How To Fix Samsung Galaxy S5 Not Charging Issue And Slow Charging

In this article, we are going to share potential solutions to help you fix Galaxy S5 charging problem. Samsung Galaxy S5 is an amazing device packed with tons of awesome options. However, recently, many users have faced Samsung Galaxy S5 not charging issue. Battery problem is a very common issue on Samsung handsets, and S5 is no exception to that.

There may be several reasons behind this problem such as faulty USB charging cable, loose connection in power, damaged or bent charging port on the phone, etc. So you need to check all of them one by one.

See also– How to Fix Samsung Galaxy S5 Slow Wi-Fi Issue

See also– How to move files to SD card on Samsung Galaxy S5

Workarounds to fix Samsung Galaxy S5 not charging or Slow charging Problem

Method 1

Before you continue, I highly recommend you to find out if your Samsung Galaxy S5 was damaged by heat and how to fix it –How to fix the overheating problem on Samsung Galaxy S5, which results in not charging.

  • First of all, make sure that you are using original charger because charging accessories of other brands may have different voltage parameters and may cause your Samsung Galaxy S5 not to charge properly.
  • Plug in your Samsung Galaxy S5 with an original Samsung Mobile charger, but do not turn on your phone. Sometimes it may take little longer to charge the phone. After your phone starts charging, a charging icon should appear on the screen. However, if you see nothing is appearing on screen, then Samsung Galaxy S5 not charging problem is occurring either from a broken charging cable or there is some problem on your phone such as the charging port is broken or bent, or the  charging contacts on your phone are not cleaned.
  • To check the charger, charge another Samsung phone using the same charger and see if it is working. If the other phone is charging well, then the charger is fine. Now you should check your phone.
  • Check the charging port on your Galaxy S5. To check the charging port, take a light, magnifying glass and a pointed wooden toothpick. afterward, see if the charging port is in the center and not bent. If you find the port is bent, then straighten it using the wooden toothpick carefully.
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  • Verify that the charging contacts are clean. Sometimes dirt gets into the charging port which causes the issue. Insert a small needle into the charging port and clean it carefully so that the port does not get bent or damaged.

 

Method 2

To fix Galaxy S5 slow charging problem download Galaxy Charging Current, and check if your phone is charging at its maximum potential.

 

Method 3

It is advisable to update the software whenever the new version becomes available as it can fix many problems. To do that:

  • Connect to a Wi-Fi network
  • Navigate to Settings
  • Tap About Device
  • Next, tap Software update
  • Tap Update.

 

Method 4

If all the above steps fail to solve the issue, then boot your Galaxy S5 into Safe mode to check if any third-party app is causing the problem. All the third-party apps will be disabled temporarily in this mode. Here are the steps to boot your Galaxy S5 into Safe mode:

  • Turn off your phone.
  • Press and hold the Power button.
  • Release the Power button when you see “Samsung Galaxy S5” on the screen.
  • After releasing the Power key press the Volume Down key immediately and keep holding.
  • Do not release the Volume Down key until your Galaxy S5 finishes restarting.
  • In the bottom left corner of the screen, the Safe mode will be displayed.
  • Now release the Volume Down key.
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Source – gadgetguideonline.com

In Safe mode, plug in the phone and see if it charges normally. If it does, then a third-party app is the culprit, you have to either uninstall the apps one by one until the issue is gone or perform factory data reset. However, if the slow charging issue remains in Safe mode, then there is no other way but to conduct a factory reset (explained below). Before that, backup all the data, this process deletes all the information.

 

Method 5

As we have mentioned above, by performing factory data reset, all your data, information, personal settings, and third-party apps will be deleted, so before you proceed, make sure to backup everything that’s important.

  • Go to Settings
  • Tap Backup and reset
  • Next, if you want, check the following options Back up my data, Backup account, and Automatic restore
  • Now tap Factory data reset
  • Tap Reset device
  • If you set a PIN code you will be asked to enter it
  • Tap Continue
  • Tap Delete All.

 

Summary

  • Try a different charger with Samsung mobile origin.
  • Try a different USB Cable and charge by Kies.
  • Try charging it off via PC/Laptop.
  • Try removing the battery for 3 minutes, let it cool down and then charging again.
  • Blow inside the USB port and fix the contacts if it’s bent.
  • Reboot your phone several times.
  • Download the battery charging electrical current app to monitor charging.

These are the workarounds . 

 

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  1. It seems booting into safe mode is useless just turn you phone off and plug in your charger. if it still says ‘slow charging’ without any apps running IE its off, then it can’t really be an app issue. My S5 still says ‘slow charging’ turned off and i still have no idea why,

  2. thank you. This really helped. my phone is charging for now. Hope it stays that way. If not i’ll come back for sure

  3. I have an S5 (korea) and my phone charge slow.. i though that the problem was on the port because i clean it with plastic and i am using a brand new cord ..but when i check all those method it seams fine but still slow charging until the cord method is still not check so i dowload the app below and check the charging current is 600mA thats slow because i know it will be 1500mA above so i try it with my old cord (not charger because it was original) and it fixed my problem from 600mA to 1200mA and charging speed back to normal.. Thanks for the tipss😊😊😊

  4. Ok so i tried everything listed below…. Pins toothpick, alcohol. None of these worked… Guess what worked! I stuck a credit card corner in the slot and pushed the charger port up… Done problem solved super excited!!!!!!

