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10 Reasons Why Your Smartphone may be Charging Slowly and Possible Fixes

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No one likes having a  low battery on his/her device especially if your device charges very slowly.. You might purchase a new charger and discover that your previous charger works faster than the new one. I’ll explain why this happens.

Below are reasons Why Your Smartphone may be Charging Slowly

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1 Low Capacity or Bad Adapters

It’s quiet unfortunate that many people are unaware of the fact that Mobile phone Adapters have different capacities.. If you want your device to charge very well. I  recommend you use an Adapter that has a capacity of 2 amperes. An Ampere is the amount of electric current flowing in an electric conductor

How To Determine The Capacity Of An Adapter

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In most Mobile Phone chargers the Output is 5v (5 volts) . So on your charger you’ll likely see something like  – ” Output: 5v =” . After the  = symbol,  you’ll see the number of Amperes for your adapter .  The best and recommended adapter  is one with  this Label  -(  Output:5v = 2.0A). Make sure it’s 2 A or above before purchasing.

Also note that if your phone charges slowly with your powerbank it could be because of the same problem. Check the number of Amperes typed  on the label of the power bank

2. Weak Or Damaged  USB Cord

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Basically a USB cable  is used for Charging and also transferring data so when you cut it open( ps- don’t cut a working USB cable),  You’ll see a wire and also some fibres. The fibres serve as the data  transmission  material while the wires are for charging. Many people normally weaken their USB cables   by constant twisting, stretching and turning. Avoid doing this to your USB cable .  You can also check for cuts on your USB cable

3.Turning On Your Data While Charging

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If you forget to turn off your data while charging, it will definitely reduce charging time. It’s identical to pouring water into  a s
leaking bucket. Once your device is regaining power /charging,  the data connection uses up a lot of battery power so it acts as a leak where your device looses power from. Invariably, it will take a device longer to get  to 100% when data connection is turned on.

4.Charging Your Smartphone with your Pc

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If you’re using your PC to charge your phone, then  expect that your phone is
going to charge very slowly. Even with USB 3.0, the standard energy
output is only 0.9A (0.5mA for USB 2.0). And that’s under normal
circumstances; any damage to your USB cable or ports can knock
that small  flow of energy to  even a lower amount . Likewise, if you’re using
wireless charging, for example  on the Samsung  Galaxy S7 you’re going to get a pretty glacial charge as well.
I’m not saying  that wireless charging isn’t cool – it certainly is –
but we’re kind of jamming our heads against the laws of physics and safety at this
point . To cut a Long story short, it’s just plain faster to plug your phone in

5. Your Battery is Damaged or Bad

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There have been many instances of mobile phone manufacturers  recalling for
whole batches of batteries. Search online to see if your phone’s
model came with a bad battery, and see if you can acquire a
replacement from your provider. Also, like your phone in general,
batteries can just get old and bad.
If you happen to own a device such as the Infinix Note , Tecno P5  or
Galaxy Note 4 , good news! If your battery has gone bad, you can
purchase a new one from Konga or Jumia and pop it into your phone right
away when it’s delivered. If you own a device with a non-removable
battery such as the Galaxy S7, Tecno W4   , or  , Galaxy S6
though, you’ll have to send the device in to the manufacturer to get it
replaced.

6 You’re The Cause Of Your Problem

Do you habitually play with your phone while it’s
charging?
A surprising number of smartphone users aren’t aware that the fact that the
biggest drain on their phone’s battery is the screen. Keeping that
gorgeous display lit up with high-resolution Facebook drama will use
up battery even as your phone soaks it up. If you combine this with
one of the other problems above, you might find yourself in a
situation where you are using battery power faster than your phone
can take it in.
If you need your phone to charge quickly, give it a rest while it’s on
the charger.

7.Background Apps Are Killing Your Battery

Although your screen is the number one battery sucker, you might
have some sneaky apps running in the background that are
constantly draining power, causing your phone to charge slower. In
addition to charging sluggishly, does your phone also feel like it runs
through its battery life faster than it used to? If so, this may be your
issue. Apps in Android often boot themselves up or run in the
background after only being opened for a moment. Although this
used to be a bigger problem than it currently is–Android is getting
better and better at efficiently managing resources–having a rogue
app or two can give your phone’s performance a nasty hit.
The easiest solution here is to grab a good task manager and check
it frequently to see what’s running when it shouldn’t be. When you
locate a misbehaving app, try uninstalling it and see if your battery
life and charge speed is improved over the next few days.

