Why is your Samsung wireless charger blinking yellow? What do this indicator light and others mean? And what can you do if you come across it on your mobile wireless charger? This article will discuss these and more.
Many times, when the Samsung wireless charger is blinking yellow, the phone stops charging, and it stays this way either permanently or you’re unable to charge the device until you disconnect and reconnect it.
From these being a result of incompatible components to something or someone chewing the cords, here are some things to consider if your Samsung wireless charger is blinking yellow.
Why is your Samsung wireless charger blinking yellow? When the Samsung wireless charger is flashing yellow, in the majority of cases, this will mean that the charger is in abort mode. The charger’s output is shut OFF, and resetting it should fix things in most cases.
You can reset an abort mode by simply unplugging the charger from the power outlet, waiting for around 5 minutes, and plugging it back into the power outlet.
You will likely see the yellow light flashing when your battery can’t be charged completely.
Damaged Charging Cord, Pad, or Plug
Your Samsung wireless charger is likely blinking yellow because something has damaged the cord.
If you have kids and animals, you might try to see if any part of the cord has been chewed, while you’ll want to visually investigate both ends of the cord to be sure the cable hasn’t been pulled on both sides – the side of the adapter and the side of the charging pad.
You’d also want to confirm that the cords are plugged in all the way, both on the charging pad and on the wall adapter. Something this small causes the yellow light to start flashing.
Incompatible Cable, Adapter, or Pad
The Samsung wireless charger blinking yellow often results from using an AFC or brick that doesn’t match the phone in question. You’d want to ensure that you have cables, adapters, and pads that are compatible with Samsung devices.
If you’re seeing the yellow light blink, quick troubleshooting we recommend is changing each component of the charger as these not working together is one of the most common causes of the Samsung wireless charger blinking.
Weaker Wall Adapter
If you are experiencing this issue with the Duo charger, using compatible components is way too important. We have seen users whose issues primarily resulted from using a single wireless charger adapter for a Duo wireless charging pad.
Basically, trying to charge two phones with the power of one caused the yellow light to start flashing. Using the right adapter fixed this almost instantly.
If you are using a single wireless charger and you are having this issue, try getting an adapter that delivers 2amps and above like this one.
Adapters get weaker over time, so you might try a newer adapter should the one you have started developing issues.
But weaker wall adapters almost always cause the Samsung wireless charger to blink yellow.
Why is the Samsung wireless charger blinking blue? While the solid blue LED indicates that the charger has a good connection, the wireless charger flashing blue indicates that the devices aren’t fully connected, and repositioning of the charging pad and the phone may be needed to have this fixed.
If this is the first time using your wireless charging pad with your phone, we recommend taking the phone out of any phone cases and placing the phone body-on-body directly on the charging pad. Most phone cases have things like magnets and heavy plastic that could interfere with the quality of charging when using a wireless charger.
Indicated battery was fully charged
While this is rare, we have seen users who notice the blinking blue LED when the phone charges to 100%, and lifting the phone is what causes the blinking light to stop.
Some have noticed that when the phone is on the charging pad for a while, the blue light starts blinking (even when the phone isn’t fully charged).
In many of these cases, though, lifting and placing the phone back on the pad fixes things.
Why is the Samsung wireless charger blinking red? The Samsung wireless charger blinks red when the phone either doesn’t support wireless charging or doesn’t support the wireless charger being used. To confirm that your phone supports the wireless charging feature and the wireless charger being used.
Check Phone Placement
A second reason for the Samsung wireless charger blinking red is when the phone isn’t placed on the wireless charger properly. Always carefully place the device in the center of the wireless charger, and it should work fine in many cases.
Why is the Samsung wireless charger blinking green? The Samsung wireless charger blinks green because the device isn’t charging properly. Unplugging and re-plugging the USB cord, and removing all foreign objects between the phone and the charging pad, including plastic and metal cases, often fixes this.
Read also: Why Is My Phone Charging Backwards?
Samsung Wireless Charger Light Codes
In case you’re wondering what the Samsung wireless charger light codes are, I thought we should list them out for easy understanding whenever you see them.
- Red: The AC adapter is working well and is supplying power to the charging pad.
- Blinking Red: Unsupported charger or phone not supporting wireless charging
- Yellow: Phone charging
- Blinking Yellow: Abort mode
- Green: Battery fully charged
- Blinking Green: Phone not charging properly (needs repositioning, something likely interfering with charging, metals, phone cases, etc.)
- Blue: The charging pad and phone have a good connection and are ready to charge.
- Blinking Blue: Charging pad and phone having interference (phone case, coin, and other metals or hard plastic)
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