  5. great article totally helped…I had a non/slow charging problem…took some compressed air and shot it in the charging port and WALLA!!! Works like new

    Thank you!

  6. I am SO glad I found this website! My phone is now charging! It was bent in the charging port and I fixed it thanks to this!

  7. hi there my samsung galaxy s5 is not charging or when it does whgen turned of theres a triangle and and ! in the centre, any idea why this is happening please hemp im about to throw my phone of a bloody cliff very soon

    1. There are several reasons when a phone shows the battery with yellow triangle with exclamation mark and they are-
      1. Your phone cannot recognize the battery
      2. Phone cannot detect the battery
      3. Detects a broken battery
      4. There is a short circuit.

      So conduct the following methods and see if the problem is solved-
      1. Check if the battery is properly inserted
      2. Check if there is any bent pins and also clean the connectors
      3. Check LDI for liquid damage
      4. Use a different battery.

      If all these fail to fix the problem then I would suggest to contact a technician and let him fix the problem.

  8. hello, i own a galaxy s5 and i have the same problem over and over ,recharge base. i have change it twice and still gives me the same problem after a week it charges olny with 300mA ,sometimes charges and goes off . i ve tried different chargers anf batteries but still the same ,base problem.what can i do ?

  9. When I put my galaxy s5 on charging with off phone the power is come in the phone and battery sign come and go but not charging.

  10. I struggled with a no charging/ slow charging issue for over a week and was ready to buy a new phone. Aside from the charging issue, I also had a screen that would not light up unless I pressed the on/off button several times. The only way I could goose up the battery was by turning off the phone and letting it plugged in for a day or two. The screen would show an empty battery, no charging indicator. I also changed the battery, but it did not show any improvements.
    I noted solution 4 and did a reboot to safe mode. After that I rebooted normally and all the problems have disappeared. I made no changes to or deleted any programs. Not sure why…but it worked!

  11. Thanks for this. Method 4 worked. The “Wish” app was the problem with my wife’s phone! Removed it and the phone now charges no problem.

  12. I found a weird solution.. Just plug it in and the USB, slow put it in till the charge starts.. then it works.. I know weird but i had the same issue on my S3

  13. I think i found a solution. I have samsung s5 after the last update i have thoose charging problems BUT.
    Connect your phone to charger restart it, leave it for like 15 min and then restart again to check how much batery u have. The phone is charging but its not showing on the screen
    P.s. thats how i charge my phone now

  14. Can you please try to charge the phone from a different plug point. If the problem remains still same then you should use a different charger and see what happens. Please let me know the results.

  15. when i connect the charger …charging icon is shown but charging percent gets decrease instead of increasin ?? plz help

    1. If you are using the phone at the same time it is charging, the app(s) you are using could be draining the battery faster than it can be charged.

      1. This is also happening to me. It seems to be the positioning of the cable in the port. If it’s not in exactly the right position, the phone *looks* like it’s charging, but is actually discharging extra-fast.

  16. Who wrote this article? It sounds like a Nigerian prince who wants to move money out of his country. Add to that the fact that the information is basically useless for what is clearly a systemic problem, and we have another garbage article cluttering up the internet.

    1. such harsh words! guys this article was written over a year ago by an editor.We have a strong editorial team that proofread and check all articles for grammar and spelling errors. Unfortunately , this article was overlooked. I will update it shortly with more solutions and fix all grammar errors. Thanks for the simile and kind words.

  17. Powell, I don’t mean to be a hater or anything like that but dude in step 2 you said “Plugged in your Samsung Galaxy S5 with an original Samsung Mobile charger”. Don’t you mean Plug in your Samsung Galaxy S5? Then you said “then Samsung Galaxy S5 not charging issue is occurring either for damaged charging cable”. Don’t you mean, from a damaged charging cable and didn’t you forget the word the? You need to get a better editor because your writing sucks!

    1. Guys this article was written over a year ago by an editor.We have a strong editorial team that proofread and check all articles for grammar and spelling errors. Unfortunately , this article was overlooked. I will update it shortly with more solutions and fix all grammar errors. Thanks for the kind words

      1. Well thank’s allot!! this got me back up and running in no time!!…….. i really appreciate the help, you are not on my payroll, SO I Won’t NITPICK, OR BE A DICK!! again, Sr. THX!!

  18. If you’re going to clean the charging port, then you definitely shouldn’t use a needle or any other metal object. They can conduct electricity and deliver a potentially fatal electric shock when they come into contact with an active power source. Use something that isn’t a conductor, like a toothpick.

    1. Kind of hard to zap yourself when cleaning port – the phone wouldnt be plugged in !!! using a needle or a toothpick – neither would matter

  19. If you’re going to clean the charging port, then you definitely shouldn’t use a needle or any other metal object. They can conduct electricity and deliver a potentially fatal electric shock when they come into contact with an active power source. Use something that isn’t a conductor, like a toothpick.

    1. Kind of hard to zap yourself when cleaning port – the phone wouldnt be plugged in !!! using a needle or a toothpick – neither would matter

      1. He’s talking about a fatal shock to the your phone I think. you wouldn’t even feel a shock from a phone battery.

  20. i checked by s5 charger and found that one of the teeth or pins was missing. that’s why for 12 hours running, it charged from 36% to 54%

  21. i checked by s5 charger and found that one of the teeth or pins was missing. that’s why for 12 hours running, it charged from 36% to 54%

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