Fix – Samsung M31 not charging

Samsung recently launched a new midranger in the market called the M31. It features a 6.4″ Super AMOLED panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2340. This makes it one of the best displays in the budget price range. The phone is powered by an Exynos 9611 processor and 6GB of RAM. If this wasn’t enough, the phone has a giant 6000mAh battery which easily lasts 2 days in heavy use. Some time back, Samsung was not known for making good budget phones mostly because of the laggy and bloated Touchwiz. Well, not anymore. With the One UI 2.0, Samsung had made it budget offering much more appealing than ever before. The main USP of the phone, however, is the quad camera’s at the back. Along with the main shooter, the 3 additional cameras are the ultra-wide, macro and a depth sensor. Overall the M31 is an awesome package with very few shortcomings. Today we will show you how you can fix your M31 not charging.

Solution – Fix Samsung M31 not charging

Method 1 – Restarting your M31

One of the best solutions for your device not charging is to just restart it. Even with Samsung sometimes the software can become buggy, it can hang and just not accept any charge. The first solution is to restart your M31 by pressing and holding the power button for 5 seconds and press on shut down. Once it restarts, chances are, your phone will charge as usual.

Method – 2 – Installing any Pending Updates

As said above, charging issues often occur because of the software. If your phone is still turned on, check if your phone has any pending updates. If yes, then update it. These are the basic options that one must go through if their phone is not charging.

Method 3 – Changing the Cable

Samsung is another apple in a lot of terms and After Apple, Samsung is known for week charging cables. The USB C cable can often fry at the ends and can cause the cable to dis-function. A bad cable can also short circuit the phone’s USB C port so it is best to use the cable in its best condition and replace whenever necessary. If your M31 is not charging, try charging it with another cable or another adapter. To be honest, the quality of the Samsung cables is not that great. Mine got frayed within two years of us so there is a high possibility that your adapter or the cable is the root cause of your phone not charging. Here is the link to a good USB – C cable which is compatible with your phone.

Method 4 – Turning on USB Debugging on the Samsung M31

If the restarting of the phone has not worked and It is not the cable then you should try the third method. This works only if your phone is turned on. Go to about phone in settings. Tab build number seven times until you see the dialog saying you are now a developer. After that go back to settings and now you will see developer options. Go to developer options and check the option saying USB Debugging. This will force the phone to accept everything from the USB port. This even though is used by app developers but can fix your issue.

Method 5 – Clean the USB – C port

Phones are often kept in our pockets and a lot of times pockets have lint in them. The lint can then build up in the speakers, mic jack or the USB port. Before going to a service center or doing an experiment yourself, just take a toothpick or a paper clip and try to get all your lint out. This will take some patience but there is a high chance it might work. This is because when lint is present inside the port, the cable is not able to get inside completely and proper contact between the pins is not made. So it is suggested to clean the port thoroughly.


Method 4 – Replacing USB C Port | Samsung M31 not charging

If your phone is still not charging then its the port on your phone that has gone bad. If you are not comfortable opening your phone then it is best to visit the service center. You can find the nearest service center from here. If you don’t mind tinkering with your phone then here is the link for the USB port of Samsung M31. Buy it and replace it on your M31. You can consult this guide for disassembly of your phone.


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