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  1. alunjai

    alunjai Member

    My phone has suddenly stopped charging with charger plugged in. When the phone is plugged inyo charger, the battery icon at the top right hand corner doesn't show charging. I have a spare battery and pack and the charger is charging fine. I have tried everything including taking the battery out etc. Anyone know what's wrong?

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  2. kdraw44

    kdraw44 Well-Known Member Contributor

    You may want to try this. I'm pretty sure you have to be rooted, you did not mention if you were or not.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nema.batterycalibration
  3. emanuelrv

    emanuelrv Well-Known Member Contributor

    check the cable is good and the usb charger est with a regular miniusb and other wall chager
  4. bobo5884

    bobo5884 Well-Known Member

    I have been having a random problem with mine. Try blowing into it like an old nintendo game. Dont know why that works, not sure if there is something in there but try it out.
  5. alunjai

    alunjai Member

    I worked out why it didn't work. I mistakenly used my Ipad adapter instead of samsung adapter. I only realised when I pulled out the Samsung charger from my bag. It's all good now.
  6. damwierd

    damwierd New Member

    I know your issue is solved, however, I decided to post here because it's such a similar issue that I didn't want to start a new thread.

    For about 3 - 4 months I had no issue with my new S5, then one night after plugging it in to my wall charger, it would NOT accept the charge. No matter what I did, it would not beep nor display the charging icon. I even turned it off, checked the pins, changed wall sockets, nothing worked. As a last resort, I plugged it into my PC and right away, beep, charging.

    Back to the wall charger, nothing! - Back to the usb/PC, beep, charging.

    After one full charge on the PC, I can go back to the wall charger for a few charges then the same thing happens and I have to charge by PC again. I haven't narrowed down the specifics yet but it seems to be, for every half dozen or so wall charges, I need one Pc charge. Quite the inconvenience as I need the phone by my bedside.

    If anyone else has this issue let me know, I'd like to know why this is needed! Such an odd thing.

    Thanks
    damwierd
  7. Cindy Hicks

    Cindy Hicks New Member

    I am having the same issue, My phone is 1 week old. I put it on the charger went back an hour later and dead. Have it plugged up to my PC as suggested and still nothing. Anymore suggestions. I just got this one I broke my first one. I don't want to have to go thru insurance again to get another new one.
  8. CattleCorn

    CattleCorn New Member

    I'm having the same problem. I have tried my usual charger, different outlets, car charger, no avail. But I just plugged it into my laptop and it's charging. So weird. I hope it doesn't become a regular thing like it is for you.
  9. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Well-Known Member

    My S5 has a Qi wireless charger in it.

    sometimes it immediately senses the charger pad and off it goes.

    but, after this 4.4.4 update, I have been noticing that if the screen is locked, it will not start the charge wirelessly.

    However, IF the screen is unlocked, then it immediately beeps and the charging starts right up.

    4.4.4 has left us with some things I don't like.

    Favorites still does not have the option of List View, and it did in the OEM release in April.

    The charging is a sometimes thing, but I think I got that as explained.

    The dialer issue I "fixed it" if you will by installing exDialer * ExDialer - Dialer & Contacts - One I use which offers several options for sorting the Favorites and Contacts list. It reverts to the OEM dialer when the number is actually dialed out, AND I LIKE THAT because it gives me the option to turn the Speakerphone and the Bluetooth on/off from the dialer pad. The other dialer apps do not retain that feature.

    There are at least 2 or 3 more things that I miss in 4.4.4 but can't recall at this moment. I need to keep notes of the things that bug me.
  10. ColsinNZ

    ColsinNZ New Member

    Been having problems with charging my Galaxy S5 since I purchased it a few months ago..I put up with the intermittent charging until it finally packed up last week. Took it back under the 24 month warranty cover and have just been told they want $200.00 to repair a damaged charging port! The phone is now selling at around $780.00 NZ. Is this a design fault in what is supposed to be Samsungs flagship phone. As far as I'm concerned it has been faulty since I purchased it..roll the sleeves up for a visit to the supplier tomorrow!
  11. nicholb

    nicholb Well-Known Member

    I also have Qi and have not had any problem charging while locked with the 4.4.4 update. (I am using the OEM wireless back)
  12. Shakir Hoosein

    Shakir Hoosein New Member

    It suddenly began happening yesterday afternoon. Now my phone won't charge unless connected via a USB port. I am utterly dissatisfied with such technicalities.

    Please provide a quick solution, perhaps an update to allow the amperage to be accepted. And make it snappy please.

    Thank you!
  13. distinctadvantag

    distinctadvantag New Member


    Yeah my GS5 is doing the same thing... I have a charger i have been successfully using for months with the phone but starting a few months ago it simply will not charge from it. To get it to charge i have to plug it into my pc usb port and sometimes after its been charging for a bit i can switch to the wall charger and then it works but if i unplug it and then plug it back in it does not work again but pc works every time. Randomly every so often it will work every time with the charger too for like a few weeks then it just stops again for days-weeks... I am so annoyed with this phone.. my first time with samsung too..
  14. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Well-Known Member

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