One of the most vexing aspects of owning an electronic device is when the device no longer has any power to assist you in your work.
When it won’t even charge, the situation becomes even more frustrating.
This is a common issue for many Samsung tablet users.
Many reports have surfaced in which the Samsung tablet refuses to charge or displays charging but does not charge at all.
So, what should you do if your Samsung tablet won’t charge?
Believe us when we say you don’t need to go to a Samsung repair shop right away because this problem is easily fixed at home.
If your Galaxy Tab A isn’t charging, this troubleshooting guide will show you how to fix it.
We try to be as thorough as possible in order to address as many of the factors that are causing this problem as possible.
We hope that this post will assist you in quickly resolving the issue.
If your Samsung tablet isn’t charging or your charger isn’t working, there are a few things you can try to fix the problem.
The following are the most common causes of a Samsung tablet not charging:
- a faulty cable, charging block, charger cable, or adapter dirt or debris in the charging port
- third-party apps interfering with the charging process a software update is necessary
- Learn what to do if your phone won’t charge.
7 Tips and Tricks You Can Check and Do if your Samsung Tablet Won’t Charge
These fixes were compiled after hours of research and are applicable to all Samsung Tablet models ranging from the Samsung Tab 1 to the Samsung Tab 6.
Let’s get started!
1. Factory Reset Your Samsung Tablet
One of the most effective methods for getting your Samsung Tab to charge is to perform a reboot/reset.
While there is only “one standard method” for doing this, there have been several other alternatives (see below) that appear to be very successful.
It is also worth noting that no data will be lost as a result of using these methods.
Method of Traditional Reset
Try pressing and holding the volume up and power buttons simultaneously for 30 seconds.
Method of Disconnecting the Charger
This step includes a few extra steps, but it appears to work well!
1. Remove the charger from the Samsung Tab.
2. Hold down the power button and the volume up button for 30 seconds.
3. Continue to hold while plugging in the Samsung charger.
4. Hold the buttons for another 30 seconds.
5. Now, only release the power button while continuing to press the volume up button.
While this is an unusual solution, it should allow your tablet to charge again!
Micro SD Charging Procedure
Here’s another variation on the above methods that have been shown to be effective.
1. Remove the Micro SD card from the tablet.
2. Hold down the power and volume down buttons for 20-30 seconds.
2. Make use of a Rapid Charger
If your Samsung tablet is hovering around the 5% charge mark but refuses to charge, this may be the solution for you!
For those who have never owned a Samsung Tab 6 or 7, a rapid charger should be included in the box. Simply plug in this charger, and the tablet should be able to come out of dormant battery mode.
3. Examine the Charger
The most common issue is caused by wear and tear on the cable rather than the adapter.
With your Samsung Galaxy tablets, it is recommended that you use the official USB cable, adapter, and rapid charger from Samsung.
These devices, however, are susceptible to damage.
In this case, thoroughly inspecting the cable can be beneficial.
A faulty USB cable is not only inefficient, but it can also pose a fire risk in some cases.
Remove the cable from the rapid charger or adapter and inspect it for damage.
Purchase a charging cable made by Samsung.
These are made of high-quality materials that are appropriate for the Samsung Galaxy Tab.
The official charger is the one that came with your tablet. Use it only with your device. If that doesn’t work, getting another one directly from Samsung will.
Low-quality third-party cables and chargers are not intended to provide optimal amounts of power to the Samsung tablet and may cause charging issues.
Connecting the cable to another power source may also be beneficial.
This can be anything from a laptop to a power bank to a home console to an Apple charger.
If the tab charges, the issue is with the charger/adapter or the cable.
With the Samsung tablet, you can also try a rapid/fast Samsung charger.
The tablet may require a wake-up call from a rapid charger from time to time.
It will not charge your tablet quickly or damage it, but it may activate the battery, especially if it is fully discharged and refusing to charge.
4. Examine the battery connection and charging cable for safety
Check for gaps and that the battery is flat with its mount.
If this appears to be the case, remove the battery and inspect its connectors.
Wipe away any debris with a soft cloth, reposition any bent metal with a small pair of tweezers, and remove corrosion with a small amount of a suitable cleaner.
Just make sure to let the connection dry before recharging the battery.
After prolonged use, charging cables may become disputed or obsolete.
As a result, it is recommended that you always use the device’s original charging cable or purchase a good quality charging string that will not damage your tablet or adapter.
5. Run a forced power cycle
When your tablet’s battery freezes, you must perform a forced power cycle to restore the battery to its original state.
To force a power cycle, you must completely discharge your tablet’s battery.
There should be no battery left to display the power-up screen.
Then connect the charger and leave it for 4-5 hours.
This will make your tablet’s battery responsive to electricity and start charging your Samsung tablet.
6. Examine the charging port
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Your tablet’s charging port can become clogged with dirt, dust, or debris.
If there are foreign materials inside your charging port, your charging cable may be unable to connect properly with the charging contacts.
To clean your charging port, follow the steps below:
1. Switch off your tablet.
2. Examine the charging port.
You might need to use a torch to assist you.
If you notice any debris in the charging port, particularly near the charging contacts, the charging port should be cleaned.
3. Remove any debris from the charging port by gently blowing into it.
Please keep in mind that you should not insert anything into the charging port to clean it. This may cause damage to the charging port.
