Fix: Charging Paused: Battery Temperature Too Low

As hard as it may be for the average Android user to believe, some Samsung Smartphones actually deny the user the ability to charge the device on account of the device’s battery being ‘too cold’. Samsung Smartphones almost always come with Li-ion batteries, and these batteries only deny a juice refill if their core temperature drops below 4°C. However, numerous Samsung Smartphones, in particular the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, have been noted to stop charging and display a message that says “Charging paused: Battery temperature too low” regardless of what the core temperature of their batteries is.

It would seem that the culprit behind Samsung Smartphones sometimes believing that the core temperature of their batteries is below 4°C even when they are in tropical areas is a faulty thermistor that reads the battery’s temperature as either too high or too low, causing the charging to be paused. Not being able to charge their Smartphone, a device that is an integral part of the average person’s everyday life, is definitely not something that a person can tolerate. Well, the following are the steps that a person can use to prevent their Android device from halting charging and displaying the “Charging paused: Battery temperature too low” error message:

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  1.  The thermistor is located in the USB charging board (shown in the image above) of most Android devices and almost all Samsung devices, and that is why the first step that a person needs to complete is buy a new USB charging board for their respective device.
  2. Carefully open the device up.
  3. Disconnect the device’s USB charging board.
  4. Put in place and connect the new USB charging board.
  5. Vigilantly put the device back together and boot it up.

If a person happens to have a valid warranty for their device, they should simply claim the warranty and send the device of to the manufacturer to be fixed. In the event that a person’s device does not have any warranty and they do not want to take the risk of opening their device up, a workaround that they can use is to purchase an extra battery kit and charge one battery externally while using the other one. One more viable workaround to the “Charging paused: Battery temperature too low” problem is charging the device while it is turned off, which seems to work on most devices that suffer from the issue but sacrifices device uptime.

Kevin Arrows
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