8  Your USB Port Is Blocked

If Your phone spends all day  in your pocket or purse
with all manner of  dust and particles. It’s  common for a
USB port to get a little bit of that dirt  lodged inside of it. If you
plugged in your charger without noticing, it may have packed the
obstruction in even deeper, which might be preventing your charger
from making a good connection.
Using a bright light and perhaps magnification, look around inside
your phone’s USB port for anything that shouldn’t be in there. If you
see something that obviously doesn’t belong, grab a thin, pointed
object and carefully try to remove it. Be very
careful not to damage any of the port’s components, or you could
end up with a bigger problem than you currently have.
I recommend using a plastic (not wooden) toothpick if you can find
one. Alternatively, giving your port a good scrub with a dry, brand
new toothbrush is a very effective and safe way to make sure it’s free
of any blockage.

9 Your USB port is damaged

It’s possible that  you may have
broken or bent a pin inside your phone’s USB port. At this point, you
should really consider taking your phone to a professional for repair. Take your phone by
a shop and get a repair job.

10 Your USB port is Corroded  

Yes, you might also have some corrosion in there from sweat or
humidity. Corrosion is a little major  problem, because it
creates a film over the connective hardware that prevents a proper
charge, but even worse, if you don’t get rid of it, it can keep eating
away at your device, causing larger and larger issues.
Once again, you should really consider professional help at this point. Going
forward, you risk voiding your phone’s warranty and doing serious damage to the
device. However, if you decide to take your phone’slife into your own hands, and
you are comfortable and familiar with the process of disassembling
and reassembling mobile devices, then you should know that many
corrosion problems can be dealt with using just white vinegar and
rubbing alcohol.
Disassemble your device to expose the area of corrosion. The
intricacies of this process outstrip the scope of this article and will
vary from device to device, so once again, unless you’ve done this
before , take your phone to a professional. For those
moving forward, most corrosion can be removed by using a cotton
swab dabbed in distilled white vinegar. Rub down all the corrosion
you see with a light touch, and be careful not to get vinegar into the
uncorroded areas. I probably don’t have to say this, but getting
vinegar into your phone is bad.
Once you’ve coated the corrosion with vinegar, wait 5-8 minutes,
then use the tip of a paper towel to remove the vinegar. Repeat this
process until there is no sign of corrosion. This accomplished, dab
the area with rubbing alcohol on the tip of a cotton swab and let the
device air-dry for half an hour. Reassemble your phone, and you
should be good to go!

I believe after all this you should get a faster charge

I'm a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. I love RnB and A little Trap Music. Tech flows in my veins. I love to have fun with friends and I read a lot.

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Top 5 Cheap Android Phones In Nigeria Below N70,000

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Top 5 Cheap Android Phones In Nigeria Below N70,000 ( January 2019 )

Getting an affordable smartphone with great specifications can be a very difficult task with all the different smartphones so that’s why I decided to put up this post about the top 5 cheap android phones in Nigeria below N70,000 so you can have a little glimpse of what you can get for that amount.

 

Cheap Android Phones In Nigeria Below N70K (January 2019)

 

1. Redmi Note 7

top 5 cheap android smartphones in Nigeria Below N70,000 Redmi Note 7

Xiaomi just launched the Redmi Note 7  in the entry-level to mid-range segment with incredible specifications and believe me this phone is down right affordable. If you follow up this blog you should know what the phone comes with, nevertheless I’ll still go into a little bit of what this device holds



The Redmi Note 7 ships with a large 6.3-inch Full HD Display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood is a powerful Snapdragon 660 coupled with a 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, expandable via micro SD card. There’s also a variant with 64GB and 6GB RAM.

The main selling point of this device is the camera. It comes with a massive 48MP Camera, at the moment, the Redmi Note 7 has no rivals in its price range.For the selfie camera you have a 13MP Camera.

Finally, keeping the smartphone on is a massive 4000mAh capacity battery,  along with an USB Type-C port. It also supports QuickCharge 4.0. This phone is definitely one of the cheap android phones in Nigeria.

(if the price on the link is too high, check back in a few weeks)

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2. Xiaomi Mi Play

top 5 cheap android smartphones in Nigeria Xiaomi Mi Play

After Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7, the Xiaomi Mi Play doesn’t really attract me as it used to when it was initially launched, but It’s still a good phone below the N70,000 mark.

The Mi Play comes with a 5.8 inch Display that is still Full HD.

Under the hood is the new MediaTek Helio P35 coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage expandable via MicroSD.

Coming to the camera, you can find two 12MP shooters on the back, while you get an 8MP fron selfie camera.

The battery is an impressive 3000mAh Battery.

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3. Lenovo S5 Pro GT

Top 5 Cheap Android Phones In Nigeria Below N70,000 ( January 2019 ) Lenovo S5 PRO GT

The Lenovo S5 Pro GT was launched in December 2018 and is one of the most overlooked phones in the market at the moment. The S5 Pro GT comes with a powerful Snapdragon 660 processor.

