1. WadeH's Avatar
    This is my first Android phone in a few years but the last one I had would charge with it plugged into the computer via the USB cable, but either something is wrong with my phone or the G4 does not charge that way. I did notice that the phone would get warm to touch while plugged into the computer, but I left it on the computer all night last night and the phone was almost dead this morning. I tried it on another computer when I go to work and it would not charge there either. Is this a problem with my phone or a problem with the G4. Thanks for reading.
    06-13-2013 01:14 PM
  2. fatboy97's Avatar
    This is my first Android phone in a few years but the last one I had would charge with it plugged into the computer via the USB cable, but either something is wrong with my phone or the G4 does not charge that way. I did notice that the phone would get warm to touch while plugged into the computer, but I left it on the computer all night last night and the phone was almost dead this morning. I tried it on another computer when I go to work and it would not charge there either. Is this a problem with my phone or a problem with the G4. Thanks for reading.
    G4... I'm guessing you meant S4.

    It could be your USB ports on your computer, or old drivers... try a different USB port. You might also want to check to see what drivers are loaded on your PC... at least I'm guessing it is a PC and not a Mac... I have no idea what to do with a Mac. I've had a number of Android devices as you tell below and my only issue is old drivers that are still on my laptop, until I change USB ports... my S4 charges just fine using my old USB cables and my old chargers.
    06-13-2013 02:47 PM
  3. jawiler's Avatar
    Also check your USB cables, I only have 2-3 cables that will work with this phone. Did you try using the white one that comes with it? That one works the best.
    06-13-2013 03:20 PM
  4. WadeH's Avatar
    Thanks for the help, the problem happened with two different computers but I did not change out the cable. I used the same cable both times, I never thought about that could be the problem. I did notice one other thing, the little lightning bolt shows up on the battery symbol but it is not charging though. I will get a new cable and try that.
    06-13-2013 04:33 PM
  5. Rosemary McGowan's Avatar
    Just wanted to pass on what I did to get my Android tablet charging. I tried a lot of different things and it came down to charging just my tablet with no other items charging at the same time. I suspect for some reason inadequate amps when other item charging. Why and how I don't know. But charging ok now.
    06-21-2013 08:09 PM

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