Is fast charging not working on your Galaxy S8? Many users have reported that the fast charging feature in their device is not working. Without fast charging, the Galaxy S8 charge time is increased considerably.
If you are getting frustrated with the lack of fast charging capabilities on your Galaxy S8, you may want to fix the issue. With the guide shown below, we’ll provide you with the troubleshooting tips you’ll need to fix the fast charge feature on your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus.
First things first, it’s important to note that you must switch off your phone or turn the display off whilst it charges. Fast charging will not work whilst your Galaxy display is switched on and being used.
You must also be using a fast charger that is compatible with the Galaxy S8, or better yet, use the official Samsung fast charger that originally came with the Galaxy S8 that you purchased. You cannot use fast charge on a standard smartphone battery charger.
If you cannot get fast charging to work, you can still speed up your charge time by enabling Airplane mode.
With airplane mode switched on, your Galaxy S8 will use less power, which means it’ll be able to reach full power on charge quicker. It should be noted that you will not be able to send texts, make calls or use mobile data with airplane mode switched on.
If you don’t want to use Airplane mode, you can turn off some unused features instead. If you’re not using NFC, Bluetooth, or WiFi, for example, you can switch these features off. You could also close down any apps that may be running in the background.
In some cases, your microUSB port on your Galaxy S8 may be damaged, You should check your microUSB port at a Samsung store, or visit a qualified Samsung technician to see if they can fix the issue. We would recommend taking this problem directly to Samsung as opposed to a third party service, however.