This article helps troubleshoot charging issues on your Samsung Galaxy S 4.
You may have charging issues if your Samsung Galaxy S® 4
- Doesn't charge
- Charges slowly
Try each of these steps if your phone has charging issues.
Verify that your phone, charging port, and battery contacts are not damaged.
- Carefully inspect your phone to be sure it's not overheating, swollen or damaged.
- Carefully inspect your phone's charging port and remove any debris.
- Remove the battery.
- Carefully inspect and clean the gold contacts using a cotton swab or dry soft cloth.
Caution: If your phone is damaged, do not complete the remaining steps in this guide. Make an appointment at a convenient Sprint Repair center.
Verify that your Samsung Galaxy S 4 can power on.
- Turn your phone on.
- If your Samsung Galaxy S 4 does not turn on, make an appointment at a convenient Sprint Repair center.
Verify that your charger is working.
Note: You risk severe damage to your phone if the charger isn't the same voltage, amps, and plug type as your original charger. You can purchase compatible chargers on sprint.com and at any Sprint Store.
- Connect your phone to your charger.
- From within Sprint Zone, swipe from Right to Left to open Device Diagnostics.
- Tap Battery Status.
Verify that your Samsung Galaxy S 4 is running the most recent software.
- From Device Diagnostics, tap System Updates.
- Tap Device Software.
- Tap CHECK FOR UPDATE.
- If an update is available, follow the prompts to install.
Safely remove your SD card.
- From the home screen, tap Apps.
- Scroll to and tap Settings.
- Tap the MORE tab.
- Scroll to and tap Storage.
- Scroll to and tap Unmount SD card.
- Tap OK.
- Remove the SD card.
Perform a soft reset.
A soft reset restarts your phone and does not erase any of your content or data.
- With the phone powered on, remove the battery.
- After 30 seconds, reinsert the battery.
- Turn your phone back on.
If you're still having issues, try our community pages for the Samsung Galaxy S 4, troubleshoot battery life, or make an appointment at a convenient Sprint Repair center.