I’m an old user of Amazfit GTR, and I bought this smartwatch because I love the round dial, and the build quality of the Amazfit GTR model is excellent.
It has a 47mm round dial with a high-quality AMOLED display. So, overall I love the build quality, and it’s a great alternative to Apple Watch at a low budget.
It gives exceptional battery backup, and you can use it for more than 25 days on a single charge.
Despite having exceptional build quality, I was facing the charging issue last week.
I thought the life on my Amazfit GTR is ended, but then I did a Google search to see how many people are actually facing Amazfit not charging issue.
I was surprised to see many Amazfit Bip Lite, Amazfit GTS, Amazfit GTR 2, and its Pro model users facing similar issues.
Then I did further research on this and tried to fix Amazfit GTR not charging issues.
The final result was fruitful, and I was able to fix the charging issue of the Amazfit smartwatch.
In this article, I’m going to share the steps that I followed to fix my Amazfit won’t charge issue at home.
Why is my Amazfit Smartwatch Not Charging?
If your Amazfit GTR, GTS, Bip Lite, or any other smartwatch model is not charging, don’t worry it happens due to some minor issues.
Generally, a layer of dirt on the charging sensors prevents your smartwatch from charging.
If your smartwatch was functioning properly when it was charged, but it won’t charge when placed on the charger, it means your charger is defective.
How To Fix Amazfit Not Charging?
Don’t dump your smartwatch when it won’t charge. You can fix it easily at home.
Follow these steps to diagnose and fix the problem-
1. Change Your Power Outlet
Amazfit GTR or any other smartwatch comes with a USB charging dock. They don’t provide a power adapter in the box.
If your Amazfit not charging when plugged into your power adapter, then try a new power outlet.
You can also use your Laptop or Macbook to charge the Amazfit smartwatch.
2. Remove and Replace on Charging Dock
Sometimes when we place the smartwatch on the charging dock, it won’t align with the charging sensors.
The first thing you should do is, take off your Amazfit from the charging dock and place it on it again.
3. Clean Charging Sensors
Amazfit GTR provides lots of features. It keeps monitoring your heart rate and other health data.
Due to regular use, the charging sensors on the back side of the smartwatch create a layer of dirt.
It happens because our body release sebum and this oily sebum attracts the dust particles from the ambient and form an insulative layer.
That’s why it’s recommended to regularly clear your Amazfit Smartwatch with rubbing alcohol and soft fabric.
Also, use a sharp object to gently scratch the charging pins (sensors) to remove dust from them.
I was also facing the charging issue with my Amazfit GTR because of dust accumulation on the watch sensors and charging pins.
I cleaned my smartwatch and charger pins with a knife and rubbing alcohol, and it worked for me.
4. Use Certified Adapter
As we know that Amazfit doesn’t provide a power adapter in the box. So, we use our phone adapter to charge the watch.
Make sure you’re using a certified adapter to charge your Amazfit smartwatch.
Don’t use fast chargers to charge your watch because the power rating is different for smartwatches.
5. Update Firmware
Outdated firmware can also cause issues in connectivity and charging. If you haven’t updated your Amazfit firmware for long, then update it now.
In my case, the issue was associated with dirty charging sensors. I used a sharp knife to gently scratch the sensors on the watch and charging dock. Then cleaned everything with soft fabric and rubbing alcohol.
You can follow all the steps to fix the Amazfit not charging issue at home. If nothing works, contact the brand for replacement.