There have been many complaints made by HTC One M9 users about the slow charging problem. This issue can be pretty frustrating if you, for example, are planning to go out with your friends, the phone’s battery is practically empty, and your device needs some extra time to charge. There are several workarounds and potential solutions that may help you to fix HTC One M9 slow charging problem all of them listed down below. Many of these solutions helped others who had the same problem to finally get rid of it, so we hope that you will solve it too. If not, it would be a good idea to contact your carrier.
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Ways to fix HTC One M9 slow charging problem
#1 Before you go any further in order to fix the problem, you need to keep in mind that HTC One M9 comes with Qualcomm QuickCharge 2.0 fast-charging capabilities, and the charger HTC included in the box with the handset does not support this feature. So, you may think that your device is charging slower than it should, but with this in mind, you may come to the conclusion that your smartphone charges normally. If you want to get the most out of the fast-charging feature, you can buy a fast charger. There are many great ones you can purchase on Amazon, or you can buy the HTC fast charger.
#2 Make sure that the charger and the cable are not damaged
#3 If possible, don’t use your device while it’s charging because it will need a lot more time to fully charge. Avoid playing games and using the power-hungry apps.
Solution No.1: When you want to exit an app press the back button twice
If you are using one of the apps and planning to charge your device, when you want to exit the app you are currently using press the back button two times. This way the app will be completely closed, and will not run in the background.
Solution No.2: Close the apps which are running in the background
The applications that are running in the background have a huge impact on the battery of your device and if a bunch of apps is running, the charging time will be longer. So, to close the apps, follow the steps below:
- From the Home screen select the Recent apps button (square icon located next to the back button and Home button)
- Once you tap on it, the window with recently used apps will open
- To close all those apps, just tap on the “X” at the top of the screen
Solution No.3: See if your device charges faster when in the Safe mode
There are many apps in the Play Store, and we all want to try as many of those apps as we can. Sometimes, the application we installed can cause a problem, including the slow charging issue. The easiest way to see if the app is causing the problem is to boot your device into Safe mode and charge it. If it charges faster than usual, it means one of the applications is misbehaving.
Here is how you can booth HTC One M9 into safe mode:
- Press and hold the Power button until the Power menu shows up on the screen
- Press and Hold the Power off
- Option “Reboot To Safe Mode” will appear
- Now just tap on option “Restart” and your device will reboot in the Safe mode.
If your device charges normally when in the Safe mode, it means that one of the apps is causing the problem. In that case, you may uninstall the applications you recently downloaded, or you can perform a factory data reset, explained below.
Solution No.4: Factory data reset
Performing a factory data reset will delete your settings, data and all downloaded applications. Since it will erase it all, make sure to backup your files. For factory data reset, follow the steps below:
- Go to Settings
- Tap Backup & Factory Reset
- Click on “Reset phone” option
- If you want your SD card to be erased then select the option “Erase SD card”
- Click OK.
After you try all the above-mentioned solution see if your device is charging normally. If not, visit the store in which you purchased your device or contact your carrier.
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