Are you having a problem with your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip not charging? Don’t worry, you have landed in the right place.
Having it always charged is one of the ways to take care of your smartphone. However, when your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 refuses to charge, it’s a more frustrating thing.
This issue could be due to reasons such as a faulty charger, a damaged cable, a dirty USB port, or a software glitch.
In this guide, we’ll give you six potential solutions to fix the charging issue on your Galaxy Z Flip 4. Let’s get started!
Table of Contents
Fix 01: Restart the Phone
Minor software glitches or bugs are the most common causes for not charging your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4. These will be resolved simply by restarting the device.
Restarting also refreshes the system and closes any apps that might be running in the background and potentially causing the charging issue.
Here’s how to restart your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4:
- Press and hold the Power button and the Volume down button simultaneously until the device vibrates and the Samsung logo appears.
- Once the Samsung logo appears, release both buttons.
- Wait for the device to restart.
After the device restarts, you need to plug in your charger. If your phone starts charging, congratulations! You’ve just resolved the issue.
Fix 02: Check the Charger & Cable
Before going into more complex solutions, there are a few basic checks that you should do.
The charger and the charging cable are the primary conduits of power to your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4, and any damage or malfunction will result in the device not charging.
Therefore, start by inspecting the charger for any physical damage. Look for any signs of wear, tear, or burn marks. If you see anything out of the ordinary, it’s best to replace the charger.
Next, inspect the charging cable. Check for any fraying or cuts along the length of the cable. Pay special attention to the ends, where the cable connects to the charger and the phone. These are common areas where damage could occur.
In addition to physical inspection, use the charger and cable on another device. If the other device charges without issue, your charger and cable are functioning correctly.
Note: using genuine and compatible chargers and cables is crucial. Non-genuine or incompatible accessories may not provide the correct voltage or current, causing charging issues or damaging the device.
Fix 03: Clean the USB Port
Charging problems could occur because dust and debris accumulate in the USB port of your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 and interfere with the connection between your charger and the phone’s battery.
So you need to clean the USB port. Here’s how to do it safely:
- Turn off the phone.
- Use a can of compressed air to blow out any dust or debris in the port. Aim the nozzle at the port and give it a few short bursts. This should remove most of the loose debris.
- If you don’t have compressed air, a small, soft brush (like a clean toothbrush) can also be used. Gently brush the inside of the port to dislodge any remaining dust.
- Avoid using anything metal to clean the port as it will cause damage.
After all, plug your charger back in and see if the problem has been resolved.
Fix 04: Try a Different Charger
Even if your charger appears to be working fine, it might not be providing enough power to charge the device. This will be due to reasons such as a faulty transformer, damaged wires, or a problem with the power outlet.
To rule out these possibilities, you need to try charging the device with a different charger.
Here’s how to do it:
- Unplug the current charger from the power outlet and your phone.
- Plug in a different charger to the power outlet.
- Connect your phone to this charger.
- Wait for a few minutes to see if your phone starts charging.
If your phone starts charging with a different charger, then the problem was likely with your original charger. In this case, consider replacing it.
Fix 05: Try Wireless Charging
The charging issue is happening due to the charging port in the device. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 supports wireless charging, which is a good thing
With a wireless charger, the battery inside any battery-powered phone can be charged by simply placing the phone close to a wireless power transmitter or a designated charging pad.
Here’s how to use it:
- Plug the charging pad into a power source.
- Place the charging pad on a flat surface.
- Place your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 on the charging pad. Make sure the center of the device aligns with the center of the pad.
- Wait for the charging icon to appear on your phone’s screen. This indicates that the device is charging.
Note: Wireless charging might be slower than traditional charging. However, it’s a great way to determine if the problem lies with your device’s USB port.
Fix 06: Take Your Device to a Repair Center
If none of the above solutions works, there could be a more serious issue with your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4. If it’s a hardware problem, that needs professional attention. In such a case, it is recommended to take the device to a Samsung-authorized repair center.
If the device is still under warranty, the repair might be done for free or at a reduced cost. Remember to bring any necessary documents like your warranty card or receipt when you visit the repair center.
Note: The warranty does not cover damages caused by improper use, accidents, or unauthorized modifications. So, if the charging issue was caused by any of these factors, you might have to pay for the repair.
We hope that one of these solutions has helped to resolve the problem without having to go to a repair center.
If you have any questions or need further assistance with any of the steps mentioned in this guide, please feel free to leave a comment below.