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Why won't my Samsung Galaxy S4 charge?


New member
Jun 9, 2016
Until just a few days ago, my phone was awesome. Never had a problem.
I've cleaned my Micro USB port. Not a lot of dust in there, but cleaned it anyway. Nothing changed.
The phone recognizes that it is plugged in. The little lightning bolt in the battery icon is there. But it just continues to discharge. I bought a new battery, and I'm still experiencing the same problem. Now that I've wasted my money on a new battery, how do I fix this?

Edit: I let it charge over night while the phone was off. It went up 1%.
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B. Diddy

Senior Ambassador
Mar 9, 2012
Welcome to Android Central! The next step would be to try a different USB charging cable/wall plug.