try cleaning this port first using a can of compressed air as some dirt or debris might just be blocking the fast charging pin. You should also try using a different charging cord and wall charger when charging you phone.

If the issue still persists then you should bring your phone to a service center and have it checked.

S6 Edge Quit Charging

Problem: My Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge was working fine during the day, and then this evening it started to act all weird. It started to glitch between two apps that were in current use. It then started to glitch to the screen saver of colors. This happened multiple times and then it quit charging. I’ve tried multiple charging cords to see if it was the cord, and even a different adapter. It still wouldn’t charge. I have no idea what’s happening and if you could help that would be great!!

Solution: Before doing any troubleshooting make sure that the charging port is clear of any dirt or debris by cleaning it using a can of compressed air. Once this is done check if the phone can charge from a USB port of your computer. If it charges this way then there might be an issue with one of the pins of the charging port ( you will need to have this checked at a service center). If the phone still does not charge when plugged to a USB port then the following might be causing this problem.

  • A defective battery
  • A defective charging port
  • A busted power IC

If this is the case then you will need to bring the phone to a service center for checking.

S6 Edge Shuts Down On Its Own Not Starting Unless Connected to Charger

Problem: Hello The Droid Guy..I have read a lot of your solutions about Android problems.. And that’s all are great..!! Todays I have problem with my Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge And the problem is at the first my phone keep shutdowns by itself and then the phone won’t turn on if I don’t plug in the charger after several times shutdowns itself.. And then my battery getting random percentage and I think the problem is the battery.. But when I plugin the charger the phone can turn on but sometimes if I touch the screen or operate the phone it will restart by itself..

Solution: What you need to do first in this particular problem is to verify if a glitch in the phone software is the culprit. To do this you have to perform a factory reset. Make sure to backup your phone data before doing the reset. Once the reset is complete do not install anything in your phone just yet. Try to check first if the issue still occurs. If it does then this could already be a hardware related problem in which case you should bring the phone to a service center and have it checked.

S6 Edge Does Not Turn On After Charging

Problem: Hello guys. My S6 Edge won’t turn on when I press the power key. It’s been like this for almost 10 hours now. All I remember is that I left it charging while i took a nap and when I woke up a few hours later, the screen was off and won’t turn on. What’s the problem here? Help me, please

Related Problem: Hi, My phone was on charge overnight last night whilst off. This morning when I picked it up it said it was at 100%. I unplugged it and tried to turn it on, however nothing happened. I have tried to reset it using the power button, volume up button and home button but nothing is happening. I also tried plugging it into the charger again but there is no indication the phone is charging at all and when I plug it into the computer no device is recognized. The phone is less than a year old and there is no damage to it at all. Could you help please?

Related Problem: My Galaxy s6 Edge just shut off after use.  It was charged.  I have tried to charge it through the wall charger and just through a usb cable through the laptop.  It is not showing any indication of charging.  I have attempted a soft reset and nothing is coming up.  I have also tried a hard reset again nothing is coming up or working.

Solution: For this particular issue try simulating a battery pull by pressing and holding the power and volume down button for at least 10 seconds. Your phone should restart after this. If it doesn’t then try the following troubleshooting steps listed below.

  • Clean the charging port of your phone using a can of compressed air.
  • Charge the phone for at least 20 minutes using a different charging cord and wall charger. Try turning on the phone.
  • Charge the phone using a computer USB port. Try turning on the phone.

If the above steps fail to fix the problem then you should bring your phone to a service center and have it checked.

S6 Edge Not Charging With Portable Battery

Problem: My galaxy s6 edge only charges with the wall and car charger. will not charge with portable battery i used to be able to charge it with the portable battery with no problem but i suddenly won’t charge no more

Solution: Try cleaning the charging port of your phone first using a can of compressed air then check if your phone can charge using the portable charger. If it doesn’t then try the following steps listed below.

  • Replace the charging cord
  • Use a different portable charger

If the problem persists then there could be an issue with one of the pins of the charging port. Have this checked at a service center.

S6 Edge Won’t Turn On Not Charging

Problem: My phone won’t turn on and does not charge . When I plug my phone to charger it will show that it is charging but it will drop charging and once it start charging and up to 8% it will start showing that plug is not in and next minute it will shut off and when I plug back in it will show 0%.

Solution: Unfortunately in this particular case you are limited in the troubleshooting steps that you can do. You can try cleaning the charging port of the phone using a can of compressed air. This is to remove any dirt or debris that could be present in the port. You should also try using a different charging cord and wall charger when charging the phone.

If the issue persists then you should bring the phone to a service center and have it checked.

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  1. Hi Droid Guy,

    Hope you are well. I’m having an issue with my Samsung Galaxy S6 edge. I’ve been trying to transfer files to my PC via my USB cable but my PC doesn’t detect my phone and only charges it. Fast charge still works perfectly though. I’ve been trying the following to resolve the problem but with no luck:

    1. Changing the setting to MTP mode.
    2. Trying a different cable.
    3. Using a different PC’s/Laptops running on Windows or Linux.
    4. Installing and re-installling USB Drivers.
    5. Installing and using Samsung Kies & Smart Switch.
    6. Trying “Debugging Mode”
    7. Countless Reboots

    A last resort would probably be to reset it to factory defaults, but I have rooted my phone with a custom kernel and I’m afraid it might “unroot” the phone and go into a bootloop.

    Thank you for taking the time to read my post.

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