Cell Phone Not charging properly


i have a samsung glaxy 5.  my friend tried to plug in an I phone charger accidentally. It may be my imagination, but it seems the phone will now charge, but only to about 60%  or better said, the recharging time is significantly slower since the incident.

certainly i could understand damage occurring trying to plug an incompatible charge in to the phone, but is it true that if i am making any connection and the battery is charging that this incident had nothing to do with this symptom.

the phone is about four months new.

does this sound like a battery issue, or a phone issue.  i find the same result if i swap chargers.
what is happening.  anyone have a clue  ?
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andreasSystem AdminCommented:
unsiually changing chargers is no problem nowadays as its USB. 5V for all, current is limited by the device connected. So if the charger is too weak it just wont charge or charge very slow. But the device will not be damaged if the chargers are ok.

Your problem migfht be a de-calibaration of the battery useage statistics. (it just seems to discharge faster, but is runs then longer in the 20-5% range of battery level. You may try to discharge your phone until it powers down automatically by itself and then connect it back to the charger and let it charge overnight while turned off.

Then turn it back on and observe.

You might need to repeat this one more time to get better results for the battery indicator.
Also check if you recently installed new apps, some of them might run in background and draw battery.
EirmanChief Operations ManagerCommented:
As far as I know, all android chargers have the same connector so that shouldn't be an issue.

andreas is probably right about your battery needing calibration ...
intelogentAuthor Commented:

i mean she slammed an apple I pgone charger in my port which is not compatible.
and specifically i was asking is that could result in damage and how i could tell if i was victum to this type of damage.

i read the article listed above... interesting...
is there a calibration app which will use my power rapidly   ?

i am also posting another question about " are all chargers equal "...   please have a look.
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andreasSystem AdminCommented:
The lightning plug is quite thick and should not be possible to be forced inside the miro USB port of your mobile.

If now the USB still works and you can connect it to the PC and its recognized and if you still can charge your Phone. than your USB port is very likely not damaged and the charging problem is a coincidence and not related.

If she really forced the lightning plug into yout micro USB port the contact plate inside will break but then the port will be totally defective and is not usable for anything anymore.

I cant imagine any thing that the lightning plug attempt could have damaged in a way so that the phone will not charge properly at all.

The lightning plug should only be able to be inserted round about 1mm until it hits the center contact plate of the micro USB. No contacts will be made no current will lfow wrongly.
Furthermore the lightning plug will only activate the pins if the phone send a wake up/ID signal so no shorts will happen accidentially.

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intelogentAuthor Commented:
I think you're right....  but i was immediately going to have the port changed.  but instead i came here and other places and asked questions... I think the long and the short of it is that my charging source was inadequate.
so i purchased OEM chargers and cables, and at least for now because of comments like yours, have forgone the the repair..

so that you and my other friends here
intelogentAuthor Commented:
thanks to all...
some facts which I have learned

I have been told by the cell phone company and the wireless sprint that batteries no longer need calibration.
Maximum output from my computer is not nearly equal to a wall charger

the meter that I bought recommended above is really cool.

so with a good a wall charger, my problem went away
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