Identify the Correct Charger for Your Galaxy S8 and S8+
It’s not the most exciting aspect of a phone, but it’s a vital one: charging. You can charge your phone using any Samsung-approved wall charger, but charging speeds may vary depending on the charger. Use the charger that originally came with your phone, or use only Samsung-approved charging devices and batteries. Samsung accessories are designed to maximize battery life. Using other accessories may invalidate your warranty and may cause damage. Your phone is powered by a standard rechargeable Li-ion battery. A two-piece wall charger (charging head and USB cable) is included with the phone. The battery comes partially charged. A fully discharged battery requires up to 4 hours of charge time. Rest assured, you can use the phone while charging.
Best Practices for Battery Charging
DO NOT use any other phone charger. If you need to use and charge the phone at the same time, you must use the Samsung wall charger that came with your phone. The Samsung wall charger is required in order to properly charge your phone. Using a third-party charger can hinder the charging of your phone and may cause battery issues if used long term. The charger that comes with your phone is 5.0V/2.0A and has SAMSUNG printed on it.
When charging your phone, please keep in mind that the use of uncertified or counterfeit charging accessories (e.g., chargers, wireless charging pads, cables, USB-C adaptors, etc.) may cause safety issues that result in product damage. We strongly recommend that you use genuine Samsung accessories.
When using wireless charging accessories, please be aware that any metal or magnetic materials (e.g., coins, magnetic cards) placed between the phone and the wireless charger may decrease charging efficiency or cause damage to the phone and charger. When using wired charging accessories, always check whether any foreign objects are in the connector or plug, as they may prevent the smartphone from charging or cause the charging accessories to overheat.
If you don't have access to the factory wall charger, you can charge the device using the USB connection on your PC, but the device will require twice as much time to charge.
If your phone won't charge, follow these steps:
Connect and charge the phone using the factory wall charger for 1 hour.
The battery charging indicator may take up to 10 minutes to appear on the phone's screen.
Disconnect the phone and then attempt to turn it on by holding Power down for 15–20 seconds. The Samsung logo will appear.
If the phone turns on, the phone needed to be charged. Turn off the phone and reconnect it to the factory wall charger for an additional 6 hours.
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