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How To Fix Galaxy S7 Slow Charging Problem

How To Fix Galaxy S7 Slow Charging Problem

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are great smartphones, but there have been some reports of a slow charging problem on Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. If your Samsung Galaxy is charging slowly, they’re several different ways to fix this issue. The first thing that is recommended would be to check if the USB cable is working correctly. If this is an issue, you can purchase a new Samsung Charging Cable from But if you have tested it out with a different USB cable and the Galaxy S7 charging problem is still an issue, there are a few ways to manually fix this issue. The following are a few different methods to fix the slow charging problem on Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.


Master Reset

Before doing a Master Reset, it’s a good idea to back up all the data of the device in case something gets deleted during this process. Competing a Master Reset can delete data from the phone’s internal storage such as images, content, apps etc.

  1. Go to “Settings”
  2. Select on “Accounts”
  3. Choose “Back Up and Reset”
  4. Then select “Reset device” (If the screen is locked, enter the password and select “Continue”)
  5. Select “Delete all”


You can also watch the YouTube video below on how to factory reset the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge:


Close Background Applications

A common reason that Samsung Galaxy S7 slow charging problem happens is because of the apps that keep running on the background. The following will close apps running in the background:

  1. Hold the “Home” button and release it when you see the recently used apps screen
  2. On the task manager section, select “End all applications”
  3. At the top of the screen is a “RAM” option, select it and clear memory

These steps will close all the apps that are running in the background when the phone is charging and this is why it is slowing down the charging process.


Uninstall Third Party Apps

If none of the above methods have worked, the reason that the Samsung Galaxy S7 is charging slowly could be because of a software bug. The best solution would be to uninstall all third party software to see if the charging issue is fixed on the Galaxy S7.

To uninstall third party apps, the Galaxy S7needs to go into “Safe Mode.” Then you can uninstall third party apps that may be creating the slow charging problem on Samsung Galaxy S7. To turn on the safe mode turn off your phone, then hold the power key. When you see “Samsung Galaxy S7” on the screen, release the power key and hold the volume down key. Keep on holding the key until the phone restarts. Once the messages ”safe mode” appears at the bottom of the screen and release the keys.

From there, third party apps can be uninstalled by going to Menu> Settings> More> Application manager, Downloaded> select the preferred application, then select uninstall> Ok. Then turn off safe mode by pressing and holding the power key> restart> Ok.


System Dump

When completing a system mode dump, it will debug the panel and allow for the execution of different functions. There are also useful functions to give a boost to your network speed; the following will compete a system dump.

  1. Go to “Dialer”
  2. Type in (*#9900#)
  3. Go to the bottom of the page and select “Low Battery Dump”
  4. Select “Turn On”


Using those methods from above, the Samsung Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge charging problems should become fixed.



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