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Top Reason Why Your Phone Is Not Charging When Plugged In And Solution



Most at times when you plug your phone to charge and you notice that it makes no progress, Sometomes you plug to charge but it does the reverse (discharging), this is the most frustrating thing in life trust me.

Well, Techdemi will help you out with that.

So, if you have your phone plugged in to charge but it makes no progress or your phone discharges when plugged ,it could be of several reasons but the main reasons are

  • Bad battery
  • Low Voltage
  • Bad Charger
  • Bad Charging port
  • Phone over-heating.

So let’s tackle this problems squarely.

Bad battery:
You know the fix already just change your battery. But how do i identify a bad battery. There are some physical attributes to a bad battery like
Swollen body
Burnt ends
Liquid flows.
If you have your battery in any of this condition, you will have to change it. Bad battery may be one of the reason an infinix phone which turned out to be fake exploded

Low Voltage:
At times, In your area you may experience your bulb go dim and some appliances not powering due to low voltage. But yet, your phone will show a charging indicating sign. yes it will show it, but it is not charging properly, hence it discharges. Just use a step-up transformer to boost the voltage.
Although new phones and chargers are now designed to charge seamlessly in a low voltage situation using certain voltage amplifying transistors.

Bad Charger:
A bad charger is an enemy to your phone, you should look out for the inscription on the body making sure it suitable for your phone, before you purchase. Most phones use 5V to charge, so anything above 5V output from your phone charger is harmful. If you do not get the reading on the charger, you have another way to identify a charger which is not suitable for your phone.( Notice a faster charging with the new charger you got).  Phones will charge faster on a 6V than 5V but it damages your battery. On the long run, you will experience a faulty battery that won’t be able to store charges again. And you be like “my phone battery does not last long anymore”. 

It is better to have your phone charge slowly than have your phone charge faster. But, when your phone takes longer time than expected to charge then something is wrong.

Note: Always take observe how long your phone takes to charges. Some phones will support charging duration feature. Mine takes 1hr 30 mins to 2 hrs to charge. charging duration below or above that is an error.

Bad Charging port:
With the advent of wireless charging, this may not be an issue anymore. You may experience phone discharging while charging if your charging port is bad. To fix it. get a new port replaced by a manufacture recommended technician.

Phone Overheating:
Your phone will not charge properly when it is stressed out, So you will have to restart your phone, even if you have to loose unsaved files (Android 5.0 above will not close running apps, so no data loss). To avoid phone heating up read this piece (Eight Proven Ways To Stop Phone Over-heating )

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TStv to Encrypt it’s Channels, roll out 62 Premium Entertainment Channels



TStv has announced that all of it’s Television channels will be encrypted. This means that the channels on TSTV will no longer be Free-to-air (FTA). The service provider also announced that it will include 62 premium Entertainment channels in it’s collection.

TStv channels will be encrypted starting from 11:50 on November 27th. Also, the premium entertainment channels will be included to the service on 28th November. Prior to the update, viewers will have to pick up a TStv Jolly Decoder at a dealer outlet.

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Owners of the Sassy Decoder are advised to visit any nearest dealer to get the decoder fully activated.

TStv currently has over 50 plus channels which in addy is the 16 premium entertainment channels coming soon.

TStv Africa is a owned Nigerian innovative Pay TV Operator that offer Pay As You View (PAYV) subscription, pause subscription, complimentary internet service and video call.

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TStv sometime went out of the market due to the challenges the company faced even to the “Satellite Providers”. The good news is that they began full operation on 20th August after NigComSat offered them 5 units of 35.5MHz transponders through a collaboration with Intertel, Federal Ministry of Communications and Nigcomsat.

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MTN APN Configuration That Works – Mobile and Modem



MTN APN is what is required to enable internet connection on your phone. APN is an acronym for Access Point Name. Access Point Name is typically the name of the gateway connecting your internet enabled device to the web through an internet service provider, such as MTN.

Most often we run into the problem of missing APN configuration and can’t surf the web with our phone or modem. If you have your APN configured before now and you still cannot browse, make the listed below are in order.

  • Data subscription balance
  • Data monitor app threshold
  • Other phones of same network can browse. Your inability to browse could be a general problem from the service provider at the moment.
  • Network signal reception

In Nigeria you can fall into the hands of the wrong people, who will charge you high amount of money in the name of configuring your phone for browsing.

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To get the configuration pushed automatically to your phone by MTN.

Send as a text message “Settings” to 3888. Without quotes.

If the above method fails to get you APN configuration, you can fall back to configuring it yourself which always works.

For Mobile phones, navigate to “mobile network” in settings through more connections option, and you should see APN configuration option there.

Note: If your device works just fine, you are advised not to go further. But if for a reason you deleted the pre-installed APN configuration and you want to get it back. You’re welcome. The configurations work for 2G, 3G and 4G network type.



MTN APN settings for smartphones (iOS and Android)

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Note: For MTN 4G MiFi modems, the above configuration works for such devices.


MTN APN settings for modems (U.S.B stick modems)

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Access Point Name is unique to every service provider and can come pre-configured in SIM cards. When you slot in a new SIM card into a phone, it goes through it’s initiation to the service provider’s system. The service provider can then push necessary configurations to the device. Devices with MTN SIM card making an internet connection must be configured with an APN to present to MTN.

MTN will then examine this APN to determine what type of connection should be created, for example: which IP addresses should be assigned to the wireless device, which security methods should be used, etc. All of which is done in a second by a programmed system.

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#ReallyFreeData, Airtel is dashing free data weekly on Recharge Plus



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Airtel NG is currently giving out free 250mb data to its subscribers so long as you keep recharging your line. The good news is that you get 250Mb every week, once you meet your recharging target. All Airtel users are qualified for this promo and it gets even better because you can use the data to access any website and content.


You can do the recharging through your bank and still get the reward. In total you enjoy 1GB monthly for simply topping up your airtime. You can use the airtime for regular uses, such as making calls and sending text, even subscribing to a regular data plan.

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Speaking of the requirements to enjoy this offer, Airtel NG says you have to recharge your line consistently. Consistently in order to meet your weekly target.

How it Works:

  • To get started, you have to first recharge your Airtel line.
  • Check your weekly target by dialing *479# or check your recharge notifications.
  • Recharge to hit your target
  • Get rewarded with 250MB free.
  • Dial *123# or *140#. to check balance
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Hard to say:

The free data bonus is valid till Sunday 23.59pm every week. You don’t get the reward twice a week, so no need beating the target twice. Airtel didn’t say how long the offer lasts, but it looks like one that its not going over yet. You can’t roll over any unused data. That is to say, once it expires, it’s gone, no renewals.

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