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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Charges Slow or Not At All While Connected To Computer

By: Harold Hisona | Thursday, May 21, 2015

I recently received a few emails from my readers asking me why their new Galaxy S6 Edge charges very slowly while connected to their computer. Others even reported their phone won't at all when connected to their laptop.

Normally, smartphones charge their battery when they're connected to a PC or laptop through the USB port. It is because, the port gives out electric current like charging units. The difference is, computers have lower amperage compared with factory chargers that come in the box with the main unit.

This explains why your Galaxy S6 Edge charges very slowly when plugged in to your computer. Apparently, the charge time will be longer than when you're using the phone's original charger.

If, however, the phone won't charge at all when connected to the computer but charges fine using the charger, it means that the device is draining the battery faster than the computer can push electric current to its battery. So, even if the phone displays the usual charging icon, the battery continues to decrease until it's totally depleted.

When there's no other choice but to charge the phone to a computer, then turn off the device so it can charge faster. If you can't afford to miss important messages, however, then boot the phone in safe mode just to temporarily disable all third-party apps. You may also disable wireless features like Bluetooth, mobile data or even Wi-Fi if you're not using them.

Remember, the Galaxy S6 Edge's charger has 2.5 Amps rating while most of the computers only have .5 Amps max.

Do you have issues with your Galaxy S6 Edge and want to talk with me about it, email me at droidista.com@gmail.com.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge LED Notifications and Their Meaning

By: Harold Hisona | Tuesday, May 12, 2015


The new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge comes with an L.E.D. indicator and it functions like the ones you can find in Galaxy S5, S4 and other premium Samsung Android smartphones. Honestly, I can't imagine a Samsung device without that blinking thing at the top of the screen.

The LED will emit light with three colors, either it's Blue, Red or Green and there are three rhythms as well, Pulsating, Blinking and Glowing.

LED Notifications and Meaning


Pulsating Blue - it happens when your phone is turning on or off. The LED will emit blue-colored light that pulsates or dances. It's different from the normal blink because it has a noticeable dynamic.

Blinking Blue - when the LED blinks blue, it means you have missed calls, new messages or recording voice.

Glowing Red - this is what you're going to see if your phone is charging properly.

Blinking Red - it means that the phone is low on battery. If the phone blinks red while charging, either the battery or the charging unit is defective.

Glowing Green - the battery is full!

If, however, the LED indicator doesn't light up at all, verify if it's enabled by going to Settings > Sounds and notifications > Notifications section. From that screen,  you will know if it's turned on or off.

Just in case you have questions about this feature, feel free to leave comments and tell me what you think.
 

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