Occasionally, for no apparent reason, my Android phone refuses to accept a battery charge. (originally published 15 February 2014)
Here’s the only way I’ve found to fix this problem on my Samsung Insight II SGH-T679 with Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread phone:
- Remove charger
- Turn off phone
- Remove battery
- Remove SIM card
- Remove SD card
- Wait at least 3 minutes. (I’ve had to wait as long as 60 minutes.)
- Replace SD card
- Replace SIM card
- Replace battery
- Turn on phone
- Plug in charger
This reset procedure works for me. It may or may not work for you. (8 Oct 2014) It also works for my new SGH-T399 phone.
7 August 2014 This may or may not be a coincidence, but I’ve found that since abandoning third-party battery chargers and returning to a Samsung manufactured charger, my phone’s battery behaves better, without loss of charging function.
I’ve also stopped buying third-party batteries. They’ve been short-lived. I found what seems to be a genuine Samsung battery on Amazon. The combination of genuine Samsung battery and Samsung battery charger seems to provide both longer battery discharge times and better charging behavior.
I’ve not needed to resort to the charging system reset procedure since installing the genuine Samsung battery and using the genuine Samsung charger.
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