How To Fix Slow Charging Problem On Android /Samsung Galaxy S3

Read first: Android battery drain

In this article, there are few solutions to fix Slow Charging Problem On Android. If your Galaxy s3 is taking enough time to get fully charged, then this is the perfect article to follow. Samsung Galaxy S3 is one of the greatest inventions of Samsung that came up with excellent features. But many of the users have faced slow charging problem on Samsung Galaxy S3 handset. Some users have complained that the phone is charging very slowly, though. Sometimes after restarting the phone and by taking out the battery and SIM from the phone, the slow charging problem on Samsung Galaxy S3 has resolved temporarily but not permanently.

Here are some solutions for the slow charging problem on Samsung Galaxy S3.

See also: How To Fix Android 4.4.2 KitKat battery drain issue(Solved)



Solutions for Slow Charging Problem on Samsung Galaxy S3

Method 1: System Dump

System mode is a debugging panel where you can test, debug and execute different functions. There are also some useful functions to give a boost to your network speed. Follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • Open Up Dialer
  • Dial *#9900#
  • Scroll down, and ClickLow Battery Dump
  • Tap to Turn On


Method 2: Wipe cache partition

Many users solved the problem ones they wiped the cache partition on their Samsung Galaxy S3.

This step will clear different parts of your phone storage but will not delete any personal data. To clean cache partition, turn off your phone and press the home key, power key and volume up key altogether. When the phone starts vibrating, release the power key but keep holding volume up and home keys. When you see the Android System Recovery screen, release both the keys. Now for highlighting “wipe cache partition” press the volume down key. Select the option by holding the power key and wipe the cache. Highlight “Reboot system now” and press power key to restart the phone.


Method 3: Greenify 

Download and Install Greenify

Check Out the Top Best Samsung Galaxy S3 Battery Saver Apps

Greenify places your apps in hibernation when not in use, this will stop your phone from lagging and leeching the battery.

The Battery Booster Lite is a power battery tuner application.It gives you full control of your battery and CPU. This app shows what is draining your battery and how to fix it.


Method 4: Apps that are running in the background

Sometimes slow charging problem occurs because of the apps that keep running in the background. So, though you charge the phone for hours after hours, it shows only 35% or less charge in the battery. To close those apps:

  • Hold the home button and release it when you see the recently used apps screen.
  • At the bottom, you will find the task manager button. Tap on it, then tap End all applications.
  • At the top, you will find an option RAM, tap on it and clear memory.

These steps will close all the apps that are running in the background when the phone is charging, and this is why it is slowing down the charging process.


Method 5: Safe Mode 

Safe mode allows you to turn on your Samsung Galaxy S3 by disabling the third party apps. Then you can uninstall the apps that may be creating the slow charging problem on all android devices. To turn on the safe mode turn off your phone, then hold the power key. When you see “Samsung Galaxy III” on the screen, release the power key and hold the volume down key. Keep on holding the key until the phone restarts. At the bottom corner of the screen, “safe mode” will appear and now release the key.

If the phone charges normally when in safe mode, one of the apps is causing the problem. In that case, you can uninstall the apps one by one, or perform a master reset.

Then uninstall the third party apps by going to Menu> Settings> More> Application managers, Downloaded> tap the preferred application, then tap uninstall> Ok. 

Turn off safe mode then by pressing and holding the power key> restart> Ok.


Method 6: Master Reset

Master Reset will delete data from your phone’s internal storage such as images, content, apps, etc. but the data on SD or SIM remains saved. Backup all the data on internal storage.

Then tap the menu key > Settings> Accounts > Back Up and Reset > if desired, tap Automatic restore and Back up my data > Factory data reset > Reset device. If the screen is locked, then enter a password and tap Continue > Delete all.



See also: How To Fix Samsung Galaxy S5 Not Charging Issue And Slow Charging 

Method 7: Re-calibrate

You should not allow your Android phone battery to die completely or even get extremely low each time you use it. Performing regular charge-up will extend your battery’s life. If overheated or overcharged, Li-ion batteries may suffer thermal runaway and cell rupture.

How to Re-calibrate your Android?

Manufacturers normally recommend calibrating every 2-3 months.

  • Remove the Battery from your Android
  • Plug in original charger into your android without the battery inserted, VIA Power Supply.
  • Leave it there plugged in for 30 Mins.
  • After, insert the battery without removing the charger
  • Let it charge to 100%
  • When the battery is fully charged. Remove the charger
  • Let your phone drains to 0%(Discharge) ( Do intensive CPU usage tasks, Playing games, streaming videos etc.)
  • Repeat these step twice.
  • The battery will subsequently receive it’s charging cycle.
  • By performing this every 3 times in per 6 months will keep your battery in good standing.