Infinix smartphones are taking over the smartphone market these days. From the launch of infinix zero to Hot, Hot2, and now hot3.
You will agree with me that infinix company has shown a high level of consistency and dominance in the smartphone market.
Although infinix smartphones has amazing specifications, it has its own peculiar problem and that is Slow Charging
Today I will be walking you down on how to fix slow Charging problem on any of your infinix devices just before you waste your money fixing a fallacy or getting to one of those wrong boys in computer village.
It’s imperative to note that if your device is still within the warranty period, it’s safer to take your phone to the customer care or CalCare center.
Here Top Reasons Why You Are Experiencing Slow Charging rate On Your Infix Devices
- Using non infix charger to charge your device.
Using non confirm power pack in charging.
Probably you haven’t upgraded your device.
Dust particles clustering around the charging port.
1.REPLACE THE CHARGING CABLE
Many times, it is the micro-USB to USB cable that is the culprit. These cables lose their efficiency over time and therefore can’t provide enough current (amperage) to charge the phone/device. Change the Micro-USB to cable. Either purchase a new one or borrow the one that’s being used on another device. If you are using iPhone, change the lightning cable.
Tip: When purchasing cables, always go for slightly thicker ones (higher gauge). They can transfer high current without breaking down.
- USE AIRPLANE MODE
Airplane mode completely turns off wireless connectivity (Cellular and WiFi) of your phone. So it does not interfere with the instruments present in the aircraft. Surprisingly, Airplane mode on your smartphone can significantly improve the charging process by decreasing the charging time. The only disadvantage is that you would not be able to communicate with others through mobile network or the internet.
- GET A NEW CHARGER
If changing the charging cable doesn’t work. It’s time to change the charger. A variety of USB based chargers available in the market are of low quality, so getting a good charger is a bit challenging.
A good charger must have following specifications:
5v 2.0A – This is the standard. Get a charger which has an output of at least 2.0 ampere. Read the information written on the front/back of the charger.
Avoid chargers with detachable USB cables, their ports/connections become loose after frequent usage. It is better to get a charger with fixed micro-USB output.
Warning: Refrain from using multi-purpose chargers that come with universal connectors.
- AVOID CHARGING FROM POWER BANKS, LAPTOP OR PC
While they can charge your device using USB ports, it is still not the best idea to do so. USB ports on Computers are meant for transferring data, they do not enough current for a device to charge. Hence, slow charging.
Output current for USB in an ideal scenario:
USB 2.0 can provide up to 500mA
USB 3.0 can provide up to 900mA
If you don’t have a charger nearby and using PC USB port as a last resort. It would be great if you connect your device to a USB 3.0 (blue) port.
- STAY AWAY FROM PHONE WHILE CHARGING
Using your phone while charging may put a negative impact on your Android’s battery life. It puts the battery under heavy load and causes the device to heat up. Do these things before you put your phone to charge:
*Close/End all the applications that are running
*Turn off WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS
*Put your Smartphone Airplane mode, it will turn off all the wireless/cellular connectivity. Only do this if you’re not expecting any communication.
- REPLACE YOUR SMARTPHONES BATTERY
CHANGE THE ANDROID VERSION OF YOUR DEVICE
If you recently upgraded your device’s operating system through System Update (i.e. Android Marshmallow) and experiencing quick battery drain or slow charging. It means the new OS is buggy or incompatible with your device. Look for steps to downgrade the version or wait for a bug fix patch.
- Use A Clean Tooth Brush and Methylated Spirit
Apply smaller quantity of methylated spirit to your toothbrush and gently scrub the USB port to remove any dirts or dust cluster
Hope this article help?