The situation where you are finding that you are having a charging problem on Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus and you are not alone. Even when everyone agrees that Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus are Samsung’s flagships, there will always be certain flaws or drawbacks left for criticizing. The problem, however, is when the issues put under debate refer to features that were supposed to be one of the greatest assets of the device. Still not sure what are we talking about?
Many users want to know how to fix the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus slow charging. Have you noticed that your smartphone is taking longer than it should, to get back to a 100% battery level? A problem is clearly there, but the solutions aren’t such a mystery, rest assured. If you ask us, all you have to do in order to fix it is to try one of the methods from below. Begin by asking yourself the right questions…
Is There Something Wrong With The USB Charging Cable?
Without a doubt, it is one of the most common reasons why the smartphone would have this slow charging problem. Lucky for you, it’s also one of the easiest to confirm. These days, we all have a spare USB cable around the house. Getting a different cable just for testing will, therefore, be easy. Go ahead and do this test, it will help you decide if you really need a new charging cable or if you should focus on the alternative troubleshooting options.
Are There Too Many Apps Taking Up Your Battery While You Charge It?
At first, you might be tempted to say that this isn’t the case. You see no app opened up on the screen so, there must be no app taking up from the battery, right? Well, it’s actually wrong because we’re talking about the apps that are running in the background of the device. To get to see those, you’ll have to use the special button next to the Home Button of the Samsung Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus. It’s called the Recent button and it’s where you’ll be surprised to discover quite a few apps that are still running without you knowing about it. But don’t worry, just select the option End All Application and the RAM option from the top of the screen, to shut them off and see how’s the system going afterward.
Are There Any Apps Acting Like Crazy And Messing With Your Battery Level?
Less likely but not impossible, a software bug may generate the slow battery problem on Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus. When that happens, it’s usually a third-party app that behaves erratically, so, again, it’s easy to test. Third-party apps don’t operate in Safe Mode, which means all you need to do is to boot the smartphone into Safe Mode. If it charges well in this booting sequence, the problem is not caused by a third-party app. Here’s how to make it to this testing stage:
- Power off the phone;
- Tap the Power key until the Samsung Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus text appears on the screen;
- Next, stop holding the Power key and switch to holding the Volume Down key alone, up until you see the Safe Mode text on the screen;
- The device will restart and boot into Safe Mode, where you can try to charge its battery once again.
If the problem seems to be solved in there, you will have to figure which app must be uninstalled. Take them gradually, starting with the most recent. From the Settings menu, open the Application Manager and then the Downloaded section, pick up an app you want to remove and select Uninstall. After confirming with the OK, restart the device (long press the Power button until you get the restart option and use it), to return to the normal running mode and retest the charging problem on Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus.
Want To Get Rid Of All The Potentially Problematic Apps?
When you know it’s a third-party app but you don’t know which one, a master reset will get you rid of all of them. This can be done from the Accounts menu, in the Settings app, where you have this Backup and Reset option. Use Reset Device and confirm with the Delete All option to bring the phone to its factory defaults and overcome the slow charging problem. Alternatively…
Dump The System And See What You Get
If you launch the Dialer pad and simply type this (*#9900#) code, the Low Battery Dump option will become available. Turn it on and allow the device to run specific actions and to perform specific functions afterward. If you still have charging issues with Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus even then, only an authorized technician could come up with a different solution…