How to fix slow charging issue on Galaxy S9/S9 Plus

Easiest method to fix slow charging issue on Galaxy S9/S9 Plus: Is your Galaxy S9/S9 Plus charging slower than usual? If yes, then don’t worry, we have got the fix for you. Recently, the latest flagships of Galaxy, the Galaxy S9, and S9 Plus were launched. Ever since their launch, the users have been busy pre-ordering these devices or making arrangements to buy them in the coming days. Both of these devices come with Android 8.0 Oreo firmware and have exciting lists of specifications and features respectively. However, since no Android is perfect, even these two come with flaws.

Apart from giving users some headaches regarding battery drainage, and Bluetooth connectivity, there is one more issue that has caused problems for the users. That issue is slow charging of the device. The issue of slow charging is minute and not problematic at all. It can be solved easily by making some adjustments to the device’s functioning and settings.

Today, in this post, we are going to give you numerous methods using which you can easily solve this issue of slow charging.First of all users need to know what might be the reason for the problem.These are some of the steps which we have personally used on older Samsung phones and these steps worked out for us.

Possible ways to fix the slow charging issue on Galaxy S9/S9 Plus

fix slow charging issue on Galaxy S9/S9 Plus

  • Restart the device in safe mode

Restarting the device in safe mode will help the user determine if any third-party application is the reason for this problem. Once restarted, charge the phone and if it charges at normal speed, then you know the solution. Simply delete the newly installed apps to get rid of that particular application.

  1. Turn off your Galaxy S9/S9 Plus
  2. Press and hold the power key even after the model name appears on the screen
  3. Wait until you see the ‘SAMSUNG’ logo appear on the screen, and then release the power key
  4. Once you have released the power key, press and hold the volume down key
  5. Keep on holding the volume down key until your device restarts
  6. Safe mode will be displayed in the bottom left corner of your screen
  7. Release the key when you are in safe mode
  • Check the USB cable you are using for charging

One of the first attempts you make into finding the source of the problem should be to see if the problem is caused by the USB Cable. USB Cable should be kept clean and should not be bent or broken anywhere. Try to test that cable on any other device, if the other device also charges slowly, then you know the problem is with your USB cable and it needs to be changed.

  • Uninstall any third-party apps

Removing the third-party apps will help your device function faster and charge normally. Third-party apps often lead to the charging rate getting slowed down. If you have installed any third-party apps recently, then it is suggested that you start uninstalling them starting with the most recent ones. Once the apps that were disrupting the pace of charging are removed, the battery will charge at normal speed. To uninstall apps –

  1. Go to the Menu and select settings
  2. Tap on More and then click on Android Manager
  3. There, select the ‘Downloaded’ section, and select apps and tap uninstall
  • Close all background apps

One of the quickest fixes to the issue of slow battery charging is to close all background apps. The apps that are open in the background often slow down the charging rate of the device. It is suggested that you close them so that the RAM of your device is not used to support the apps in the background.

  1. You can easily bring up all the background apps by clicking and holding the home button before releasing it after you see the recently used apps
  2. Click on the ‘end all applications’ option in the task manager
  3. Click on ‘RAM’ option at the top of the screen
Dibyashree Sharma
Dibyashree Sharma
An NIT Rourkela Graduate in CS, Blogger, Android Geek, and a Tennis Fanatic. I have been writing about Android OS for Last 8 years.

Comment (1)

  1. I purchased a Mophie for my Galaxy S9 cell. Tonight I started using the Mophie but it stop when the cell phone reach 64% and Mophie shut off. I was forced to charge the Mophie and cell together via the outlet since I need the phone tomorrow. What can be done or do I have to get rid of the Mophie. Please advise.


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