Samsung Galaxy S22 series ‘slow charging speed’ issue bothers many

New updates are added at the bottom of this story…….

The original story (published June 02, 2022) follows:

The Samsung Galaxy S22 line arrived in February this year. The device family consists of the Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, and Galaxy S22 Ultra.

As expected, these flagship phones incorporate the latest technologies and developments from Samsung Mobile. However, they have not been without problems since their release.

Currently, some Samsung Galaxy S22 series users are encountering an annoying “slow charging speed” issue. However, there are workarounds for this.

Samsung Galaxy S22 series slow charging for some users

According to several reports, Galaxy S22 series users are experiencing excessive battery charging times.

In some cases, fully charging the S22 Plus takes up to 3 hours, even with an official Samsung 45W charger.


Galaxy S22+ slow charging speed

I got myself an S22+ last week but couldn’t find the wait charging speed.

Using a 45W Samsung charger, it takes about 3 hours for a full charge.

As I am typing this I have tested the current charging speed by keeping the phone in power off mode. In 10 minutes it charged from 40% to 46%.

What is the experience of others, seems much worse when articles online suggest nearly an hour for a full charge.

The issue seems to affect all models in the Galaxy S22 lineup. There are similar reports for the Galaxy S22 Plus (very similar to the vanilla S22) and the S22 Ultra (which supports higher charging power).

Samsung S22 Ultra charging speed is way slower than it says

I have a 45W charging brick and when I plug it in it says “Super fast charge” and then gives me an apparent time it will take for it to fully charge I did some math and it tells me it’s charging at about 2% per minute, which would be crazy.

Now the problem is, that’s actually not the truth. It’s much slower. In 10 minutes, it increases by 4%. I used an app and it says it only charges at around 4 watts?

Some potential workarounds

That said, there are potential workarounds you can try.

  • -First, make sure that the “Samsung Thermal Guardian” function does not limit the charging speed.
  • -Make sure your device is updated with the latest software version available. Problems like this might be fixed with a patch.
  • – Avoid charging the phone in high temperature environments, which generates charging power limitation to protect battery health.
  • -Make sure the cable you are using supports fast charging. If it is fast charging compatible, check its integrity by trying another similar cable (or testing the same cable on another device that supports fast charging).
  • -Finally, you can follow Samsung’s official troubleshooting steps.
  • There is no official acknowledgment from Samsung on this issue yet. We’ll update this story once new details emerge on this.

    Update 1 (06 September 2022)

    10:01 a.m. (IST): Many Samsung Galaxy S22 owners are now reporting (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) that fast charging or super fast charging is not working for them after updating their device with the security patch. August 2022.

    Unfortunately, Samsung support has not yet acknowledged this issue. However, we’ll keep you posted on the latest developments if and when we come across anything noteworthy.

    Update 2 (07 September 2022)

    6:16 p.m. (IST): Samsung has released the One UI 4.1.1 update for the Galaxy S22 series. So you can expect to update your phone to the latest version and see if that fixes this problem.

    Update 3 (08 September 2022)

    11:32 a.m. (IST): One of our readers suggested a workaround that might help you charge your smartphone faster. For this, you will have to recharge it while it is off.

    Thanks for the tip: Cătălin Stoica!

    Update 4 (09 September 2022)

    5:41 p.m. (IST): Samsung has started rolling out the September 2022 security update for Galaxy S22 users.

    So, those who are still having fast charging issues on their handset can look forward to this update and see if it fixes the issue.

    Update 5 (September 12, 2022)

    12:42 p.m. (IST): Some of the affected people are now reporting that the September 2022 update did not fix the slow charging issue on Galaxy S22 units.

    Update 6 (September 29, 2022)

    1:38 p.m. (IST): A moderator from Samsung has suggested a workaround that might help you fix the fast charging issue. You can check it below.

    Please try heading to Settings > Apps > Tap on the 3 lines with arrow pointing down, right or “Your apps” > Show system apps (turn this on) > OK > Scroll down to Go to ‘USB Settings’ > Force Stop > Storage > Clear Cache > Clear Data, then restart your phone.

    If the problem persists after following these steps, go to the Samsung Members app > Long press the app icon > Diagnostics > Cable charging, then follow the on-screen instructions. Does this test report any issues? (Source)

    REMARK: You can also check the Samsung Galaxy S22 series bug/issue tracker.

    Featured Image: Samsung

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