4. If the charging port is still clogged, have it cleaned by a professional.
7. Charge from a different power outlet or power board
So, while this is a fairly obvious fix, if you haven’t already tried it, it might be worth a shot.
Simply charge your Samsung tablet from another PowerPoint or socket to determine if the problem is with the PowerPoint.
Look for or press an orange button.
8. Allow time for the battery to recharge
A battery that appears to be dead may have been deeply discharged.
This means that the amount of charge taken out of the battery was greater than it was designed to handle, and as a result, there is so little charge left that it appears dead.
If a battery can be revived from deep discharge, you must turn it off completely and charge it for an extended period of time (at least two or three hours).
9. Charge using a computer
In some cases, connecting a non-charging device to a PC can be beneficial.
When doing this, make sure to use the original USB cable to eliminate the possibility of a bad cable.
10. Reset the app’s preferences
Charging issues can sometimes be resolved by ensuring that default apps are enabled.
Android apps and services do not function independently.
Most require the use of other apps and default system apps to complete their tasks.
There may be an issue if one of the default apps is disabled for some reason.
To ensure that all default apps are re-enabled, follow these steps:
- Launch the Settings app.
- Select Apps.
- In the upper right corner, tap More settings (three-dot icon).
- Choose Reset app preferences.
- Restart your Galaxy Tab A to look for the issue.
11. Charge in the Safe Mode
Only apps that came with the operating system will be allowed to run in this mode.
All of the others you’ve added will be blocked, so if one of them is causing your tablet to malfunction, you should be aware of it.
Essentially, the idea is that since no third-party apps are running in safe mode when the tablet boots up, the root cause must be one of them. To enter your device into safe mode, follow these steps:
With your Tab, A turned off, press and hold the Power button until you reach the model name screen.
- When the word “SAMSUNG” appears on the screen, press and hold the Power button.
- Hold down the Volume down key until the device has finished restarting.
- In the bottom left corner of the screen, safe mode will appear.
- When you see Safe Mode, let go of the Volume Down key.
- If your Galaxy Tab A charges normally to safe mode, a third-party app is preventing it from turning back on.
Follow the steps below to determine which of your apps is causing the issue:
- Enter safe mode.
- Look for the issue.
- Once you’ve determined that a third-party app is to blame, you can begin uninstalling apps one by one. We recommend that you start with the most recent ones you added.
- After uninstalling an app, restart the phone in normal mode and look for the issue.
- If your Tab A still won’t turn back on, repeat steps 1-4.
12. Delete the cache partition
If your Galaxy Tab A stopped charging after installing a system update, the problem could be a corrupted system cache.
Clear the cache partition to see if that’s the case.
The device will be prompted to rebuild the system cache as a result of this. Here’s how you do it:
1. Turn the device off. This is critical. You’ll never be able to boot into Recovery Mode if you can’t turn it off. If you are unable to turn off the device on a regular basis using the Power button, wait until the phone’s battery is depleted. After that, charge the phone for 30 minutes before entering Recovery Mode.
2. When the Samsung Galaxy Tab A logo appears, let go of all the keys.
3. The Android Recovery screen should then display options such as Reboot system now, Reboot to bootloader, Apply update from ADB, wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache partition, and so on.
4. Simply use the Volume Up and Down buttons to navigate to any of the options.
5. Emphasize the wipe cache partition.
6. Reboot the device after wiping the cache partition.
13. Recalibrate the battery and the operating system
Android may occasionally lose track of actual battery levels, which can result in charging issues.
Do the following to re-calibrate the operating system so that it receives accurate battery level readings:
1. Completely drain the battery.
2. This entails using your device until it shuts down on its own and the battery level reaches 0%.
3. Charge the phone until it is completely charged.
Use original charging equipment for your device and allow it to fully charge. Don’t unplug your device for at least two hours, and don’t use it while it’s charging.
4. Unplug your device after the timer has expired.
5. Reboot the device.
6. Use your phone until it runs out of battery again.
7. Steps 1–5 should be repeated.
14. Go to a Samsung Center
If all else fails, a visit to the nearest Samsung Center or local Samsung Store may be of assistance.
They have professionals who can detect physical issues with the Galaxy device or battery and will provide replacement parts to repair your Samsung tablet properly.
If your Samsung tablet is no longer covered under warranty, some private service centers will also do an excellent job.
They are typically less expensive, but finding a reputable one will necessitate some investigation.
Our Final Thoughts
These are some methods for resolving charging issues with your Samsung tablet.
Most of the time, a simple resume will suffice. This, however, is conditional.
If all else fails, we strongly advise visiting a Samsung service center to obtain a proper professional diagnosis.
Frequently Ask Questions
Why isn't my tablet charging when I plug it in?
Charging issues with Android tablets are typically caused by either the charger or the charging port itself.
If your tablet isn’t charging, put it in Airplane Mode and turn down the brightness to extend the battery life while you figure out what’s wrong.
Back up your files as soon as possible in case the problem cannot be resolved.
Why won't my Samsung battery charge?
The charging port becoming clogged with dirt, dust, or debris is one of the most common causes of charging issues.
Dirt or lint can accumulate inside the charging port, preventing the charging cable from properly engaging with the charging contacts.
Is it necessary to hold the phone at a specific angle in order to charge it?
You notice some discolored residue or debris near the charge port.
The charger and battery are in perfect working order.