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Solved Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Will Not Fully Charge

The #Samsung #Galaxy #Note8 is one of the best Android smartphone model released last year. A lot of people were expecting a lot from  this device (considering the fact that its predecessor was globally recalled) and it delivered in almost all areas. This device has a large 6.3 inch Super AMOLED display that works with touch as well as stylus input. Under the hood is a Snapdragon 835 processor paired with 6GB of RAM which allows the phone to run apps smoothly. Although this is a solid performing phone there are instances when certain issues can occur which we will be addressing today. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the Galaxy Note 8 will not fully charge issue and other related problems.

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Note 8 Will Not Fully Charge

Problem: My phone will not charge past 86% most the time until I power the phone off then it will charge to 100%. I have changed charges a few times and it don’t seem to change. That being said. Sometimes it will charge to 92% or rarely a random number but not 100%.

Solution: The best thing that you can do in this case is to first clean the charging port of the phone using a can of compressed air. Make sure to remove any dirt or debris stuck in this port. Once the port is clean try charging the phone using a different charging cord and wall charger. In case the phone still does not fully charge then the next step is to check if the problem is caused by a software glitch by doing a factory reset. Make sure to backup your phone data before doing the reset. Check if the phone can fully charge once the reset is complete.

In case the above steps fails to fix the problem then you should bring the phone to a service center and have it checked.

Note 8 Battery Drains Fast After Software Update

Problem: Android galaxy Note 8 had excellent battery life until last night when I did the recommended latest update went from 100 to 98 with no use in about 10 minutes. Is at 73 at 6 am with minimal use. Dramatic change. I check app usage, clear cache etc only change was the #$%&&& update. Just sayin’….something is wrong.

Solution: The first thing you need to do in this case is to make sure that all of your phone apps are updated. Open the Google Play Store app then check if any of your apps have updates available and update them accordingly. Sometimes if your phone has an older version of an app it won’t be optimized to run with the latest software update causing the battery to drain faster.

If all of your phone apps are already updated and the battery drain issue still occurs then there’s a possibility that this is already caused by old software data that has not been completely removed. The best thing to do right now is to backup your phone data then do a factory reset.

Note 8 Intermittently Not Charging

Problem: I’m working on a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 for a friend. Sometimes it just won’t charge. Sometimes it will start to charge and then will stop. It doesn’t matter if it is on or off. It doesn’t matter if it we charge USB or wirelessly. Sometimes one charger and cable work. Sometimes another combination. Sometimes wireless is the answer. All the charger and cable or wireless combinations work on other devices. The battery has been replaced. . Do you have any suggestions for a course of action to determine what might be the problem?

Solution: Since this issue occurs on both wired and wireless charging then the best thing you can do is to eliminate the possibility of a software glitch causing this problem. Backup your phone data then do a factory reset. After the reset is complete do not install any apps in your phone just yet. Try to check first if the issue still occurs. If it does then you will need to bring the phone to a service center and have it checked as this could be caused by a faulty hardware component, possibly the power IC.

Note 8 Stuck On Boot Loop

Problem: I have a Note 8 and to start it was stuck on boot loop. I did notice that if the charger is plugged in the start up screen does go a little further than it does when it isn’t. I downloaded the firmware to try to fix it but it will not install and also the odin program needed to install the firmware.It just comes back that it failed every time I try. Could someone please help me figure out if ‘m doing something wrong or if I’m not even on the right path to fixing this issue?

Solution: The best thing to do right now is to remove the microSD card of the phone ( if you have one installed) then start the phone in recovery mode. From here you will need to do a factory reset. Take note that the reset will erase your phone data.

If this does not fix the problem you can try to download the firmware file of your phone from the Sammobile website and flash your phone using Odin with the downloaded file. The instructions on how to flash your phone can also be found at the Sammobile website.

In case the above steps fails to fix the problem then you should bring the phone to a service center and have it checked.

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