Why is Samsung Galaxy S21 5G not charging? How to fix it?

Everyone got pretty excited when Samsung Galaxy S21 5G, S21 5G Plus, and S21 Ultra 5G were introduced and saw the light of the day. All that excitement was for a reason because all these phones are fantastic and deliver a top-notch experience. That experience was not always at its highest for some people because they’ve experienced some charging problems. Try the potential solutions listed below if you face the same and your Samsung Galaxy S21 5G is not charging.

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Things to try if your Samsung Galaxy S21 is not charging

If your Samsung Galaxy S21 5G doesn’t charge, you may try one of the following tips.


Check the charger and the cable

Start by checking the charger and the cable. If you notice some damage on these, it will answer why your phone won’t charge. If you have another charger or/and another cable, try them out and see if it will make any difference. In addition, you can connect your phone to your computer and see whether it’s charging or not.

If the charger and the cable seem okay, you may want to try another outlet.


Is the charging port clean?

The next thing you need to do is make sure that the charging port is clean. If it isn’t, make sure to clean it properly and remove all the dirt and dust that could block the charging process.


Force restart your device

Force restart – A force restart can be the answer you are looking for. Even though it is a simple thing to do, it is often enough. It is because the force restart boosts the memory and closes processes that run in the background. It gives the phone a refreshment, and it may clear out minor bugs and issues. To force restart your device, press the Volume Down and the Power button simultaneously. When the phone turns on, try charging it.


Power off the phone and charge it

Turn off your phone and try charging your device. It could work, so make sure to give this one a shot, no matter how simple it may seem.


Boot the phone into Safe mode

You may try charging your phone in the Safe mode. If it works fine, it means that one of the third-party apps could be causing the problem. If that’s the case, you will have to remove third party-apps, starting with those you installed recently. Or, if you have too many apps, you may go for a factory data reset. To boot your Samsung device into Safe mode, turn your phone off and then turn it back on. Press and hold the Volume down button when the Samsung logo shows up on the screen.


If you tried all these and nothing worked, take your phone to the Samsung repair center.