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  1. fatcat6499's Avatar
    So I post this only after having read multiple accounts of problems with it. One reccuring solution that I saw was trying a different outlet switched the USB to AC and this... didn't make sense. But I found the solution.

    The prongs on the charger that go into the wall are the same size and fit in either hole in the outlet... but there is a correct way to do it. Once it's in the correct way it went from USB to AC and charged from 15 % to 59 % in 40 minutes so it's much quicker.

    Best of luck
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    03-25-2015 02:50 PM
  2. Harry_Yambag's Avatar
    So I post this only after having read multiple accounts of problems with it. One reccuring solution that I saw was trying a different outlet switched the USB to AC and this... didn't make sense. But I found the solution.

    The prongs on the charger that go into the wall are the same size and fit in either hole in the outlet... but there is a correct way to do it. Once it's in the correct way it went from USB to AC and charged from 15 % to 59 % in 40 minutes so it's much quicker.

    Best of luck
    This is it!

    Just switched around the plug and for the first time ever, I had a notification pop up about fast charging!
    04-10-2015 03:23 PM
  3. Beck38's Avatar
    The AC adapter works fine virtually every time with the 'fast charging' note at screen top, but car charger (same specs 5V 2A) never has that notation come up.

    Tried swaping USB cables around (with AC charger), didn't help. Is something ( other than my fumble fingers) doing something wrong or is the charger 'bad' (although does charge, just no 'fast' notation).
    04-12-2015 06:31 AM
  4. Beck38's Avatar
    Unk error w/ s/w
    04-12-2015 06:40 AM
  5. donebrasko's Avatar
    I am having the same problem! I tried everything in this post and others and nothing seems to fix it. I factory reset for no reason because it didn't help. I have tried multiple chargers and outlets and nothing. No matter what, it says Charging (USB) and charges at a crawling pace... If at all. If I use the phone while charging, it still loses power. Is anyone still having this issue? TIA
    Did u get this solved

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    04-12-2015 07:16 PM
  6. donebrasko's Avatar
    I'm on my second phone with Verizon. I have the USB thing and it charges very very slow. Verizon is sending me another one. My computer doesn't even recognize it anymore. My micro USB flash drive stopped working as well

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-12-2015 07:23 PM
  7. Amit Dadwal's Avatar
    you rock bro
    04-26-2015 10:24 AM
  8. Georgio Couto's Avatar
    Ok Guys!! It's time to reopen this..
    Galaxy Note 4 Charging (USB) while on AC, slow charging.

    Anybody has any news on this? I've tried 6 different cables, 4 different wall chargers including originals... wiped cache, factory reset, usb debugging mode etc.... I believe this problem it's related to a defective or damaged Micro USB port.

    The only step missing is to downgrade to Kit Kat,my problem just started 1 week ago.
    Note 4 won't be recognized by pc at all.
    Up to 6 hrs to charge, ultra slow...

    I don't really want to send it to warrany.
    Any news on this would be gladly appreciated.
    08-04-2015 03:31 AM
  9. Timothy Curnew's Avatar
    So I've been struggling with this issue also for days, trying to isolate this problem. I've been through plenty myself, FOUR Note4s, each with their own charger, cables, etc. I'm not an *****, and I know what I'm doing, but for the life of me, short of manually crossing off all kinds of Lollipop services, I can't get any kind of decent charge, and Adaptive Fast Charging notification wont show up, nor will anything other than 'USB Charging' anywhere else. Every time it happens, its just after some background update, that much I know. Security policy updates and software updates are the culprit I believe. Rolling back to stock to verify now.
    08-04-2015 08:08 PM
  10. psprak's Avatar
    I'm having the same exact problems. Though, I also get a VR gear pop-up and power share pop-up. Tried different cables. Battery pulls with cables attached, factory resets, new batteries, cleaning micro usb port...still, no success. I can't connect to my PC via cable either. Bad micro usb port??? It seems too common. Never had this issue on my Galaxy S4. Can't be an update - still have problems right after a reset. Lollipop vs Samsung compatibility??? Not sure.
    08-23-2015 02:11 PM
  11. psprak's Avatar
    So I've been struggling with this issue also for days, trying to isolate this problem. I've been through plenty myself, FOUR Note4s, each with their own charger, cables, etc. I'm not an *****, and I know what I'm doing, but for the life of me, short of manually crossing off all kinds of Lollipop services, I can't get any kind of decent charge, and Adaptive Fast Charging notification wont show up, nor will anything other than 'USB Charging' anywhere else. Every time it happens, its just after some background update, that much I know. Security policy updates and software updates are the culprit I believe. Rolling back to stock to verify now.
    After trying Four Note 4s - that's insane!
    08-23-2015 02:13 PM
  12. pduffer's Avatar
    So I've been struggling with this issue also for days, trying to isolate this problem. I've been through plenty myself, FOUR Note4s, each with their own charger, cables, etc. I'm not an *****, and I know what I'm doing, but for the life of me, short of manually crossing off all kinds of Lollipop services, I can't get any kind of decent charge, and Adaptive Fast Charging notification wont show up, nor will anything other than 'USB Charging' anywhere else. Every time it happens, its just after some background update, that much I know. Security policy updates and software updates are the culprit I believe. Rolling back to stock to verify now.
    Have you tried what was suggested a few responses back and turning the charger so that the slots the prongs go in are reversed?

    Sent from my SM-P900 using Tapatalk
    08-23-2015 06:59 PM
  13. psprak's Avatar
    No repeatable luck.
    08-24-2015 10:01 PM
  14. Nataline Vaughan's Avatar
    That was a lot of repetitiveness. Read both pages! lol I was looking on this forum for a different reason. Wondering if I needed a certain/special type of usb cable to charge my Note 4. Found my issue and read about the fast/non fast charging was an issue with a lot of people. I wasn't sure if I was the only one w that same problem but never looked into it, so I thank you guys...

