How To Fix Anker SoundCore 2 Is Not Charging Problem

The Anker SoundCore 2 is not charging issue that you are experiencing can be caused by a number of factors. It could be due to a setting issue, a faulty charging port, faulty charging cable, or even a bad charger. To fix this you will need to perform a series of troubleshooting steps.

The Anker SoundCore 2 is a popular portable Bluetooth speaker that usually sells for US$40. It has a solid build quality that’s IPX7 certified allowing it to be used on the beach or pool as it can withstand water and sand. Some of its great features include a 24 hour playtime, intense bass, and Bluetooth 5.0.

Technical Specifications of Anker SoundCore 2

  • Weight: 414g/12.6 ounces
  • Size: 6.6 x 1.9 x 2.2 inches
  • Playtime: 24 Hours
  • Bluetooth Range: 20m/66ft
  • Playtime: Up to 24 hours
  • Input: 5V=2A
  • Impedance: 4Ω
  • Audio Output: 6W x 2
  • Driver(full range): 1.5 ” x 2
  • Charging time: 3 hours
  • Frequency Response: 70 Hz-20KHz

What to do when you experience the not charging problem on your Anker SoundCore 2

One common problem that you might encounter with your Anker SoundCore 2 Bluetooth speaker is you can’t charge its battery. This can be an annoying issue especially if the speaker is running low on power since you won’t be able to use it.  Here are the troubleshooting steps you need to do to fix the problem.

Method 1: Perform a factory reset

A factory reset or hard reset will wipe out the data on this Bluetooth speaker and bring it back to its default settings. This is a useful troubleshooting step to do when you are experiencing problems with the device such as when you can’t make a Bluetooth connection or when there are charging problems.

Time needed: 1 minute.

Reset the speaker

  1. Press and hold the Power button.

    You need to do this for 8 seconds.Fix Anker SoundCore 2 Is Not Charging Problem

  2. Press and hold the Bluetooth button.

    You need to do this for 2 seconds.What to do when your Anker SoundCore 2 does not charge

After performing these steps try charging the device again.

Method 2: Try using a different USB cable to fix the not charging problem of SoundCore 2

One of the reasons why you won’t be able to charge this device is if the USB charging cord you are using is defective. This charging cord usually gets damaged if it is bent constantly or if dirt has accumulated on its port.

To check if this is what’s causing the problem try using a different USB cable to charge this Anker Bluetooth speaker. You can use the cord of your Android phone if it uses  a micro USB cable.  If the device charges with the new cord then you will need to get a new cable for your Bluetooth speaker.

Method 3: Try using a different charger on your Anker SoundCore 2

Using a defective charger will prevent the Bluetooth speaker from being charged. Some of the reasons why a charger won’t work is if its USB port is damaged or if it has a faulty internal board. Try using different chargers then check if the issue still occurs. You can also use the charger of your Android phone for this. It’s best to use a charger with a 2 amp output.

Method 4: Dirt present in the charging port

When you use this speaker outdoors such as in the beach there’s a possibility that sand or dirt will get into its charging port.  If debris is present in the charging port then this will prevent the speaker from being charged. Try to inspect the charging port of the Bluetooth speaker and if you find any dirt or debris then you can clean this off using a toothpick or simply by blowing to it until it gets removed. Once done, check if you are able to charge the device.

Method 5: Defective battery

A defective battery on your Bluetooth speaker will prevent it from being charged. If this is the cause of the problem then replacing the battery will fix this. It’s recommended that you have this done at a service center.

Some of the reasons as to why the battery gets damaged is overcharging or constant exposure to heat such as when you leave the speaker under the sun.

Method 6: Defective circuit board

It’s not uncommon for the circuit board of the Bluetooth speaker to get damaged however this can happen if water gets inside the speaker or if some electronic component fails to work. If this is what’s causing the problem then you will need to have this fixed at a service center. 

Having the Anker SoundCore 2 is not charging problem can be a frustrating experience. Hopefully, this solution will help you fix the problem.

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Chad Buenaflor

Chad has been in the tech industry since 2000. He has a degree in Electronics Engineering and is interested in the hardware and software side of technology. Initially working for a Japanese semiconductor company as a Test Engineer for nearly 10 years, he then pursued his passion for internet technology by working for the support team of Time Warner Cable then finally joining TheDroidGuy as one of their troubleshooting and tech writers. On his free time he plays his favorite games on his PC, Xbox Series X, and Android phone. Contact me at Email

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