How To Fix Samsung Galaxy Watch Not Charging?

Samsung Galaxy Watch is one of the most popular smartwatches for fitness freaks. It’s the most feature-rich smartwatch for Android devices.

The latest Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 series has plenty of health tracking options. It has a 590mAh battery that gives 80 hours of backup on a single charge.

It means you need to recharge it every three days. But what to do if your Samsung Galaxy smartwatch won’t charge?

If you ever face a battery charging problem with your Samsung watches, check the power outlet and ensure the switch is turned on. Try a new wall outlet and a different charger. If that doesn’t help, try rebooting your Galaxy watch to fix the charging problem.

Many Galaxy Watch 4 and 5 users are facing charging problems. If you’re also one of them, you can try a few simple steps to resolve the issue.

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What to do if my Galaxy Watch won’t charge?

Galaxy Watch Won't Charge

These are the things you can do to fix the charging issue on the Samsung Galaxy smartwatch.

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1. Check the Power Outlet

Check your power outlet and ensure the switch is turned on. You can try plugin your power adapter into a different wall outlet. If your smartwatch battery is completely drained, leave it on the charger for a few minutes.

2. Inspect Charging Cable

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and 5 support wireless charging. You get a wireless charger in the box that works with any smartphone charger.

Due to regular use, sometimes the charging cable gets frayed or damaged, creating problems.

Inspect the charging cable and replace it immediately if any damage is noticed. If the cable looks good, try a new power source like a laptop USB hub or power bank to check if it’s working.

If your Samsung watch charges with another power source, it means your power adapter is faulty. You can use another smartphone power adapter to charge your watch.

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3. Reboot your watch

Galaxy Watch Reboot Mode

A forced reboot will fix the charging problems. I have many cases where rebooting Galaxy Watch 5 fixes the charging issue.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Buttons
Image Credit: GSMArena

Here is how to reboot your Galaxy watch 4 and 5-

  • Press the Power and Back buttons together until the Samsung logo appears.
  • Once the Samsung logo appears, release the Power button and start pressing the Back button multiple times.
  • Your Galaxy watch will start in System Reboot mode.
  • Now go to the Continue option using the Back button.
  • Press and hold the button until your watch restarts.

Once your watch is rebooted, please put it on the charger and check whether it’s charging.

4. Reset your smartwatch

Galaxy Watch Factory Reset

If you’ve rebooted your watch, but it’s still not charging, it’s time to factory reset it.

Factory reset will delete all data and restore your watch to its original condition.

Here is how to reset the Galaxy watch-

  • Press the Power/Home (lower) button and the Back (upper) button together until you see the Samsung logo on the screen.
  • Once the Samsung logo appears, keep tapping the Back button multiple times until it shows System Reboot mode.
  • Scroll down to the Recovery option by tapping the Back button.
  • Press and hold the Back button for 2 seconds to select the Recovery option.
  • Scroll down and select Wipe data/factory reset.
  • Confirm once again by selecting Factory data reset.
  • Please wait until all stored data is wiped out and the watch is restored to its original condition.
  • Select Reboot system now.

Your Samsung Galaxy Watch has been factory reset. Now you can complete the setup process by following on-screen instructions. Now, you can place your watch on the charger, and it will start charging.

5. Use Samsung’s Reverse Wireless Charging

The latest Samsung flagships come with reverse wireless charging features. If you’re using any Samsung S series or Note series phone that supports wireless charging, you can charge your Galaxy watch.

Here is how to charge your Galaxy watch with the Samsung S22 ultra-

  • Go to your smartphone Settings.
  • Scroll down and select Battery and device care.
  • Tap on Battery.
  • Scroll down and tap on Wireless power sharing.
  • Toggle the ON/OFF button.

Once PowerShare is enabled on your Samsung smartphone, place your Galaxy watch at the center of the back panel. Wait for a few seconds until the charging icon appears on your watch.

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6. Contact customer support

If you have tried all the above fixes, but your Samsung smartwatch is still not charging, it indicates a major hardware fault. Locate the nearest service center and visit there with the original invoice.

The service center will repair your watch or replace it if it’s under warranty.

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Conclusion

We hope that this article was able to help you troubleshoot your Galaxy Watch charging issue. If you’ve tried all the steps and your watch isn’t charging, don’t hesitate to contact Samsung with the original invoice.

About Daniel

Daniel is a tech enthusiast and repair technician who loves experimenting with various gadgets and home appliances. On this blog, he shares a troubleshooting guide for software and hardware faults.

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