It also has of 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage that is expandable via microSD. The smartphone comes with a 6.2 inch Full HD Display (18:9 aspect ratio)

At the back you get aa back camera setup with a 20MP shooter coupled with a 12MP secondary camera, the selfie camera still have the same 20MP and 8MP resolution.

Powering this device is a 3500mAh battery. This phone is definitely one of the cheap android phones in Nigeria.

 

 

4 Xiaomi Mi A2

 

top 5 cheap android smartphones in Nigeria Xiaomi mI a2

The Xiaomi Mi A2 comes with an amazing Snapdragon 660 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage (which is sadly not expandable).

The Xiaomi Mi A2 comes with an amazing  5.99-inch display with a  FHD+ resolution along with an 18:9 aspect ratio.

In the camera department, you get a main 12MP on the back with f/1.75 aperture and a secondary 20MP shooter with the same large lens; on the front you get a 20MP camera.

The Xiaomi Mi A2 comes with a 3010mAh and runs on Android 8.0 Oreo

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5. UMIDIGI F1

 

top 5 cheap android smartphones in Nigeria Umidigi F1
Finally, The UMIDIGI F1 Android smartphones comes with a very impressive  6.3-inch Full HD+ and 19.5:9 display and is powered by the powerful MediaTek Helio P60 chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage (which can be expanded via microSD).

The smartphone ships with two rear cameras of 16MP and 8MP resolution, while at the front we have a 16MP camera for taking amazing selfies

Also, In the battery department  the UMIDIGI F1 comes with a massive 5150mAh battery, a USB Type-C port and  also supports an incredible amount of 4G LTE networks which means it can work pretty much anywhere around the world.

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Xiaomi Launches In Africa To Compete Against Tecno, iTel and Infinix

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A couple of months ago Xiaomi Global Spokesman Donovan Sung made a post about their new store that launched in Spain and also asked for suggestions on where they should launch their next store and here’s what I said.

Xiaomi Launches In Africa

This means the expansion of Xiaomi had been on the cards for a while.



If you have been following up Xiaomi for a  while, you would know that they tend to compete on the foreign market rather than their home country China due to the congestion.

Now, the company is looking to take things to the next level and come to Africa.  On Sunday, Xiaomi announced the establishment of their African Regional Department and Wang Lingming (Xiaomi’s VP) was appointed as the manager of the department.

Xiaomi

 

At the moment, in Africa we have over 1.2 billion people but the smartphone usage isn’t really too high and many people still use feature phones and because of this some phone brands don’t really do well in Africa. At the moment Transsision Holdings rules the African smartphone market with its three brands – itel, TECNO, and Infinix ranking at the very top in Africa in terms of market share.

In 2019, the Africa will become one of  Xiaomi’s main pioneers in their international business, and their biggest rival here is Transsision Holdings.

 

What I Think About Xiaomi Coming To Africa

Xiaomi Redmi

Xiaomi has everything it takes to succeed in Africa especially if it starts off with its recently established Redmi Brand. Redmi already have one of the core features that is missing in all the Transission brands – high quality specs at a low price. You can see how successful the Redmi Note 7 has been so far and we can guess how much the price would have been if it was a Transission product.

Transsision basically takes advantage of the mid-range and low-end smartphone market which is a strong competitive ground for Xiaomi. I believe this would also boost competition among the two brands.

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Windows 10 Mobile Is Dead As Microsoft Officially Ends Support For Phones

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Windows 10 Mobile is Dead

The support for Windows 10 phones have just ended.

Windows 10 Mobile is Dead

Although It’s very sad to see the Operating system go out of fashion, there’s nothing we can do about it. Microsoft has already confirmed that it is officially killing off support for the OS. I actually knew this would happen at some point but I didn’t know it would be this soon.



Windows 10 Mobile is Dead

So if you’re still using a Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile phone, you have less than a year to upgrade to something else preferably an Android Phone.

Windows 10 Mobile Is Dead

Windows 10 Mobile is Dead

Microsoft has already published a support page detailing Windows 10 Mobile’s upcoming End of Support.

According to the company, Windows 10 Mobile users are no longer eligible to receive updates, including security updates, from December 10, 2019. Devices that are running Windows 10 Mobile version 1703 will no longer receive support even earlier — on June 11th, 2019.

So immediately it gets to the end of support date some of the features on the device will slowly stop working and Microsoft won’t do anything about it.  Automatic or manual device backups will end on March 10, 2020.

With this notice, Microsoft just hit the final nail on the coffin of it’s mobile operating system

Alternative Option For Windows 10 Mobile

“Microsoft’s mission statement to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more, compels us to support our Mobile apps on those platforms and devices,” the company said, recommending users to move to an Android or iOS device.

Do you still have a windows phone?

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