Which charger should I use for my Galaxy phone or tablet?

Samsung chargers and headphones are no longer included in the box when you purchase a new phone. This is an initiative designed to reduce waste and encourage reuse. Instead, you can continue to use a Samsung charger purchased with a recent Samsung phone model. If you have an older phone the charger type may differ.

Which charger should I use for my Galaxy phone or tablet?

The correct charging cable for your device is normally included in the box, but if you are in need of a new one, find your model in the list further down this page to see what kind you need, then purchase a replacement. If you need additional cables, power adapters, batteries, or replacements, only use Samsung charging devices and batteries.

You can purchase chargers, cables and adapters online from the Samsung Shop. Read on to find out more about which charger goes with your phone or tablet or alternatively you can input the model number and download your device’s manual at Samsung Support.

If a charger plug has not been included with your device you can find out more about why.

Which charger goes with my phone or tablet?

Most phones and tablets use either a USB Type C or Micro USB charger.


USB Type C is the newest type of USB charger. The design helps prevent damage occurring inside the USB port because it doesn't matter which way you insert it into a phone or tablet.


Micro USB  cables have been used for a long time with multiple devices. The cable's head is not symmetrical. One side has ridges while the other is flat so you have to make sure to insert it into your phone's USB port the correct way or it could damage the inside of your phone or tablet.

Micro USB

If you aren't sure which model of phone or tablet you have, you can check in the device's settings. 

1 Go to "Settings", then tap "About phone" or "About tablet".
2 Your device's name and model number will appear on this page, or alternatively you can input the model number and download your device’s manual at Samsung Support.

Use the table below to check which type of USB your device uses.

Device Type



USB Type


Galaxy Z

Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Z Fold2, Galaxy Z Fold3, Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Z Flip3 and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G


Galaxy Note

Note8, Note9, Note10, Note10+, Note10+ 5G, Note 20 5G, and Note20 Ultra 5G.



Micro USB

Galaxy S

S8, S8+, S9, S9+, S10e, S10, S10+, S10 5G, S20, S20 5G, S20+ 5G, S20 Ultra 5G, S21 5G, S21+ 5G, S21 FE 5G, and S21 Ultra 5G.


S5, S6, S6 edge, S7, and S7 edge.

Micro USB

Galaxy A

A10e, A12, A20, A21s, A22, A32 ,A50 and A52s 5G.



Micro USB

Galaxy J

J3 and J7 (all models).

Micro USB


Galaxy S

Tab S3, Tab S4, Tab S5e, Tab S6, Tab S7/S7+.


Tab S and Tab S2

Micro USB

Galaxy E

Tab E

Micro USB

Galaxy A

Tab A 10.1 (2019-2020), Tab A 10.5 (2019), Tab A 8.0 (2016-2019), and Tab A 8.4 (2020).


Tab A 10.1 (2016), Tab A 8.0 (2015), Tab A 7.0, and Tab A 9.7.

Micro USB

Which kind of charger should I use?

Your phone or tablet is powered by a standard rechargeable Li-ion battery. To get the most out of your device, use the Adaptive Fast Charger and USB-C cable that came in the box. This charger has a power supply of 5.0V/2.0A and has SAMSUNG printed on it.

Please note:

Samsung accessories are designed to maximise battery life. Samsung does not recommend using any chargers other than Samsung chargers, especially chargers that are uncertified or counterfeit. These can hinder the charging of your device and may cause battery issues if used long term. Find out how to spot counterfeit accessories.

You should also make sure that your charger is an authentic Samsung charger. All genuine Samsung chargers will have the following:

The Samsung logo

Samsung logo


Travel adaptor

A serial number

Serial number

A model code

Model code
Which charger should I use when travelling internationally?

Most Samsung chargers can be used abroad. However, you should check the charger to make sure it's compatible. The words "TRAVEL ADAPTER" and an input voltage of 100-240 V will be printed on Samsung chargers. If your charger has these features, then typically only a plug adapter is required when travelling internationally. These can be purchased from many electronics retailers.

Tips for charging your device

  • When using wireless charging accessories, please be aware that any metal or magnetic materials (e.g., coins, magnetic cards) placed between the device and the wireless charger may decrease charging efficiency or cause damage to the phone or tablet and charger.

  • Charging may take longer when using adapters, charging wirelessly, or charging the phone or tablet through another device like a PC.

  • When using wired charging accessories, always check whether any foreign objects are in the connector or plug, as they may prevent charging or cause the charging accessories to overheat.

  • Make sure your phone or tablet doesn't overheat. Keep it in a cool location, especially while charging.

  • Don't let your battery completely drain. With new lithium-ion batteries being used, it is better to keep the battery partially charged, instead of letting it run out completely. When possible, charge your device in small amounts to keep the battery from depleting. If the power has been depleted, the battery charging indicator may take up to 10 minutes to appear on the phone or tablet's screen while charging.

  • Use a genuine Samsung fast charger for the quickest charge. You can't use the fast charging feature if you're using a standard charger.

  • If your phone or tablet is not charging, there are a couple of things that could be causing the problem. However, if your charger doesn't work at all, it should be replaced. If it's under warranty you can request service. If not, you will need to purchase a new one.

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