Your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 fully supports wireless charging at a power of 15W. Which means 1 and a half hours is enough to fully charge the device.
However, if you find that your Z Flip 4 isn’t charging wirelessly, it could be due to one of three reasons:
- The wireless charging feature is disabled in your device settings,
- There is a software or hardware issue with your Z Flip 4, or
- The wireless charger itself is faulty.
In this guide, we’ll address all these potential causes and provide you with five step-by-step solutions to resolve the issue.
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Fix 01: Restart Your Z Flip 4
Your Galaxy Z Flip 4 may not recognize the wireless charger in case of a minor software glitch or a system service running in the background that could be preventing it. A restart can help fix such glitches and restore the normal function of wireless charging.
Here are the steps to restart your Samsung Z Flip:
- Press and hold the Power button and the Volume down button simultaneously.
- Once the power menu appears, tap on Restart.
- Wait for the device to turn off and turn back on.
After the restart, place your phone on the wireless charger to see if it starts charging. If not, proceed to the next fix.
Fix 02: Make Sure Wireless Charging Feature is Turned On
Wireless charging won’t work if the feature is turned off in your device settings. This might seem like a no-brainer, but it’s easy to accidentally disable this feature without realizing it.
Here’s how you can check if wireless charging is enabled on your Samsung Z Flip:
- Open the Settings app on your device. You can find this by swiping up from the bottom of your screen to access your app drawer.
- Scroll down and tap on Device Care.
- Tap on Battery.
- Tap on Charging. This will open a new menu where you can see all the charging settings.
- Look for Wireless Charging. If it’s turned off, tap on the toggle to turn it on.
Fix 03: Remove Any Cases/Covers
Some phone cases, especially those made of metal or any thick material, prevent wireless charging. This is because these materials interfere with the electromagnetic fields that wireless charging uses to transfer energy from the charging pad to your Samsung Z Flip.
To ensure this isn’t the issue, remove any case or cover from your Galaxy Z Flip 4 before placing it on the charging pad. Once removed, make sure to place your device correctly on the charging pad. The back of your phone should be in direct contact with the charger, and it should be centered on the pad.
Fix 04: Use a Different Wireless Charger
It is also possible the issue is not with your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 but with the wireless charger itself. This means the charger or the charging pad could be damaged or defective, causing the device not to charge wirelessly.
Here’s how to check if the charger is the issue:
- Try using a different wireless charger, if possible. Make sure the other charger is known to work correctly with other devices.
- Place your Galaxy Z Flip on the new charger. If your device starts charging, then the problem was with your original charger.
- If you find that the original charger is faulty, consider purchasing a new wireless charger. Ensure that the new charger is compatible with your device and supports 15W wireless charging for optimal performance.
However, if the other wireless charger also fails to charge your device, it’s possible that your phone has a serious software or hardware issue. This means the problem lies within the device itself and not with the wireless charger.
Fix 05: Take the Device to a Samsung Repair Center
If you have tried all the above fixes and your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 still isn’t charging wirelessly, there could be a hardware issue with your device, such as a faulty charging coil or a software glitch that’s beyond a simple reset.
In such cases, it’s best to take your device to a Samsung Repair Center. To find the nearest Samsung Repair Center, visit this link. Simply enter your location details, and it will provide you with a list of the nearest service centers.