Wireless charging technology is built right into the Galaxy S8 and Note8 as well. That means you do not have to purchase a wireless charging case as you do with other phones. However, you should be very careful not to purchase a very thick case as it may not allow wireless charging to work. In this article, we are going to talk about Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Wireless Charging. Let’s begin!
I actually purchased a thick Otterbox Defender case for my Galaxy Note 8, and I have to place it just right on the wireless charger for it to work.
The Galaxy S8 and Note8 both actually support the Qi and PMA wireless charging standards. So you will just need to purchase a Qi or WPC or PMA charging pad and be able to charge your phone wirelessly.
Although many users use certain brands of chargers, Samsung recommends that you have to purchase a Samsung branded charger. They say that charging speed and performance of your device may be affected if you do otherwise. Samsung sells a wireless charging pad that is Qi-compatible that many Samsung Galaxy users have purchased and it actually works well in our testing.
When you have your charging pad, Just simply plug it in (usually using the power cable included with your phone). And you are ready to simply place your device right on the center of it and then start charging away.
What if Wireless Charging Stop Working? | note 8 wireless charging
Some Galaxy Note8 users are wondering what should they do about their device no longer supporting wireless charging. Frankly, there are a lot of possible reasons why wireless charging stopped working on a device like the Note8. we’ll discuss each of the things that you should help you to fix the wireless charging issue.
Verify the wireless charging is on
One of the simplest solutions for this case that most of the users often forget to check first is to see if wireless charging is enable or not. Samsung actually comes wireless charging to on so it can charged wirelessly by the user without needing to go under Settings. If you can’t remember whether or not your Note8’s wireless charging function is on, then you can also check it. Just follow these steps:
- Open the Settings app.
- Click Device maintenance.
- Click Battery.
- Then tap More settings at the upper right (three-dot icon).
- Click Advanced settings.
- Then enable Fast wireless charging by moving the slider to the right.
- Now restart your Note8 and check if wireless charging now works.
If wireless charging is set to on all along, the next troubleshooting step that you should do is to force the device to reboot. Normally, you can restart your Note8 just simply pressing the Power button and selecting Restart option from the menu. For troubleshooting purposes, you have to do a simulation of pulling out the battery. This procedure is called a soft restart since you will only do a software restart in place of disconnecting the physical battery. A restart of this type fixes all the common bugs that mostly develops as the operating system runs on the stretch. If you restart your Note8 this way will clear its RAM and refresh the system in general.
Soft restart your Note8:
- Press and then hold the Power + Volume Down buttons for approximately 10 seconds or until the device power cycles. Note: Allow various seconds for the Maintenance Boot Mode screen to appear.
- From the Maintenance Boot Mode screen, you have to select Normal Boot. You can also use the volume buttons to cycle via the available options and the lower-left button (below the volume buttons) to select. Also, allow up to 90 seconds to your device for the reset to complete.
Remove external case
Most of the time, aesthetic or protective cases can interfere with the wireless capability of a device so try to see if this what’s happening. If your wireless charging did work on this phone before but then it suddenly stopped doing so. Then the reason for it may be something outside the system. Some cases with magnetic or metallic components can deflect some energy to transmit through the wireless charger. So, just let your device charge using its bare cover actually.
Use the original Samsung charging cable and adapter
As mentioned before, using the Samsung-provided charging cable and wireless charging pad is highly recommended. Especially when you are troubleshooting this issue. However, a lot of Qi wireless chargers work flawlessly with Samsung Galaxy S and Note models. There’s also a significant number of them that are incompatible. Because the Galaxy Note8 is the latest in its class, older wireless chargers like those are designed for the S6 or the S7 that may not work properly. To make sure that your phone receives the right amount of energy when charging, just stick to the original Samsung wireless charger for the Note8. If you can’t get hold of one, then try to bring your device to a Samsung store.
Address overheating issue
The wireless charger and your phone expect to generate heat when they are in operation. Moreover, your Note8 is also designed to shut itself off or also refuse to recharge the battery when its heat sensor detects too much heat. When charging, try to check if your Note8 is overheating or not by touching it. Normally, your Note8 should be warm to the touch but should not warm or hot enough to make it uncomfortable. If it’s hot and no longer warm, then that’s a sure sign that your device is overheating.
This was the reason why charging won’t work at all. Let your device cool off for some hours before charging it again. Some stubborn users try to hasten the cooling-off process by putting the device in a freezer or fridge. DO NOT DO that! A heated battery placed in a really cold place can degrade faster or become damaged for good, which is dangerous.
The final software solution option is that you can do is the factory reset. Unlike the reset settings option, this one will remove all user data, customizations, and applications. The software environment on your Note8 will return to its most basic setup. Without the applications and the data that you downloaded before, the software will be like brand new. We know for a fact that the wireless charging function actually works when the software is on its factory state. So, your Note8 should again be charging wirelessly after a factory reset. If it still does not, then that means there’s a hardware malfunction somewhere, or there’s a deeper coding-related glitch that even factory reset can’t change. Either of these situations can address on your end so for that you will need Samsung’s help.
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