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    Default S4 Active won't charge properly

    I recently (as in, around the start of August) purchased a Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, and as of this week it's been having problems.

    First, it charges really slow. I once started charging it when it was down to 13% at around 7:35 in the morning. Now, I have an app that estimates how long charging time should be and it said that it'll be done by around 10:20 in the morning. I leave it there, but when I check back at that time, it was only at 37%. Even if I plug my phone in the whole day it'll only go up to around 60-70%.

    Next, if I drain it and charge when it's turned off, it doesn't flash the Red LED. However, I know it's charging because from an empty battery I leave it charging for around 5 minutes, turn it on, and see that it has 3% now. When this happens I just plug the charger back in when it is on and now it recognizes it.

    I don't use my phone very often (just regular usage and occasional internet browsing) - what happened here? Samsung gave me 1-year warranty on parts & services so I'll head to the store tomorrow to get this checked, but all the same I want to know what I'm dealing with here. Anyone else experiencing the same thing?
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    Default Re: S4 Active won't charge properly

    I somewhat had that problem too it was a combination of my charger cord got stepped on (kids) and my case so it wasn't getting plugged in properly but yeah go with the warranty swap if all else fails.
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    Default Re: S4 Active won't charge properly

    did you try a diff different battery & charger ?
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    Default Re: S4 Active won't charge properly

    Quote Originally Posted by floridarick View Post
    did you try a diff different battery & charger ?
    this.

    chances are it's going to be the cord, the charger, or the battery. start replacing/using different ones in that order.
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    Default Re: S4 Active won't charge properly

    not necessarily - I have this problem with mine

    put it on charge - lightning bolt showing etc

    but it's just not charging - keep having to swap batteries with housemates

    its on 87% at the moment charging and has been like that for an hour
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    Default Re: S4 Active won't charge properly

    did anyone get an answers from this as im in the same situation

    phone stopped charging so I try other charges and that doesnt work either

    i leave the charger in and phone off and it slowly charges but keeps vibrating
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    Default Re: S4 Active won't charge properly

    Same thing is happening ....what did you do??
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    Default Re: S4 Active won't charge properly

    Phone wont charge only vibrates as an attemp to connect when turned off. is there a solution?

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