    But I googled Samsung to see what their "specs" were of both the usb/adapter.
    Here's the link with good explanations. lol

    samsung.com/us/mobile/cell-phones-accessories/EP-TA20JWEUSTA
    Hope that helps. lol
    08-26-2015 12:43 AM
  15. JohnSzasz's Avatar
    I have also seen the same problem with my device. Can anybody explain it clearly why it is happening and what i should do in this case? Can anybody give the link of the previous discussion of this topic?
    08-31-2015 01:56 PM
  16. Thanh Dat Phan's Avatar
    In my case (note 3). The device showed charging with USB. I changed the phone cable to my power bank cable and the device showed charging with AC again. Then I switch back to the phone cable and it showed AC charging. Not sure what is the reason!
    09-08-2015 05:50 AM
  17. Ronijax's Avatar
    Thank you Jason! This has been driving me crazy all week and I have been trying everything! You were right had to unplug it to check the rapid charge and then plug it back in. I appreciate your help!!!
    10-09-2015 09:01 AM
  18. grimister's Avatar
    my 12v car charger is qualcom 2.0 certified and it shows fast charging when i plug into it. Is your 12v charger qualcom 2.0 certified?
    10-09-2015 01:59 PM
  19. gospodinjuha's Avatar
    I read this post a couple of months ago. Tried everything that was suggested. Nothing worked. I went to Verizon, they had no idea. I got a replacement, worked great fr a while, now all of the sudden... same issue. To say I'm pissed is a gross understatement.
    Here we are again. After getting the note 4 replaced, several months later, I have the same exact issue. USB charge only when plugged into ANYTHING. This is so frustrating that I have tried every single thing in this forum and others, plus some other things that I could think of. Nothing fixes this. It HAS to be a hardware issue. Needless to say, this is the last time I will buy anything from Samsung.
    03-17-2016 05:55 PM
  20. soccerpunk657's Avatar
    Here we are again. After getting the note 4 replaced, several months later, I have the same exact issue. USB charge only when plugged into ANYTHING. This is so frustrating that I have tried every single thing in this forum and others, plus some other things that I could think of. Nothing fixes this. It HAS to be a hardware issue. Needless to say, this is the last time I will buy anything from Samsung.
    I have a blackberry priv and just started having the same issue... I think it's software... I'm running lollipop 5.1 and have tried any number of cables and charger... hell I even used my work iPhone charger and it showed the same... only thing that seemed to help was restarting it while plugged in...
    05-16-2016 11:57 PM
  21. danebogle's Avatar
    I am having the same problem! I tried everything in this post and others and nothing seems to fix it. I factory reset for no reason because it didn't help. I have tried multiple chargers and outlets and nothing. No matter what, it says Charging (USB) and charges at a crawling pace... If at all. If I use the phone while charging, it still loses power. Is anyone still having this issue? TIA
    I have the same issue and I just got a replacement phone. Could it be the battery. I tried every charger...I doubt it is my charging port because I switched phones and same issue...I tried lots of chargers even took it to the store. What could it be smh
    05-18-2016 08:47 AM
  22. Sexy Tech Nerd's Avatar
    I have had the same issue over the past couple of days. Last night, plugged into the wall charger at 15% and it indicated USB charging vs. AC. Woke up about 4.5 hours later and it was STILL charging (94%). For the life of me...I can't think of a reason that it would not adaptive to the low state of the battery and charge fast. I tried a couple of different wall outlets. No change. I think something is up. Perhaps a defective charger??
    I have been having the same issue in fact it was so bad that I went through the manufacturer warranty and only paid $5 even though it was more than 90 days it was like 6 months because I threw a fit I never dropped the phone always in the case not a scratch on it so I told him I'm not taking the fall for it so he did me a favor and got a new phone and that didn't help so I just ordered a new USB cord and the new Fast charger and a new car charger and that didn't help either I'm now waiting on the battery that's coming tomorrow because I know that with the fast charging the phone gets hot and that can damage the battery I can't figure this out it's hard to believe that this isn't a recall on the phone seeing as there's so many people going through the same issue who wants a phone that has to be charged every hour it takes 10 hours to be charged..... you know I just thought about something I've only had this phone for maybe a month and a half when I first got it and I would put the charging cable into the bottom of the phone it was extremely tight didn't move to the left to the right and all but of course over time moving it around and this is not I wonder if maybe the connection in the phone where the plug goes in is may be defective and that's why it'll work when you first get the phone and then it stops because this is my second phone to the first one you had the fast charging for probably a good 4 months and then stops this one I haven't even had it for a month and a half but the cord is loose I even bought a new cord and everything I wonder if it could be a defect manufacturing defect anybody else things that could be the issue. I tried switching the cables I tried instead of plugging into a extension cord plug it directly into the wall I tried you know changing it put in the brackets in the different holes I've tried different words I mean I just bought a new battery and it's supposed to come in tomorrow has anybody tried a new battery maybe it's the battery that won't accept the fast charging. I know that when the phone gets really hot the battery is hot it can cause damage to the battery and it's a known fact that without charging your phone retains a lot more heat. But I'm glad to find out I'm not the only one cause for some reason I started to think that he'll what am I doing for this phone when really I treat it like a baby...
    Wow something I forgot to say and I don't think I heard anybody else say it is that not only does it slow charge but I get a message on top on my notifications to tell me that my battery is draining faster than my charger can charge in all I'm doing is playing the SimCity game it doesn't matter what I'm doing actually I could just be on the internet with the phone charging and it just keeps going down and down and down am I alone with this problem
    10-04-2016 10:47 PM
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