Fix – OnePlus 3 not charging


Is your OnePlus 3 not charging? There can be many reasons for that; It can be a hardware issue or just a software bug. Today I will be telling a few ways by which you can fix your phone’s not charging problem.

Fix OnePlus 3 not charging

Why is it not charging?

OnePlus 3 not charging

Let’s first see why it is happening that your newly bought OnePlus 3 not charging. OnePlus 3 uses a patented technology by Oppo called Dash charging. It charges at a 5V current which is even higher than the Quick Charge 2.0. Dash charging is new and has not been tested much like Quickcharge technology from Qualcomm. There can be issues with the USB – C pot as it is of triple-pin type and has more chances of getting damaged than the two – pin type which we find in Quick-charge compatible ports.

Did you know, OnePlus is a subsidiary brand of Oppo. OnePlus never agreed to that but some company papers of OnePlus clearly states that.

The other reason for OnePlus 3 not charging can be the OS. Oxygen OS still has a lot of bugs, from the day I have the phone, I have reported around five bugs to OnePlus team and most probably this is also one of them. The solution of this is however very easy.


The last reason why your OnePlus 3 is not charging might be that you charging cable is damaged. USB-C is not widely available so testing it is even more difficult.

Here is an international link to buy Official OnePlus’s USB – C cable.


Now let us come to how you can fix all these issues.

The port of the phone is vulnerable to damage as it has a wide opening and dust particles can easily get inside. So to fix the USB-C port of your OnePlus 3, try blowing direct air to the port. If that doesn’t work, you can guy this tool for mere 1-2$ which will blow high pressurised air to the port. It still doesn’t work; chances are your pins of the port has been corroded. Even though there are fewer chances, but you still can keep your phone in a bowl of dry rice.


The next issue, i.e. issues in Oxygen OS can be fixed very easily. Make sure you have the latest version of the Oxygen OS by clicking here. Now go to about phone and tap build number 7 times to enable developer options, now go back to settings and open developer options. Now jus enables USB debugging; this will force the phone to accept everything from the USB port. This even though is used by app developers but can fix your issue. Now it can be that Oxygen OS still doesn’t show that your battery is charging, but it is. If you face any other issue in Oxygen OS, then you can simply report it here.

If your USB cable has been damaged then you can fix it by buying a new one.

Here is an international link to buy Official OnePlus’s USB – C cable.

Before buying, you should confirm that the issue was with your cable. If any of your friends has a phone with USB-C, then try with his/her charger, or you can simply go to mobile stores like Wallmart, Target, orison, Vodafone where they may have charging stations.

Is your OnePlus 3 no charging? If not then let us know in the comment section below and we may escalate the issue to OnePlus team.

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9 Responses

  1. my OP3 is now switched off.. and am trying to charge ever since and it just doesn’t switch on, neither charge..
    few days back had a similar incident.. but when i waited for couple of minutes got a display message that ” battery is too low.. let it charge for few minutes”.. or something like this… in multiple languages.. but charged later.. this time.. absolutely nothing… not even notification LED is shown

    help… am worried..

      1. waited for a day.. tried blowing though hot blower into the charging port.. probably, Humidity if any.. waited for a day..and plugged the charger again… and yes this time it worked.. i still don’t know.. may be fluke,.. from then never let it drain… may be i wasnt willing to risk..

  2. I had a similar problem where I could not start my phone by charging via cable directly into my laptop, nor car charger. I needed the dash-charging base. It took me an entire day to figure this out. Lots of worrying in the interim.

    IMHO – that’s a definite bug.

  3. My oneplus3t phone is not charging….i kept the charger on for almost 2 hours ..but still the charging level was 0%…am fed up with this it a problem with my usb c..or something else…??

  4. My one plus 3 decided to not charge, valuable contacts and info on the phone tried everything and I have original cable and charger, still no success . What to do???

  5. ok this worked:
    Press and hold the Volume Up, Home, and Power buttons at the same time
    After the phone vibrates, let go of the Power button, while still holding the other two buttons until Android System Recovery screen appears.
    Using the “Volume Down” button, highlight “wipe cache partition” and press the Power button to select it.
    After the cache partition is cleared, the OnePlus 3 will reboot automatically

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