Why is My Samsung Wireless Charger Blinking Yellow? (Quick Fix Tips)

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Angela Otero

So your Samsung wireless charger starts blinking yellow, and suddenly, you’re left wondering what’s gone wrong. No worries, I’m here to help you understand the issue, and we’ll fix it together in no time.

The blinking yellow light typically indicates that the charger is in Abort Mode, which means your device has stopped charging and the charger’s output is either disabled or turned off. When this happens, your device stops charging, and the charger’s output is disabled or turned off. There could be a few reasons for a charger to enter Abort Mode, such as a faulty charger, a damaged battery, or a broken cable.

Don’t worry; you’ll have your Samsung wireless charger back up and running, blinking yellow no more!

Common Causes for Yellow Blinking Light on Samsung Wireless Chargers

Incompatible Device

I noticed this issue while charging my friend’s phone on my Samsung wireless charger. It can be frustrating!

The yellow blinking light can appear if you’re trying to charge an incompatible device.

You should double-check if your phone is compatible with the charger.

Phone Case Obstruction

At times, my phone case has caused a bit of trouble too. Phone case obstruction can be a reason for that annoying yellow-blinking light.

Some cases may be too thick, have a metal component, or contain a magnet, which can interfere with wireless charging.

man with gloves opening the phone casing
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Removing the case from your phone could solve the problem. With the right kind of phone case, I don’t have to worry about this problem.

NFC Interference

NFC interference could also lead to a blinking yellow light on the Samsung wireless charger.

If your phone has NFC enabled, try turning it off while charging since it can occasionally interfere with the wireless charging process. I found this simple step made a big difference.

Debris or Dust on Charging Pad

A dusty environment often leads to a dirty charging pad, which may cause the yellow blinking light. Debris or dust on the charging pad can obstruct the connection process.

I always keep a can of compressed air handy to blow away dirt from the charging pad. Trust me, maintaining a clean charging pad works wonders.

Damages and Obstruction

Damages and obstructions could also trigger the bothersome yellow-blinking light.

a damaged samsung wireless charger
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Ensure no obstruction in the phone’s charging port causes the blinking light issue.

Carefully inspect your wireless charger and its components for any visible signs of damage or obstruction, and if found, consider replacing the faulty part.

Addressing these five common culprits, you can stop that pesky yellow blinking light on your Samsung wireless charger. Following are some troubleshooting steps:

Troubleshooting Steps to Fix the Blinking Yellow Light

Check for Damages

First things first, let’s inspect the charger! A damaged charger or its accessories might be the main reason your charger blinks yellow.

man checking the damage of a samsung wireless charger
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Look at the charging cable, pad, and wall adapter for any signs of wear and tear. If you notice any damage, buying a new charger or accessory might be the fix.

Unplug and Replug Charger

Sometimes, a quick fix is all you need. Try unplugging and replugging the charger from the wall and see if the yellow blinking light disappears. You’d be surprised how often this simple solution works because of loose connections!

Remove the Phone Case or Incompatible Device

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Next, let’s see if your phone case might be the culprit. Some cases interfere with wireless charging, so try removing your phone case and placing your phone back on the charging pad. If the yellow light stops blinking, you’ve found your solution.

Disable NFC

Here’s another tip I discovered – disable your phone’s NFC! The Near Field Communication feature sometimes interferes with wireless charging, so try turning it off to see if it solves the yellow-blinking light problem.

Change Your Device Orientation

man charging the phone into a samsung wireless charger without the phone's casing
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Maybe it’s just a positioning issue. Try changing your device orientation by rotating your phone 90 degrees on the charging pad. Sometimes, a slight adjustment can make all the difference in establishing a proper connection.

Provide a Strong Wall Adapter and Proper Power Supply

Last but not least, let’s check your wall adapter. An inadequate power supply might cause the yellow blinking light, so use a strong wall adapter with the proper power supply for your charger. If you’re using an adapter from another device, switch back to the original that came with your charger.

Following these troubleshooting steps, you’re on your way to solving your Samsung wireless charger’s blinking yellow light issue. Good luck and happy charging!

Blinking Yellow Light Patterns

Blinking PatternMeaning/Error CodePossible Causes
Steady BlinkingCharging Pad OverheatingExcessive heat from the device or charging pad
Slow BlinkingIncompatible DeviceThe device is not compatible with a wireless charger
Rapid BlinkingForeign Object DetectedA foreign object on the charging pad
Intermittent BlinkingCharging TimeoutThe device not properly aligned on the pad
Double BlinkingOvervoltage or UndervoltageIssues with the power source or adapter
Triple BlinkingOvercurrentCharging pad or device drawing too much current

Note: The table provides examples of blinking yellow light patterns, potential meanings, and possible causes. The blinking patterns and causes may vary depending on the Samsung charger model.

When to Contact Samsung Support

If you are in a similar situation, and all the basic troubleshooting steps don’t work, don’t hesitate to contact Samsung Support. They’re more than happy to help!

Who knows? Maybe your wireless charger is defective, and they’ll replace it.

Remember, it’s better to get expert assistance instead of living with a blinking yellow charger that won’t do its job! Believe me; you don’t want to be in a situation where your phone’s battery is about to die, and there’s no way to charge it. So, be proactive, and don’t let a blinking yellow light ruin your day!

Other Wireless Charger LED Indicators

I’ve also encountered confusion about the meaning of the various other Samsung wireless charger LED light colors. So I’m here to help you understand what each LED light color signifies on your Samsung wireless charger.

Aside from yellow, let’s break down the other four common colors: Blinking Red, Blue, Green, and Orange.

Blinking Red

When our Samsung wireless charger blinks red, it usually indicates an error. A common cause is a foreign object that might be between your Samsung device and the charger.

To fix that, I only remove my phone, check for any debris, and then place it back on the charger.

Blinking Blue

I’ve also seen the blinking blue light on my Samsung wireless charger. This one’s interesting – it usually means my phone isn’t aligned properly on the charger.

When this happens, it’s best to adjust the position until the light turns green, indicating it’s charging properly.

Blinking Green

Speaking of blinking green, that’s the one we all want to see. It signifies that my Samsung device is successfully charging. Remember that the blinking green light might change to solid once the charging is complete.

Blinking Orange

One more color that we can’t ignore is the blinking orange light. It’s quite rare, but from my experience, A temperature or power supply problem can cause this. Simply unplugging the charger and leaving it for 10-15 minutes might resolve the issue.

As such, these LED light colors should help you diagnose any issues with your Samsung wireless charger. Remember, I’m just a helpful observer sharing my insights with you, so it’s still best to consult your user manual or seek professional assistance.




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