Samsung has confirmed the release of its latest mid-range duo, the 2018 Galaxy A6 and Galaxy A6+ smartphones that are set to hit the market this month. The new Galaxy handsets sport high-end features including a premium design, Infinity Displays with Super AMOLED panels, a dual camera, octa-core processor, and long lasting battery, to name a few. Overall, these new Samsung handsets can qualify among the best mid-range phones roundup this year. But then again it doesn’t denote that it’ll be totally free from early issues. Like other new devices, these phones can also give into problems including those that are associated to power and charging. The main issue tackled in this context is on the latter. Read on to find out what to do whenever it happens to your new Samsung Galaxy A6 2018 smartphone to not charge as intended.
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How to troubleshoot Galaxy A6 2018 that won’t charge
Before you begin troubleshooting software issues that might have prevented your new device from charging, verify and ensure that the following requisites are met:
- Use the original charger/charging equipment. Other chargers may not be compatible with your phone therefore it won’t charge using them. You may be able to use some but it’s possible that the power output isn’t actually similar to that of the original charger. As much as possible, use only the charger that comes along with your phone or the one that’s supplied by Samsung itself.
- Plug into the wall outlet. While you can use different power ports to charge your device from, it is still highly recommended to use the wall outlet as the main power source. Other power sources like computers, USB ports and other power accessories have low power outputs, thus may not be able to handle charge for your device. This often results to slow charging or no charging at all.
- Do not use your phone while charging. Using the phone while charging is possible but not recommended. Doing so may increase the chance of the charger being loosen from either port due to constant movement. When this happens, the phone may not have proper contact with the charger or power source hence won’t be able to charge properly. Depending on what you’re doing, it will also cause your device to continuously drain, hence it would take longer time to charge up. If possible, turn off your phone while charging.
- Ensure no damage to your phone or charging port. The worst possibility is that your phone, charger or charging port may have obtain some sort of physical or liquid damage and therefore unable to charge as intended. While this rarely occurs to new devices, it is possible. Should this be the case, don’t forget to avail for warranty. You may need to replace your charging cord or power adapter.
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Troubleshooting software problems on your Samsung Galaxy A6 2018
If the problem persists after heeding prior charging tips and requisites, then you may continue to troubleshoot your Galaxy A6 2018 with the following workarounds:
First workaround: Restart your Galaxy A6 2018 (soft reset).
If your phone still has a little power left, try to perform a soft reset or reboot. Doing so will clear any software glitches that might have halt your device from performing its charging routine. A proper reboot will also close all open apps and purge the internal memory of the device. This can therefore solve a lot of random issues.
- To perform a soft reset or restart on your Galaxy A6 2018, simply press down on the Power button and hold it down for several seconds until the menu option appears. Then select Restart from the given options.
- Alternatively, you can just press the Power button until the screen goes off and then after about 30 seconds, press the Power button again to turn it back on.
Try this unless your device battery is completely drained. If this fails to do the trick, then you may have to consider other options.
Second workaround: Charge your phone while in safe mode.
Again if your phone still has remaining power to function, try booting it into safe mode to disable all third-party apps and services. Booting into safe mode can help you track down which apps might have been halting your phone from charging. Here’s how to enable this mode on your phone:
- Press and hold the Power button for a few seconds.
- Tap to select the option to Power Off to turn your device off.
- Press and hold the Power button until you see the animated Samsung logo on the screen.
- Release the Power button then press and hold the Volume Down button.
- Keep holding the Volume button until your device boots up.
- Let go of the button when your device restarts with a Safe Mode badge at the bottom left corner of the screen. This means that Safe Mode is enabled.
Now try plugging your device into the charger and see if it’s able to charge. If it charges, then you will need to uninstall any app you suspect is causing problem while in safe mode.
You can let your device finish charging before you exit Safe Mode and then delete problematic apps. To exit safe mode, simply restart your device.
Third workaround: Boot your Galaxy A6 2018 inrecovery mode (if applicable).
This method is only applicable if your device still has remaining power like around 20 percent. Booting in recovery mode will allow you to access options to manage your phone system and likewise fix any transpiring issues that are software-related. You can use Android recovery mode option to wipe cache partition or factory data reset, if necessary.
Recovery mode is an independent environment that is included on a separate partition of the main Android operating system on your device. You can enter recovery mode through your device’s hardware keys. Here’s how:
- Hold down the Power button for a few seconds.
- Select the Power off option.
- Then press and hold the Power, Volume Up, and Home buttons simultaneously for a few seconds.
- Release the buttons when you get past the Samsung logo and the Android recovery menu options show up.
- Press the Volume Down button to highlight wipe cache partition then press the Power button to confirm.
- Wait until your device is finished wiping the cache partition and prompts you to restart.
- Press the Power button to confirm device restart by then.
If none of these helps and your Galaxy A6 2018 still won’t charge, then you may have to consider opting for service. It is possible that your device has some sort of hardware defects that require some fixing. Don’t forget to take the original charger for the technician to check on it as well. You may opt to avail for service warranty or new unit replacement, if necessary. For other options and recommendations, contact your device carrier and let them know of the problem.
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